How To Use Ghee For Skin Care? A Simple Ayurveda Method

It is a common notion that ghee is used only orally. But in Ayurveda, it is extensively used for skin care. A special but very simple ghee preparation is used in many skin conditions like burns, wound scars, skin marks, burning sensation etc. 

How To Use Ghee For Skin? 

This ghee remedy is called as Shata dhauta ghrita in Ayurveda.

  • Shata = 100
  • Dhauta = washed with water
  • Ghrita = ghee or clarified butter.
What you need? 
Ghee – 10 ounce
water – sufficient quantity.
ghee for skin care

ghee for skin care

In this home remedy for skin care, we are taking ghee, adding with equal quantity of water, mixing it thoroughly with hand or a machine for 3 – 5 minutes, letting out the water. Then again we are adding fresh water and continuing mixing. Like this, we are repeating it for as many times as possible. In Ayurveda, it is advised to repeat the procedure for 100 times. But in practice, it is usually done for 20 – 30 times.

Changes – 

The ghee turns to white colour. It will be smoother to touch and will have butter like consistency.

When you touch it, you can appreciate that it is lot cooler.

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Benefits of ghee for skin – 

This Shata dhauta ghrita is used to relieve burning sensation, to relieve burn wounds, wound scar, herpes wounds, chicken pox scars, etc.

It acts as natural skin moisturizer, if used daily. It can be applied over face, left for 10 minutes, washed with warm water.

In pregnant woman, with unexplained bleeding or spotting, traditionally, it is advised to apply this Shata dhauta ghrita around umbelicus.
In Ayurvedic leech therapy, after the treatment, to reduce the burning sensation and to check further bleeding, this ghee is applied of the affected area.

Shelf life: 4 – 6 months.
Because this ghee eventually contains some remnant moisture inside, it is not ideal to store it for more than six months.
It should be stored in a clean, dry air tight container.
Over exposure to air will cause foul smell.

If you cannot find time to make it by yourself, you can buy it from here (USA)

Usage of Shata Dhauta Ghrita herpes:
While treating herpes and erysipelas skin disorders, if the symptoms are associated with Vata and Pitta aggravation, then bitter herbs are mixed with Shatadhauta ghrita and applied externally over the skin lesions. (Charaka Chikitsa Sthana 21st chapter). 

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    I am having psoriasis psoriasis problem-though not very serious- mainly on legs and hands.
    can this ghee be applied on the affected part and will there be any benefit by doing this?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      To some extent, this ghee is beneficial in psoriasis. All though it is not a definite remedy for psoriasis.

  2. A very small query about above shat _washed_ghrit ; WOULD IT BE WRONG IF “ELECTRIC MIXER IS USED -to drain out ………from GHRIT AND TIME OF CHURNING MAY BE INCREASED WITH QTY OF WATER TO REDUCE FREQUENCY OF WASHING. SHALL IT BE WASTE, if prepared so. _ Your good self may understand a qoute-“the taste of meals depend upon patience of house wife to stand (without stress)in kitchen. In nut shell “patience ” is damged in present hectic life schedule.
    reagrds &; thanks -p.k.sharma

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Dear sir,
      electric mixer can be used for mixing purpose, but after doing this, the mixer jar might become very greasy.
      Even an electronic blender can also be used for the above purpose.

      Regarding the patience part – If you ever try any home remedy, you will surely experience that it requires quite an amount of patience. But I am sure, it will be rewarding. 🙂

  3. hi
    ur website is very useful,,
    thanking u

  4. Very interesting. 🙂 I will try this.

  5. i have made this several times. i usually just shake the ghee and water in a jar and then pour out the water and do it again – and try to do it 100 times! i have also kneaded it and stirred it. the shaking it works just as well! i’ve also used orange flower water for the liquid and this works well also.

    however i found that i prefer regular scented ghee for most skin uses. i have very vata skin and the water in the ghee and the cooling effects made my skin dry!!!

    good article!

