Some Alternative Uses For Rice That Might Surprise You.

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.
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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