Multani Mitti also termed as Fuller’s Earth powder is an alkaline soil or clay. This soil is packed with a lot of nutrients and volcanic ash in it. This powder is an abundant source of minerals like magnesium, silica, dolomite, calcium, calcite, iron and quartz. It is being used for centuries in India as one of the most popular beauty ingredients. Most of our ancestors and mothers keep on telling us to apply it on our face. This is because it can enhance the quality of your skin to a greater extent. It is considered to be one of the most popular remedies to cure skin problems at home. This powder has many value-added benefits for skin, hair and body.


In this article, I have explained all the benefits of this powder for skin and hair. I have given a brief explanation for all the face and hair mask recipes which use this natural ingredient. These masks will not cause any side effects or infections. You can choose suitable masks based on your choices and needs. These require very less time to prepare and apply. Using these masks twice in a week can help you with better and effective results.

Benefits of Multani Mitti
Multani Mitti for skin
Multani Mitti for hair

 

Multani Mitti
Multani Mitti

Benefits 

Exfoliation

Exfoliation is the process by which dead skin cells present in the skin are removed. Dead skin cells can be one of the major reasons for many of the skin problems. These include acne, skin darkening[1]and dark spots. Fuller’s Earth powder has excellent exfoliating properties. They have the capability to remove the dead cells present in the top layers of your skin. It also helps in unclogging the pores in your skin.

Glowing skin

Fuller earth powder is widely used as a beauty ingredient. It imparts a naturally radiant glow to your skin. This powder can be mixed with rosewater and applied on the face. It can remove all the impurities and dirt present in your skin. The powder makes your skin to look more bright and fresh.

Controls sebum production

Sebum [2]is an oil secretion done by the sebaceous glands in our body. When this sebum is secreted excessively, it can lead to many skin problems. This oil will create a blockage in the skin pores. Thus, the nutrient supply to the skin cells will be hindered. This can also lead to acne on the skin. By applying this powder on your skin, you can control the sebum secretion in your skin.

Prevents acne

Acne can be caused due to various factors like excess oil, impurities and pollution. Fuller’s earth powder has the capability to remove these impurities and excess oil from your skin. It acts as a protective layer for your skin and prevents pollution effects. As this powder is enriched with nutrients, it nourishes the skin with proper nutrient supply. It prevents your skin from acne, pimples[3]and blackheads.

Removes Blemishes and acne scars

After getting cured acne leave behind their mark on the skin which is called as acne scars. Blemishes are usually caused when there is a blockage in the pores. Acne scars and blemishes can affect your overall appearance. This powder has the ability to reduce their visibility on your skin. Using this powder regularly on the affected areas can help you in removing both acne scars and blemishes from your skin.

Tan Removal

Suntan[4]is one of the most common skin-related problems faced by all. This happens when your skin gets exposed to the UV rays of the sun. It forms a dark layer on your skin. This also affects the normal skin tone and texture. Fuller’s earth powder can remove the tan from your skin. It can also prevent your skin from further tanning. It helps in retaining and restoring the normal tone of your skin.

Blood circulation

Proper blood circulation is one of the key components to get glowing skin. This powder has the ability to improve the blood circulation in your skin. It stimulates the skin cells and helps in improving the blood flow.

Antiseptic

Other than serving as a beauty ingredient, it also has antiseptic properties, which help in curing many common skin problems. It helps in suppressing acne and pimples.

Cooling agent

Body heat can also be one of the reasons for having acne, pimples and heat boils on the skin. This can lead to redness, itching and inflammation in the skin. This powder helps in soothing your skin by making it cool. It helps in releasing the heat from your body. This will help you to look fresh and bright all the time.

Reduces wrinkles and premature aging

Wrinkles[5]and premature aging has become one of the most common problems these days. Fuller’s earth powder has certain powerful anti-aging properties that can help in reducing the wrinkles and signs of aging from your skin. It removes all the fine lines of your face and gives a glowing look. It makes you look fresh and young all the time.

Multani Mitti for skin

Fuller’s earth powder has many advantages when it comes to skin. Most of the skin problems can be cured by using this powder. This powder will offer you clear and bright skin. It can give a natural glowing effect to your skin. There are many DIY recipes available based on the different skin types. Following are some of the homemade recipes for the skin:

Multani Mitti for oily skin
Multani Mitti for dry skin
Multani Mitti for acne
Multani Mitti to get rid of aging signs
Multani Mitti for skin whitening

General Instruction

There are some general things that should be noted before and after applying a face pack, which are listed below:

Before Applying

  • You should always wash your face before applying a face mask.
  • It is always advised to test whether the mask suits your skin or not.
  • You can take a small amount of the mask and apply it on a small part of your skin. If you face any issues like itching, irritation or swelling you should avoid it. Otherwise, you can start using it.