  6. btw – this is the auryvedic equivalent of cold cream IMO!!! lol

  7. Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

    A reader asks.
    I prepared it by washing ghee 25 times using an electric beater. It looks good.
    I have a doubt. How to store it? Should it be refrigerated? Currently, I have refrigerated it and taken a small quantity and kept it outside. Is that fine? Kindly let me know.
    My answer –
    Make sure to drain out entire water, as much as you can, at the end of the procedure.
    Yes it can be refrigerated. and little can be taken out, and used after it gains normal room temperature.
    Dhauta Ghrita is a natural coolant. and its cooling property will further be enhanced by refrigeration.
    Refrigeration further helps to avoid early spoiling of the ghee. This ghee is very quick to get rancid, as it is having some amount of moisture in it. But it is a very good for skin.

  8. dr.this ghee massage is good for stretch marks for female on abdomen as well as on lower body pl. let me know.thanks

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes it s good. Make a cup of this ghee and add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and apply it to the stretch mark area, 30 minutes before bath. Then wash off. Do it daily.
      Note that, during initial months of pregnancy, if the mother applies plain sesame oil / ghee daily to the lower abdomen, then there will not be any stretch marks at all.

  9. Is there a trick to getting out all of the water? I keep having water bubbles form. Thanks!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      In fact the final product will have some amount of water in it. Hence this product is vulnerable to rancidity within a couple of months. But it is very easy to make, hence can be prepared as and when required.

  10. Thank you, I also have inconsistent results. The first time I made it was with home made ghee, filtered tap water, and mixed it by hand in a glass bowl and it turned out great. The second time I used store bought ghee, mixed it in a copper bowl, and mixed it on the low speed on a machine. It is very gritty and has too much water in it. Are there any tricks or tips for me for making the best batch possible? Thanks you so much and I appreciate your help.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Using home made ghee is the best option. Then there is maximum chance that everything goes all right.
      More the number of times that you churn the ghee with water, more effective will be the ghee.
      If you have bought ghee from the store, then heat it in very low flame for just two minutes. Allow it to cool down. Use that ghee for churning.

      • Another ‘factor’ to consider is the purity of the water — filtered tap water is still usually chlorinated at source, and once chlorinated, water becomes ‘lifeless’ (devoid of ‘Prana’). So you might try using spring water and see if that helps.

  11. For beauty purposes, can I try washing with rose water instead of plain water?

  12. can we use steel bowl for preparing this medicine?

  13. Hello 🙂

    What happens if I would mix some herbs in the washed ghee?
    and if by any chance would be useful then when should the herbs be mixed in it?

    Thank you 🙂

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I am glad that you asked this very important question.
      1. This remedy is just to explore all the skin benefiting qualities of un-processed pure cow ghee.
      2. This remedy does not involve any process that helps to extract the medicinal chemicals of plants into the ghee medium. For example, if we heat ghee with some herbs, then there is extraction of phyt-ochemicals from plant to the ghee. But here there is no heat at all. There is just the ghee and we are churning it with a little water. So, adding any herb to it might not be that beneficial.
      3. The shelf life of this product is relatively lower than regular ghee, because it contains embedded water molecules and the ghee undergoes rancidity within one or two months.
      4. There is no reference in Ayurvedic text books that directs us to add any herb to the ghee in this method.
      So, all these tells us not to add any herb / spice to it.

      Hope it clarifies your doubt. B)

      • Thank you for article. I will make it for shure. But you said in uper unsver to ad turmeric to the whashed ghee for strech marks. So what is ok toad to this amazing skin treatment?

  14. Hi, can this ghee be applied on extensive open wounds? The skin condition is called lichen planus.

  15. can i use this on my oily and acne prone face? i want to use this for my face and back acne scars and stretchmarks on arms as well as for dryness on legs.

