100 times washed ghee is an Ayurvedic natural skin moisturizer. It is an excellent remedy for clearing rosacea, reducing wrinkles, soothing burns, eliminating scars and treating eczema. It is an ancient medicine that works awesome for skin problems. It can be used as a regular cream, night cream, anti-tanning and anti-wrinkle face pack and a body butter.

The washed ghee is a gentle moisturizer for skin and it truly nourishes the skin. The most important benefits of washed ghee are that it also prevents several skin diseases and relieves burning sensation. Moreover, it is also beneficial for soothing skin in herpes infections, chicken pox and burns. It also prevents the formation of scars if applied earlier in these diseases. In this article, we will review in-depth benefits of 100x washed ghee. First, let’s start with learning how to make 100x washed ghee.

How to Make 100 Times Washed Ghee

The recipe of 100 times washed ghee has only one ingredient i.e. Pure Cow’s Ghee ( Clarified butter). As its name suggests, it is washed in water for 100 times.Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Requirements:

  1. Pure Cow’s Ghee (Clarified butter) 1Litre
  2. Purified Cold Water
  3. Stand mixer or hand mixer
  4. Copper Bowl if available
  5. Spoon

Washing Ghee:

  1. Put the ghee in the copper bowl or stand mixer. you can use any steel bowl if you don’t have copper bowl.
  2. Pour an equal amount of cold water in the bowl.
  3. Now, stir the ghee either with the help of stand mixer or hand mixer on medium speed. You can also do this mixing process with a spoon as well, but it will take longer.  The water will initially mix with ghee and then slowly start to separate. Once the water gets separated discard the water. This is considered as one wash.
  4. Repeat this process for 100 times. Use fresh water each time. The process may take several hours.
  5. Keep it in the refrigerator for 24 hours and then press it to dry off any water if it is still present in the ghee.
  6. Your moisturiser is ready for use!

Why copper bowl is preferred for washing ghee?

Washing ghee in copper bowl stimulates fat splitting. Copper also increases antioxidant and rejuvenating actions of ghee. It also promotes skin regeneration and improves the process of repairing damaged tissue. It also boosts anti-inflammatory qualities of ghee, which helps to treat skin irritation and inflammation. It also softens the skin and improves the elasticity of the skin that provides a youthful appearance. Ghee washed in the copper bowl is the best remedy for acne, pimple, rosacea, eczema and skin infections.

How to store washed ghee

Use food-grade glass container for store washed ghee. It should be airtight. In summers, you can keep it in the refrigerator and use it as required.

How long can I store the washed ghee?

Homemade washed ghee should be used within 3 months. However, you need to keep it in the refrigerator.

Why do we need to wash ghee for 100 times?

The most common question is why we should wash ghee and what is a scientific theory about it and how does it work.

Ghee is a main source of lipids. When we rinse it with water in a copper vessel, it starts splitting into an aqueous emulsion. It leads to hydrolyzation of fatty acids and glycerols in the ghee. Copper vessel acts as a catalyst for this process. The process increases free fatty acids in the washed ghee, which penetrate deeper into the skin where it exerts its healing action.

A small quantity of copper also gets mixed in washed ghee. As discussed above, it increases anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial property of washed ghee.

Benefits of 100 Times Wash Ghee

100x washed ghee benefits in the treatment of stretch mark, wrinkles, burns, eczema and premature skin ageing.

Protects the Skin

100x washed ghee contains omega 3 and 9 fatty acids, vitamin A, D, E and K and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). These all nutrients are good for skin health. Its regular application reduces the effects of oxidative stress on the skin and makes the skin more immune against pollutants. Butyric acid in ghee prevents skin inflammation. It makes skin softer and nourishes the skin cells. Hydrating properties of washed ghee provide benefits as a natural skin moisturizer.

Washed Ghee for Face

Many people ask can we use 100x washed ghee on the face. The answer is YES. We can use it on our face. It deeply moisturizes the facial skin and provides a radiant look to the face. It also prevents wrinkles, acne, dark spots and signs of ageing on the face.

