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09-12-2015

Some Alternative Uses For Rice That Might Surprise You.

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Rice is a nutritious grain and a store cupboard staple that can be used in many delicious recipes. However, as well as being a great source of energy, rice can be used in the home in a number of different ways. It can be used for cleaning and is essential for those who want to lead an environmentally-friendly, green lifestyle. Many people are aware that rice is an excellent agent for absorbing moisture, especially when a sugar bowl or salt cellar becomes damp. All you need to do is to add a few grains of rice to the container to prevent lumps forming and keep your salt and sugar in perfect condition, whatever the weather.
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What fewer people know, however, is that this natural product is a great conductor of heat, and can be used to create an alternative to a traditional hot water bottle. To make a comforting heat pad, use an old sock or small cloth bag, fill it with rice and place on a hot radiator. The result will surprise you; try it and you will be amazed at how effective it is. Without needing to heat water, you can use the rice heat pad as a natural remedy for headaches, stomach cramps and other pains without any side effects. This superfood has various uses in the cosmetics industry, for example as a skin exfoliator. If you prefer to make your own soap as an alternative to the bars sold in supermarkets, try adding a handful of uncooked rice grains to the recipe: your homemade soap will have a scrubbing effect that is perfect for smoothing the skin of your face, hands or all over the body.
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