17 Amazing Benefits Of Multani Mitti For Face, Skin And Health December 28, 2016

Multani mitti, better known as the Fuller’s earth is a clay substance that is hugely popular for its healing property against acne and blemishes.  It is very rich in magnesium chloride which helps to reduce acne. Originally used as an absorbent in the wool industry this ingredient is now greatly used in many skin care products. You can use it as a cleanser, toner and most importantly as multani mitti facial packs, which are very popular. It’s very pocket friendly and has no side effects either. Go natural this time to have a glowing skin. It is sweat resistant and can also be used to improve your hair condition. But for today I will concentrate on benefits of multani mitti on face, skin and health. Let’s have a look.

Multani Mitti for Face:

1. The reason that multani mitti is so raved about because it removes the dead cells from the skin making space for it to breathe.

2. Multani mitti masks are very effective in making your skin glow as well as improving the texture of the skin. It also makes it radiant by removing acne and blemishes to a great degree. It is well capable of removing all the impurities from your skin so that your pores are not clogged anymore and thus prepares your face for serum or cream application. In this way the cream gets more absorbed and works more effectively.

3. One of the most popular uses of multani Mitti is for those with oily skin. Multani mitti with rose water makes an excellent  face masks for oily skin. For dry skin, add milk and almond paste with it. It improves blood circulation also!!

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4. Multani mitti is well known for its oil absorbing property. It’s for this reason that it is added in the face packs so widely. It cools down aggravated and irritated skin instantly. It works wonders for acne prone skin. It soothes it and also reduces the redness and the flaming irritation. It not only reduces the acne but also reduces the appearance of them again. To reduce blemishes use a pack of multani mitti with tomato juice, turmeric and sandalwood powder. Apply and leave for ten minutes and then rinse it off. It also acts as a wonderful cleanser which brightens the face immediatety!! However you should always remember that it’s not a magic potion so it will not reduce the blemishes overnight. So you have to follow the mask for a time and be patient to have the glowing and blemish free skin.

5. If you have pimple and those pimple marks are bothering you like hell, then this versatile multani mitti is again at your service!! Add neem paste, ground clove powder and camphor with multani mitti. Add rose water to make a smooth paste and use it weekly to reduce those ugly marks off your skin.

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6. Multani mitti also reduces sun tan and helps to reduce pigmentation. It can also heal your scar marks. Add some essential oil with multani mitti for your face pack and it will give soft supple skin in no time.

7. As a scrub, multani mitti removes black heads and white heads completely!! Add multani mitti with grinded almonds and glycerine soap and use this mixture to scrub your face.

8. Multani mitti is truly a great skin care ingredient as it helps you tone the skin too. Add one beaten egg and one spoon of curd to one spoon of multani mitti. Mix it well and apply it on the face for 20 minutes to achieve a toned skin.

9. You can reduce scar marks by applying the paste of one spoon of carrot pulp mixed with some multani mitti and 2 spoons of olive oil.

10. Multani mitti can reduce your pimples too. All you need to do is to grind some neem leaves and mix it with multani mitti to form a fine paste. Apply it for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with cold water.

[ Read: Remove White Spots on Skin Naturally ]

However you should always remember that multani mitti is highly beneficial for oily skin. If you have very dry or sensitive skin, stay away from it as it can aggravate the situation.

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Multani Mitti for Skin and Health:

11. As a body wash: A cooling and healing body wash

  • 1 cup oatmeal powder
  • 1 cup neem powder
  • 1/4 cup white chandan powder
  • 1 spoon of amba haldi powder
  • Kala chana powder
  • Multani Mitti (fuller’s earth)
  • Milk

Mix all of these and store in a bottle to make a good body wash for everyday use.

12. As an antiseptic:

Multani Mitti is an antiseptic agent. Multani mitti for face benefits also to heal skin irritations and offers soothing effect on the skin.

13. For healthy skin:

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The use of multani mitti for face is an age old tradition. It contains healthy nutrients and gives natural oils to the skin. Mix it with any other mask and you are set to glow. It helps your skin in many ways like diminishing pore sizes, removing blackheads and whiteheads, fading freckles, soothing sunburns, cleansing skin, improving complexion, reducing acne and blemishes and making your skin glow.