After Applying

  • You should not talk after applying the mask on your face. Leave the mask on your face undisturbed for the specified time, otherwise, this will lead to the occurrence of facial lines or wrinkles in your skin.
  • It is always better to wash your face with warm or cold water.
  • Do not use hot water for washing your face. It might damage the skin cells.
  • Use a moisturizing lotion or cream after removing the pack from your face.
  • Do not rub your skin roughly while washing. This might cause skin damage.

Face pack

For oily skin

Almond and milk face pack

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • A few almonds
  • 1 tbsp of milk

Directions to Use

  1. Take a few almonds and soak them in water at night. Peel off the outer layer by morning.
  2. Grind the almond pieces using a mixer or grinder.
  3. Mix the fuller’s earth with one tbsp of milk in a bowl.
  4. Add the ground almond into the bowl and mix it well.
  5. Apply this paste on your face and neck.
  6. After 20 to 25 minutes, wash your face with warm water and pat it dry with a clean towel.

Benefits

Oily skin of the face can lead to the easy occurrence of acne. The fatty acids in almond and magnesium chloride in fuller’s earth prevent this by dissolving all the excess sebum or oil present in your skin. So, this pack is one of the best-suited ones for oily skin[6].

Mint and Yogurt face pack

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • A few mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp of yogurt
  • 1 tbsp of honey

Directions to Use

  1. Take a few mint leaves and crush them using your hands. Place it in a small bowl.
  2. Add one tbsp of fuller’s earth powder into the bowl and mix it.
  3. Now add 2 tbsp of yogurt and 1 tbsp of honey into the bowl.
  4. Mix it well until all the ingredients get well-combined with each other.
  5. Apply the paste on your face and neck. Leave it for some time.
  6. After 30 to 40 minutes wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry your face with a towel.

Benefits

Mint has the capability to reduce the microbial activities in your skin. Yogurt helps to clear the clogged pores in your skin. All these ingredients have a unique capability in common. These ingredients can control the oil or sebum secretion in your skin. Thus, the pack works well on oily skin.

Coconut water and Sugar

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 2 tbsp of coconut water
  • 1 tbsp of sugar

Directions for use

  1. Take one tbsp of fuller’s earth powder and mix it with 1 tbsp of sugar.
  2. Then add 2 tbsp of coconut water into the mixture.
  3. Mix the ingredients well until the sugar gets dissolved completely in coconut water.
  4. Apply the paste on your face and neck.
  5. You can wash your face and neck after 30 to 40 minutes with warm water. Then pat the area dry with a clean towel.
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Benefits

Coconut water[7]is a great ingredient in reducing the excess oil and greasiness present in your skin. It also acts as a great moisturizer. Sugar is commonly used as a scrub for oily skin. It makes your skin to look less oily.  So, this pack will be best suited for people with oily skin.

For dry skin

Orange peel and rosewater

Ingredients Required

  • A few orange peels
  • 2 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • A few drops of rosewater

Directions for use

  1. Take a few orange peels and dry it under the sun.
  2. Then take it and grind those peels using a mixer or a grinder until it turns to a powder.
  3. Mix 2 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder with the orange powder.
  4. Add a few drops of rosewater to the powders, and mix it well.
  5. Mix all the ingredients until it becomes a paste.
  6. Then apply this paste on your face and neck evenly.
  7. You can start washing your face with warm water after 20 to 30 minutes.

Benefits

Orange peel is loaded with citric acid. This will not make your skin too dry or too oily. It helps in maintaining the normal texture of your skin. Rosewater helps in hydrating the skin. This helps in maintaining the moisture in your skin. It also acts as a great cleansing agent. This helps in removing the impurities and dirt present in your skin. So, this mask will work well on dry skin.

Sandalwood Powder

Ingredients Required

  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 2 tbsp of sandalwood powder
  • 4 tbsp of rosewater

Directions to use

  1. Take 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder and mix it with 2 tbsp of sandalwood powder.
  2. Add 4 tbsp of rosewater into the bowl and mix it well.
  3. Mix the ingredients to obtain a paste.
  4. Apply the paste on your face and neck. Leave it for some time.
  5. After 20 to 30 minutes you can wash your face with warm water. Pat the area dry with a clean towel.

Benefits

Sandalwood powder has the capability to treat dryness in the skin. It nourishes your skin with proper nutrients. It has antibacterial properties that can cure many skin problems. It is one of the best-suited ones for dry skin.

Egg white and honey

Ingredients Required

  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 2 tbsp of egg white
  • 3 tbsp of honey

Directions for use

  1. Break an egg gently and pour about 2 tbsp egg white in a bowl leaving behind the yolk in the shell.
  2. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder to the egg whites in the bowl.
  3. Then add 3 tbsp of honey to the mixture and mix it well until it turns to a paste.
  4. Apply the pack on your face and neck evenly.
  5. After 30 to 40 minutes wash your face with cool water. You should not use hot water as this face pack contains egg in it.