  16. radiantgoddess says:

    Hi doctor, you said that this helps to treat wounds/scars from herpes. I have such wounds from long time back and it left me with scar white in colour, meaning I have lost my skin colour pigments from numerous herpes outbreaks on my lips and below my nose. It has been a couple of years now and I still haven’t seen the colour pigments come back. Does this remedy help? Thank you

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      This remedy might help. But I can not promise wholeheartedly.

      • radiantgoddess says:

        Noted Doctor. However is there any other remedy that you can suggest that you think would help to regain my loss skin colour pigments due to injury. Thank you.

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Applying Kumkumadi Tailam might help. But can not guarantee a sure result.

          • radiantgoddess says:

            Thanks doctor, just to let you know I have been using kumkumadi thailam as a night cream for the past 1 month, but I avoid applying on the white scar thinking it might make the scar whiter, So can I take your advise and apply kumkumadi thailam on the area where I have loss my skin colour pigments to regain them back?

            Thanks doctor

            • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

              It will help you even if you apply on the white scars. It is not just a kinda white paint that wherever you apply, it will make the area whiter. It is a healing oil and it will also help in normal pigmentation of the scar. But I can not promise that the scar will entirely go away. But it will surely improve.

  17. Can ghee remove old stretch mark scars

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, to some extent. Try making a mix of turmeric – 1 teaspoon with two ounce of ghee. Try applying this. Hope it helps.

      • Thank you Doctor..when is the best time to apply it .. My stretch marks are white in colour

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Half an before bath is the best time to apply.

          • Applying ghee on old accident scars helps it?? Can applying ghee with turmeric for only 30minutes will remove all my stretch marks..for how long should I use this remedy..

            • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

              Yes, applying a ghee – turmeric mixture helps to relieve old scars to some extent. But results can not be guaranteed. There will be some improvement for sure. Please try for a month.

  18. My skin is oily ,can i use ghee on my skin to remove marks left by brono. pls help me.
    i will be thankfull to u.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, Using Kumkumadi taila can be of some help. Rather than plain ghee.
      Take Kumkumadi taila – 5 drops in to your finger tips gently rub it on to your face for 5 minutes, wash off with warm water. Do this two times a day for 5 weeks. In India, it is available in any Ayurveda medical shop.
      In USA, available here – (aff).

  19. I have developed black marks near the nose on both the sides, can ghee remove those scars if so how should i use it

  20. Can I add an essential to scent the Shat douth gritha?

  21. Dr. JV HEBBAR.
    I am 63, diabetic. Diagnosed diabetic cold feet/allowdyna. Sensitive to extreme temperatures and winds. I can’t stand fan air in the room. The lower part of my legs have burning sensation all the time, can’t walk bare foot in the house. I am comfortable in the night under two layers of woolen blankets.
    I feel it as skin problem. Advice if the ghee can help if applied as suggested.
    Ravinder Reddy. Hyderabad.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Dear Mr Reddy, this ghee is coolant and hence might not be useful in cold feet. However, it is useful in reducing the burning sensation due to diabetic neuropathy.

      • ravinder Reddy says:

        Thank you, Dr, JV Heber.
        Let’s hope, the said ghee reduces the burning sensation. This will do a lot good to the diabetics..
        Ravinder Reddy

  22. Hello Dr. Hebbar,
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful information. I have been using this ghee for 8 days now, two things have been very obvious, my skin tone has drastically improved and there is a noticeable glow on my face.
    I had some questions:
    1) I made SDG yesterday ( washed it 22 times), can I go back and wash it a few more times? do it 100 times in installments?
    2) Once SDG is ready can I heat it to aid storing? (transferring it from the SDG preparation blow to a storage bottle, I bought 16oz bottle of ghee, which I used to make SDG, but was not able to fit everything back in the 16oz bottle, may be my illusion but SDG seems to have expanded)
    3. Is it good for Vata dosha?
    4. Does it help cure warts?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, congrats on your experiment.
      1. There is no rule that 100 times washing should be done on same day. You can take a few days time. Each day, after you are done, make sure to drain out entire water from ghee.
      2. Shata Dhauta ghrita really expands (takes in a few water molecules into it.). But you cannot heat it.
      3. It is good for Vata Dosha. Yes.
      4. Warts – Not likely.