Mix multani mitti with besan and turmeric for fair and healthy skin. Cleanse your skin thoroughly, apply a thin layer of this paste on your body, face, throat, and chest, and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. You can use this treatment every day instead of soap.

[ Read: How To Use Multani Mitti for Dry Skin ]

14. Blood circulation:

Using multani mitti paste on any part of the body helps in improving proper blood circulation. This makes Multani mitti for glowing skin an ideal solution.

15. Warn and cold compressors:

You can either use it as a warm or cold compress to treat problems of menstrual cramps, muscle pain, sunburn, insect bites and burns.

For a warm compress, mix it with lukewarm water and apply.

For a cold compress, mix it with cold water and apply.

16. Heat relief:

Mix to form paste of fuller’s earth made with water. Apply on the whole body to soothe the effects of hot temperature and sunburns. Avoid using on chest areas as its high cooling property can create respiratory problems.

17. Laundry:

Surprising, but yes! It is a superior cleaning agent that helps in absorbing and discolouring stains of greases, oils, waxes and blood on skin or clothes. This is always found in laundry detergents for washing greasy clothing.

[ Read: Ayurvedic Ways To Treat Dark Circles ]

Some important tips for Multani Mitti:

1. Opt for genuine quality multani mitti.
2. Eating it can cause kidney stones or clog intestines.
3. Store Multani Mitti in a cool and dry place and always away from heat, air and sunlight.
4. Store it in a refrigerator or outside in an air tight jar.

So here are the benefits of multani mitti for face, skin and health! Hope this article was just what you were looking for. Do leave us a comment.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/tarunima/ Tarunima

    nice article and informative :)

    • Jayshree Bhagat

      thank u

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/jayshreebhagat/ Jayshree Bhagat

      thank you :) :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/gargisinha/ GARGI SINHA

    nice article……..

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/jayshreebhagat/ Jayshree Bhagat

      thank you gargi :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/manjarisingh/ Manjari Singh

    nice article

    • Jayshree Bhagat

      thank u

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/jayshreebhagat/ Jayshree Bhagat

      thank you :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/eshwarigupta/ Eshwari

    Hi poulami ! I have oily skin and i have a lot of blackheads and pimples .. I have heard that multani mitti is fantastic solution for acne and also it adds a glow to our skin… is it true ? if so, can i use this substance daily ?
    plz do tell me the great recipes of this multani mitti mask for my problem…

    • Jayshree Bhagat

      its defiantly true eshwari……u surely can use it daily, and can also skin your facewash with this.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/jayshreebhagat/ Jayshree Bhagat

      simply apply it daily with rose water to get rid of every problem. hope this helps

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/chitraverma/ Chitra

    hi lovely article and nice info :) i tried this multani mitti …but ihave a question in my nose is oil and my face is normal soo wat can i do reply me.

    • Jayshree Bhagat

      this means you have combination skin….this pack will surely help…keep using for longer period.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/jayshreebhagat/ Jayshree Bhagat

      this shows u have combination skin…
      try this:
      Multani Matti – 2 Spoons
      Curd – 1 Spoon
      Lemon – ½ Spoon
      A Pinch – Turmeric
      Mix all the ingredients and apply it on face for 15 minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/vedasri/ vedasri

    Hey Poulami! very informative benefits of multani matti.
    I have an oily skin and i have tried multani matti face packs a couple of times mixing with other ingredients like rose water, but I have noticed my skin getting very dry once i clean my face. what is the best way to apply multani matti for oily skin without getting completely dry??

    • Jayshree Bhagat

      Follow this by toning with a lavender toner (maybe you can try oriflame one). this will A reduce inflammation and restore the normal PH balance of your skin. It will also keep the skin hydrated.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/jayshreebhagat/ Jayshree Bhagat

      vedasri Follow it by toning with a lavender toner (oriflame). this will reduces inflammation and restores the normal PH balance of your skin. It will also keep the skin hydrated.

  • Chandana

    Multani Mitti is a great natural product for the skin. It does wonders to my skin!!! when i apply it.. it reduces acne and firms up my skin. It also gives an amazing clean shine to my skin. Since my skin is oily and i avoid those chemical packs!! this is of best use to my skin.