Benefits

Egg whites are deep cleansing agents which can remove the clogged pores. It also tightens the pores in your skin. So the moisture content in your skin will not get lost. Honey can serve as one of the best hydrating agents. It also helps in retaining the moisture content in your skin. This can make your skin look fresh and bright. All these ingredients help in curing the dryness in your skin.

For acne

Neem and Basil leaves

Ingredients Required

  • 10 to 15 neem leaves
  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 10 to 15 basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp of honey

Directions for use

  1. Take 10 to 15 neem and basil leaves and wash them in cold water.
  2. Put those leaves together in a mixer or grinder and grind until a paste is obtained. Place the paste in a bowl.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder into the bowl and mix it with the paste.
  4. Then add 2 tbsp of honey and mix all the ingredients well. You will get a thick paste.
  5. Apply this paste on the areas where you have acne, blemishes and acne scars.
  6. Leave it for 30 to 40 minutes.
  7. Wash those areas with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Benefits

Neem[8]is known to be one of the best natural ingredients for acne. It has antibacterial properties which help in treating acne and pimples. It also helps in lightening the acne scars on your skin. Neem controls the oil secretion in your skin. Basil or tulsi leaves has many healing properties. It can heal any wounds, acne or pimples very soon. They form a protective layer and prevents your skin from infections and pollutants. The anti-inflammatory properties in tulsi reduce the redness and itching in the skin. Fuller’s earth powder, when mixed with these ingredients, cures acne, acne scars very soon.


Tomato and Lemon

Ingredients Required

  • A few slices of fresh tomato
  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • A fresh lemon

Directions for use

  1. Take a few slices of fresh tomato and mash them in a small bowl.
  2. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder to the mashed tomatoes.
  3. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it inside the above mix.
  4. Mix the ingredients well until the lemon juice gets dissolved completely.
  5. Apply the paste on the areas where you have acne, acne scars and blemishes.
  6. Leave it to get dry for 30 to 40 minutes.
  7. Rinse the area with warm water and pat the area with a towel.

Benefits

Tomatoes are enriched with a lot of antioxidants[9]. They have unique acidic properties that help in tightening the pores of your skin. So, the excess oil that causes acne will be removed from your skin. This can prevent your skin from acne and pimples. Lemon has antiseptic properties. This can cure all the ill effects that are caused due to acne[10]. It also helps in diminishing the acne scars and blemishes present on your skin. Lemon cleanses the pores and removes the impurities in it. This can reduce the occurrence of acne in your skin. All these ingredients mixed together can act as an effective solution for acne.

Papaya and curd

Ingredients Required

  • A few slices of fresh papaya
  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 2 tbsp of curd

Directions for use

  1. Take a few slices of papaya in a small bowl and mash them into a paste.
  2. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder and mix it with the papaya paste.
  3. Then add 2 tbsp of curd to the paste and mix it well.
  4. Apply the paste on those areas of acne, acne scars and blemishes.
  5. Leave it for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Then wash those areas with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Benefits

Papaya has a unique enzyme called papain. This helps in removing the dead skin cells and inactive protein elements from your skin. It also helps in rejuvenating the damaged skin cells and elements. This papain enzyme can both cure and prevent the further occurrence of acne on your skin. The curd is packed with lactic acid in it. This acid helps in curing acne, acne scars and blackheads. It also improves the quality and the complexion of your skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of curd fight against most of the factors that cause acne. So, this pack works really well for treating and preventing acne on the skin.

To get rid of aging signs

Aloe vera and Honey

Ingredients Required

  • 3 tbsp of aloe vera gel
  • A fresh lemon
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder

Directions for use

  1. Take 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder and mix it with 3 tbsp of aloe vera gel in a bowl.
  2. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it inside the bowl.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of honey into the mixture and mix all the ingredients well until it becomes a paste.
  4. Apply this paste on your face and neck.
  5. Leave it for 30 to 40 minutes so that the paste gets penetrated into the skin.
  6. Rinse your face and neck with warm water.

Benefits

Aloe vera gel has the capability of reversing the signs of premature aging. It reduces the wrinkles and fine lines in your face. Aloe vera acts as an excellent moisturizer for your skin. Thus, it makes your skin to look fresh and bright all the time. This will give you a younger look with a glowing face. The Vitamin c present in lemon increases the collagen production in your skin. Collagen is an element which maintains the elasticity of your skin. Honey has the capability to reduce the visibility of the wrinkles and facial lines. Fuller’s earth powder, when mixed with these ingredients, works well for curing wrinkles and signs of premature aging.

