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:
2. Multani Mitti For Removing Dead Skin:
3. Multani Mitti For Skin Brightening:
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:
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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):
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):
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):
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:
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:
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.