Ghee–A Goldmine Of Nutrients For Skin
Ghee, the golden elixir is basically a semi-liquid form of butter without water content, lactose and other milk solids. This goldmine of nutrients is an integral part of Ayurveda, considered a premier ‘Rasayana’ or rejuvenator. Cow’s Ghee has a sweet taste and it is considered light, pure and soothing, qualities for which Ayurveda refers to it as 'Amrita’ or nectar. A natural moisturizer for skin it also helps to maintain good health, vitality and longevity when included in your diet.
Ghee is smooth, lubricating and nurturing. It mildly increases the qualities of Kapha and decreases Pitta and Vata. Hence when taken in moderation, Ghee has the power to balance all the doshas.
The Ayurvedic Acharya “Charaka” states that Ghee is the finest of all fats, and has around 1000 potentialities. If used appropriately as recommended, it exerts 1000 types of actions. “
Some important karmas (action) and benefits of ghee for skin as per Ayurveda are following:
- Ojovardhark -improves the overall vitality and Ojas (read more on Ojas here) of the body.
- Rasayana- exhibits rejuvenating and anti-oxidant properties.
- Kanti Prada – is radiance bestowing
- Tvachya- improves the skin tone, complexion and overall health of skin
- Vayasthapana—is age restoring
Benefits of Using Ghee in Your Skincare
1. Ghee is Deeply Absorbent
Ghee contains essential fatty acids that induce hydration in the skin cells, thus moisturizing the skin. It is a form of oil that can bond with other nutrients and herbs to penetrate the deepest layers of the body. Thus, it is a great carrier ingredient that increases the potency of certain herbs by carrying active components to the interiors of the skin cells.
Our iconic Soundarya range of skincare products contains pure Cow’s Ghee as a key ingredient in its formulation. Ghee combined with 24 karat Gold Bhasma works as a carrier for each of the herbs and oils because of its supreme penetrating qualities, and helps the skin reveal a radiant glow over the course of time.
2. Properties of Ghee Enhance Over Time
Aged cow’s ghee– In Ayurveda,it is said that the medicinal properties of Ghee enhance with time. Purana Ghrita is Cow’s Ghee that is at least one to ten years old, making it a tonic which is extremely nourishing in nature, with age arresting, skin toning and smoothing qualities.
The award winningTejasvi Lightening and Brightening Emulsion is prepared with aged Cow’s Ghee, which makes it a wonderful anti-aging skincare product. Aged Ghee combined with herbs including Saffron, Ashwagandha and Wild Turmeric – make this Emulsion great for illuminating skin, smoothing out fine lines, and bestowing a plumped, youthful lustre to the skin.
3. The Preparation of Ghee Impacts its Efficacy
The ancient process of Shata dhaut Ghrita involves washing organic, pure Cow’s Ghee repeatedly 100 times to transform the Ghee into a soft, cooling, nourishing, silky cream that can be absorbed by the skin more effectively than regular Ghee.
The recipe of the Tejasvi Brightening & Lightening Sheet Mask contains this unique ingredient,which allows the skin to achieve a soft, luminous quality in 15-20 minutes!The light and highly absorbent nature of the Ghee allows all skin types to benefit from regular application of this Ayurvedic Face Mask.
Our exceptionally unique handmade luxury Silk Soaps are also prepared with this unique ghee wash method and a 100% natural Silk infusion, for the same satin soft sheen as the ingredient itself to your skin.
4. Ghee for Wellness & Auspiciousness
In Indian culture, pure Cow’s Ghee is known to attract the sattvik or pure vibrations present in the surrounding atmosphere. For this reason, our festive special Lakshmi Puja Oil is infused with this auspicious ingredient, in proportions prescribed by ancient Vedic scripts to be added to Diyas (or Lamps) - traditionally lit for peace and prosperity in Indian homes. The lamp symbolically leads us from darkness towards light.
Its unique formulation is also hand blended with Virgin Coconut and Sesame Oils, Mahua Oil, Camphor and Pure Essential Oils of Cardamom, Basil and Clove. Whilst the depiction of Lakshmi ji on its packaging signifies the creation of wealth,the oil itself when lit, ignites peace of mind, as well as de-stresses and invigorates the senses to attract positive energy.
Additionally, our collection of 100% natural Incense Sticks is hand rolled by the local women of Uttarakhand, in pure Cow’s Ghee instead of other commercial binding agents that are commonly used. The base in all our Incense is pure Sandalwood with other pure resins, scientifically known to improve mental clarity and attention.
Dr. Taruna Yadav
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.).
Diploma in Stress Management.
For Forest Essentials.