17 Benefits Of Fuller’s Earth You Never Knew

Fuller’s Earth, known as Multani Mitti in South-East Asia, is an all-natural and organic beauty ingredient. It has been a hot-favorite beauty secret of ladies throughout the world. It is being used as a facial mask since 1800 BC, when no man-made facial masks were discovered. However the benefits of fuller’s earth are not just restricted to revitalizing the skin, it goes far beyond that. Fuller’s earth aids digestion and kills the bacteria in our stomach. It helps clean the hair scalp and brings back youth to your dull hair. It prevents split ends from forming on your hair. As far as the skin is concerned, it has the solution to all your skin blues. With respect to its skin beautifying properties Fuller’s Earth is known as Beauty Mud throughout the world.

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The Basic Fuller’s Earth Face Pack/Hair Mask/Foot Mask:

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  • 2 tablespoon of fuller’s earth powder.
  • 2 tablespoon of mineral water.
  • Simply mix it to form a semi-liquid paste.

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17. De-tan Your Complexion

De-tan your complexion...2None of us can completely avoid going out in the sun or protect our entire self from it. We can apply sunblock to our face, neck and hands but what about the other exposed parts? Let’s just be honest, none of us really have the time nor money to apply sunblock on the entire body. For the parts of our body which we cannot avoid from getting tanned, we have a saviour – FULLER’S EARTH!

  • When you return after a tiring day in the sun. Relax yourself first!
  • Make a thin paste with rosewater (tap water would work too) and apply it on your arms, legs and feet liberally.
  • This is pretty much like a spa treatment at home and you will enjoy it without having to pay a huge amount for it.
  • This does not just de-tan the skin but also cleanses it and removes dirt.

16. Lightens Skin Tone

Lightens skin toneThere is a reason why fuller’s earth is known as beauty mud throughout the world. Believe it or not, it surely is gifted with beautifying properties within itself. In south-east Asia, mothers suggest their daughters to apply fuller’s earth as a face pack in order to lighten their skin tone. Must I mention; it really works wonders!

  • Take a tablespoon of fuller’s earth and mix it with equal quantity of sandalwood powder. Add rosewater, enough so that you get a semi-liquid face pack.
  • Apply the mixture on your face and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off with plenty of water.
  • Apply a moisturizer.
  • Do this at least once every day and see the difference within one week or so.

15. Diminishes The Scars

Diminishes the ScarsWho likes scars? I am pretty sure nobody does. All of us want a scar free flawless skin but nobody really has it. However all it takes is a little bit of time and a fuller’s earth face pack to get there (no! I am not kidding, I am quite serious). Diminishing the scars can never be done in a few minutes; you will have to be very patient if you want your scars to go away – it is always a slow and gradual process. It will take time but they will go away. Beauty mud helps by speeding up the process. As mentioned earlier, it has a de-tanning and skin-lightening property in it; it diminishes the appearance of your scars and after some time it will let your skin heal completely of it.

  • Soak gram lentils in milk overnight.
  • Mix a small block of fuller’s earth, or 2 tablespoon of fuller’s earth powder, with 2 tablespoon of gram lentils.
  • Add a tablespoon of rosewater and blend. Add more if needed to make a semi-liquid paste that is applicable on face (or wherever you want to diminish your scars from).
  • Apply the mixture and leave it on until dry.
  • Wash it off with plenty of water.

14. Tightens Pores

Tightens poresOpen pores can be the reason behind a lot of our skin problems including blackheads, pimples and acne. Open pores provide a ground for bacteria and dirt to stay on and cause skin problems. Beauty mud tightens skin and shrinks your open pores when it dries up on your face. To enjoy the benefits of beauty mud all you need to do is;

  • Make the Basic Fuller’s Earth Face Pack.
  • Add a few drops of lemon into it (optional).
  • Apply it on your face.
  • Let it dry.
  • Wash it off with plenty of water.
  • Do this once every day to get results.

13. Makes Skin Fresh

Take Care of Your SkinWhen you have an important occasion to attend and you want to look fresh, you can totally rely on the beauty mud mask. It adds an instant glow by tightening your pores and its cooling property gives your skin an instant freshness. Once the mask is removed, you will discover a fresher, glowing, more radiant and a much softer skin than before.