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100 times washed ghee is very moisturizing. It treats dry and flaky skin. It goes deep into the skin and its free fatty acids and glycerols provide a protective coating on the skin that heals dry skin. It also protects the outer layer of skin from dehydration and harsh wind. Therefore, if anyone has dry, painful & irritating skin or feels tightness in the skin, it is the right choice to use it as a natural skin moisturizer.

Softens the Skin

Many of us have rough and dry skin. It can also be irritating and itchy. Several cosmetic products used to smooth out the skin but, they do more harm to the skin. This is because they contain synthetic ingredients. These chemicals may provide temporary smoothness to the skin. In the long-run, they are not beneficial for the skin. Obviously, the most of women want a soft skin. 100 times washed ghee make the skin softer. Moreover, it is natural and safe to use and does not harm the skin.

Makes Skin Wrinkle FreeWomen with wrinkles

100x rinsed ghee helps in lubricating the skin. It penetrates deeper into the skin and keeps the skin supple and smooth. Its regular application twice a week can help to prevent wrinkles on the skin. It also promotes youthfulness of the skin and makes skin more radiant by restoring freshness and vitality of the skin tissue.

 

Anti-Inflammatory

100x Washed Ghee99.8%
Curcuma amada (mango ginger)0.2%

A study published in Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research stated Curcuma Amada in 100x washed ghee had shown anti-inflammatory action, which is comparable to topical synthetic formulations containing NSAIDs.

According to this study, 100x Washed Ghee containing 0.2% Curcuma Amada can be used as topical applications to reduce inflammation and alleviates pain.

Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory action of Ghee is also attributed to its high butyric acid that decreases inflammation by influencing immune response.

Soothes Burns

The local application of 100 times washed ghee alleviates burning sensation and exerts soothing action in burn wounds. It is beneficial in first and second-degree burns. It reduces reddening of the epidermis, inflammation, swelling and prevents blistering.

Reduces Freckles and sunspotsWomen with freckles

Freckles are small brownish spots that appear on the skin. These spots occur due to excessive accumulation of melanin pigment.

Sunspots are brown spots that appear on the skin due to exposure to the sun. Ultraviolet rays are responsible for sunspots.

In both cases, 100x washed ghee provides lightening effects and fades the freckles and sunspots. In these cases, it should be applied to the affected skin in the morning before going to work and at night before sleep.

Clears Eczema

Eczema can be classified into two main categories in view of ayurvedic treatment.

  1. Dry Eczema
  2. Weeping eczema

100x washed ghee is a medicine of choice for dry eczema. In such case, the patient has patches of dry, itchy and thickened skin. It has soothing and hydrating effects. It hydrates the skin and reduces inflammation in these skin patches. The regular application helps to treat dry eczema with high success rates.

However, if scratching results in open sores and skin start oozing fluids or filled with pus, then Neem Oil is more beneficial instead of washed ghee. Alternatively, it can also be mixed in washed ghee in the following ratio.

100x washed ghee60%
Neem oil40%

This mixture provides benefits in all cases of eczema.

How to Use

100 times washed ghee can be used in any of the following ways:

  • As Natural Skin Moisturizer: Apply 100x washed ghee to the face and skin. The best time to use it as natural skin moisturizer is the morning before heading out for the day.
  • As Night Cream: In cases of dark spots and freckles, it should be applied to the skin before going to bed. It is the best time if you have dry skin or any disease that cause skin flaking. In severe cases, it can be used twice a day.

 

References

  1. Supriya Deshpande, Avinash Deshpande, Suresh Tupkari and Anoop Agnihotri, Shata Dhauta Ghrita – A case study, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 8 (3), July 2009 (http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/5074/1/IJTK%208(3)%20387-391.pdf)
  2. Shivprasad H. Majumdar, Ajit S. Kulkarni, Nagesh H. Aloorkar, Mahesh D. Shinde, Exploring shat dhaut ghrita as formulation base for the topical delivery of curcuma amada, Satara College of Pharmacy, Satara, New Additional MIDC, Degaon, Satara, 415004, Maharashtra, India (https://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/36/36-1470740983.pdf)