  23. Hi dr.

    I am 24 yr old, having Acne-Rosacea since a year, my face skin had become patchy red, rashes, white heads, boils, and Flaky and dry. can I apply this ghee over my face before bedtime? And while preparing this ghee, If i can use rose water instead of tap water/filtered water then how much should be the ghee and rose water ratio?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, you can use rose water to prepare this ghee to apply over the acne.
      Rose water needs to be added in equal quantity (or at least half the quantity), each time, while washing. At least wash it for 10 times.
      I also suggest to add a teaspoon of turmeric powder and neem powders to it (say, 250 grams of ghee), while preparing.

  24. Joyce Mulera says:

    Hello Doctor,
    I have just bought clarified cow ghee organic . Can I wash this product 100 times ? Thanks

  25. Hello Sir.. Greetings of the day.. I have made kumkumadi tailam at home and have been using from december 2013 once a day on whole body as I have many new and old stretch marks on my body due to weight loss. I have sensitive skin. It reduces dryness and rashes to some extent. My skin tone has lighten up. Using sesame seed oil is safe in summers? Can i use ghee or coconut oil inside of sesame seed oil as carrier oil in kumkumadi tailam preparation?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, using sesame oil for skin to make the oil and using during summer is fine. I do not see a need to mix ghee or coconut oil to the mix.

  26. Hello Doctor,

    Firstly, I appreciate your sincere efforts in answering all the queries you are getting; thanks so much.
    Now, my husband has ‘Acne Rosacea’ on his face. In regard to that i want to ask you the following questions; kindly clarify please:
    1. Can apply ghee on his face to reduce the skin problem?
    2. Is it mandatory that I churn the ghee with water or I can use it directly?
    3. Can I apply it on his face all through the day or does it have to be only once or twice a day?

    Thank you,

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, for acne rosacea, you can just make a mix of fresh cow ghee – 50 ml with a teaspoon of each of turmeric and neem powders and apply. No need of adding water and churning.
      Better to apply twice a day, because you are adding turmeric (stains easily).

  27. Hello Dr I have acne prone skin can I use the washed ghee as a daily moisturiser?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, you can. Add a teaspoon of turmeric and neem powder to it and use. regards

      • Hi doctor is normal cooking turmeric good for male face. Or should I use “kasturi manual”. Btw I bought SDG from kottakkal. It looks brown in contrast to what I expected to be light creamy colour. The expiry date seems to be far away. Shd i be worried abt this brown colour

  28. Can I just use shop brought ghee melt it down leave to cool add the tumeric and sandalwood and apply to stretch marks will that work too? Or does the ghee need this washing treatment to be successful?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      You can use the ghee with the way that you have explained.
      You can add the turmeric and sandalwood powder, before melting the ghee.
      Heating the powders with the ghee, is more beneficial.
      In your case, no need to give washing treatment.

  29. Hello Dr Hebbar,

    Thank you for the article. Recently, I started using Ghee for its internal benefits – ulcers, GERD, hemorrhoids and digestion. However learning its topical benefits I am now very interested in starting.
    I was hoping you can answer a couple questions I have been searching… can one use Organic Ghee plain or with essential oils – without washing it?
    If so are the benefits and shelf life different?

    And if the Ghee is washed or not, does it need to be washed off the skin eventually or can one leave it on as they would any other cream?

    Thank you kindly for your time.
    Best wishes.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, one caus use organic ghee or ghee with essential oils without washing it. Shelf life for ghee is usually one year.
      In fact any ghee, can be used on skin without washing also. Washing makes it more coolant and helps to relieve burning sensation, as in wounds, high Pitta conditions etc.
      After one hour after applying ghee, better to wash off, or else, the applied part will be greasy and uncomfortable.

