Fuller’s Earth Clay (Multani mitti) Uses and Side Effects

Fuller’s Earth Clay is a type of clay and is rich in various minerals. It is also called Multani mitti. It plays an important role in your beauty regime. People have been using it for ages to solve various beauty problems. It is also quite cheap compared to other beauty products. It is very beneficial for your skin, face and hair.

Fuller's Earth Clay

Fuller’s Earth Uses and Benefits:

Conditions hair:

Fuller’s Earth is also a good conditioner. Applying it on your hair keeps your hair in good condition, just the way you wanted your hair to be.

Damaged hair:

Fuller’s Earth is also good for treating dull and damaged hair. Make a pack by adding oil from one Vitamin E capsule and curd to fuller’s earth. Apply this pack on your hair and wait for 20 minutes. Wash it off with water.

For dry skin:

Add some glycerine or Vitamin E oil to fuller’s earth and apply on your skin. This can prevent your skin from getting dry. You can also add some milk cream to it.

Good exfoliant for face:

Fuller’s Earth is excellent for removing the dead skin cells and making your skin smooth, soft and glowing. Make a scrub with fuller’s earth and rosewater and scrub your skin with this paste to remove dead skin cells, dirt and grime from your skin.

Good for dealing with oily skin:

Make a paste by mixing fuller’s earth, cucumber juice and besan with some rose water. Apply this paste on your face and wait till it gets dry. Wash it off with cool water and pat dry your face. Now spritz some rosewater with the help of a spray bottle.

Gets rid of acne:

If you are worried about acne on your face, fuller’s earth can help you get rid of them. Make a paste by mixing fuller’s earth and neem leaves. Apply this paste on the affected areas and wash after some time. This is very effective for treating acne because of the antibacterial properties of neem leaves and antiseptic properties of fuller’s earth.

Hair loss:

Make a hair pack by mixing fuller’s earth with one teaspoon of black pepper powder and curd, and apply it on your hair. Wash it off after half an hour. Applying this on your hair twice a week will give to best results.

Improves complexion:

Fuller’s Earth is very effective for getting rid of blemishes and pimple scars, and giving your skin an even tone. Make a face pack by adding tomato juice and turmeric with fuller’s earth and apply the paste on your face. Wash it off after 10 minutes.

You can also make a pack by mixing fuller’s earth with cucumber juice, Vitamin E oil and milk, apply it on your face to improve your complexion. This face pack is good for people with dry skin as well.

Pore cleanser mask:

This mud can unclog your pores and make your skin clean and fresh looking. Those who travel a lot and are exposed to pollution and dirt benefit a lot by applying fuller’s earth mask on their skin. Make sure that you do not apply it around your eye area. It is also good for removing black and white heads.

Promotes hair growth:

Fuller’s Earth has the ability to increase the circulation of blood. This makes it very effective for promoting hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles.

Removes tan:

If you have a tan, fuller’s earth can help you remove the tan. All you have to do is to mix fuller’s earth with some curd and make a paste. Apply this paste o the affected areas and wash it off after a few minutes. With regular use this helps in lightening your skin and removing the tan.

Removes pigmentation on the neck:

If you are suffering from black patches on your neck, you can make a pack of fuller’s earth with rosewater, a pinch of turmeric and red sandalwood paste, and apply this paste on your neck. This can help in removing the pigmentation with regular use.

Sweat absorbing nature:

Mix fuller’s earth with some talcum powder and apply on your foot. This is great for treating sweaty feet and keeps your feet free from any bad smell.

Tones skin naturally:

With age, your skin tends to become saggy and gives rise to wrinkles and fine lines. Fuller’s Earth can help you reduce these signs of aging. All you have to do is to mix fuller’s earth, egg white and curd and make a smooth paste. Beat the egg white well before you add other ingredients. Apply this paste on your face and wash it off before it is completely dry.

Treating Dandruff:

Fuller’s Earth is also good for your hair. You can treat dandruff and other scalp problems with this mud. Soak 3 or 4 teaspoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and then grind the seeds to get a fine paste. Now mix it with fuller’s earth and lemon juice, and apply on your scalp. Wash your hair and scalp after 30 minutes. You may replace fenugreek seeds with aloe vera.

Side Effects of Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti):

Although fuller’s earth is said to be safe and keeps your skin beautiful and glowing, it has some side effects as well.

Fuller’s Earth is said to be unsuitable for dry skin as well as sensitive skin. It can dry out your skin because of its high absorbing power. This leads to dehydration of the skin. However, you can add glycerine, milk ream etc to make it effective for dry and sensitive skin.

The cooling property of fuller’s earth can lead to respiratory problems in some people, especially when it is applied on the chest as a paste to treat sunburns and for cooling the skin.

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