Multani Mitti: Everything You Should Know About It

fuller's earth with other types of soils

Multani Mitti

Multani mitti (Fuller’s earth) is very famous in India, and most Indians whether it is a groom, bride, or other people.

Fuller earth is very good for skin, and hair health, as well as some people, eat it, but its nutrients are good for external use, but not considered good for the human intestine.

Multani mitti is a clay material that has the capacity to decolourize oil or other fluids without the use of unforgiving compound treatment.

fuller's earth with other types of soils

It has been used for thousands of years ago for its antiseptic properties, which most Indian, and most other countries people still use as skin glowing, antiseptic, etc.

  • Colour– The colour of the Multani mitti might be from cream colour to yellow colour.
  • Application – Mixed with water, or other ingredients such as Rosewater, raw milk, honey, and aloe vera, are best works with these, you can also make it soup.

In Ayurvedic, Multani mitti is said to cool down and eliminate diseases. because it contains silica, iron, calcium, magnesium, and dolomite ingredients.

Quick Past Facts

  • Multani mitti was named after the city of Mulan which is present in present-day Pakistan (Punjab).
  • The use of Multani mitti in the Indian subcontinent dates back to at least 1879. and was first exported to India by rail in 1929 by the British.
  • However, its domestic use by local carts in the Sindhi region dates back to the 1800s.

Benefits of Multtani Mitti

There are multiple benefits of Multani mitti, which has been used to get rid of skin issues and achieve radiant, blemish-free skin for ages in India.

Reduce Pimple Risk

This is one of the most common uses of Fuller’s Earth because it is loaded with absorbing properties, which absorb impurities from the skin.

Also helpful in cleaning pores from within, which further aids in preventing acne, and pimples.

Good for Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, then it works on you very well, as well as keeps your skin smoothing and prevents dryness.

It relieves itching, inflammation, and irritation symptoms, which are common if you have dry skin. It works like a face wash, which is a brilliant natural cleaner for dry skin.

Promote hair health

Some narrative proof suggests that Multani mitti may:

  • Promote hair growth: It absorbs dirt and oil from the scalp, which prevents the cause of hair loss, as well as massaging in the scalp increases blood circulation, which promotes hair growth.
  • Help in Straighten hair: This adds weight to the hair, which can prevent curly hair, however, it does not straighten the hair completely.
  • Reduce dandruff: Loaded with minerals, it not only works on cleansing the scalp but also perfectly works on hydration, and it is an incredible natural remedy to prevent dandruff and flakiness.

May Promote Skin Whitening

Supporting in improving skin tone, In this case, it reduces dark spots and blemishes, which cause dark skin, and by working on this, they whiten your skin increase.

Take 1 to 2 tbsp of Multani mitti, with raw milk, and lemon juice, (according to your face area), and apply it to the affected area.

  • Papaya with Multani mitti is the best and very effective natural remedy for skin whitening.
  • Additionally, it is a natural antiseptic and absorbs dirt and impurities from your skin.

Treat Sunburn Areas

Fuller’s skin has a cooling agent, which soothes sunburn areas, also removes tan, and makes your skin radiant.

Effectively works with rose water, raw milk, honey, sandalwood, and lemon juice, deeply improves damaged skin cells, and prevents infection, and skin rashes.

Possible Side Effect

Multani mitti is good for external use, which shows its effective benefits, but many people use it to eat it, which is not advised well for stomach health.

Here are some possible side effects, if you see some side effects, then avoid them:

Allergic reaction: If you get any burning or itching, then wash your face immediately, it may lead to worsen the situation.

Redness: If you have both dry and sensitive skin, make sure, doesn’t apply only the Multani mitti, dilute it with some other ingredient like:

  • Almond milk
  • cow milk
  • rose water
  • aloe vera, etc which prevents redness chance.

Should not eat Multani mitti: Some people eat it, and I don’t know why. but it’s advised that don’t eat it because it can get stuck in the intestines and cause stomach issues.

However, If you eat it by mistake, it does not cause any damage, and it will remove away from your digestive system.

But some people eat it regularly which causes long-term issues.

During pregnancy: For this, it is forbidden that it should not be consumed during pregnancy, as it enhances the risk to the baby’s health.

How To Use It?

Most people around the world use it as a face mask, because it covers all areas, and give their 100%.

For Face

You can buy a block of Multani mitti in any Indian grocery store, it’s easily available.

  • Break it and pound it into powder form.
  • Then, mix with half a tbsp of turmeric, and squeeze a little bit of lemon, or you can have rose water, raw milk, or aloe vera, and create a slight paste of this mixture.
  • Then, add a few drops of water, now apply it gently on your face, and leave it for 5 to 10 only.
  • Wash your face, you can do this 2 times a week.

For Hair

Buy a block of Multani mitti break it and pound it into powder form. Here we taking Multani mitti according to our hair volume.

  • Add 2 to 4 tbsp of Multani mitti.
  • Now add one full of lemon, and 2 to 4 tbsp fresh curd (they both are very effective to moisturize and cleansing hair)
  • Add some water, and mix it well, leave it for 10 to 15 minutes for a smooth paste.
  • Now apply it hair root to the tip.

FAQ (Frequent Asking Questions)

Can we use Multani mitti daily?

It’s not recommended to use it everyday pack, if you have excessively oily skin, you can apply it 2 to 3 times a week, but in some cases applying daily can cause irritation and redness.

For all skin types, people can use it 2 to 3 times a week, which is recommended.

Where can we get Multani mitti?

It’s easily available in grocery stores, but if you want it in natural form, you can buy it in stone, or block form.

In the Indian region, approx 74% of Multani mitti is located in Rajasthan, and remain are in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.

How can we identify which one is pure?

The purest form of fuller’s earth – color is cream to tan, soften, and smell is like fresh mud odor.

Can we use Multani mitti instead of shampoo?

Multani mitti is good for hair, but if you make your own Multani shampoo with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, rose water, and some other essential oil, it is better.

This homemade shampoo with natural ingredients is good for hair health.

Down Line

Multani Mitti has been used for thousands of years ago for its antiseptic properties, which good for skin and hair health.

The use of Multani mitti in the Indian subcontinent dates back to at least 1879.

If you get any burning sensation, then quickly rinse your face, otherwise it can lead to redness and swelling over the area.

If you have dry skin, then it works on you very well, as well as keeps your skin smoothing and prevents dryness.


Hello, I'm Sahil bisht, I am a Mechanical engineer, As well as, aspiring blogger with an obsession for health. This blog delicate to people who want to learn in health.

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