It is a common notion that ghee is used only orally. But in Ayurveda, ghee is extensively used for skin care. A special but very simple ghee preparation is used in many skin conditions like burns, wound scars, skin marks, burning sensation etc.
Benefits Of Ghee For Skin
- This Shata dhauta ghrita is used to relieve burning sensation, to relieve burn wounds, wound scar, herpes wounds, chicken pox scars, etc.
- It acts as natural skin moisturizer, if used daily. It can be applied over face, left for 10 minutes, washed with warm water.
- In pregnant woman, with unexplained bleeding or spotting, traditionally, it is advised to apply this Shata dhauta ghrita around umbelicus.
- In Ayurvedic leech therapy, after the treatment, to reduce the burning sensation and to check further bleeding, this ghee is applied on the affected area.
How To Use Ghee For Skin?
This ghee remedy is called as Shata dhauta ghrita in Ayurveda.
Shata = 100
Dhauta = washed with water
Ghrita = ghee or clarified butter
What You Need?
Ghee – 10 ounces
water – sufficient quantity
Mix Ghee With Water Until It Turns White
The ghee turns to white colour. It will be smoother to touch and will have butter like consistency. It feels a lot cooler to touch.
4 – 6 months
Because this ghee eventually contains some remnant moisture inside, it is not ideal to store it for more than six months. It should be stored in a clean, dry air tight container. Over exposure to air will cause foul smell.