Ayurveda Tricks: Ghee for Hair and Skin Issues


More likely than not, you’ve heard of ghee when described in Indian cuisine. Originating in India, it is a staple in Indian cooking as the nuttier, aromatic substitute for butter. But in Ayurveda, ghee is commonly used as a skin care ingredient. It can hydrate all the skin types, which are:

Ghee for Skin Care

Ghee is called the “golden elixir” in Ayurveda for its miraculous skincare benefits. Most people use it as an all-natural daily moisturizer for their face and body, but it can also be used as a natural anti-aging solution. In fact, it’s considered one of the best and most effective anti-aging solutions, and is a good choice for men and women who prefer to take an all-natural approach to their skincare routine. If you suffer from oily skin, this natural ingredient is an astringent, which means it removes excess oil and closes pores.

Incorporate Ghee into your Skin Care Routine

There are many ways you can incorporate ghee into your skincare routine. It really depends on what skin issues you want to correct.

Dark Circles 

For dark under-eye circles, apply a small amount of ghee with your pinkie under your eyelids. Do this every night before going to bed, and leave it overnight. The next morning, rinse it off and repeat the following night. Be consistent and you’ll quickly see results. Take before and after pictures to see if this routine is making a difference.

Another option for dark circles is to apply ghee every morning in the same manner (pinkie under your eyes) and use the small end of your jade roller and massage your lymphatic system (your entire face). Massage it all over your face and then use the jade roller to massage every cranny of your facial lymphatic system.

Dull Skin 

To turn dull skin into remarkable glowing skin, try this easy recipe:

  • Ghee
  • Raw Milk
  • Hormone-free, whole milk from a small dairy farm (if raw milk is illegal in your state or hard to come by)
  • Gram Flour (chickpea flour)  applies warm ghee under eyes

Create a paste and apply it to your face and neck. Leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing off. Again, be consistent and you will see results.

Ghee for Hair Care

This natural product is a great ingredient for your hair, because it tackles so many common hair problems we face such as dry scalp and dandruff. No product has officially been proven to thicken hair, but many people who have used this ingredient claim that it has thickened their hair over time. If you massage it into your hair for 15 minutes everyday, this will increase blood circulation and may thicken new growth. However, this should be done daily.

Ghee moisturizes the hair just as well as it moisturizes skin. So if you have dry hair, just apply a small amount of warm ghee to boost its hydration.

Incorporate Ghee into your Hair Care Routine

If you want to try something new and completely natural to deep condition your hair, it is a good way to go. Use this as you would your normal deep conditioner and rinse it out with a gentle shampoo. Most of us deep condition at least once every two weeks, so apply this similar routine with your ghee conditioner. To avoid it from hardening, we suggest that you warm it and then add equal parts of ghee with olive oil (or another oil you use for your hair).

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I'm a vegan who enjoys natural skincare products and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.

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