Oatmeal and full cream milk 

Ingredients Required

  • 1/4 cup of full cream milk
  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • A fresh lemon
  • 3 tbsp of oatmeal

Directions for use

  1. Take 1/4 a cup of full cream milk and squeeze a fresh lemon into it.
  2. Mix the milk well until the lemon juice gets dissolved in the milk.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder into the bowl.
  4. Then add 3 tbsp of oatmeal and mix all the ingredients well.
  5. Apply the paste on your face and neck.
  6. Leave the paste for 30 to 40 minutes.
  7. Wash your face with warm water and wipe gently with a clean towel.
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Benefits

Oatmeals is enriched with antioxidants and soluble fibers in it. These elements inhibit the cell damage occurring in your skin. This prevents and reduces the wrinkles and signs of premature aging. As milk contains a lot of nutrients, it nourishes the skin. This also prevents cell damage. So, this pack will suit best for reducing wrinkles and signs of ageing.

Cucumber and lemon

Ingredients Required

  • A few slices of cucumber
  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • A fresh lemon

Directions for use

  1. Take a few slices of cucumber and grind them using a mixer or grinder.
  2. Filter the cucumber juice in a small bowl leaving behind the residues.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder into the bowl.
  4. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it inside the bowl.
  5. Mix all the ingredients well until the lemon juice gets dissolved in the mixture.
  6. Apply the paste on your face and neck.
  7. Leave it for 30 to 40 minutes.
  8. Rinse your face with warm water and wipe the area gently with a clean towel.

Benefits

Cucumber contains two important antioxidants, namely, Vitamin C and caffeic acid. These elements work well for preventing the wrinkles from occurring on your skin. It also acts as an excellent hydrating agent. Lemon increases the collagen production, hence, your skin remains tightened. This helps in prohibiting the occurrence of wrinkles. This face mask will serve as the best solution for treating signs of premature aging and wrinkles.

signs of ageing

 

For skin whitening

Carrot and Rosewater

Ingredients Required

  • A few slices of fresh carrot
  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • A few drops of rosewater

Directions for use

  1. Take a few slices of carrot and grind them using a mixer or grinder.
  2. Filter the carrot juice in a small bowl leaving behind the residues.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder into the bowl.
  4. Then add a few drops of rosewater and mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  5. Apply the paste on your face and neck.
  6. Leave it for 30 to 40 minutes.
  7. Rinse your face and neck with warm water.
  8. When it comes to hands and legs there is a different procedure.
  9. Dip a few carrot slices in the fuller’s earth powder solution. Then take those carrot slices and rub it over your hands and legs. This helps to promote the tone and texture of your skin in those areas.

Benefits

Carrot contains a unique element called beta carotene in it. This element helps in enhancing the color of your skin. It also helps in removing the dark spots and blackheads present on your skin. So, this will make your skin clear and bright. Rosewater helps in making your skin even toned. It removes the suntan in your skin. So, your skin will have a radiant glow. When these ingredients are mixed with Fuller’s earth powder, it offers better results.

Apple cider vinegar and aloe vera gel

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • a few drops of rosewater
  • 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel

Directions for Use

  1. Take 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder and mix it with 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a small bowl.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel into the bowl.
  3. Then add a few drops of rosewater into the mixture.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  5. Apply the pack on your face, neck, hands and legs.
  6. Leave it for 40 to 50 minutes.
  7. Rinse all those areas where you’ve applied the pack with warm water.
  8. Pat all those areas with a clean towel.

Benefits

Apple cider vinegar reduces the dark spots and patches in your skin. It removes all the dead skin cells present in your skin. This reduces the dark complexion and maintains an even tone. It makes your skin very soft and smooth. Aloe vera is known to increase the cell turnover in your skin. It also reduces the hyperpigmentation[11]and discoloration of the skin. This will lighten your skin and make it look fair and fresh. So, this face pack will work well for lightening your skin.

Potato and lemon

Ingredients Required

  • A few slices of fresh potato
  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • A fresh lemon

Directions for Use

  1. Take a few slices of fresh potato and grind them using a mixer or grinder.
  2. Filter the potato juice leaving behind the residues.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder into the potato juice.
  4. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it inside the mixture.
  5. Mix the ingredients well and make it as a paste.
  6. Apply the mask on those areas of your skin where you have a darker complexion.
  7. Leave it to get dry for 30 to 40 minutes.
  8. Then wash those areas with warm water and pat it dry with a clean towel.

Benefits

Potatoes are enriched with a unique type of enzyme called catecholase. This enzyme has the ability to act as a bleaching agent. So it removes all the elements that reduce the skin color. It also reduces acne scars and blemishes. Lemon is a well-known ingredient for its natural bleaching properties. So, when these two bleaching agents are mixed with fuller’s earth powder, it works well to offer effective results in skin whitening.

Multani Mitti for hair

When it comes to hair, fuller’s earth has many advantages. It has the ability to provide nourishment to your hair with proper nutrient supply. It strengthens the hair follicles[12]and makes your hair very strong. This prevents hair fall and hair damage. It also helps in avoiding the split ends and breakage caused due to the dryness in hair.

