Fullers Earth (Multani Mitti)
This light-coloured Multani Mitti clay is the result of decomposed volcanic ash. The name, Fuller's earth, comes from this clay's use in the early English wool industry. It was used by fullers to clean and degrease woolen cloth during the 'fulling' process, because of its ability to absorb oil.
Multani Mitti is also one of the earliest substances to be used as a beauty mask. Multani mitti is said to make your skin radiant and appealing by reducing the appearance of blemishes and acne scars. On the other hand, it deep cleans the pores, reducing the look of black heads and whiteheads. Deep cleansing with Multani Mitti helps to remove impurities and sloughs off dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling refreshing with a glowing complexion! This allows the skin to breathe and absorb moisturizing cream more easily into the skin.
Appearance: The colour of Multani Mitti Clay may be from cream to more of a yellow colour.
Application: Mixed with water, it can be used in place of soap to wash oily complexions. Made into a paste with rosewater and left on to dry, it makes an oil-absorbing and purifying mask suitable for oily and normal complexions. It has been used as a home remedy by Indian women for centuries to take care of their skin problems like acne along with the use of rosewater and lemon juice. It can also be used as a bath powder or as a dry shampoo.
Directions for Use: 5-100% in skin-care products, 1 T. for every 500g of soap.
Active Ingredients: Multani Mitti (literally, Multan's Sand) is a type of Kaolin, and is high in minerals.
Caution: For external use only.