  30. Mrs. Aarti R Thakur says:

    Very nice information, My palms are very dry for last 6 months, can i use cow ghee to get relief?

  31. Thank you Dr Hebbar for your response. Any Ayurvedic remedies for warts? Does Mahamanjistha Kwath help? – Regards, Daya

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      For warts, local application of Kshara and a few medicines should help. Mahamanjishtadi kwath can also be useful. But better to consult an Ayurveda doctor in person.

  32. Is it possible to buy this ghee anywhere?

  33. Hello Dr.
    Thank you for sharing the youtube video. I made the washed ghee by watching your video.
    Can I use washed ghee woth saffron for hyperpigmentation after pregnancy? And csn the washed ghee be used to treat diaper rash of an infant? Thank you, shweta.

  34. Hi, I made this ghee washed with watter and the first time it was ok, but today I was making it again with electric mixer, and after it was mixed all nicely together it just didn’t want to separate from the watter. It looks like nice creamy mixture, but it just doesn’t want to let go of the watter, I mixted it for 2 hours and that was the first wash. What am I doing wrong??? Is it posible that this is because of the electric mixer? I had home made organic ghee from grass feed cows.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, it can be done well with an electric mixer.
      In an elecric mixer, One wash is to be done only for 5 minutes, but you have done it for 2 hours at a stretch.
      Do it for only five minutes, then you will have to let out the water and do it again. After 5 minutes of electric mixing, then also, if the water is inseparable, then leave it as it is for 5 minutes, then the fat and water layer may get separated, so you can drain the water out.

  35. Swapnil Sagar says:

    Can we use it for improving complexion??

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes. After making it, add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a cup of this ghee mix well and apply 10 minutes before bath.

  36. Hi. Will washed ghee help with older pock mark scars (indented) or older burns?

  37. the drug from the small old scars caused by acne can help?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      a paste made of a teaspoon of ghee with a pinch of turmeric – applied daily on the scar may help.
      Even application of Kumkumadi tailam (herbal oil) on the scar may help to some extent.

  38. Hello, may I freeze 30x washed ghee for long term storage?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, but do not freeze at a very low temperature and once after preparing, try to finish it within 4 months.

  39. saloni sinha says:

    hello, Is there anyway I can buy a readymade solution of this?

  40. Can this ghee be used for bed sores

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      A cup of this ghee can be mixed with a teaspoon of each of turmeric powder and neem powder. This herb ghee mix can be used for bed sores.

  41. My concern is that ghee is also considered good to put on hair for good hair growth, so putting on face will it not increase the chances of increased facial hair growth?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      If you mix a teaspoon of turmeric to a cup of ghee and use this mix, then the ghee will help turmeric will help get rid of facial hair.

  42. Sir my skin is oily so can I also use ghee on my face for dark circle? Plz tell me

  43. Hlo dr ..i hve deep sacar on my face can i use ghee…
    If i cant use ghee what we should do for deep sacar

  44. Dear Doctor,
    I’m suffering from lichen planus of skin since 20 months. Is there any external application like this available.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Dear Madam, There are Panchakarma procedures done for this. Would advice you to undergo the procedure for relief.

  45. Hello Doctor,

    Thank you very much for information on Shata Dauta Grihta. I purchased cow ghee and was able to wash with water 30 times and have bee. Using throughout my pregnancy . My skin overall has improved to an amazing smooth texture. However , in 29th week I observed 3 silver streak stretch marks below belly button 🙁 . They might have have turned from pink to silver white . I’m in my 32 week now ., do I have a chance to treat those newly formed marks by continuing applying the Grihta or need I apply anything additional . Also ., have been applying sesame oil 2 times a week before bath since 1trimester.