    • Jayshree Bhagat

      i too used to suffer from acne scars…this actually has helped me also chandana

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/jayshreebhagat/ Jayshree Bhagat

      chandana…keep glowing!

  • Pritamdeep

    Hi Poulami, great article.. very informative and readable… i have tried the multani mitti with rose water previously. It is a great mask. it made my skin reduce the oiliness. and trust me it gave me a too good glow.. My skin feels tight too..:) thnks for sharing it

    • Jayshree Bhagat

      wow! this is an awesome tip for me….am surely going to try this! hope this helps my skin oiliness

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/jayshreebhagat/ Jayshree Bhagat

      will surely try it myself as well. help it helps me too. to get rid of oiliness

  • Mina

    Best skin ingredient…It tightens, brightens, smoothens an does what not…Love this ingredient truly.. :)

    • Jayshree Bhagat

      it truly is great gift of nature mina….

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/jayshreebhagat/ Jayshree Bhagat

      it truly is great gift of nature

  • Arjun

    Applying multani mitti alone is good ? r we should add some other to it ?

  • Abinaya

    hi mam.. good article..:) mu doubt is can we apply multanimetti daily?? or once or twic a week??

  • Tahseen Banu

    mam can this be used on oily skins also, coz my skikn is very much oily

    • http://makeupreviewandbeautyblog.blogspot.in/ Jayshree Bhagat

      ofcourse…this is best for oily skin

  • Blessed You

    hi… Below Neck i have small Acne… Since 12 years I am suffering… Will multani mitt help me… how can i use it… and also my legs and hands Getting little dark..!! nd even Face… Got Oily SKin!!! please Let me Know how to use it!!!

    • angle

      ya sure !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jess

    hi…….I have some problems areas on my face and would love to try
    “multani mitti”…….. where do I get it from?

  • Aman

    Mam I am looking for white skin tone how should I use multani mitti ?? ndd

    Add one beaten egg and one spoon of curd to one spoon of multani mitti. Mix it well and apply it on the face for 20 minutes to achieve a toned skin. How many times we can use this method in a month …… plzz tell ???????

  • Ram Shrivastav

    Why are u promoting a Product which is pakistani? Multan is a city of Pakistan.
    We should use mitti from ganga.
    To hell With Pakistan and Multan. I hate Pakistan.
    Jay shri raam, jay Hind, Jay BJP, Jay VHP,

    • Rohit Sharma

      forgodsake don’t be soo stupid grow Up, there is no point in bring indo pak war in every issues. and you can get mutani mitti in india it has nothing to do with Multan or pakistan

    • Rationalist

      what a bastard u r !!! still living in d 18th century.. huh??? seriously man, wat a crap u are!!!

    • usba

      go to hell stupid pakistan zindabad

    • ahmad hassan

      You bloody lolx indians go to hell with your bloody lolx Blue Krishna and use your GANGA soil on your hipp bloody we all hate India and its religion
      Pakistan Zindabad

  • Godgiven

    where can i get that multani mitti

  • trupta

    Hey jayashri..m 35 yrs old..oily skin..pimples..a lot..more I get only on my chin and nose..this is a heriditary problem..suffring from last15 yrs..m really fed up..I m married and mother to 7 yr old son..still tryin to get rid of this prob for ever

  • Esther

    Great article! Well researched one. My skin is a combination of dry and sensitive so I don’t use it much, but would pass it on to my sister. Thanks for this post. Keep up the good work!

  • Sheeba

    True…..Matti tou Allah Mian (God) nay banai hai….is mein kiya larai karni. I am a Pakistani and follow Indian tips.

  • Shahbaz Azmi

    Most importantly, where do u get it?

  • Fathimath Shiyana

    is this safe for sensitive skin? cn u pls tell me an easy face pack?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Fathimath, multani mitti can be applied on sensitive too. You can apply multani mitti in combination with rose water/ glycerin. Another easy face pack for sensitive skin is oatmeal and yogurt pack. Take 2/3 tablespoons of Yogurt, 2 tablespoons of oatmeal. Mix it in a bowl. Then apply this thick pack to the face and leave the face pack on for 10-15 minutes or till the pack dries and then use a steamed washcloth to wash off the pack.
      Do try it and share your experience with us.