  • For better results, cleanse your skin prior to applying the mud mask.
  • Soak a block of beauty mud or 2 heaped tablespoon of its powder in water for 30 minutes.
  • Put 3 strawberries or whatever facial fruit is available; apple, banana, pineapple, apricot or papaya in a blender. You just want 2 tablespoonful of a fruit.
  • Add 2 tablespoon of sandalwood powder in the blender.
  • Add a tablespoonful of your favorite essential oil.
  • Add the soaked beauty mud and BLEND!
  • To preserve: empty it in a jar and keep it in the refrigerator.

This is your beauty mask for all times. Whenever you need to look your best, apply this mask and leave it on your face for at least an hour. It will feel dry after 15 minutes or so, due to the fuller’s earth in it. Not to worry; spray some rose water on your face to re-wet it.

12. Reduces Inflammation

Reduces inflammationYou no longer have to pick on your zits, simply apply some beauty mud on it and it will dry out on its own. Beauty mud has another amazing benefit for your skin blues. Whenever you have an unwanted skin inflammation, let the beauty mud facial mask sit on it and do its magic. Do this thrice a day to get results.

  • Make the Basic Fuller’s Earth Face Pack.
  • Add a few drops of essential oil, preferably tea-tree oil, into the mixture to get faster results.
  • Apply it on the zit and leave it on until dry.
  • Wash it off and pat dry.
  • Apply tea-tree oil on the zit.
  • Repeat this process twice or thrice a day.

11. Removes Blackheads And Whiteheads

AMAZING FOR BLACKHEAD REMOVALAnother amazing skin benefit that fuller’s earth has to offer is cleansing the skin via removing blackheads and white heads. Temporarily it removes the blackheads and whiteheads while if applied regularly, it will tighten your pores and prevent blackheads and whiteheads from reappearing. It can in fact assure you that they will never appear again, considered if you apply it regularly.

  • Make the Basic Fuller’s Earth Face Pack.
  • Add a few drops of lemon to add to its benefits.
  • Apply it all over your face and neck and take some rest.
  • Now the trick is; how you remove it.
  • When it dries up, re-wet it with tap water and start massaging in circular motions.
  • Concentrate more on the areas with blackheads. I repeat; concentrate more on the nose and other areas with blackheads/whiteheads.
  • Wash it off after massaging with it for 7 minutes.

10. Fights Acne And Pimple

Fights acne and pimpleFuller’s earth has a cooling effect as it dries on your skin. This cooling property helps in reducing the inflammation. It also absorbs the extra sebum from your skin therefore helping in drying out the acne and pimples on your skin. When applied regularly, it controls the oil production of your skin.

  • Simply make the Basic Fuller’s Earth Face Pack.
  • Add a few drops of tea tree oil and mix it.
  • Apply it on your face and on the areas where you have pimples or acne.
  • Let it dry.
  • Wash it off and pat dry.
  • Apply tea tree oil on the affected areas.

9. It Is An Amazing Exfoliator

It is an amazing exfoliatorFuller’s earth is a cost-effective, easy-to-make, simple technique of skin exfoliation. Here again the trick is in how you remove it. Once it has dried up, re-wet it with tap water and massage in circular motions. As you massage, it removes the blackheads, dead skin and the extra sebum from your skin.

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8. Helps In Treating Dandruff

Helps in treating dandruffJust like it cleanses and exfoliates the other skin areas, it can cleanse and exfoliate your hair scalp really well. A well cleansed and well exfoliated hair scalp is equal to a dandruff-free and healthy scalp.

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  • Make the Basic Fuller’s Earth Pack mentioned in the introductory page.
  • Double or triple the quantities, depending on your hair length.
  • Apply it liberally all over your head.
  • After 10-15 minutes, take a shower. While you are under the shower. Massage on your scalp in circular motions to remove the dead skin on your scalp.

7. Treats Hair Bumps On Scalp

Treats hair bumps on scalpHair bumps in the summers are a common problem. These hair bumps are no longer a problem to worry about because fuller’s earth is here to save the day. Fuller’s earth, as I mentioned earlier, has a cooling effect as it dries up. This cooling effect will soothe the bumps on your head and help you recover faster.

  • Make a Basic Fuller’s Earth Scalp Mask out of fuller’s earth and apply it liberally on your head to soothe the hair bumps.
  • Wash your hair after 10 minutes like you normally do.
  • Drink lots and lots water and include green vegetables in your diet to beat the heat.