  46. can this ghee be applied on the face, as I am having black spots on face (4-5 places, may be because of pigmentation, hormonal imbalance or sunlight from past 1.5 years). I am 47 years old lady.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello madam, Yes you can. Along with that these are some remedies you can try:
      > Almond oil – Lightly massage a little almond oil before going to bed
      > Cucumber juice + Lemon juice – Dab this mixture on to the affected skin and leave it for 15 minutes and wash off.
      > Use a cotton ball to apply fresh lemon juice. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and rinse it off. Do this once daily for a few weeks.
      > Warm Coconut oil and massage it on the affected part before going to bed.
      > Use a small amount of pure aloe vera gel.

  47. Hello doctor. People nowadays are making ghee with salted butter, but for me it sounds a little bit controversial. I would appreciate your opinion about it and if there is some specific information in the classical texts about a “salted ghee”. Thank you very much!

  48. Can i use this to remove scars formed by c section

  49. Krishnapriya says:


    Doc .,
    Can I add herbal infused oils / coconut oil / essential oils to make it like ministering cream ?

    Should I keep this ghee in refrigerator to save it ?
    So that I can make little batches with dfferent essential or infused oils ?

    Thank you


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      1. Yes, you can.
      2. Yes. If you refrigerate it, it can be used for 3 – 6 months of time.

  50. Hello Doctor,
    Thanks a lot for your effort in teaching us about ayurveda.
    I have a few questions. Should kumkumadhi tailam be washed after massaging or can it be left overnight on face.Also available online are SDG with gold and silver bhasma. Since SDG can go into skin and work can we also add the gold and silver bhasmas to it along with saffron. Also could you let me know how much of the three can be added? Also can SDG used for abhyanga and washed off after sometime?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      If only one has dry face, then Kumkumadi can be left on face overnight. In people with oily facial skin, it may worsen the oiliness.
      I am sorry I did not get what is SDG.

      • Sorry for not being clear. SDG is Shata Dhauta Ghrita.

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          There is no real need to add gold and silver Bhasma to Shata dhauta ghrita.
          There is no traditional reference that I know, which prescribes external application of gold and silver Bhasmas. I feel it as a waste of money.

          If there is extreme dryness and burning sensation, then it can be used for whole body massage then wash with lukewarm water.

  51. Hi doctor,
    i bought SATADHOUTAGHRITAM from kottakkal. the ingredient list says it has Kshirivrikshatwak 2.5 gm, ghritam 5 gm. What is Kshirivrikshatwak. can this cream be applied to face everyday as a night cream.
    Thanks for all your useful info,

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, Ksheerivruksha refers to bark of five trees including banyan tree. You can apply this on face, everyday at night. They add these barks to counter the excess oiliness / fatness of this remedy.
      Better to wash it off after half an hour after applying.

  52. Hi,
    I have lot of pimple scars . Can i use kottakal kunkumadi thailam . Will my skin be clear after using it. Also let me know should i use cold or warm water to wash it

  53. Greetings
    I would like to make my own ghee
    For my dry skin
    Im unclear on how to wash it
    I dont have a mixer
    Can you explain step by step how to wash ghee by hand?(do I wash it once it’s set in solid form)
    I have a nutra-bullet blender can I use that?
    Also why do we need to wash ghee?


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, you can wash it with hands, if not blender.
      Water is added to add coolant property to the ghee. As the above ghee is used in burns, sun burn etc.

      • Hi thanx for replying
        here is what happend
        I bought the hand mixer from target $20
        I couldn’t find specific time on how long to cook the butter so I cooked for 30 min and skimmed off the top
        When I saw it was clear to the bottom I let it cool then strained /with cheese cloth and mesh strainer
        I separated some for cooking
        Now I added cool water (not from tap )to the warm liquid ghee
        And mixed
        it took a sec but then began to form and seperate
        I mixed and rinsed 30x but because the water was so cool the mix became really stiff
        very difficult to stir I removed the water and stored it in a mason jar
        … I used it before bath .. after my skin was very itchy…
        I decided to wash it more
        This morning I used slightly warmer water and mixed it 30 more times…it turned lighter but not
        The consistency of yours in the video
        How can I remove the water from the finished product.. is there anything I can do to improve my ghee and ghee cream?
        How long to cook the butter
        When do I add the tumeric?
        Is it best to make the moisturizer from liquid ghee or solid ghee after it has rested overnight
        Oh do I put ghee on before bath or after?

