Shata Dhauta Ghrita – 100% Natural Ayurvedic Skin Care
Have you ever tried a face cream that makes your skin feel well hydrated all day long? If you, like me, prefer natural remedies in caring for your skin, then getting to know Shata Dhauta Grita will pleasantly surprise you. Undoubtedly, many organic oils such as coconut oil, shea, and cocoa butter have excellent properties, but they are either moisturising or nourishing and never made my skin feel nourished and hydrated at the same time.
What makes Shata Dhauta Grita so special:
Shata Dhauta Grita
- Helps in the restoration of the skin, promotes skin healing
- Relieves skin irritation, reduces inflammation and pain
- Has moisturizing and astringent properties that help in balancing skin problems
- Great for reducing sunburn, rosacea, eczema, acne, age spots, and herpes
- Can be used as a base for the preparation of various creams
- Has a cooling effect on burn wounds, reduces wound scars, and soothes the skin
- Is an excellent moisturizer for aging skin
- Reduces stretching of the skin during pregnancy
- Reduces burning sensation during hirudo therapy (medicinal leech therapy)
The only ingredient of Shata Dhauta Grita is “washed” ghee.
It is 100% natural ghee based skin care. Its name is translated as “ghee washed a hundred times with water.”
Shata = 100
Dhauta = rinsing with water
Ghrita = Ghee
How Shata Dhauta Ghrita is different from Ghee:
Ghee (see recipe in: Ghee – clarified butter), or clarified butter, has long been used by our great-great-grandmothers for personal care, often in the care of delicate baby skin, as well as for skin problems such as dryness or eczema. Ghee was also used for massaging the scalp.
I love Ghee, but some people don’t like its smell on their skin. Unlike Ghee, Shata Dhauta Ghrita is scentless. Its color also changes from yellow to transparent white one.
How much to prepare:
Since this cream is a 100% natural product and contains a certain amount of moisture, it makes no sense to make it in large quantities. You can store it for a maximum of five months in a sealed glass container, as constant exposure to air can lead to mold or unpleasant odors. When using, take with a clean spatula. It is best to refrigerate during summer.
You will need
Ghee (Ghee) – 30 g
Filtered tap water
Clean, dry bowl or glass. It is great to use a copper dish and/or wisk (copper acts as a catalyst to help break down fat, and also has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin).
STEP 1. Mix 30 g of ghee with an equal amount of water and mix using a spoon or mixer (at minimum speed) for 2-3 minutes if by hand and 30 seconds in a mixer. Beat with whatever you have: a blender, a mixer, a whisk, etc.
STEP 2. Gently drain the water, add another 30 ml of water, and stir again.
STEP 3. Repeat the procedure 25-30 times (and if you are a model of patience, you can try all 100!).
Focus on the appearance and smell of the cream: well washed ghee does not smell of anything, has a homogeneous viscous consistency and is almost white with a greenish or yellowish tint. Ideally, washed ghrita looks snow-white, and its consistency is like a very thick sour cream.
The ghee will lighten with each new addition of water. In the end, you will get a cream that is almost white, oily and silky, without the specific smell of ghee. Put the cream in a glass jar. I prefer to keep my Shata Dhauta Ghrita in the fridge door and take a small amount (about ½ tsp) of fresh cream every time I use it. It warms up and melts in my hands in seconds.
What else to add:
You can add rose water, infusion of cardamom, a pinch of neem or turmeric, as well as a drop of your favourite essential oil at the beginning of preparation.
Essential rose oil, sandalwood oil and orange oil will enrich this cream with a wonderful aroma, tea tree and clove oil will help prevent acne breakouts, rosemary has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and peppermint oil has an amazing aroma and cooling effect. When using concentrated essential oils, only a few drops for a whole container of ghee is sufficient. You can also add a few drops of vitamin A and E or Kumkumadi Ayurvedic oil.
How it works:
As a result of whipping ghee with water, large fat molecules are broken down into smaller ones, the butter is saturated with moisture and acquires a homogeneous creamy texture. In this form, unlike most industrial products, it can penetrate very deeply into the skin, nourishing and moisturizing it.
As daily care:
A big advantage is that the cream is suitable both for the summer, protecting the skin from burns and overheating, and for the winter, nourishing and protecting the skin from drying out.
As a moisturizing and at the same time nourishing cream, a small amount of Ghrita is applied to clean, damp skin. Unlike conventional creams, it is not greasy and gets easily absorbed, leaving the skin very soft. Over time you will notice that wrinkles and unevennesses are noticeably reduced.
If, for some reason, your skin still feels greasy, you may pat it dry with a napkin.
Dhrita is very suitable for people with sensitive skin.
It absorbs dirt and excess sebum, and with regular use evens out areas of discoloration, smoothest the skin, promotes its radiance and tone.
As a base for masks:
Dhrita is a perfect base for any mask that is suitable to your skin type. Combined with a tiny amount of turmeric, for instance, it makes a wonderful skin beauty balm. Shata Dhauta Ghrita reaches all seven layers of the skin, so it will take the chosen mask ingredient to the right spot.
As a remedy:
Shata Dhauta Ghrita is recommended for herpes and sore marks; for inflammations, especially dry and irritated skin, rashes; for itching and burning from insect bites or scratches; as a safe and effective baby cream; and for dryness and burning sensation in the eyes.
Ghrita can be stored for no more than five months in a cool, dark place, preferably in thoroughly washed glass with a tightly closed lid.
It is better to put the bulk in the refrigerator, and leave out a little in a cream jar for daily use. In addition, in the refrigerator, the oil will harden, and it will be easier to drain excess water.
TODAY’S TIP: Attention: Even though this cosmetic is made out of edible clarified butter and is 100% natural, the method of preparation makes it very heavy for consumption. Remember, this is a homemade skin care product and just like any other cosmetics it must not be eaten. Shata Dhauta Ghrita has a very cold Ayurvedic property and shouldn’t be used on the whole body, especially if a person always feels cold.