5 Top Hair & Skin Benefits, Uses Of Multani Mitti | Fuller’s Earth For Acne, Fairness & Dandruff

Multani mitti has amazing hair ans skin benefits and I use it extensively in both skin and hair care. Multani mitti is rich in minerals and is very well known for it’s absorbing and cleansing properties. From young, I was always interested in beauty treatments, I still remember my first experience with multani mitti well.

I had got a small lump of multani mitti from khadi shop, the old lady in the counter said that it was one of the finest multani mitti and indeed it was! As per my grandmas instructions, I mixed it with fresh sandal wood paste and raw milk and applied on my face and I loved how my face felt smooth and refreshed afterwards. I have been using multani mitti for beauty treatments ever since :).

What is Multani Mitti?

This wonderful clay called multani mitti in Hindi, fuller’s earth in English and multhani matti in Tamil is a type of natural clay that has been used for hair and skin care for centuries.

Multani mitti is one of the most used ingredients in beauty industry and if you go to any beauty shop, you can get multani mitti very easily. Multani mitti draws out impurities and oiliness from the skin very well, in fact it was also one of the reasons it was named fuller’s earth!

Several years back textile wool workers who were called fullers used multani mitti along with other ingredients like soap wort, urine and water to absorb the lanolin and sticky oils from wool so it came to know as fuller’s earth.

Multani Mitti Skin & Hair Benefits:

1. Multani Mitti For Removing Oiliness:

The wonderful absorbing qualities of multani mitti makes it an amazing ingredient for people who are suffering from excessive oiliness. Using multani mitti face pack removes excessive oiliness but try to mix it with light liquids like rose water or rice water etc.

2. Multani Mitti For Removing Dead Skin:

Multani mitti is also very good in removing dead skin from the skin. If you have used multani mitti face packs before you must have noticed how smooth your skin feels afterwards.

3. Multani Mitti For Skin Brightening:

Since multani draws out impurities and tightens the skin thus improving the blood circulation, you will always find your skin much brighter after using multani mitti.

4. Multani Mitti For Black Heads, White Heads & Acne:

Multani mitti prevents clogged pores thus preventing black heads and white heads. It also has mild antiseptic properties and is very soothing which makes it very ideal for using it on acne prone skin.

Multani mitti improves skin elasticity and keeps the skin smooth and supple and it also helps fade scars when used regularly.

5. Multani Mitti For Hair:

Multani mitti when applied on the scalp improves the blood circulation and also removes grime, dirt and excessive oiliness thus preventing dandruffand scalp itching.

How to Apply Multani Mitti?

Multani mitti can be mixed with rose water or rice water for oily skin and for dry skin it can be mixed with milk or yogurt.

Where to Buy Multani Mitti?

Multani mitti is sold in almost all the beauty shops all over India. You can also order it online through shops like Amazon.

Multani Mitti Side Effects:

Multani mitti removes oil from the skin so if you have very dry skin always use multani mitti with a conditioning ingredient like milk or yogurt. People who are suffering from pica eat multani mitti but eating multani mitti will cause nutritional deficiencies, dental problems and stomach related problems so please never eat multani mitti…..

5 Top Hair & Skin Benefits, Uses & Side Effect Of Multani Mitti | Fuller’s Earth For Acne, Fairness & Dandruff:

1. Multani Mitti Face Pack For Acne (Dry Skin):

multani mitti face pack recipe

This face mask treats acne very well. To make the pack, soak vetiver root in water for some time and strain the root. Don’t throw away the root, it can be reused twice or thrice. Rub a turmeric on a coarse stone along with vetiver water to get a thick paste. Now add the turmeric paste to the multani mitti powder and required amount of yogurt to get a thick paste. To use, wash your face well, pat dry and apply the mask all over the face & neck, wait for it to dry and wash it off. Use it regularly, weekly twice to see results. You can find the video for making it here.

2. Multani Mitti Orange Peel Face Mask For Fairness (For Oily Skin): 

multani mitti for fairness


This face mask brightens the skin tone really well. To make the face pack, take orange peel powder and multani mitti in a bowl, add freshly squeezed orange juice to it to make a thick paste. Now add the few drops of orange essential oil, the consistency should be neither too thick nor too thin and we should be able to spread it on the face easily. This face mask thickens into a thick coat on the face. Once the mask is dry wash it off, you will find your skin considerably softer and smoother.

3. Multani Mitti & Lemon For Acne Scars & Glowing Skin (For Oily Skin):

multani mitti for pimples

This face mask is perfect for people with oily skin as it is made with butter milk, multani mitti and lemon juice. This face mask fades acne scars easily and is also a perfect acne treatment. But since this mask contains lemon juice, people with very sensitive skin should be careful and I would suggest doing a patch test before using this mask. You can find the video for making this face mask along with other face masks here.

4.  Multani Mitti Hair Mask For Oily Scalp:

multani mitti for hair

Aloe Vera and lemon are both good dandruff fighters and will greatly reduce dandruff and excessive oiliness from the scalp. To make this hair pack, first take a fresh Aloe Vera leaf, wash and cut the thorns on both sides. Cut it into two and remove the inner gel alone. Add the multani mitti powder, lemon juice to the Aloe Vera gel and blend it to get a smooth puree. The mixture should neither be too thick nor too thin. Apply it all over the scalp and wait for it dry on your scalp, before washing it off with a mild shampoo.

5. Multani Mitti Hair Pack For Dry Scalp:

multani mitti hair benefits

This hair mask is super conditioning and leaves your hair soft and very manageable. It also strengthens the hair roots. To make this hair pack, first take a fresh Aloe Vera leaf, wash and cut the thorns on both sides. Cut it into two and remove the inner gel alone. Add the multani mitti powder, homemade yogurt to the Aloe Vera gel and blend it to get a semi thick puree. Apply it all over the scalp and wait for it dry on your scalp before washing it off with a mild shampoo. For best results, make sure that
your scalp is not greasy before applying this pack.

1 Comment

  1. Unknown
    November 7, 2016 / 9:20 am

    Hi mamPls suggest any remedy for clear skin.i am 32 yrs old.after delivery unwanted hair has started on my chin and upper lip.pls help me to et rid of this

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