Fullers Earth (Facial Soil / Multani Mitti)
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.
For the skin
Take a tablespoon each of curd, multani mitti powder and mint powder. Soak multani mitti and mint powder in curd 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.
Take one egg white, a teaspoon of multani mitti powder, a few drops each of peppermint extract and water. Soak multani mitti powder in the water for half an hour. Beat the egg and blend in all the ingredients together. Mix the soaked multani mitti powder in the mixture. Apply this on the face for 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. This is also a good 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.
Mix an egg white, a tablespoon curd, a teaspoon each multani mitti and honey as a mask for normal to oily skin. Mix a tablespoon each of curd and multani mitti with half a teaspoon of honey and one eighth teaspoon of baking soda for a mask for normal to oily skin. A simple mask of multani mitti with besan and gulabjal (rose water) is effective for treating sunburn. Some multani mitti mixed with tomato juice applied it to your skin is also good for treating sunburn.
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.
Mix four ounces of powdered almonds, two ounces of glycerine soap and one ounce of multani mitti in a little water. Rub this exfoliating scrub on the blackhead-affected areas on your face. Make an exfoliating scrub with multani mitti, orange peel, sandalwood and tomato pulp. Massage it on the skin and rinse off.
A regular cleanser can be made for all types of skin using Fuller's earth. Mix together multani mitti, oatmeal and almond paste. Apply all over face and wash off after 10 minutes. Mix together multani mitti, besan and sandalwood powder in equal quantities and store the mixture in an airtight container. Use a teaspoon of this scrub mixed to a paste with water to cleanse the skin of flakes and dirt.
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
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.
Available in the following Packings
* 50 kg Jute Box
* 1 Kg Poly Pack
* 100 gms box Packet