  • NS

    Not to take sides but you all sound very ignorant. Regardless of which God or religion you honor, no God would ever condone your ignorant and nasty remarks to any faith. Get an education.

  • Anonymous

    a big thnxxxxxxx for this article

  • Anonymous

    if i m using face pack of multani mitti and curd can i apply sun screen lotion after if

    and can i use tht face pack daily

  • tanya

    if i m using curd and multani mitti face pack can i use sun screen lotion after it
    and can i use tht ace pack daily

  • Anonymous

    Hii..actually I have black skin tone..so I want fair skin tone ..I have college life so I I have no time to care my skin..as by my frnd nd by ur suggestions I use multanimiiti with rosewater ..so say me hw many tym I use this in a week?m?? Nd also suggestme some fairness cream ..which doesn’t harm my skin nd. live long nd give me white nd bright skin..plzz ma

  • Martin Luther

    This is very useful tips for dry and oil skin face. Thanks for sharing this. Keep posting more about skin care.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Saranya, glad that you found our article to be interesting and useful to you ! and don’t forget to recommend this to your friends for a healthy and glowing skin !!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Yes Neethu, Multani mitti packs can be applied to get rid of acne. To avoid drying of skin, you can mix rose water, little glycerin or yogurt in the face pack. These ingredients will help you to retain the moisture of your skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Pahu, multani mitti has lot of benefits like it removes all the impurities from your skin, clears skin pores, removes excess oil from the skin etc. Application of multani mitti leads to clear and glowing skin, it is also applied on face and body to remove tan. Hence it does not lead to dark skin. Multani mitti can be applied once or twice in a week depending on the skin type. It can be applied thrice or more on an oily skin whereas once or twice will do on a dry skin. Multani mitti in combination with rose water, glycerin/ honey will do wonders and also moisturizes the skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Shivkumar, multani mitti is applied to the skin as it absorbs excess oil, removes blemishes and provides a healthy glow to the skin. Multani mitti packs require 10 – 15 mins to work on the skin…if left on the skin for excess time then it might turn the skin dry. Hence it it is advisable to not to leave it on skin overnight.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Shalini, multani mitti is regarded as one of the most effective natural ingredient to bring glow on your face. If you have oily skin that gives rise to excessive pimples and acne, multani mitti face packs will be a wonder. Multani mitti is a mud like substance which is extracted from the earth surface. It has many benefits with regards to acne, black marks and pimple formed over the skin. Hence do try the pack which is suitable for your skin type. Hope you like them and do share your experience with us !!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Lubzz, multani mitti can be used for removing pimple marks and blemishes to have an even tone. For a glowing skin and to achieve a lighter tone, you can make a face pack of multani mitti with tomato juice or lemon juice and add a pinch of turmeric to it. For best results, apply this pack at night before going to bed and after rinsing your face off, apply an anti tan night cream. This will help you in having a fairer, brighter and a more evenly toned skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sukriti, for mole removal, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist. Some moles need to be treated with caution. Before trying the home remedies for moles, it is important to inspect your mole for abnormal characteristics such as asymmetry of the border, color, or diameter. Multani mitti is effective for the removal of acne scars. Apart from multani mitti some of the remedies are:
    1. Garlic – Garlic is one of the effective home remedies for moles because it contains enzymes that help break down the clusters of pigment-producing cells. Crush a fresh garlic glove and place it on the mole.Secure it with a bandage and leave it on overnight, or at least for four hours. Do this daily for a few days.
    2. Pineapple juice – Fresh pineapple juice can help lighten the pigmentation of moles, thereby making them less noticeable. Soak a cotton ball in pineapple juice and apply it on your mole. Leave it on overnight or until the juice dries. Do this several times a day for a few weeks or until your mole fades.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Gautami, multani mitti is a wonderful ingredient that can be used to get rid of pimple and pimple marks. For pimples, all you need to do is to grind some neem leaves and mix it with multani mitti to form a fine paste. Apply it for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with cold water. For pimple marks, apply a paste of one spoon of carrot pulp mixed with some multani mitti and 2 spoons of olive oil. Apply these packs once or twice in a week regularly for best results.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sohail, multani mitti is suitable for oily skin, and if you have a dry skin then add milk and almond paste to multani mitti pack. Multani mitti can be used once or twice in a week to cleanse the skin and not daily.