Ghee is an unadulterated form of fat that is made from cooking butter at low heat. It is also the residual product of milk. Applying ghee on hair and skin has been an ancient practice since ages. Indian cuisine stands incomplete without ghee and so the usage of this fat from kitchen to beauty regimes is extensive.
However, many of you may not know that, washed ghee is an ancient beauty tradition widely followed in Ayurveda. It’s made by washing ghee a hundred times, leaving a pure non-greasy cloud-like whipped cream. It can be applied as a moisturiser that gets to all seven layers of the skin. In Ayurveda, it was used to calm burning sensations and beat skin diseases, such as chickenpox.
Benefits for the skin
* Washed ghee is a rich storehouse of omega 3, 9 fatty acids, Vitamin A, D, E and K, all of which is extremely beneficial for the skin.
* Moisturises to the core and delays signs of ageing.
* A study published in Indo-American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research stated that ghee washed a hundred times works wonders for inflammations.
* Prominent sunspots fade after using washed ghee regularly.
* It also helps in treating eczema.
How to make washed ghee
By the name, it is evident that you need to wash butter or thick malai extracted from milk 100 times with cold water.
* Warm up the ghee until it is liquid.
* Place it in a mixing bowl and add two cups of cold water.
* Now mix it with an electric blender or a spatula to get out excess water.
* Repeat this 100 times.
The end product will be a white ball of a whipped light airy product. Store it in an airtight container and this would last for six months or more.