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DIY Face Mask | Fullers Earth Mask | Benefits and Uses

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Fuller’s earth ( Multani mitti ) is a clay material that has the capability to decolorize oil or other liquids without any chemical treatment. It is also known as Bleaching clay“, because fulling whitened the cloth, Whitening clay“, particularly when used to treat facial pigmentation, such as melasma. Multani Mitti“, or “Mud from Multan” in ancient Pakistan, where it was used in cosmetics.
It has an end number of uses like Decontamination, Cleaning agent, Film industry, Beauty industry. The same properties that make fuller’s earth effective at removing oils, dirt and impurities from wool are also effective on human hair and skin. Since ancient times it has found extensive uses in the beauty industry, both as a cosmetic and as a treatment for acne and other skin problems.



Here are some of the beauty / cosmetic uses of Fullers Earth ( Multani mitti):-

1. Absorbs Excess Oil from Skin:-Being a natural absorbent, fuller’s earth can be used to remove excess oil from oily skin. It can also unclog skin pores and balance the natural pH level of the skin. It’s commonly used as a homemade face pack.

  1. Mix together equal amounts of fuller’s earth, rose water, and sandalwood powder.
  2. Apply this mixture on your face as a face pack.
  3. Let it dry out naturally, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
  4. Repeat daily for very oily skin, or two or three times a week for moderately oily skin.

2. Removes Scars:- Fuller’s earth can reduce the appearance of wound scars, minor burn marks or any other kind of scars to a great extent.

  1. Mix together ½ tablespoon each of fuller’s earth, vitamin E oil, and lemon juice.
  2. Apply the mixture on the scar.
  3. Leave it on for 20 minutes, and then wash it off.
  4. Do this once or twice a week until the scar fades away.

3. Improves Skin Complexion: fuller’s earth is an excellent cleansing agent that can improve your skin complexion.

  1. Mix together two tablespoons of fuller’s earth and curd.
  2. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Add one teaspoon of mint powder and blend the mixture well.
  4. Apply the mixture on your face and neck area.
  5. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes, and then wash it off with warm water.
  6. Use regularly, twice a week, to notice a huge improvement in your skin complexion.
This paste can also be used on arms and legs to enhance their complexion. This remedy is equally helpful for a suntan. You can find the video here.

4. Treats Acne:-If you struggle with acne and pimples, Fuller’s earth can surely solve your problem. It helps get rid of clogged pores and reduces excess oil secretion, two main causes of acne and pimples.

  1. Mix two teaspoons of fuller’s earth, one teaspoon of neem leaf paste, and enough rose water to make a thick paste. Optionally, add a pinch of camphor.
  2. Apply the paste over the affected area.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then wash it off with plain water.
  4. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel and apply a mild moisturizer.
  5. Use this remedy once a week to keep your skin acne-free.
  6. You can find the video here.

5. Improves Skin Elasticity:-Droopy or sagging skin due to age is a common problem. Fuller’s earth can improve skin elasticity to help tighten and keep your skin smooth.

  1. Mix one tablespoon each of fuller’s earth, glycerin and honey to make a smooth paste. Mix in one beaten egg white.
  2. Apply the paste on your face.
  3. Relax without moving your facial muscles until the paste dries naturally. Then wash it off with lukewarm water.
  4. Use this remedy once a week.

6. Treats Dandruff:-For ages, people have used fuller’s earth to treat dandruff. It absorbs oil, grease, and dirt that cause dandruff. Plus, it facilitates blood circulation in the scalp, which is essential to keep the scalp clean and free of flakes.

  • Make a hair pack with equal amounts of orange peel powder and fuller’s earth. Apply it on your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes, and then wash it off with water. Use a mild shampoo to wash your hair. Follow this home treatment once or twice a week to reduce dandruff effectively.
  • Another option is to mix four teaspoons of fuller’s earth and two teaspoons each of lemon juice and honey in one-half cup of plain yogurt. You can also add a few drops of water to get a better consistency of the paste. Apply it on your hair and scalp and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off. Finally, shampoo and condition your hair. Do this once or twice a week.

7. Prevents Split Ends:-It is a well-known fact that fuller’s earth is a good substitute for shampoo. It can also be used as a conditioner to prevent split ends.

  • Simply wash your hair with fuller’s earth from time to time to keep your hair moisturized and prevent split ends. It will also make your hair smooth, shiny, and promote hair growth as it stimulates circulation.
  • If you already have split ends, use a hot olive oil treatment, and then wash your hair with a mixture of fuller’s earth and milk (enough to make a smooth paste). The next day, wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Do this once or twice a week.

