Multani Mitti has been in the use of skincare for ages. It is a very effective skin cleanser, exfoliator, and moisturizer. It is rich in aluminum-magnesium silicate which deeply nourishes your skin. Its porous quality means that it actively absorbs oil, dirt, pollution and other impurities hiding underneath your skin. Here are a few benefits of Multani Mitti:
- Fights acne and pimples
- Clears excess oil and sebum
- Treats blemishes effectively
- Exfoliates skin making it more supple
- Evens your skin tone brightening your complexion
- Reverses tanning and other pigmentation
- Removes black and whiteheads
- Radiates skin
- Has antiseptic properties
The best part about Multani Mitti is its versatile usage. It has antiseptic properties which makes it ideal to fight off multiple skin problems with great ease.
For Face/Skin: Mix together two teaspoons of Multani Mitti, 1 teaspoon of neem powder, a pinch of clove powder, a pinch of camphor powder and required amount of rose water to form a smooth paste. Apply on pimples and wash after 15 minutes. Neem powder mixed with Multani Mitti also works as a good cleanser and helps to clean the face to get rid of acne. One can also make a natural scrub by adding almond paste or orange peel paste in Multani Mitti, which works best for blackheads and whiteheads.
For Hair: Mix together 4 teaspoons of Multani Mitti, ½ cup yogurt, juice extracted from ½ a lemon and two teaspoons of honey. Apply the mixture onto your head, leave in for a good 30 minutes and rinse with shampoo. This is very useful for hair fall, dandruff, etc.
There are many more uses to Multani Mitti, please refer to blogs on scalaorganics.com
Are there any side-effects to Multani Mitti?
There absolutely no side-effects to Multani Mitti. However, one may have an allergy to Multani Mitti. It is recommended that you apply it on your skin and wait for 5 minutes to check if you’re allergic.
Can I store Multani Mitti?
Yes. Multani Mitti by itself has a long shelf-life. It is recommended to store it in an airtight container to prevent contamination. It can last over 3 years.
How do I know if my Multani Mitti is pure?
Multani Mitti has a distinctive color and smell. It is usually cream to tan in color with a fresh muddy odor.
Can I eat Multani Mitti?
NO! Multani Mitti is certainly versatile but it is strongly advised to not consume Multani Mitti since it may cause irreversible organ damage.