Shatadhaut Ghrutam is a traditional recipe from the books of Ayurveda. The name translates to Shata – 100 times, Dhaut – Washed, Ghruta – Ghee. It is a form of traditional clarified butter washed a 100 times with water. It is a thick cream with no additives or preservatives. Use it as a skin moisturiser, keeps your skin hydrated and suits most of the skin types. Softens skins and helps get rid of unwanted spots. Goes by the name – Shatadhaut Ghrita, Shatadhauta Ghritam.
Shatadhaut Ghrutam – What is it?
Shatadhaut Ghrutam is made of cow ghee. Once the ghee is made out of butter, the ghee is then poured into a copper vessel. And then washed with water in a traditional way for a hundred times. The washing procedure gives it a milky, creamy texture. It becomes lighter and fluffy. It looks like your regular moisturizing cream. The copper vessel gives the ghrutam its peculiar pale pastel green colour. It doesn’t have a fragrant, just a pleasant creamy smell.
Shata means 100 times
Dhauta means Washed
Ghrutam/Ghrita means Ghee (Clarified Butter)
Benefits of Shatadhaut Ghrutam.
Shatadhaut Ghrutam is a thick, creamy, fluffy skin ointment. It is used for moisturizing skin. It nourishes the skin with all of its dairy goodness and minerals that are drawn to it from the copper vessel. It has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes burning sensations on the skin. Dry skin can benefit by its amazing moisturizing properties. This ghrutam is also known to have minerals that can help fight spots and blemishes. Due to its buttery texture, it leaves an oil film on your skin, so it is recommended to be used in the night before sleeping. Ghrutam if enters the eyes, do not panic, just wash off with normal water.
Kindly note: There is no artificial perfume added to Shatadhaut Ghrutam, it has a natural fragrance.
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Before going to bed, squeeze a coin-size amount of Ghrutam on the palm of your hand. Dip in your finger and tap dots all over your face. Massage your face in circles till the ghee gets absorbed in the skin. It will still leave a thin oily film on your face. Dab-off the excess and wash face in the morning. Continue this exercise for a while.
Take a generous amount of Ghrutam on your hand and rub little by little on your neck, back of the elbows, on your knees, or places with spots. Try this for a few days.