By Kathryn Yateman 


Bets are on that if you haven’t tried it, you’ll want to make it after you read this… Popular in Indian and Southeast Asian cooking  for thousands of years,and highly recommended in Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short).  Which is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems, which was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India.

So what is Ghee?

Ghee is a type of clarified butter, where the milk solids are caramelized and then removed so that only the pure butterfat remains. This caramelization process gives ghee a rich, nutty flavor that regular clarified butter doesn’t have. While it can be expensive to purchase, ghee is actually quite simple to make. Read on to learn about its flavorful and healthful cooking benefits, as well as how to make ghee.

Benefits of cooking with ghee vs. butter

Ghee possesses  a deep yellow color from its beta-carotene content, a precursor to vitamin A. Two tablespoons of ghee contains 14 percent of your vitamin A daily value.   And FYI…it has such a rich taste to it!  Note:  A good pure Ghee will not have a salt taste to it!!


Vitamin A
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin K
Omega 3 fatty acids
Omega 6 fatty acids

Ghee is suitable for casein and lactose intolerant individuals, it is a food source of Vitamin D, it supports weight loss, improves digestion, reduces inflammation and helps build strong bones! What’s not to love?!

But the real benefits of ghee come from what it doesn’t have. Because the process of clarifying butter removes casein, a dairy protein, and lactose that is present in butter, even dairy-sensitive people can enjoy it. It’s also Paleo- and Bulletproof-approved.

When it comes to cooking, ghee reigns supreme due to its high smoke point – how hot you can heat a fat before it oxidizes. While butter smokes at 350°F, ghee is one of the most stable cooking fats and can be heated up to 485°F. It’s perfect for pan-frying or baking anything – actually even better than butter, coconut oil, MCT oil, or olive oil. A note when cooking with ghee: it is more oily than butter so it may change the consistency of a dish slightly. Play around with it to find its sweet spot in whatever you are preparing.

How long does ghee last?

The great news for ghee lovers is that it’s extremely shelf-stable, so it will typically last up to a month plus at room temperature or even longer in the fridge. While ghee is expensive, it’s beyond simple to make – so you can add it to your diet on any budget. Remember, if it’s cheap…then its probably not not the real stuff that you see on the shelves.  At the end of this article I found a youtube video for making your own Ghee.  Have I made it?  No, not yet !  But then again I just found this handy video!

Incredible Benefits Of Ghee for Skin “The Golden Elixir”

Ghee is called the “golden elixir” in Ayurveda (is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent) . 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.
And please don’t add some junk synthetic junk essential oils.  Know your brand!  This is why I only use Young Living essential oils because I know I’m always  getting the purest of pure…PERIOD!
1. Ghee Deeply Moisturizes Dry Skin
Do you suffer from the driest, flakiest skin? It will sink right into the skin and its fats will provide a protective coating that heal dry skin, protect it from harsh wind/cold and prevent dehydration of its outer layer.   So what essential oils would you add?  Well I’m glad you asked!  Think nourishing like Lavender, Geranium, Manuka  and here is a budget friendly winner Elemi!
 Elemi is also part of the Frankincense and Myrrh family and has been used in European skin care products for years!  Plus its a bargain and a fraction of the price of Frankincense!
2. Eye Brightener
Do your eyes look dull and tired? Here’s a beauty secret from India – apply a tiny amount of ghee around your eyes then call it a night. The next morning your eyes will look bright, with the skin around it soft and supple – that means you won’t be getting those unsightly eye wrinkles any time soon!  Essential Oil of choice??  Orange essential oil!  It’s amazing for skin brightening!
3. Soothes Burns
Another remedy with ghee is that it’s good for soothing burns – whether it’s kitchen burns from the stove top or sunburn. Just apply a suitable amount on your skin. Keep reapplying it after you wash your skin. It’s said to promote faster healing and even prevent a bad burn scar from forming!  Essential Oils of choice?  Id say Lavender!
4. Treats Eczema
Ghee is more than an excellent moisturizer. It also treats eczema! If you have scaly itchy eczema, then apply ghee on it gently to keep those patches moisturized. Eating ghee also helps reduce inflammation from inside your body and eczema is an inflammatory skin condition so use ghee in your cooking or as a spread!  Essential oils to recommend?   Lavender, German Chamomile, Geranium, Blue Cypress
5. Reduces Dark Lips
Another surprising beauty benefit of ghee is it’s said to help lighten dark lips! Various people say it helps reduce dark lips when applied consistently so it’s up to you to use it to find out! Rub a small amount of ghee on your lips after using a lip scrub to exfoliate dead cells. You should see results in 1-2 weeks of daily application.
Adding honey to the Ghee butter might be very beneficial since Manuka Honey contains Methylglyoxal is its active ingredient which is responsible for antibacterial effects. Manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. In fact, it has traditionally been used for wound healing! 
  • Essential Oil of choice?  Manuka  This is a handy tip if you cannot get Manuka honey you could use your local organic honey and add Manuka essential oil!  Easy! 

6.  DIY Ghee&Honey Intensive Healing Lip Moisturizer

 Take couple spoons of ghee and heat it up. Once it cools a bit, pour it into a lip balm container and use it as you would use your lip balm after cooling. Apply it daily as need it!
 add your essential oils, like Young Living’s Lavender or Peppermint after it has cooled!   
Ready to make your own?  I personally have not made mine yet but I am told it is SSSSSOOOOO MUCH BETTER!
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