Rice Starch: 9 Amazing Uses for This Grandmother’s Secret.

Do you know what to do with rice starch? Here I reveal all the uses of rice starch.


Because like you, I didn’t know what to do with it when I found a bunch of it in my cupboards.

What I like about it is that it’s natural and really cheap. So there was no way I was going to throw it away, so I looked for what I could do with it.

My cook friend helped me to use rice starch at home. In the kitchen, for beauty or for Baby…


Discover the 9 uses and benefits of rice starch. Check it out:

What is rice starch?

There is starch in all starchy foods. But rice starch is the smallest and whitest.

Rice is rich in starch, about 30% per 100 g. It comes in the form of a white powder, often used as a thickener.


And do you know the best news? This white flour, or starch, is really cheap!

This makes it a natural, very useful and very cheap commodity. Let’s take a look at the amazing properties of rice starch:

1. Rice starch loosens white collars

Do you wear white shirts regularly?

Then you’ve probably noticed that the inside of the collar gets dirty quickly. It becomes grey or yellowish during the day.

Even with a strong chemical stain remover, it is not always possible to remove the stain. However, there is a natural trick to clean and whiten shirt collars.

Simply moisten the dirty collar and sprinkle it with rice starch. Brush the powder in lightly and leave for about 1 hour.

Then shake the collar and brush it with soapy water, rinse and dry.

2. Rice starch makes ironing easier

This is one of the best-known tricks with starch. My grandmother used to use it to make ironing easier and to avoid creases. Mix 4 tablespoons of rice starch with 600 ml of water.

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray on the laundry. Roll it into a ball so that it soaks in and iron it while it is still wet.

The result is that the iron glides easily over the fabric and does not crease!

3. Rice starch is used as a thickener in cooking

Thanks to its neutral taste, rice starch is often used to thicken sauces, custards or desserts.

A spoonful or two is all it takes to thicken a sauce. My grandmother also used to put it in our soups to thicken them.

It held in the belly! As rice starch is gluten-free, it is very suitable for those who cannot tolerate gluten.

4. Rice starch to even out skin tone

Did you know that rice powder has been used for centuries by women to whiten and even out their skin tone?

The famous porcelain complexion… Yes! Rice starch is used as a base for many cosmetics, even today.

All you have to do is put a little on a large make-up brush and brush it over your cheeks, forehead, nose and chin.

With this, you don’t even need a commercial foundation to have a star skin!

5. Rice starch good for skin

When you use rice powder, you’ll quickly realize that it not only evens out your skin tone, but also removes shine from your skin.

It’s a natural mattifier. And you know the best part?

It’s much more effective than commercial mattifiers. And much cheaper. You can use it every day as a base under your usual make-up.

After 6 hours, your make-up will hold perfectly and your skin won’t shine.

6. Rice starch absorbs sweat

Do you know how absorbent rice starch is?

Well, in cosmetics, this power is very useful. First of all, as an anti-perspiration deodorant. No more rings under your arms.

But also to absorb excess sebum on the face. This is one of the reasons why your face does not get all shiny in the middle of the day.

7. Rice starch replaces Baby’s soap

Dilute a little rice starch in your baby’s bath water. It softens the water and eliminates the need for soap.

Why should you do this? Because soap, depending on its composition, attacks baby’s fragile skin.

We can avoid this by using rice starch.

If your baby’s skin is irritated, massage the skin with water mixed with rice starch.

8. Starch water makes hair shine

When rice is cooked, the starch in it is diluted with water.

Collect this water and rinse your hair with it after shampooing. Not only does it make your hair instantly shiny, but you won’t need any conditioner.

This delicate water is also excellent for the skin. I recommend using it as a toner, you will be amazed at the results. Smooth, soft and healthy skin without effort.

9. Rice starch soothes itching

If you suffer from itching due to itching or scaling, rice starch powder provides immediate relief.

Sprinkle the starch on the itchy areas and leave it on. A bit like talcum powder.

How to choose your rice starch and where to buy it?

Rice starch is available in powder or crystal form.

We can found it in liquid form and already prepared.

Choose a pure powder with no additives. Preferably organic rice powder.

Now it’s your turn…

Have you tried these tips and uses for rice starch? Tell us in the comments if it worked for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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