Multani Mitti (Fuller Earth) – Beauty the Natural Way

Beauty the Natural Way

A kitchen is undoubtedly the most inexpensive and natural vanity kit. In ancient times rice flour and milk were used as cosmetics. If natural ingredients are the key to glow then why not use them in the purest form? Every area, region, and country has its own sort of medicated quality fuller earth. Here in Pakistan, we have the best choice for multani mitti (fuller earth) as it is known locally.

This type of multani mitti (fuller earth) is age-old proven stuff for its medical miracles over the centuries. A finely ground powder from Grandma’s vanity box can prove best than pure earthen powder. Multani Mitti (fuller earth) works magic when mixed with sandalwood powder and rose water (Arq e Gulab)

Here are the top five uses of multani mitti (fuller earth).

Sleek and Shiny Hair

Nice shiny long hair is one of the best beauty parameters for an eastern girl. Bury the worry and show up with healthy and shiny hair. The Fuller Earth serves as the finest conditioner, leaving hair smooth and silky. Massaging in the scalp improves blood circulation leading to enhanced functioning of follicles.

It maintains scalp health by removing all toxins. It also deals with dandruff and split ends. Straight hair makes style but using heating tools leaves hair damaged, dull, and prone to breakage. Fuller Earth helps to straighten hair naturally improving the growth when mixed with Amla, Reetha, and Sikhakai Powder. Here’s the pack.

Self-care is best for boosting your self-esteem. A well-maintained personality becomes a point of attraction for others. Multani mitti is the cheapest multi-use makeup material that gives an entirely new glow to your face and body. The following lines include some recipes that you can efficiently work out at home.


  • 2 tbsp Reetha Powder
  • 2 tbsp Shikakai Powder
  • 2 tbsp Multani Mitti
  • 2 tbsp Amla Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • A handful of Curry Leaves
  • 1 cup Water

Grind curry leaves by adding a cup of rose water. Add the powders to this mixture, and mix well until you get a consistent mask. Apply it to your scalp, leave for 1-2 hours, and wash it off with cool water. Use a mild shampoo and follow up with a conditioner. Use it 2 times a week.

Exfoliator and Cleanser

It’s a natural cleanser. It brightens skin tone by removing dirt and impurities from the skin. The fuller earth when mixed with brown sugar and lemon juice makes an exfoliator. It removes the dead skin cell bringing out fresh, shiny, and glowing skin. The use of multani mitti is usually safe but people with skin issues must discuss it with a dermatologist before using the following recipes.


  • 1tbs Multani Mitti
  • 1 tbs Oats Powder
  • 1tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1tbs Brown Sugar

Lemon is known antitoxin and a superb cleaner. Mix lemon juice, oats powder, and brown sugar well, add water if needed. Fold this mixture with a tablespoon of Fuller Earth and apply it to the face. Leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse face with cold water, pat dry with a towel, and apply baby lotion or moisturizer afterward.

De Tanning and Pigmentation

Skin pigmentation and discoloration are fundamental problems for working ladies. The Fuller Earth is known to be the best treatment for tanned skin also. It lightens pigmented skin and evens the skin tone by removing sun tanning. The ultimate result is super soft shiny skin.


  • 1tbs Fuller Earth
  • 1tbs Papaya

Mix the freshly extracted papaya paste with a tablespoon of Fuller Earth. Rinse off after 20 minutes of application. Don’t rub the skin with a towel; gently pat it then apply rose water. Better to wait for it to dry without using any cloth, towel, or tissue. Natural air drying keeps your skin soft and silky.

Cooling Agent

Burning, itching, rash, and insect bites hurt a lot. Medication takes time to give relief whereas Fuller Earth (Multani Mitti) is a quick solution to inflammation. It treats old burn scars. It contains minerals like magnesium, silica, iron, and dolomite that help the skin in regaining lost health.


  • 4tbs Fuller Earth
  • 2 tbsp Ice Water

Mix Fuller Earth (Multani Mitti) with chilled water to form a paste. Apply to the affected area for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water and air dry the skin. A little tapping with tissue paper is sufficient if you are really in hurry.

Anti-Acne Agent

Pimples, acne, blackheads, and dark circles are the worst thing to carry along while going out. No more war with them. Let the Fuller Earth settle the dispute between you and the acne family. Fuller Earth has good absorbing capability; it absorbs oil from the scalp and skin. It speeds up the healing process by nourishing the skin and keeping it healthy. The left acne marks can be treated well with a pack of almonds, Multani Mitti, and rose water.


  • 5 Almonds
  • 2tbs Fuller Earth
  • 1tbs Olive Oil
  • 1tbs Water

Mix them well and coat the face twice with this pack. Rinse off gently and let the skin pores breathe fresh air. It will help them to retain the natural capacity to keep their skin healthy.


Make sure you store Fuller Earth in an airtight jar and keep eyes intact from all face masks and packs. Every human has different skin types. Apply the mask to a small patch to test its compatibility with your skin prior to applying it all over the face. Consult your dermatologist in case of a reaction.

Urza Omar
  • Urza Omar
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