Moisture in hair can be maintained at proper levels with the help of this powder. It makes your body stay cool. Fuller’s earth has many cleansing properties. This helps you to prevent your hair from impurities, pollutants and dirt. It makes your hair soft and smooth. This is a 100 percent natural ingredient which will not cause any side effects or infections. There are many fuller’s earth-based hair masks available. Some of these masks with their benefits are listed below:

For curing dandruff
For dry hair and frizzy hair
For oily hair
For Hair straightening
For hair fall
For hair growth
For hair conditioning
For split ends

General Instruction

These are certain steps that should be followed when you use fuller’s earth powder hair mask:

Before Applying

  • Comb your hair properly with a wide tooth comb. Remove all the knots in your hair. You should not face any troubles while applying to each of your hair strands.
  • Apply a few drops of coconut oil or almond oil to your scalp. Massage your hair and scalp for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Apply the oil for least 8 to 10 hours before applying the hair mask.

After Applying

  • Do not disturb your hair until the specified time.
  • Comb your hair using a wide tooth comb before washing it.
  • Using hot water on the hair will affect the skin cells and cause hair damage.
  • Use a mild and sulfate free shampoo for washing your hair.
  • If you find any residues do not rub your scalp roughly while washing. It might affect your hair follicles.

For curing dandruff

Each one of us wants a shiny and healthy hair. But dandruff[13]makes your hair unhealthy. Dandruff can be caused due to a number of reasons. Some of the common reasons are dryness, dermatitis, eczema or fungal infections. Fuller’s earth powder has many antibacterial properties. These properties fight against such agents and recover your hair from ill effects. Following is a hair mask recipe that can be used for reducing dandruff in your hair.

Ingredients Required

  • 2 to 3 grams of fenugreek seeds  (depends on your hair length)
  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice

Directions to Use

  1. Take 2 to 3 grams of fenugreek seeds and soak them in a bowl of water at night.
  2. Blend the soaked seeds in the morning using a mixer or grinder.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder with the fenugreek paste.
  4. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it into the bowl.
  5. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  6. Then apply the paste on your scalp and to each strand of your hair. Focus on the areas where you find more dandruff.
  7. Cover your hair with a hair cover or a plastic cover.
  8. Leave the paste on your hair for one hour.
  9. Then rinse your hair with cold water.
  10. You can also use mild shampoos for washing your hair.
  11. After that apply some conditioner on your hair to prevent dryness.

For dry hair and frizzy hair

Dryness in the hair can lead to a lot of hair problems like dandruff, follicle damage etc. When you have long hair, you will often face frizziness issues. It makes your hair to look dull and rough. The moisture content in hair will also be lost. This happens mostly during the hot summer season. Fuller’s earth powder does not strip the natural moisture content of your hair. So your hair remains moisturized all the time. This prevents your hair from getting dry. A hair mask recipe to prevent dry and frizzy hair is explained below:

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Ingredients Required

  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 2 tbsp of curd
  • A fresh lemon

Directions to Use

  1. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder with 2 tbsp of curd in a small bowl. Mix it well.
  2. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it inside the bowl containing the paste.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  4. Apply the paste on your scalp and to each strand of your hair.
  5. Cover your hair with a hair cover or a plastic cover.
  6. Leave the paste on your hair for one hour.
  7. Then wash your hair with cold water.
  8. A mild sulfate free shampoo can be used for washing your hair.
  9. You can apply some conditioner on your hair to prevent dryness.

For oily hair

Oily hair[14]is caused due to the excess oil secretion in your scalp. Fuller’s earth absorbs the excess oil present in your scalp. It also controls the further oil secretion in the scalp regions. This makes it suitable for applying on oily hair. It also reduces the greasiness in your hair. Following is a hair mask recipe suitable for oily hair type:

Ingredients Required

  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 2 tbsp of Reetha powder

Directions to Use

  1. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder with 2 tbsp of Reetha powder in a small bowl. Mix it well.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  3. Then apply the paste on your scalp and to each strand of your hair.
  4. Cover your hair with a hair cover or a plastic cover.
  5. After one hour you can remove the hair cover.
  6. Then wash your hair with cold water.
  7. You can also use mild shampoos for washing your hair.
  8. After that apply some conditioner on your hair to prevent dryness.

For Hair straightening

Hair straightening has become a common thing among most of the individuals. But the chemicals used in hair straightening treatments are not completely safe. It might cause side effects and infections. These chemicals can damage the hair follicles and lead to hair fall[15]. Ironing your hair can also lead to hair damage and dryness. When hair is heated it becomes very soft and breaks easily. But with the help of fuller’s earth powder, you can straighten your hair naturally at home. It will not cause any side effects or infections. A hair mask recipe to straighten your hair is explained below:

Ingredients Required

  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 2 tbsp of rice flour
  • 3 tbsp of egg white

