Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Multani Mati | Fuller's Earth | Natural acne control

fullers earth benefitsFuller's Earth also known as multani mati in India, is a natural mineral powder. Cosmetic grade fullers earth is a light golden color and is composed of alumina, silica, iron oxides, lime and magnesia. Fullers earth is very absorbant and was once used to absorb dense oils from sheep's wool. The sheep wool workers were known as fullers and hence the name.

fullers earth, multani matiFullers earth is well known in India as a natural skin cleanser. It clears acne and blemishes and brightens skin complexion. Fullers earth is used in a number of face care products. Fullers earth mixed with Amla powder and Neem powder makes a great natural face pack.

Fullers earth is completely safe and also great as a dusting powder when diapering babies.

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