The moment we talk about natural beauty and skin care ingredients, one of the first things that comes to our mind is fuller’s earth or alternatively known as “multani mitti” because of its origin from Multan, Pakistan in Indian sub-continent. It has excellent capability to absorb color causing compounds and impurities in fats, oils and greases. It comes in different colors such as white, green, blue, brown or olive. It is very fine in size and has large surface area that is chemically active with excellent bonding and sealing properties. Not all fuller’s earth varieties are alike and interchangeably used in all applications. Each of the variety has distinct composition and useful in different applications specific to its composition starting from beauty applications to cleaning, degreasing and bleaching. Let’s have a look at some of its uses in various skin and hair problems.
FULLER’S EARTH IN BEAUTY AND SKIN CARE
Fuller’s earth or also known as multani mitti in India is a gift of nature for your skin and hair care. The antiseptic properties of fuller’s earth are very helpful in various skin conditions. The most important thing is that you can make the preparations at home and use it from the comfort of your home.
To reduce the blackening of neck
Fuller’s earth is an excellent cleansing agent. Mix fuller’s earth with rose water, generally available in the market, to make paste. Then add small quantity of sandal wood paste or powder and blend all three of them well and apply on your neck area to get rid of the blackness of skin on the neck.
For reduction of dark patches
Take fuller’s earth, mint powder and curd in equal proportions. Mix fuller’s earth and curd and allow to soaking for about thirty minutes. Then add mint powder and blend them well. Apply the mixture on the dark patches and leave for about 20 to 30 minutes and wash the area with warm water. When done regularly, the intensity of dark patches comes down. To treat black spots, mix fuller’s earth with tomato juice and sandal wood powder and apply to bring down the intensity.
For treating pimples
Pimples and their scars are bane for youngsters. But Fuller’s earth face pack provides one of the simple and very effective remedies to tackle pimples including scars. Take one tea spoon full of neem leaf paste, two tea spoonfuls of fuller’s earth in rose water medium, a pinch of camphor and mix well. Grind four or five cloves into fine powder and add it to the mixture to a thick consistency. Apply the paste over the pimples affected area. Wash it off after 15 minutes with plain water. Read more on How to get rid of pimples naturally
To treat sagging skin due to aging
Drooling skin due to age is a common phenomenon among all of us but fuller’s earth provides excellent cheap home remedies to treat this condition. Take one table spoonful of fuller’s earth and mix it with equal proportion of curd and a beaten egg and mix them well. Alternatively you may use water instead of curd. Apply the paste over your face and leave it for about 20 minutes and relax without any facial muscle movement. You would immediately feel the skin tightening giving a rejuvenated look!
Treatment for Skin pigmentation
Take about half a cup of fuller’s earth, equal quantity of papaya fruit peel and a quarter tea spoon of Vitamin E powder (you may use Vitamin E capsules to source Vitamin E powder) and blend them well. Apply the paste on your face and leave it for about 15 to 20 minutes and wash your face with warm water. A regular use will lighten the skin pigmentation.
Treating wound scars or other scars on the skin
Take fuller’s earth, carrot pulp and olive oil in equal proportions and apply on the scar and wash after 15 minutes. The scars will slowly disappear when regularly used.
To treat oily skin
Fuller’s earth is natural absorbent of oil and hence can be used to treat oily skin. Take one tea spoon of cucumber paste, raw milk, two tea spoons of besan and fuller’s earth and mix well. Apply the paste over the skin to get rid of excessive oil from the skin.
FULLER’S EARTH FOR THE TREATMENT OF DANDRUFF, OILY SCALP CONDITION AND SPLIT ENDS:
Soak fuller’s earth in water for about couple of hours and apply it on your hair and scalp to get rid of oily scalp condition.
To treat split ends, massage your hair with olive oil and wrap a cloth around your head to allow olive oil to seep into your scalp for about two hours and then wash off the hair with a mixture of fuller’s earth and milk or water before going to bed. Then next morning use mild baby shampoo to wash the hair to remove any fuller’s earth remaining on the hair. This reduces spilt ends substantially. Also read Natural Hair Growth Tips
Mixture of orange peel powder and fuller’s earth can effectively treat dandruff condition. Then wash the hair with mild shampoo. This reduces dandruff effectively. Read more on How to get rid of dandruff naturally