Directions to Use

  1. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder with 2 tbsp of rice flour powder in a small bowl. Mix it well.
  2. Then add 3 tbsp of egg white into the mixture and mix it.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  4. Then apply the paste on your scalp and to each strand of your hair.
  5. Cover your hair with a hair cover or a plastic cover.
  6. Leave the paste on your hair for one hour.
  7. Then rinse your hair with cold water.
  8. You should not use hot water as this pack contains egg in it.
  9. A mild sulfate free shampoo can be used for washing your hair.
  10. After that apply some conditioner on your hair to prevent dryness.
Straight hair

For hair fall

Hair fall is caused due to various external and internal factors. Some of the internal factors are weak hair follicles, dryness, scalp damages, infections and nutrient supplies. Some of the external factors are pollution, impurities, dust and chemical-laden shampoos, lotions etc. Fuller’s earth powder can be a solution for all these issues. It provides all the essential nutrients to your hair follicles. This makes your hair follicles very strong. The antiseptic properties in fuller’s earth heal all the scalp wounds and infections. Following is a hair mask recipe that can be followed for reducing hair fall:

Ingredients Required

  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 2 tbsp of pepper
  • 3 tbsp of yogurt or curd

Directions to Use

  1. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder in a small bowl.
  2. Take 2 tbsp of pepper and grind it using a mixer or grinder. Grind it well until it turns to a fine powder.
  3. Add the fine ground pepper powder with the fuller’s earth powder.
  4. Then add 3 tbsp of yogurt into the mixture and mix it well until it turns into a paste.
  5. Then apply the paste on your scalp and on each strand of your hair. Apply it well from the root of your hair.
  6. Cover your hair with a hair cover or a plastic cover.
  7. Leave the paste to get dried for one hour.
  8. Then rinse your hair with cold water.
  9. You can also use mild shampoos for washing your hair.
  10. After that apply some conditioner on your hair to prevent dryness.

For hair growth

Dead skin cells can be a great barrier for proper hair growth. Fuller’s earth powder eliminates all those dead skin cells present in your scalp. It stimulates the blood circulation in your scalp, providing a proper blood supply to the hair follicles. So, your hair will start growing faster and longer. The thickness of your hair can also get increased. It also acts as a cleansing agent for your scalp. This means that it removes all the impurities, acne, eczema from your scalp. A simple hair mask recipe for obtaining proper hair growth is explained below:

Ingredients Required

  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel
  • A fresh lemon

Directions to Use

  1. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder in a small bowl.
  2. Take 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel and mix it with the fuller’s earth powder.
  3. Then take a fresh lemon and squeeze it inside the mixture.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  5. Then apply the paste on your scalp and on each strand of your hair. Apply it well from the root of your hair.
  6. Cover your hair with a hair cover or a plastic cover.
  7. Leave the paste on your hair for one hour.
  8. Then rinse your hair with cold water.
  9. You can also use mild shampoos for washing your hair.
  10. You can apply some conditioner on your hair to prevent dryness.

For hair conditioning

Maintaining the normal oil content in your hair is essential for proper hair growth. Fuller’s earth powder acts as an excellent conditioner for your hair. It not only removes the excess oil but also maintains the oil content in your scalp. This gives a glossy and shiny look to your hair. It makes your hair very smooth and soft. Following is an easy to prepare homemade hair mask recipe that can be used for conditioning your hair:

Ingredients Required

  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth
  • 2 tbsp of sesame oil

Directions to Use

  1. Add 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder in a small bowl.
  2. Take 2 tbsp of sesame oil and mix it with the fuller’s earth powder.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  4. Then apply the paste on your scalp and on each strand of your hair. Apply it well from the root of your hair.
  5. Cover your hair with a hair cover or a plastic cover.
  6. Leave the paste on your hair for one hour.
  7. Then rinse your hair with cold water.
  8. A mild sulfate free shampoo can be used for washing your hair.
  9. After that apply some conditioner on your hair to prevent dryness.

For split ends

Split ends are the damaged strands of your hair. These are caused due to various factors like excessive combing, dryness and ironing. So, the cuticle layer of your hair gets damaged. This results in the occurrence of a split end in your hair. It leads to hair fall and hair breakage. Using fuller’s earth powder can prevent your hair from split ends. A hair mask recipe to prevent split ends in hair is explained below:

Ingredients Required

  • 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of curd/ yogurt

Directions to Use

  1. Take 3 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder and mix it with 1/4 cup of curd or yogurt.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil with the mixture.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  4. Apply the paste on each strand of your hair starting from the root till the end.
  5. After applying cover your hair with a hair cover or plastic cover.
  6. Leave it for 40 to 50 minutes.
  7. Wash your hair with warm water.
  8. Use a mild shampoo for washing your hair.

 

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 23/2/2019



Tharaa Nagendran

Health & Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.
Tharaa Nagendran
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.

52 Comments

  1. I have heard great things about multani mitti. However, I am not sure if it is actually as good as people claim for it to be. Any regular users of it who can maybe guide me through it?

