Multani Mitti: A Home Remedy For Skin And Hair Woes

Our mothers love it. It is the magic ingredient in most homemade skin and hair packs

Aindrisha Mitra Updated: Aug 28, 2020 18:24:12 IST
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Tired of cosmetic gels and creams that are unable to fix your skin-related woes? Maybe, you can try going traditional—multani mitti or fuller’s earth is a time-tested home remedy that our mothers and grandmothers swear by.

Multani mitti for skin

The mineral-rich clay is particularly effective on oily skin as it is known to absorb excess oil. This explains why multani mitti is a key ingredient in traditional remedies to fight acne and pimples. A pack of multani mitti, honey and turmeric, applied twice a week, can help you.

It is also celebrated as an exfoliating agent. Mix a bit of multani mitti with orange peel and sandalwood powder, apply it on your skin, and see the results for yourself.

Multani mitti can help soothe an inflamed skin. “Being rich in magnesium chloride, it has cooling properties that help soothe sunburn, insect bites, rashes and skin inflammations,” says an article on Vogue.

It is also used in home remedies for treating dark circles. Multani mitti with potato juice is known to be a successful recipe against dark circles. You can also mix the clay with milk and apply the paste under your eyes.   

Multani mitti for hair

From split-ends to dryness to hair loss, there is a multani mitti pack for all kinds of hair problems. It works as a conditioner too.

If you want to breathe life into your dry hair, you can try this popular homemade pack. Mix multani mitti with honey, curd and a little bit of lemon juice and apply it on your scalp, leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse it off. Swap honey for amla juice in the pack to cleanse your scalp.

Pro-tip: If you have dry skin, don’t go overboard with multani mitti because it can leave your skin feeling flaky. Once-a-week routine should be fine for you. Those with sensitive skin should also be cautious. 

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