8. Straightens Hair:-For straighter, thicker and less frizzy hair, fuller’s earth will work wonders.

  1. Mix one cup of fuller’s earth, five teaspoons of rice flour, one egg white and enough water to make a thin paste.
  2. Before going to bed, oil your hair with almond oil, olive oil, or any other hair oil.
  3. The next morning, comb your hair four or five times with a wide comb and then apply the hair pack on your scalp and hair. While applying the pack, keep combing your hair to keep it as straight as possible.
  4. Leave it on for 40 minutes, and then wash it off with water.
  5. Use a spray bottle to spray about one-half cup of milk on your hair.
  6. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo followed by a conditioner.
  7. Your hair will remain straight and bouncy until your next hair wash routine.

9. Relieves Tired Limbs:-When your arms or legs are tired and hurt, use a fuller’s earth paste to stimulate blood circulation. Soon, you will feel less tired. The increased circulation can also benefit the heart, muscles, and arteries throughout the body.

  1. Mix fuller’s earth and sufficient water to make a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the paste on the affected body parts.
  3. Allow it to dry on its own, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
  4. Use this remedy once a week or a few times a month.

10. Removes Dead Skin: The fuller’s earth also helps exfoliate dry flakes and dirt from your skin. You can prepare a moisturizing face mask that will help cleanse the skin and keep it well moisturized. It is highly effective for those who have dry skin.

  1. Mix one tablespoon each of fuller’s earth, honey, and glycerin to make a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the paste on your face, allow it to dry naturally, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  3. Use this face mask once a week.

You can find the video here.

11. Multani mitti is an excellent cleanser for your skin. Blend fuller’s earth, sandalwood powder, and rose water together to make a fine paste. Dab this wonderful preparation on your face and neck. This face mask helps to lighten and brighten your skin on continuous use. This face mask is very good for oily skin.
12. Take 1 spoon of Multani mitti, 1 spoon of mint powder and 1 spoon of curd each. Soak up the Multani mitti in curd for half an hour, next add the mint powder to it. Apply this mask on your face and neck; wash off after 20 minutes. This home remedy is to opt for eliminating dark patches.
13. Blend 2 spoons of Multani mitti/fuller’s earth, 1 spoon of honey and 1 spoon of mashed papaya. Apply this mixture on your face and see how face glows like a star.
14. You can apply a Multani mitti mixed with ice-cold water on your body. It is a sure-fire remedy to fight prickly heat.
15. The mix of Fuller’s earth, tomato juice, and sandalwood powder makes an excellent cure for diminishing black spots naturally.
16. Take 2 spoons of fuller’s earth, 1 spoon of neem paste and 4-5 ground cloves powder, a pinch of camphor and rose water to make a paste of thick consistency. Apply this mask all over your acne-affected face. This face mask helps a great deal in removing pimples and its ugly marks.
17. Take one beaten egg, one spoon of Multani mitti and one spoon of curd; mix them together to apply on the face. Leave it on for 20 minutes. This face mask is a great toner for your skin, it helps in tightening the drooping skin effectively.
18. Grate the skin of papaya and add half a cup of Multani mitti to it. Next, mix 2 vitamin E capsules after bursting them with a pin. Then apply on your face. This mask is very helpful in lightening your pigmentation marks.
19. Take carrot pulp, Multani mitti and 2 spoons of olive oil to make a fine paste; apply on the scar -affected areas.
20. You can mix Multani mitti /fuller’s earth with orange peel powder and milk to apply on your skin. This mask gives sparkling fresh and fair skin without any trace of greasiness on your skin.
21. Apply the mixture of 2 spoons of Multani mitti, one spoon of curd, 2 spoons of besan (gram flour), one spoon of cucumber paste and raw milk. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off to get a glowing skin.
22. Apply 2 spoons of Multani mitti with 1.5 spoons of coconut water and ¼ spoon of sugar on the face. Leave it on for 15 minutes. This remedy cures suntan and soothes the skin.
23. Take Multani mitti with egg and water to apply on face for 15 minutes. Use this mask to tighten your sagging and aged skin.

24. Soak up Multani mitti in water for 2 hours; apply this on your hair and scalp. Rub this mask on the hair like a shampoo for 5-7 minutes before rinsing it off. This home remedy gives shiny and thick hair.

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You can find the video here.

To sum up, fuller’s earth is immensely helpful in beautifying your skin and nourishing your hair so you don’t need to spend your hard-earned money in the beauty parlor. Next time you are shopping for beauty products, do not forget to buy fuller’s earth.

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