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Better to use the semisolid to solid version of the ghee.
          Heating the butter should be continued till you get ghee.

          The final product will contain some amount of water in it left. There is no way to remove it. This is the reason, the above product does not have long shelf life. But it can be refrigerated and used for 2 – 4 weeks time.

          To the final product – 1 teaspoon, add 1 pinch (1 gram) of turmeric powder, mix and apply it. Leave it on the skin for 15 – 30 minutes and then wash off or take bath.

      • Hi
        My ghee moisturizer stil has water in it?
        How do I remove it completely ?
        Can I store it in the refrigerator?
        If some water is in ther is it ok store outside refrigerator ?
        How long will each batch last?
        Can I wash it weekly until I reach 100x

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          You cannot completely get rid of water in this remedy. Some minimal amount will be left in the final product.
          You can store it in refrigerator.
          If water is left in the product, it will be spoiled in about 2 weeks time. With refrigeration, it can be stored for 4 – 6 weeks time.

          No hard rule to reach the number 100.

  54. Sir

    You said we can add essential oils to ghee. I read somewhere on net that essential oils can spoil the metabolism of skin, is this true? Thank you

  55. can i use Mahatiktaka Ghritam on my face ?i have herpes on my face and lip

  56. Chinonye says:

    I have been bleeding in pregnancy and I experience bloating of stomach and stomach pain I goggled on natural remedies for such problems and read your useful herbs. I am in Nigeria and I don’t know how to get the herbs

  57. My question is whether light to medium brown spots on arms can be helped with the water washed ghee?
    Thank you so much!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      No Kumkumadi taila is a better bet.

      • Chinonye says:

        Hi Dr. I want to know what my sister can use, she experiences irregular menstration and when she does it lasts for two days and very scanty.

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          She can use Raja pravartini vati tablet – 1 tablet at night after food for 2 months time.

          For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  58. Can i apply it on white patches

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Take Babchi oil – Available in amazon website here –

      Mix it with 2 times quantity of the above mentioned ghee. You can apply this on white patches.
      The above ghee alone might not be useful to relieve white patches.

  59. Umm fuad says:

    I was given shathadoutha gritam oinment to be applied under feet at bedtime for insomnia. Is that effective long term?

  60. Chinonye says:

    I used the coolant fruit juice and my spotting stopped..please Dr what other type of fruits can I take to make my pregnancy develop, I spotted for 2yrs and some months, I sent a comment here on April and after I used the drugs you recommended and pomegranate, bleeding of years stopped. Thank you Dr.hebbar

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I am glad my suggestion worked.

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

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  61. Martine Munnik says:

    Dear Dr. Hebbar,

    Thank you for your demonstration of how to produce Shata-dhauta-Ghrita, I was planning to make it myself this evening, but in the Netherlands you can’t buy distilled water that is suitable for consumption (only chemicly-made versions). So I hesitated because I wondered if I could use tap water (in the Netherlands tap water is drinkable, it isn’t filtered with chlorine..) Is it harmful to use tap water or should I use spring water?
    I have one other question. I wonder: can one apply the Shata-dhauta-ghrita around the eye- area, it doesn’t dry out the skin? (a few days ago I made a foolish mistake: I applied a wrong skin mask around my eyes leaving my skin very dry…so I am a bit afraid now…
    Thank you very much Dr… I want to learn more about Ayurveda, it really fascinates me!

    Yours sincerely,
    Martine Munnik

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, you can use tap water.
      It can be applied around the eyes.
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