  2. I am a 34 year old woman and lately I can see my skin sagging. I was not expecting the aging signs to reflect on my skin this soon and now my thoughts are everywhere. I want to bring a stop to it as soon as possible. I thought the best way to deal with a pre mature aging would be nature and I want to know if multani mitti can help me with that?

  3. I have recently grown a lot of pimples on my skin. I take absolute good care of my skin and that is why I don’t know how to deal with them. They are always inflamed. The pimples are very red in colour and also stings. Can I use multani mitti on it?

  4. Can multani mitti be used as an overnight treatment or do I have to wash it of without fail?

  5. Can multani mitti tighten my skin? It has been feeling very lose from a couple of weeks.

  6. Using it every day will leave you with a skin that is very dry. Even if you opt to mix ingredients that moisturize the skin, using it daily with fuller earth being the main ingredient will strip the moisture off the skin.

  7. Well it depends on the kind of skin type you have. However, even if it extremely oily, it is advised to use fuller earth every alternate day. You can use it twice in a week if it is your favorite thing to use for your face but not more than that,

  8. No, there will be no adverse effect. However it is advised to be used twice in one week only. If you strip the natural moisture off the skin the glands will create extra oil to compensate on that which will lead to you ending up with a skin that will be oiler than before and also clogged pores.

  9. The only side effect of multani mitti is that it is not the best ingredient for people with a dry skin. You can mix in ingredient but if you plan to use it directly just by diluting it with rose water or normal water, I think you should quit it.

  10. Multani mitti is known to have great absorbing skills. This sucks out all the oil from the surface as well as the pore exactly like a vacuum. If you are someone who has dry skin or even sensitive skin stay clear of multani mitti. You can obviously add ingredients like milk and Shea butter to it to add the element of moisture to it.

  11. Hi Aiden, I am sure you must have read the whole article well. The point where it says that the ingredient increase a good blood circulation is what helps in curing all the signs of aging. Using it on the skin increases blood flow which improves the quality of skin elasticity in the skin. It also works on fine lines and wrinkles as the flow leads to faster cell generation.

  12. Multani mitti has been known to be a great cleansing ingredient since ages. It contains magnesium chloride that fight acne, pimples and breakouts. It is a great exfoliater and hence help in removing the dead skin cells from the skin which clog the pores and are the main cause for pimple formation.

  13. One of the reason for pimple formation is excess oil clogging up the pores. Multani mitti is a great absorbent and hence helps in keeping the pores oil free. This prevent pimple in the most easiest way possible. It is also a cooling agent and can very well take care of the inflammation.

  14. Multani mitti is a great exfoliating agent and it strips all the dirt and gunk away from skin which clogs the pores and leads to acne, blemishes and pimples.

  15. I am 21 year old girl and I stay in a hostel because of my college. I have assignments that needs late nights and because of that I have grown dark circles under my eye. I tried cucumber for the longest time but I think it was very mild and did not do much for my problem. Can fuller earth help?

  16. I am 23 years old and an architect. I spend a lot of time under the sun and it has led to a lot of clogged pores. But a problem bigger than this is that I have a lot of blackhead on my face, How much ever I scrub them, they come back every 3-4 days. Is multani mitti a good option? Can I use multani mitti? Will it be of any help?

  17. I stay in India and due to the tough rays of sun, my skin have gotten darker and extremely tanned. While I have heard that multani mitti helps with clearing the pigmentation and dark skin out, I am not really sure how effective it is in that. Can someone who has used it before, help me with it. Thank you in advance.

  18. I love how detailed this article is and how well everything is described. I think the part that I love the most about it are the benefits that is mentioned after every single mask. Makes things very very clear.

  19. I used the apple cider vinegar and Fuller earth mix for a brighter skin but after removing the mask my skin felt very dry. To an extent that I can feel a pull and tug in the skin. What should I do? I even tried moisturizing my skin a lot but it ended up going back to the same condition after the moisturizer dried.

  20. If you are someone who have a dry skin then this mask would totally backfire as both apple cider vinegar and multani mitti/ Fuller earth is known to dry the skin and extract excess oil out. I would suggest moisture every night before going to sleep and if it still does not work that consult a specialist once.

  21. It could totally be a result of your skin type as apple cider vinegar and fuller earth both are very safe and great ingredients to cure skin problem. I have been using both of them from the past 10 years and they never fail to impress me.

  22. I am a pilot and I have to travel to different cities. I have been switching water from past 6 years now and it has led to my hair being weirdly wavy. They were straight earlier and now they have become wavy. I am huge follower of using natural products to cure problems and I read somewhere that Multani mitti can help straighten the hair. Is it true?

  23. I have extremely frizzy hair. Considering that multani mitti dries the skin out, is it safe to use for a frizzy hair? Will it help the situation or worsen it further?

  24. I am huge follower of this page and I used multani mitti on my hair after reading it here. However, my hair become very brittle and now it breaks even after using a wide tooth hair brush. What should I do, Everything else that I have used using this platform has always worked. Please help me in rectifying this.

