You already know that Multani Mitti or Fuller’s Earth Clay is a natural material that bleaches, soothes and removes impurities and toxins from your skin. If you are not aware of its magical properties, do read our piece here. Magical Benefits of Multani Mitti
Let me ask you this — do you use original and pure Multani Mitti pieces or do you buy the powder?
It’s an important question because one of these works while the other is mostly ineffective.
You’ll realize what option works during the course of this article.
What is Multani Mitti?
Multani Mitti is a natural material that has been in existence and has evolved from millions of years. It is rich in minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, etc., and has fantastic bleaching, absorption and purifying properties. It was used in removing impurities and colour from wool and oil and later humans realized its beautifying properties, which is why it is regarded as a natural purifying and anti-aging cosmetic.
One of the most important characteristics of Multani Mitti is that it is a soft stone. And it is a soft stone because it contains moisture, which makes it porous and easily absorbent.
The logical inference being that the material in its pure and raw form works best on human skin and for other applications.
How is Multani Mitti Powder Processed?
So, well, if Multani Mitti has to work best, it should be dissolved in water before applying it on skin.
Great. Now here’s how Multani Mitti powder is processed.
It is first dried in rotary dryers so that when it is not wet or slushy during the grinding process. After it is 100% dry, it is ground into powder.
This is the problem.
When Multani Mitti is dried, it is heated. Pieces of clay lumped in and no one knows how much heat is applied — it all depends on supply and demand. Leaving that factor aside for the moment, what is important to know is that when a porous clay material is cried, it almost turns into stone and it is possible that it may lose its bleaching, absorbent and beautifying qualities.
So, Which is Better: Multani Mitti Pieces or Powder?
It’s obvious by now, isn’t it?
The clay pieces score big over the powder because they are raw, natural and pure. The powder is a poor substitute that must be avoided.
Of course, the proof of the pudding is always in the eating and therefore, we urge you to try applying clay slush and powder slush on different days and then decide which is more cooling and absorbent.
If you want to try out Multani Mitti pieces, Try it today to see the effect.