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Remzo, Multani Mitti does not have any expiry as its natural product. But make sure that you have stored it in an air tight container, away from heat, air and sunlight. If it has been exposed to any of these things…then discard that and get a fresh stock of multani mitti and don’t forget this time to refrigerate or seal it in a clean container for further use.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thanks Remzo….Glad to help you and keeping coming back to our site for more such info and remedies :-) Also share your experience with your family and friends !!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Keerthi, multani mitti (fuller earth) can be as beneficial for the dry skin as it is for an oily skin. Multani mitti acts as a drying agent when used as face pack but you can make this pack fit for dry skin as well only by adding some extra elements. Here is a multani mitti face pack that you can apply to cure acne –
    Multani mitti- two/three table spoons
    Curd – one table spoon
    Milk – for making paste
    Graded cucumber – one tea spoon
    Graded tomato – one tea spoon
    Make a paste of all these elements and apply all over face and neck. Leave it for 15-20 mins. Later, was off face with water.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Vivek, for oily skin, you can apply multani mitti (fuller earth) face pack twice in a week. Rose water, few drops of lime juice or yogurt can be added to make a paste. these ingredients will work on the acne or pimples and make the skin glow.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Vivek, there is no harm is using multani mitti (fuller earth) on a regular basis, as long as you are not allergic to it.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Puran, using multani mitti (fuller earth) does not have any side effects unless and until your skin is allergic to it. If you have an oily skin then you can apply multani mitti pack three or four times a week and if you have a dry skin then it is sufficient to apply once or twice in a week mixed with moisturizing ingredients like honey, milk and rose water.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Maryam, it is sufficient to apply multani mitti pack every alternate day till your acne reduces and then apply this pack once or twice in a week. Also after you wash away the pack, follow it up with the application of a light moisturizer to prevent drying of skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Glad to help you Maryam :-)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Harish, multani mitti works well as a cleanser and helps to remove any skin blemishes. Apply a pack of multani mitti, rose water and to this you can add a little tomato juice to reduce marks. Also, always remember that it’s not a magic potion so it will not reduce the blemishes overnight. So you have to follow the mask for a time and be patient to have the glowing and blemish free skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Bhushan, the pack of multani mitti, chandan (sandalwood) powder and rose water works well to clear the skin of acne, blemishes and dark spots. This pack clears, exfoliates, give a even tone and provide glow to the skin. You can also add some yogurt or honey to this pack to moisturize the skin.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Hikari, multani mitti is beneficial for the skin in numerous ways. It treats dark circles too. All you have to do is mix multani mitti with crushed almonds and a little of glycerine. Use this paste to properly massage your face, especially the portion below your eyes, which has gone dark due to lack of sleep, excessive use of cellphones and laptops etc. After properly massaging, leave it as it is for sometime, and then, wash it off. This would regenerate the freshness in your face, and would also remove the dark circles under your eyes.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hii, some of the ways to get rid of puffy eyes are:
    1. Tea Bags – Tea contains anti-irritant properties that help reduce swelling around your eyes. Soak 2 teabags in hot water for a few minutes, then take them out and let them cool down. Leave them in place for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat a few times a day.
    2. Cucumber slices – Chilled cucumbers make a good remedy for treating puffy eyes. Cut a cucumber into thick slices. Chill the slices in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Place the cold slices on your eyelids for about 10 minutes or until they become warm. Repeat the process several times a day.

  • aquino stjuste

    My face is not oily only tzone area
    could i still use it

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Yes aquino, you can use fuller earth mask for an oily Tzone. If you find your cheeks and other parts of the face and neck a little dry after washing away the face pack, then apply a light, water-based moisturizer.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Hanna, applying multani mitti (fuller earth) as face pack will not clog the pores. In fact, It absorbs excess oil from the skin surface and makes it soft and smooth. It avoids the occurrence of pimples caused due to excess oil secretion.

  • Crystal Cule

    It is a traditional method of taking care of skin in India, right? I suppose that it is so good because like I watch on the TV, the Indian actresses all have a very smooth skin, and that’s what I like. Indeed, there are more than one purpose that women use multani mitti. They not just look after their skin but also health and hair as well.