India has legacy of culture and heritage. Ayurveda is one such treasure, India has gifted the world with. The natural remedies and medicinal herbs our ancestors have not only used but also inherited one to us, is renowned globally for its magical and miraculous benefits. One such highly beneficial form of medicine is Fullers Earth that is popular as “Multani Mitti”.
Multani mitti – The Nature’s Gift
Multani mitti is well-known in the Indian household for being one of the most trusted gift from nature that imparts many benefits be it beauty, health or others etc. It is also called as Fuller Earth. It is actually mud like ingredient that is obtained from the earth’s surface. It is not an ordinary mud but has many natural benefits. You can call it a natural fairness pack that will make your skin not only glow, but breathe irrespective of it being dry or oily and having pores. It also acts as a healer of acne and blemishes. Its rich magnesium chloride content helps in fighting acne. Due to this, multani mitti is used in many face and skin enhancing packs.
Benefits of Multani Mitti
- Natural face enhancer.
- Fights against acne, blemishes and pimples.
- Used in beauty products and face packs.
- Health benefits.
- Used in detergents.
Uses of Multani Mitti with its effects
Multani Mitti for Face
- Skin glow and dead cell removal
Multani mitti is a natural gem that helps in getting rid of those dead facial cells and thus helps in improving your skin and making it glow naturally.
- A scrub
Multani mitti can be used as an excellent scrubbing agent wherein it helps in getting rid of those ugly black heads and white heads from the core. In order to make a scrub, to a mixture of a paste of almonds and glycerine soap, add some multani mitti and scrub your face with this mixture.
- Enhancing the oily skin
Multani mitti is renowned for being an oil absorbent and hence helps in soothing people with oily skin. A mixture of multani mitti with rose water applied on the face and kept for a certain period, will work miracles for your oily skin with regular use. But, regular use is not preferred for those with dry skin as it may reverse the effects. In case of dry skin, one can add almond paste and milk to it then apply.
- Reducing pimples, blemishes and acne
Now having an oily skin is equally proportional to having those irritating pimples and the painful acne. But no worries, as multani mitti can rid you from these and make your skin clear and soft. Post application of some grinding neem leaves with multani mitti clears all dead cells and impurities from your face and thus prevents those pores from clogging, thus reducing pimples and acne. Regular use prevents reoccurrence and irritation. To reduce blemishes, a mixture of turmeric, tomato juice, and sandalwood powder with multani mitti is recommended.
- Those Acne – pimple marks and scars
Now apart from those painful pimples and acne, getting rid of their marks is a task. Bit, multani mitti has a natural remedy to offer. Its mixture with camphor, neem leaves paste and ground clove powder, applied weekly on face, will help in reducing them greatly. Further to reduce scars, a mixture of multani mitti with two spoons of olive oil and a spoon of carrot paste is greatly effective.
- Sun tan and excessive pigment reduction
Excessive tanning and pigmentation makes the skin dark and dull. This is also taken care of by the multani mitti. You can add the preferred oil to multani mitti and get rid of the sun tan and excessive pigmentation and thus enjoy a soft scar free skin.
- Skin toner
It is an excellent skin toner. Mix a spoon each of multani mitti and curd with a beaten egg and apply the mixture on your face for at least 30 minutes in order to obtain a toned skin texture.
Multani Mitti for Skin and Health
- Body wash
You can make a natural healing body wash from Multani mitti. A mixture of haldi powder, kala chana powder, neem and oatmeal powder, milk, white Chandan and multani mitti etc. when mixed well, can be used as a natural body wash. Do store in a bottle and use regularly.
- As an antiseptic
Multani Mitti is considered to be an antiseptic agent. It helps in soothing your skin from irritations and redness.
- To obtain a healthy skin
Multani Mitti comprises of healthy nutrients that offer the most essential natural oils to our skin. It works as a cleanser, toner, texture enhancer, pimple and acne healer, skin glowing, dead cell remover etc. It is thus a natural doctor of your skins health.
- Blood circulation
Multani Mitti helps in regulating our body metabolism. We are aware that our heart is the centre of our body and its proper functioning and blood circulation helps in the normal functioning of our body. But if blood circulation is not normal, then our body won’t properly co-ordinate with our mind. Multani Mitti can thus be used for enhancing blood circulation by applying its paste on any part of our body. This improved circulation in return will remove the dead skin, thus giving a glowing new skin.
- As a cooler and warmer
Multani Mitti can be used as both a cooler and a warmer. While its mixture with lukewarm water provides relief from muscle pain and menstrual cramps, mixing it with cold water and applying on insect bites and burns will relieve you from the pain.
- Providing relief from heat
Now to relieve your body and soothe your soul from those extreme summers, you can apply multani mitti paste with water all over your body, except chest areas, and enjoy instant relief from heat. Chest areas are not preferred because its highly effective cooling properties can lead to respiratory problems.
Other Benefits of Multani Mitti
Detergent for Laundry
Having the quality of being one of the superior cleansing agent, multani mitti is used in laundry for cleansing sticky stains and greasy clothes. It absorbing properties help in absorbing stains, wax, grease etc. and other sticky stains. Hence, multani mitti forms an important part of laundry detergents.
- Too much use for dry skin may make it drier hence not preferred regularly.
- Do not use of chest, as it will lead to respiratory problems.
Precautions to be taken for Multani Mitti
- The quality of the multani mitti plays and important role in its effect and has no side-effects. Hence, one should prefer a genuine multani mitti.
2. Many people have the temptation to eat it which they must avoid because consumption of multani mitti can lead kidney stones or may block intestines.
3. Multani Mitti must be stored in a cool and dry place and one must prevent storing it near sunlight, heat or air.
4. When stored indoors, it must either be kept in a closed jar or in a refrigerator.