Fuller's earth better known as multani mitti, is one of the most popular beauty products in India. It helps to reduce acne, cleanses your skin deeply, does not have any side effects, and is affordable too! But, did you know that along with being used as a face pack, multani mitti can be used for other purposes also? Here, explore the multiple benefits of multani mitti for your skin, hair, and home.
1. Care for all skin types
Unlike most face packs, multani mitti can be used on any skin type. If you have oily skin then simply mix multani mitti with rose water and apply it on your face. Those who have dry skin should add a paste of almond and milk to multani mitti and apply it regularly for nourishing their skin.
2. Reduces pimples
The best way to soothe red angry pimples on your face is to use multani mitti. Mix it with tomato juice, turmeric and sandalwood (chandan) and apply it on your face for ten minutes to reduce the inflammation. To get rid of pimple marks, add neem paste, clove paste, camphor (kapur), and rose water to multani mitti and use it every week.
3. As a body wash
Want an affordable and natural body wash, which will leave your skin soft and supple? Then mix a cup of oatmeal and neem powder along with a spoonful of turmeric, one fourth cup of chandan, black chickpeas (chana) powder, some milk and multani mitti. Use this daily as your body wash and you will be delighted to see the healthy glow on your skin.
4. Substitute for shampoo
Replacing your shampoo with multani mitti is one of the best gifts you can give your hair. It acts as a mild cleansing agent that will not only get rid of the excessive oil from your scalp, but will also condition it deeply. Multani mitti removes all the dirt from your hair without washing away the natural moisturisers.
5. Get rid of split ends
A multani mitti hair pack is all you need if you want to get rid of your split ends! Oil your hair overnight and in the morning wrap a towel dipped in hot water around it. After an hour, wash your hair with a paste of multani mitti and curd. Next day, shampoo your hair and apply your conditioner. Use this pack every week and your split ends will definitely disappear.
6. Improves blood circulation
Multani mitti paste is very soothing and can improve the blood circulation in your body. All you have to do is simply apply the mixture on your tired limbs and you will start feeling better in no time.
7. Hot and cold compresses
If you are suffering from muscle cramps, burns, insect bites or even menstrual pain, you can use multani mitti as either a hot or a cold compress. Just mix it with either warm or cold water and apply the paste on the affected area. If you are badly sunburnt and want to soothe your skin, you can apply the paste on your entire body. However, avoid the chest area as this paste is very cold and may give you a cold.
8. Stain remover
Multani mitti is used to absorb stubborn stains like grease, oil and even blood on your clothes. Just wet the stained area and rub multani mitti on it till the stain vanishes.
9. Multani mitti is truly a great skin care ingredient as it helps you tone the skin too. Add one beaten egg and one spoon of curd to one spoon of multani mitti. Mix it well and apply it on the face for 20 minutes to achieve a toned skin.
10. You can reduce scar marks by applying the paste of one spoon of carrot pulp mixed with some multani mitti and 2 spoons of olive oil.