  25. I am a 23 year old woman and I face a lot of dandruff issues. It is genetically present and I have tried every thing possible to cure it but it just won’t go. I saw this article and thought it is just about face. After scrolling down learnt its benefits for the hair as well. I used it for my dandruff and I was shocked to see them almost gone. Thank you so much glowpink. I still am in shock.

  26. I have heard that the kaolin clay is a much better option than multani mitti as it is not very drying. What would you suggest? I was planning to invest on it. Thank you in advance.

  27. Which are the top 5 multani mitti’s or fuller earth available globally? Please suggest something that can be easily ordered or bought without much charges. Thank you.

  28. Both pretty much have the same role in the skin healing process and can be used even with each other for better results. If you are someone with oily skin, a combination of kaolin and multani mitti is the best option for you.

  29. I fail to understand how anything can cure split ends. Multani mitti is also known to do that. Can someone please help me understand how does that work?

  30. I had extremely dry skin and I was looking for ways to cure them. I tried commercial products but the chemicals in them always forced me not to use it. My vanity is filled with cream that I don’t use because I am worried they will harm my skin a lot. One day before going to bed, I was scrolling through articles and I found this gem. I read through it and it automatically caught my attention cause there were valid answers for everything. I tried their orange peel and fuller earth mix for a 2 weeks every 3 days and I was surprised by the results. My dryness was entirely gone. I also recently tried it every fir a week and it again took me back to the dryness. So if you are someone with the same problem, use it efficiently and you will get soft skin just like a baby.

  31. While this is a magic ingredient and helps both skin and hair, there is one major side effect that not a lot of people are aware of. Fuller earth or multani mitti can cause respiratory issues because of its cooling properties. When applied to anywhere near the chest, even the neck area, it can cause this problem.

  32. I am a teen and due to the hormone changes and imbalance in that, I face a lot of acne. I also have PCOD which worsen the situation even more. The problem is major which would need medication but I wanted to know if there is natural way of dealing with it. Fuller earth also claims to cure it but will it work when the acne caused is due to a syndrome?

  33. The best way to use multani mitti is by mixing it with rose water and a little milk. It cures the problem of dryness, helps with pigmentation, cleanse the pore and also keep problems like acne, blemish and pre mature aging at bay. The recipe is very simple but brings drastic change in the overall appearance.

  34. Hi Isabella, I saw your comment and gave it a try. It truly works. My skin feels softer than before and it also feels healthy. I also used it only twice as advised by a lot of people here and I can see what they meant. The skin is super soft and I cannot help but touch it again and again. Thank you so much.

  35. Great recipe. Have been using it from past 3 years, quickly absorbs all the excess oil and leave your skin feeling moisturized because of the milk in it.

  36. I have been using the multani mitti or fuller earth from past 5 years and it works wonders. It is not at all harmful and the more natural you buy it the more it will good for you. Try buying ones that are free from all sorts of preservatives and added fragrance. The trick is to find out the exact time that you should apply it. For me, using it twice in a week is more than enough. If I use it even a day more than usual, I face dryness. But if I maintain the twice in a week theory, it makes my skin extremely soft.

  37. It is one of the most trusted ingredient and I swear by it. I keep adding different ingredients to it to see how they work but so far, it has never disappointed me even for a single application.

  38. Trying out natural products when you have a hormonal issue is always any day better than opting for medication to treat it. Supplements can also have adverse effect on the skin so I suggest that give fuller earth a try. I don’t have PCOD but I did have acne and using it have reduced it to greater extents.

  39. Glowpink comes out with excellent articles on skin care. Even if I don’t want to, I end up trying at least a couple of them on the weekend. Its a good me time I get. Thank you.

  40. Absolutely. However, if you are someone with extremely dry and frizzy hair, I suggest mix a moisturizing agent like milk to it so that the hair does not become further dry and damaged. It will break other wise.

  41. I am 23 years old and I have been using multani mitti on my hair as well. It is great for multiple reasons. First, it cools the scalp down. So if you are someone who face a lot of inflammation on the scalp, I would suggest start using this almost immediately. As it is a great natural exfoliator, it also cleanses the dead skin and impurities from the scalp which unclogs the pore and helps with a healthy hair growth.

  42. It is natural and I think every one should give it a try. It did not work well for my hair but its my trump card when it comes to the skin. Something suits someone while it does not suit the other. Use it once and considering it is natural, it won’t be of much harm.

  43. If you are someone who already had a dry scalp and hair then multani mitti was not that great an option honestly. I tends to absorb really quick. Because of this, it extracts excess oil from the skin. If you are someone with a dry scalp then it only means that using multani mitti extracted the natural oil as well which has made your hair weak and also a cause for breakage.

  44. I face a lot of dandruff issues. I have tried everything possible but nothing works. Did you use multani mitti directly on the scalp or did you make a mask using multiple ingredients? My hair is on the rough and frizzy side. Please help me.

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