How many different skin care products do you use? Moisturizer, eye cream, night cream, something for dry skin, body lotion and of course they need to be for anti-aging!
But what if I could show you that there is one product that could do all that and more? Plus it’s been used for thousands of years!
It’s actually clarified butter – ghee.
Ghee is a staple in India and is used in Ayurveda for just about everything. Now I realize these two words: ghee and Ayurveda, might not be familiar to everyone.
Let’s start with Ayurveda:
Ayurveda is probably the oldest healing science having originated in India over 5000 years ago.
The word Ayurveda means “Science of Life” in Sanskrit.
The main principle of Ayurveda is that the body and mind are connected and must work together to keep a body in balance for optimal health. Something that is slowly being adopted in some western medicine practices.
And that each person’s body system is unique to them. They look at the total picture rather than just put a band-aid on it or give you a pill.
There’s so much more to this system, so if you would like to learn more, here’s a link: https://www.ayurveda.com/resources/articles/ayurveda-a-brief-introduction-and-guide
Ghee is a form of clarified butter. In Ayurveda, ghee is considered a vital nourishing ingredient for the body.
It is butter without the milk solids. Butter is boiled and when it separates the whey or milk solids are skimmed off. For this reason, even people who are lactose intolerant can consume ghee without issues. You always want to make sure your ghee comes from grass fed cow’s milk.
Ghee also has a high smoke point, so it is also good for cooking. And once you taste it on popcorn, you will never use regular butter again! No matter how you use it – internally or externally – ghee has some amazing properties:
- It is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties
- Is full of vitamins A and E along with anti-oxidants
- It aids in digestion
- Fortifies the bones and immune system
- Helps to overcome nutritional deficiencies
- Has anti-viral properties
- Nourishes your hair
- Can be used to help heal scars, wounds (not open), acne, and burns
- Helps to expel toxins from the body
I have used ghee for years in cooking and as an eye cream but I didn’t realize how amazing it is as a facial moisturizer until I had an allergic reaction to apple cider vinegar a couple of months ago.
Now I have used apple cider vinegar all my life for many different things. But when I used it on my salad this last time my face became swollen, red, itchy, burning and then after about a week started peeling.
I had done nothing else different to cause this – except open a new bottle of the vinegar!
But when aloe, coconut oil, shea butter and even essential oils weren’t working (although I did make capsules with Lavender and Melaluca essential oils and they helped stop the burning), I started to apply ghee right from the jar. (Ghee is like coconut oil – solid in cold weather and liquid in warm.) I I finally found some relief! So when I healed enough to start wearing make-up again, I put it on as a moisturizer. But it was a bit greasy.
But with all these benefits of ghee, I knew there had to be a way to use it as a moisturizer.
So, I did what we all do now, and did a search to see if there was an actual moisturizer made from ghee.
And I hit it lucky – twice!!
First, you can make your own ghee moisturizer called 100 Times Washed Ghee. Yes, wash the ghee 100 times! (I’ve included the recipe below)
I was willing to give it a try, but then a link to an Etsy shop popped up! And I had to check it out.
So, I ordered some and instantly feel in love with the product. Not to mention the seller is awesome!
I emailed the seller to tell her how much I loved the products. And xince I knew that I would be writing a blog about the benefits, I asked if she had any suggestions for using it. And here are some ways she has learned to use the washed ghee from her parents and grandparents:
- Use it on chapped lips or to lighten dark lips
- Apply gently under eyes to reduce dark circles
- Apply to eyelids to make eyes brighter
- After applying as a face moisturizer use a jade roller or a Kansa Vatki wand to penetrate it deeper in the skin and help reduce wrinkles. Kansa Vatki wand is an alloy of 3 metals which help balance the body system. (I can see a blog coming on this!) And if you want to learn more about a using a jade roller, here’s a blog I wrote: http://livebalancednaturally.
- Helps with scalp issues, split ends, thickens hair. Warm it and leave on hair for about 30 minutes prior to washing.
And here’s a way she suggested to use regular ghee to relieve a dry cough:
Dry roast some peppercorns and mix them with ghee
Consume small amounts once or twice throughout the day
Now that hopefully I have sparked your interest to try this product, here’s a link to her Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/266066707/organic-ayurvedic-face-cream-100-times
You won’t be disappointed. Plus great customer service! In case you want to try making it yourself, here’s the recipe:
- 1 liter of pure ghee from grass-fed cows
- Put the ghee in a bowl (preferably a copper bowl as the copper enhances the properties of the ghee)
- Add 1 liter of distilled or spring water
- Using a hand or stand mixer, mix until the ghee starts to separate from the water.
- Once separate, discard the water
- Repeat 99 more times using fresh water each time
- Refrigerate for 24 hours then wipe off any water on top and it’s good to use.
- It should be used within about 3 months. No need to store in refrigerator.
I’d love to hear if you try this product – either make it yourself or purchase – and what you think of the results.
In Peace and Good Health,
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