Multani Mitti (Fuller's earth) cleansing mask
Multani Mitti (Fuller's earth) cleansing mask
It is Mother Nature's own baby powder. Clay was one of the earliest substances to be used as a beauty mask - probably something to do with the fact that we all have lolled about in mud as children and loved it. In fact, it's quite safe to dust a baby's tender bottom with fine multani mitti, gopi chandan or Fuller's earth.
Multani mitti also known as Indian Fullers Earth It is formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash,It makes an excellent cleansing mask, and possesses highly absorbent qualities. It is rich in minerals and when applied to the skin in the form of a paste, it helps improve circulation; it hardens slowly as it dries, and absorbing the dead cells on the top of the skin and dries up any excess oil. The mineral ingredient in fuller’s earth giving the absorbent action is the hydrated aluminium silicate. Grease of the skin, coats the particles of aluminium silicate and is lifted away from the skin when the mask is removed. It may be unsuitable for a dry skin but is excellent for an oily skin.
Fuller's earth is also a natural way to remove impurities without stripping the hair of its natural moisturisers. Medically, the clay absorbs bacteria and toxins and reduces water loss. Because of its high mineral content, it is used to reduce arthritic pain, and strengthen fingernails, teeth, gums and hair. It has even been used as an emergency treatment for individuals who have ingested a harmful substance, in order to decrease the amount of poison absorbed into the gastrointestinal tract.
Mud in general can help take the pain out of burns and bee stings (bears roll around in it when they're stung), and when wet clay dries on the skin, it can draw out heat and reduce inflammation. Spiritually, a mudpack can help ground you. Healers recommend a mudpack in preparation of rituals and spells of prosperity and healing.
Multani mitti -This sedimentary clay has enormous drawing capabilities and is the number one choice for oily skin and those prone to acne. It draws oil from the skin and has been widely used for this exact purpose. Removes dead skin cells, great cleanser. Good for oily or normal skin.
Multani mitti mask
Multani mitti – 2 tbsp,
Rose water – 1 tbsp
Mix the 2 ingredients to form a smooth paste. Apply to the skin leaving the area around the eyes. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes or until completely dry. Rinse off with warm/normal water.
The result is a clear pinkish skin. The tinge is due to the stepping up of blood circulation and all the excess grease and dead cells are cleared away.
For those with perspiration problem, Fuller’s earth mixed with talc powder makes a very good foot powder. It can be sprinkled into the shoes or rubbed directly onto the feet.
Take a tablespoon of curd or lemon juice mix it with multani mitti
Keep it for half an hour and then blend well. Apply it on your face for 15 minutes. When dried, wash off with lukewarm water followed by a cold-water rinse. This is an ideal mask for oily skin.
If you have a patchy skin make the following face pack. Take a tablespoon each of curd and multani mitti and a teaspoon of mint powder. Soak multani mitti in curd for half an hour, then mix mint in it. Apply the paste on the face. Leave it to dry and wash off with lukewarm water followed by a cold-water rinse.
To remove pimple marks, grind two or three neem leaves into a paste and mix with a tablespoon of multani mitti soaked in water. Apply this to clean skin and let it dry completely before washing it off. Do this daily for 15 days.
Mix together one fourth cup of multani mitti, one fourth cup dried orange peel and two tablespoons full of oatmeal powder. Take a spoon full of this mixture, add some water to make a paste and apply it all over the face and neck. Work the paste gently into the skin in a circular motion. Concentrate on the nose and chin area. Wash off with water. This scrub deep cleans oily skin and helps unclog pores.
Make a whole body mudpack with five tablespoons of multani mitti, a cup of fresh apple juice, a tablespoon each of lemon juice and honey, two tablespoons of almond oil and six drops of sandalwood essential oil. Mix the multani mitti with apple and lemon juice until it forms a smooth paste. Stir in the almond oil, honey and essential oil.
To use, apply small amounts of the mixture to the body. Start at the feet and work up. Concentrate on areas of dull skin. Gently massage the mixture into the skin and leave for a few minutes to dry before getting into the shower. Use warm water to rinse off all traces of the mudpack, and then shower.
For the hair
Take fuller’s earth/multani mitti in a bowl, put water in it and mix well. Leave it aside for 2 hours. After 2 hours mix it well again with a spoon and add water to reach a consistency apt for applying on the scalp and hair. Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair and gently massage the scalp for some minutes. Wash hair thoroughly with water. Then leave your hair to dry. This gives a lot of shine and bounce to the hair and makes them very silky to touch.
other way for hair-
Try this dry shampoo if you are in a hurry. Divide your hair into sections and fluff a little multani mitti powder through each section. Rub in well and leave for 10 minutes. Brush out thoroughly with a clean brush. The powder will absorb most of the grease and dirt.
For damaged or dull hair try this treatment. Moisten your hair with warm water and massage a generous amount of refined oil (sesame or apricot oil) into your hair and scalp. Cover your hair with a plastic shower cap (or plastic wrap) and a towel. Leave on for at least one hour. Next, apply a mixture of multani mitti to your hair and scalp. Leave it on for 30 minutes. Using warm water, thoroughly rinse the mud from your hair and scalp. Shampoo as usual. Apply a liberal amount of refined oil to damp, towel dried hair and scalp. Comb through with a wide-tooth comb. Let your hair dry naturally.
For treating split ends, massage your hair and scalp with olive oil. After two hours steam your hair for half an hour by wrapping a towel dipped in hot water. Wash your hair using a mix of multani mitti and curd (buttermilk for oily hair). The next day shampoo your hair with a regular shampoo.
yadi frm patiala useing multani mitti
No other products can actually compete with natural home based recipes. It not only makes the skin supple and gorgeous, but it even keeps the skin beautiful for a long period.But unfortunately,many peoples dont know the benefit of multani mitti.Multani mitti can do wonders to ur skin... that no other cosmetic product can do. its natural,safe n d cheapest & quickest skin treatment u can think of...Apply Multani Mitti before sleep for 15 Min or any time…U will really se the difference…