Multani Mitti is a common term when it comes to discussing facial products. Known as Fuller’s Earth in English, the main composition of this product is a hydrous aluminum silicate. It also has quartz, dolomite, and calcite in trace amounts. When used properly, the product plays a key role in providing you with good complexion for the face and lustrous hair.
Multani Matti for face daily
It is safe to use multani mitti for face daily. However, it is advisable that you do this only if your face has very oily skin. This is because this product has the capability of extracting excess oil of any type present in the skin. However, if your skin is only moderately oily or very dry, there is no need to use this every day. In such cases, it is better to opt for applying multani mitti only two or three times in a week.
Multani mitti for fairness
One of the primary applications of multani mitti is for fairness by making a simple face pack using two tablespoons of the powder and curd. Keep aside the soaked mixture for half an hour and add a teaspoon of mint powder to it. Apply the mixture on the desired area and let it stay for around 30 minutes. Finally, wash this off with warm water.
Multani mitti for pimples
You can also use multani mitti for pimples removal with various face packs that use the same. One simple face pack involves just the use of three ingredients – multani mitti, rose water and lemon juice. Mix two tablespoons of multani mitti with one teaspoon of rose water and four to five drops of lemon juice. Make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture and that it is not too sticky. Applying this facial pack not only removes acne and pimples but also the scars formed because of them. You can additionally add a teaspoon of neem powder to the mixture.
Another face pack involves replacing the lemon juice and neem powder mentioned above with one tablespoon of besan or gram flour and two tablespoons of sandalwood powder.
Multani mitti for hair
Apart from using fuller’s earth on the face, you can also use multani mitti for hair. Multani mitti acts as a mild cleanser that gets impurities off your hair. It is best suited for oily scalps that removes only the excess oil and retains the natural oils. Additionally, a massage of multani mitti on the hair enhances blood circulation on the scalp and gives the hair follicles the required nourishment. Moreover, the cleansing action causes the toxins on the hair and scalp to be removed along with bad hair odor and dandruff.
On dry hair, you can use a mixture of multani mitti powder, curd or yogurt and black pepper powder. If you have normal or dry hair, opt for a pack consisting of fresh aloe vera gel, lemon juice and multani mitti powder.
Multani mitti side effects
While generally harmless to use, there may be chances of experiencing a few multani mitti side effects if you do not use it properly. It is recommended that you do not use the product if you have very sensitive or dry skin. This is because multani mitti has highly absorption property that may actually dehydrate your skin. Because of its cooling property, when the product is applied, it can trigger respiratory problems when the paste is put on the chest to combat the effects of sunburns and high temperature.