5 Rice-Based Body Scrubs for Incredible Skin

After using these rice scrubs, you should apply a good moisturizer to prevent your skin from drying out
5 Rice-Based Body Scrubs for Incredible Skin
Karla Henríquez

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Written by Okairy Zuñiga

Last update: 26 May, 2022

You can find recipes using fruits, flowers or salt, but you probably haven’t seen many that use rice.

Rice powder has been used for centuries for beauty purposes by women in Asia.

It was a popular beauty ingredient because of its exceptional properties that include the following:

  • Anti-aging effects
  • Absorption of excess oil
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Natural skin whitener
  • Reduces sunburns

With these benefits, we’re sure that you’re already ready to discover some rice-based body scrubs for incredible skin. Ready?

1. Body-scrub for softening skin

body scrub

The first rice-based body scrub is great for skin that’s been a little neglected for several months. Rice exfoliates, purifies and remineralizes your skin in no time.

Meanwhile, honey and coconut oil act as natural moisturizers and skin-softeners.

We recommend exfoliating while you shower and after, wash with soap to clean skin. By doing so, your skin will be soft and silky smooth in just three minutes of massaging.


  • 1 cup of semi-fine rice power (200 g)
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar (50 g)
  • 4 tablespoons of organic honey (100 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (15 g)


  • Combine all of the ingredients until the mix is homogeneous.
  • After cleaning your body with soap and washing it off with water, massage the scrub in using circular motions.
  • Wash off with warm water.
  • Use a moisturizing lotion if your skin is very dry. If not, the coconut oil and honey will be sufficient.

Use this body scrub once a week.

2. Oil and shine balancing rice mask

The second rice-based body scrub is especially great for oily facial skin. However, you can use it on other areas of your body that suffer from acne problems or looking worn down as well.

It’s a mask that’s rich in vitamins and antioxidants that nourish skin and combat the effects of stress.

Orange and rice power eliminate excess oil. The yogurt, apple and grains provide skin with the hydration that it needs.


  • 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons of rice power (20 g)
  • ½ ripe apple
  • 3 cherries
  • 2 tablespoons of cold yogurt (40 g)
  • 1 ice cube


  • Blend rice and fruits together until a creamy paste forms.
  • Add the cold yogurt to the blend and mix well.
  • Apply the mask onto a clean face and leave on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.
  • Close pores using the ice cube.

3. Rice water skin toner

Rice water skin toner

The third rice-based body scrub on our list is a simple toner that comes together with no fuss. In addition to fighting oil and acne, it leaves skin with an even tone.

It’s the perfect solution for combating more problematic dark zones such as armpits and inner-thighs.

If you use this body scrub for your face or body and have to face sunlight, use sunscreen. By doing so, you’ll prevent the dark spots from becoming even more noticeable.


  • ½ cup of uncooked rice (100 g)
  • 1 cup of warm water (250 ml)
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (30 ml)


  • Leave the rice to soak in the water overnight.
  • In the morning, remove the rice from the water and add the lemon juice.
  • Refrigerate the lemon water mixture for one hour.
  • Dip a cotton ball into the water and apply it to your face or dark zones.
  • Leave on for 30 minutes and wash off with fresh water.

4. Rice scrub for redness

Reddened skin often looks tired and old. To solve this problem, using sunscreen on a daily basis is vital for keeping skin looking young and vibrant.

  • Rice flour will eliminate dead skin cells and help create new cells.
  • Milk provides skin with nutrients that soften and calm the burning sensation if present.
  • Cocoa butter gives antioxidants that’ll make skin look younger and smooth.


  • ⅓ cup of rice flour (70 g)
  • ½ cup of cold milk (125 ml)
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa butter (60 g)


  • Mix the three ingredients together until a homogeneous paste forms.
  • Apply the mixture onto clean skin and leave on for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.

Visit this article: What’s the Best Way to Eat Rice and Why

5. Rice and baking soda scrub

Rice and baking soda scrub

If you have normal skin and are only looking for a body scrub for a deeper clean, try this one out.

Baking soda removes the impurities that accumulate from everyday life and it’ll refresh your skin completely.


  • 1 cup of warm water (250 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda (20 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed rice (20 g)


  • Mix the baking soda into the water.
  • When the ingredients are well-mixed, add in the rice and stir well.
  • Apply to skin and leave on for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water and apply your moisturizer.

Take advantage of these rice-based body scrubs for dreamy skin. As you’ve read in our post, using these scrubs for both your face and body is completely okay.

Which one will you try?

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.