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I came across this beauty hack using rice water as the core ingredient. I soaked rice in water COVERING IT WITH A PLASTIC BAG (ORDINARY SHOPPING BAG) left it for one day at room temperature and today when I removed the shopping bag it smelt kinda bad. I was gona use it as a face mask... but now im sure weather to use it or not? So is it spoiled? Also do you have any suggestion how do not I spoil it I.e maybe 1.wrapping with the plastic bag was a bad idea...or 2.shouldn't have left it at room temp?
3.or any other suggestion?

closed as off-topic by Stephie, Ward, Catija, Cindy, Athanasius Jul 27 '16 at 5:28

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  • You might want to have a look at our generic posts on shelf life and refrigeration. And yes, if it smells bad, dump it. – Stephie Jul 2 '16 at 17:20
  • I'm wavering - you stating that you want to use the rice water on your skin for a beauty procedure is clearly off-topic here. Yet I can imagine other posters wanting to consume the water from soaking rice. For now, I have to vote to close this question, but if you could edit your post for some kind of use we address here, I'll be happy to retract my close vote or vote for re-opening. Please take the tour and browse our help center to learn more about the site. – Stephie Jul 2 '16 at 22:28
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because as it stands, it's not about food, but about food items as cosmetics. – Stephie Jul 3 '16 at 10:37
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Yes it would be safer to discard the rice and water. Rice has a tendency to ferment.

I would wash & drain the rice at least once, as there can be traces of husk, talc and any other unwanted dirt/impurities. If you soak the rice for long periods of time, depending on the humidity and temperature of where you are soaking your rice, you may place this in a cool shaded place, or place in the refrigerator as the temperature is regulated.

Alternatively you could consider substituting rice flour instead of rice grains. Note: This could also ferment, but may reduce the required soaking time.

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