FULLERS EARTH (MULTANI MITTI)

FULLERS EARTH (MULTANI MITTI)

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Size

Most clay contains Calcium Bentonite. But when clay is further weathered to size less than a micron, it is referred at montmorillonite. Fuller’s earth is scientifically Calcium Montmorillonites. In geology, this clay belongs to smectite group of clays which has amazing power of absorption and adsorption. This is the reason why it is termed living clay.

Why it is called fuller’s earth? Only history can reveal the answer. Fulling is process of cleansing and thickening woolen cloth. This earth/clay has been used by people employed in this trade – known as fuller. Today it is widely available and best used for cosmetic purposes.

What does fuller’s earth contain? It would contain complex oxides of calcium, sodium, silicon, magnesium, aluminum, iron and other minerals.

Fuller’s Earth Benefits for Skin

Fuller’s earth has long history of use for medicinal purpose. There is reference that warriors used to sooth inflamed feet, treat blisters and heal wounds. It has been used as styptic to stop bleeding or as plaster for drawing pus. In some regions, people working in dye houses used to apply layer of fullers earth to prevent their skin from damage from dyes. Today it is found in some tooth pastes, laxatives, ointments treating bedsores and joint pains. Edible variety of clay is claimed to be strong detoxifying agent, nutrient and antibacterial. But the strongest benefit remains for skin care applications. Multani Mitti face packs are far more popular. It works on wide range of skin problems. While it offers good base for other skin treatment ingredients, it doesn’t have any side effects on skin. Major part of this write up would focus on benefits of multani mitti for skin and hair.

Skin cleansing properties of Fuller’s earth

Often our skin pores get clogged with dead cells, dirt, dust, oil and other unwanted particles. It is like choking your skin. This manay times results in development of acne or pimples. As a skin cleanser you require something which sort of works as magnet and pulls all these impurities. Fuller’s earth is one such magnet for impurities. It has excellent absorbing power which absorbs oil, dead cells and other impurities from your skin and makes it clean. It also has deep cleansing action. People suffering from oily skin or pimples should use Multani Mitti face packs. For people with dry skin, it may leave your skin further dry. So nourishing your skin with moisturizer is essential after use of multani mitti.

Fuller’s earth improves skin elasticity

This clay has ability to pull your skin and tone it up. Thus it removes signs of aging, wrinkles and loose skin. Fuller’s earth does this by improving the elasticity of your skin which makes it more resilient and lively.

Cool your skin with Multani Mitti

Fuller’s earth has excellent cooling properties. It has a soothing effect on your skin. So when skin is troubled by hot temperature or sun burns, multani mitti is the wonderful solution. This cooling effect is quick and long lasting. To boost this soothing effect you may add rose water to your multani mitti face pack.

Multani Mitti For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
  • 1 tbsp multani mitti
  • 1 tbsp tomato juice
  • 1 tsp sandalwood powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • A towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

15 minutes

Treatment
  1. Cleanse your face and pat dry with a towel.
  2. In a plastic or glass bowl, mix the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this paste onto your face as you would a face pack. Ensure to avoid the delicate areas around your eyes and mouth.
  4. Leave the paste on for about 15 minutes or until the pack dries.
  5. Loosen and wipe off the face pack with a damp towel.
  6. Finish by rinsing your face with lukewarm water.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Multani Mitti For Oily Skin

You Will Need
  • 1 tbsp multani mitti
  • 1 1/2 tsp rose water
  • A towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

15 minutes

Treatment
  1. Cleanse your face and pat dry with a towel.
  2. In a plastic or glass bowl, mix the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this paste onto your face as you would a face pack. Ensure to avoid the delicate areas around your eyes and mouth.
  4. Leave the paste on for about 15 minutes or until the pack dries.
  5. Loosen and wipe off the face pack with a damp towel.
  6. Finish by rinsing your face with lukewarm water.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Multani Mitti For Dry Skin

You Will Need
  • 1 tbsp multani mitti
  • 1 1/2 tsp curd
  • A towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

15 minutes

Treatment
  1. Cleanse your face and pat dry with a towel.
  2. In a plastic or glass bowl, mix the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this paste onto your face as you would a face pack. Ensure to avoid the delicate areas around your eyes and mouth.
  4. Leave the paste on for about 15 minutes or until the pack dries.
  5. Loosen and wipe off the face pack with a damp towel.
  6. Finish by rinsing your face with lukewarm water.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

DIY RECIPES USING MULTANI MITTI:

1. How to Make Hair Packs at Home using Multani Mitti