Did you know that organic Ghee is a revered and frequently used ingredient in Ayurveda? The fact that it has been used for many centuries in home remedies and skin care recipes goes to say how useful and powerful it is.
Organic ghee is made from natural cow’s milk which is turned into yogurt and churned to produce butter. The butter is then melted down to make desi ghee. Many people from the modern generation refrain from eating ghee stating that it is high in fat. In reality, they are trying to keep away from the multifaceted nutritional benefits of ghee. Organic Ghee is rich in vitamins A, D and E that are all necessary and helpful to maintain good skin and hair.
Here are 10 easy tips for you to use organic ghee in home-based skin care.
- Heals chapped lips
Many people have chapped lips in the winter season when the harsh cold weather removes moisture from lips. Lips seem dry and crack causing pain and even bleeding in many.
A quick and easy remedy to cure this within a day is to lavishly apply organic ghee on your lips. You can reapply them any number of times during the day. For complete healing and to also prevent chapped lips, apply Ghee to your lips over night while you sleep. Ghee will make your lips hydrated and soft.
- Smoothens cracked heals
In olden days when there was no specific ointment for cracked heals, people use to take the help of organic ghee only. Wash your feet well and use a pumice stone to remove any residual skin that is peeling off along with dead cells. Then, apply ghee around your heels and allow it remain overnight. Applying regularly for couple of weeks is sufficient to heal cracked heals.
- Clears dark circles
You might have noticed that most beauty products such as creams, eye makeup products, blushes, etc have a note on them to not apply them to the under eye area. The reason being the skin underneath your eyes is very sensitive.
Ghee offers a natural remedy rich in Vitamin A that fades out dark patches from under your eyes. Apply ghee under your eyes and leave them overnight. You can see the effects when you wash your face the next day morning itself.
- Treats dry skin
Ghee is a moisturizer that works wonders for dry skin. Just applying gently and allowing it to remain for ten minutes is sufficient.
- Conditions skin
Ghee is a natural skin conditioner. It moisturizes your skin from deep within and repairs skin damage. Take two tablespoons of Ghee and add one teaspoon of coconut oil and a few drops of tea tree oil. Apply this as a face mask and allow it to remain overnight. You can wash regularly with water in the morning. Your skin will become soft and supple instantly.
- Adds glow to your skin!
Ghee adds glow to your skin and you can use it in making different types of face packs. Take two tablespoons of masoor dal and add one tablespoon of besan. Take half a cup of milk and add two tablespoons of ghee to it. Add milk and ghee to the flour in small portions and stir well without forming lumps. Stop once the flour thickens to form a paste. Apply this paste on your face and allow it to remain for about twenty minutes and rinse with cold water.
- Improves hair texture
Ghee repairs hair strands and applying ghee to your hair half an hour before washing your hair will make your hair shinier and silkier.
- Treats eczema
Ghee has been used for many centuries in eczema treatment. Eczema is a skin disease which causes dry skin, itching, inflammation and rashes that are controlled by applying ghee.
- Heals burns and wounds
Have you cut or burnt your hands over another one of your kitchen experiments? No problem, just dab a bit of Ghee on affected skin and it will heal quicker.
- Fades out scars
In Ayurveda, a shata dhauta ghrita preparation is made by taking Ghee in a big vessel and adding a cup of water to it and churning with the hands. Once churned, the water is drained and new water is poured in and the process is repeated for about twenty times until the ghee thickness, becomes white in colour and becomes void of moisture content. This preparation has many medicinal properties and can fade out scars including those caused by chicken pox and herpes.
Try these home remedies and see them work! To know more about the goodness of organic ghee, click here.