Shata Dhauta Ghrita
Or in English- 100 times washed ghee (SDG).
Shata dhauta ghrita is a classical Ayurvedic preparation made with cow's ghee.
This ancient recipe that looks like a whipped cream by the time it's done has so many benefits starting from simple daily moisturiser to age reversal and skin disorder like eczema helper. It has been used treating shingles, herpes, chickenpox, burns, skin damages, rosacea etc. A well made SDG has no colour, smell and is soft to touch.
Ghee(Ghrita) is rich in short-chain fatty acids and essential fatty acids, linolenic acid and arachidonic acid. Ghee also contains fat soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E and K, trace elements like copper and iron and carotenoids.
During the washing Shata Dhauta Ghrita don't lose these essential elements and the final products contains pure fat from cow's milk and water.
Because of the western commercialized cosmetic tradition of adding artificial skin damaging perfume and scent to daily lotions, our SDG cream in comparison to western products may feel that it has some earthy aroma or more natural scent. This does not mean it has expired or hasn't been made well, it simply means we are not accustomed to pure simple natural scent here in the west.
This cream base is cow's milk which has no strong aroma and no artificial perfumes or even natural essential oils are added to it either to keep the purity and simplicity.
There are many varieties sold in the market but many of them are not actually made the same way. The recipe indicates the ghee should be washed many times. The name itself suggest to wash at least 100x times. The more you wash, the better it gets. Now you can imagen that washing it 10x or 30x seems too little and our experience says the same. This is why we always do this at least 100x times because of the good results we see with the final product. This is the only way to archive its true benefits. Products you may find in the market are most likely washed only about 10-20 times and which is why they will not work the same way if at all.
It has been used for centuries and some think it should be even used as a base for all skin and beauty creams. The cream has a power to nourish all 7 layers of the skin tissue meaning it will penetrate into the deepest parts where the conventional creams and lotions won't go.
We make our ghee from organic British butter because you never know what has been added to the store bought ghee. This way we can make sure the end product is as pure as possible.
If you want to learn how to make your own ghee and what are the benefits, then go ahead and check out the post about Ghee here .
Although SDG is completely pure and natural, it is not advised to be consumed orally because ghee as pure fat combined with water makes it indigestible for humans.
Some benefits of Shata Dhauta Ghrita:
✓ soothes burns
✓ deep hydration
✓ gives glow to the skin
✓ after sun cream
✓ clears wrinkles
✓ cools the skin
✓ helps with eczema
✓ can be used as a makeup remover
✓ can be used as a base for any skin cream
✓ soothes cracked lips
✓ soothes cold sores
✓ daily moisturiser
✓ wound healer
✓ soothes skin irritation
✓ helps with acne, rosacea, sunburn and any skin inflammation
✓ helps to heal scars
We also make Shata Dhauta Ghrita cream with kumkumadi oil.
Shata Dhauta Ghrita with Kumkumadi oil ingredients:
Washed cow's ghee, Tailam Sesamum indicum 10.000 ml, Kunkuma Crocus sativus 1.250 g, Usira Vetiveria zizaniodes 1.250g Kaleeya Santalum album (sub.) 1.250 g, Laksha Laccifer lacca 1.250 g, Yashtyahva Glycyrrhiza glabra1.250 g, Chandana Santalum album 2.500 g, Nyagrodha Ficus benghalensis 1.250 g, Padmaka Prunus cerasoides 1.250 g, Padmakesara Nelumbo nucifera 1.250 g, Nilolpala Monochoria vaginalis 1.250g, Manjishtha Rubiacordifolia 1.250 g, Laksha Laccifer lacca 0.313 g, Patanga Caesalpinia sappan 0.313 g, Manjishtha Rubia cordifolia 0.313 g, Yashtimadhu Glycyrrhiza glabra 0.313 g, Kunkuma Crocus sativus 0.313 g, Ajakshira Goat's milk
Benefits of kumkumadi oil:
✓ Prevents acne and pimples
✓ Diminishes spots and blemishes
✓ Lessens scars
✓ Heals wounds
✓ Antibacterial and antifungal
✓ Smoothing out skin tone
You can read about Shata dhauta ghrita research finding here
Please note: The plain product can also contain trace amount of dairy. The product is not suitable for people with metal allergies, nut allergies, wheat allergies and dairy allergies. It may contain trace amount of these elements because of how and where the cream is made and prepared. Please be aware of this before submitting your order.
Sometimes the cream alone may not be enough to heal your skin and might require more holistic approach which means internal treatment may be necessary to see better results. Ayurveda always recommends the whole body treatment rather than just managing the problem. Please email us to book an appointment with an Ayurvedic Practitioner for a complete treatment,
What People Say
"The cream is brilliant! I cut my arm quite badly on some foil and it was taking a long time to heal. So, i put your cream on it and magically overnight it closed up and healed so quickly i was shocked! It made my skin so soft"
Dominique (35yr, UK)