You definitely want to read these 15 amazing beauty benefits of multani mitti! This clay is truly amazing for radiant beauty!
What is Multani Mitti?
Multani mitti is the Indian name for Fuller’s Earth. It is a type of clay that is popularly known for its beauty benefits! Multani mitti has long been used in the Indian subcontinent for beauty purposes such as cleansing, exfoliating, skin whitening and more!
Without further ado, let’s explore 15 amazing beauty benefits of multani mitti for skin & hair care!
Top 15 Beauty Benefits of Multani Mitti for Skin & Hair Care
Note: When handling multani mitti, please use non-metal utensils like plastic, wooden, ceramic or glass bowls and spoons for mixing. Clays are negatively charged and metal is positively charged. When clay gets into contact with metal, it’s negatively charged ions get neutralized and this renders the clay useless because it will no longer hold its amazing powers of detoxification & deep cleansing of skin and hair.
1. Skin Bleaching
In India, multani mitti is very famous as a natural skin bleaching agent! Regular use of a multani mitti face pack can visibly lighten your skin tone and help fade away hyperpigmentation! Here’s a skin bleaching face mask you can try 3 times a week to help in natural skin whitening:
- Natural Skin Bleach: In a non-metal bowl, add 1 tbsp of multani mitti, ½ tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp of milk and ½ tsp raw honey. Mix well with a non-metal spoon then apply it on your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off in the shower or gently using an old washcloth.
2. Face & Body Cleanser
Multani mitti has also long been used as a face and body cleanser! A paste made out of multani mitti is scrubbed all over the skin just like regular soap then rinsed off. The result is squeaky clean, hydrated and soft skin! Make a fresh paste of multani mitti before a shower or before washing your face. It’s not a chore – it’s very easy! Simply dump ½ cup of multani mitti or more in a non-metal bowl, then add rose water or just water little by little while mixing to form a smooth lump-free paste. Now use this paste as soap all over your body then rinse off with water.
3. Natural Deodorant Ingredient
Yes, multani mitti is naturally deodorizing! You can pat it onto clean underarms as a deodorant powder, or better yet, make a DIY deodorant with it! Here’s my favorite DIY Deodorant recipe. Simply add 1 tsp of multani mitti to it in the mixing stage and you’ll have a nice detoxifying deodorant!
4. Hair Cleansing
Instead of harsh store-bought shampoos filled with chemical ingredients, use multani mitti as a shampoo or even simply a cleansing and clarifying hair mask! Here’s a great hair cleansing recipe:
- Hair Cleansing Recipe: In a non-metal bowl, add ½ cup of multani mitti. Now add enough rose water, slowly by slowly, while mixing to create a smooth lump-free paste. You can then add optional ingredients like 1 tsp shikakai powder, hibiscus powder or reetha powder (soap nut powder). Make a paste that’s easily spreadable. Apply it on wet hair in the shower just like shampoo. Work it in for 2 minutes then leave it to sit for another two minutes while you wash the rest of your body. Rinse off with tepid water. You can condition your hair with a green tea hair rinse.
5. Exfoliates Skin
Multani mitti has a small particles that can help with exfoliation! Make a paste with 2 tsp multani mitti and 1 tsp water. Mix well and scrub it on your face, avoiding the eyes area. Rinse off and pat your skin dry. Apply your usual moisturizer. You can do this exfoliation every single day!
6. Fades Blemishes, Acne Scars & Dark Spots
Got blemishes, acne scars or dark spots? It’s time to use multani mitti as a face pack regularly! It lifts off the dark dead skin on top of the skin’s surface, revealing new skin underneath! Multani mitti has skin lightening properties so it helps fade away blemishes.
7. Reduces Oily Skin
A multani mitti face pack sucks up oily skin from your face and deep within your pores!
8. Calms Irritated Skin
All clays are skin soothing in nature. If you have skin rashes, eczema, bug bites, poison ivy rashes, hives or any skin irritation, whip up a multani mitti paste with water to make an easily spreadable paste. Apply it onto the affected area. Rinse off with cool water and your irritation will be soothed!
9. Reduces Large Pores
Multani mitti has natural astringent properties that help tighten skin and diminish large pores. Regularly applying a multani mitti face pack with lemon juice, water and tea tree oil can help reduce large pores.
10. Fights Acne
Get rid of large cystic acne using multani mitti! It reduces acne inflammation, soothes skin, gets rid of redness, controls oil and also helps lighten acne scars!
11. Hydrates Dry Skin
Multani mitti also hydrates skin when mixed with ingredients like milk and yogurt. If your skin feels dry, flaky and dull, mix 1 tbsp of multani mitti with 2 tsp thick yogurt. Apply onto your face, avoiding eye area. Rinse off after 7 minutes.
12. Tones & Firms Skin
The natural astringent properties of multani mitti also play a part in toning, firming and tightening skin. This can help those with saggy or droopy skin.
13. Nourishes Skin Cells
Multani mitti contains a lot of minerals! Some of them include magnesium, silica, quartz, calcium, iron, calcite, and dolomite. These nourish skin cells, hydrate skin, and help in skin repair and rejuvenation.
14. Detoxifies Skin
Like all other clays, multani mitti is also detoxifying! It sucks out impurities from deep within the skin including pollution, grime, dead cells, excess oils, germs and other gunk. Use a multani mitti face mask every week to help with natural skin detoxification.
15. Mud Bath
You can take a mud bath with multani mitti! Instead of using multani mitti as a body cleanser, simply add 1-2 cups of it into a warm bath. Also add 1 cup of whole milk. It’s a good idea to first mix the clay into a little water/milk to form a smooth paste so that you can avoid clay lumps floating in the bath. Soak in the bath for 20 minutes for soft smooth and rejuvenated skin!
Which of the above beauty benefits of multani mitti are you looking forward to enjoying?