6. Prevents Split Ends

Prevents split endsBeauty mud is not just beautifying for the skin but it also beautifies the hair. Just like it sloughs of the dead skin, it also removes the unwanted split ends from your hair. It is a very effective hair mask and is good value for money. All you need to do is;

  • Make the Basic Fuller’s Earth Hair Mask while doubling or tripling the quantities, depending on your hair length.
  • Apply it all over your hair, covering it from roots to tips with the help of a brush.
  • Wash it off as it dries.
  • You will notice the difference in a few washes.

5. Softens And Conditions Hair

Softens and conditions hairFuller’s earth is full of earth minerals like selenium, zinc and magnesium. It contains all the minerals your hair needs for proper nourishment. Now whenever you will style your hair, you will know that you have a backup plan to overcome the styling damage.

  • Simply make the Basic Fuller’s Earth Hair Mask.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the hair mask and apply it liberally covering your entire hair length.
  • Apply a really thick layer.
  • Do not wait for it to dry. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off.

4. Supports Hair Growth

Supports hair growthAs mentioned earlier, fuller’s earth is bursting with earth minerals. It contains all the minerals our hair needs for replenishment and growth. Gradually it will enhance our hair health and later support hair growth in the long run. Use the beauty mud hair mask at least once a week to support hair growth.

  • Make the Basic Fuller’s Earth Hair Mask adding 2 tablespoons full of olive oil to it.
  • Apply it liberally covering your entire hair length.
  • Apply it in generous amounts.
  • Wash it off after 20 minutes.

3. Straightens Hair

Straightens hairWhen used as a hair mask it nourishes the hair and strengthens the protein bonds in your hair. The waves and curls in your hair are because of the double carbon-carbon bonds (C=C). Wherever there are C=C, your hair will have a curl or wave. It is said that our hair are weak where we have those curls or waves. What beauty mud does is basically nourishing and strengthening the hair, resulting in straighter more gorgeous hair.

  • Make the Basic Fuller’s Earth Hair Mask while doubling or tripling the quantity of the mask, depending on your hair length.
  • Add 2 tablespoon full of olive oil to the mask, mix and apply the mask generously all over your hair.
  • Wash it off after 20 minutes.
  • Do this once or twice every weak to discover stronger and straighter hair.

2. Kills Bacteria

kills bacteriaBack in the prehistoric ages when there were no anti-microbial discoveries made; people relied mostly on herbs to kill the bacteria and likewise microbes. The baked form of fuller’s earth is one of those herbs on which people relied to kill bacteria in the stomach and intestines. I repeat; fuller’s earth in its baked form and not raw. You can buy it baked from a nearby drugstore, kiryana store, or a store that offers herbs.

  • Simply eat a teaspoon of the baked fuller’s earth powder with some water on alternate days.
  • This can also help you treat stomach ulcers since fuller’s earth has healing properties.

1. Stress Buster

Stress BusterWhat can be better than soaking your feet in a hot water bath and ending with a beauty mud foot mask to relax your mind and body? Nothing at all! It is the best way to release stress. The fuller’s earth foot mask will release stress as it dries and cools down on your feet.

Olwomen  Do’s

  1. Always wait for beauty mud to dry before washing it off. It is harder to wash it off when wet. Trust me!
  2. Add a pinch of turmeric to lighten your skin tone even faster.
  3. Apply your beauty mud facial mask on the neck as well to prevent it from wrinkling.
  4. When you apply it as a hair mask, let the water seep in and wash it off. Keep your head under the shower for 10 minutes and the hair mask will wash away on its own.
  5. When playing around with beauty mud, always keep rose water in a sprayer in handy, in order to re-wet it.
  6. I recommend you to consult your doctor before ingesting fuller’s earth because I personally haven’t tried it ever. My grandma, however, has.

Olwomen  Don’ts

  1. Do not talk while the beauty mud face pack is on your face.
  2. Do not turn your face when you have it applied on your neck.
  3. Do not leave it on for a long time once it has dried up.
  4. When washing your hair, do not use your fingers until necessary. Let the water wash it off for the first 10 minutes and then you may use your fingers to remove the remaining hair mask.
  5. Do not shampoo after the fuller’s earth hair mask unless very important. It will already cleanse your scalp and hair on its own.


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  1. Sheila

    Mar 30, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Can’t wait to try fuller’s earth

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