How Does Multani Mitti Help Your Skin & Benefits

benefits of multani mitti for skin

Multani mitti is a mineral-rich clay-like substance with a finer texture than clay. Multani mitti is known for decolorizing oil and other liquids without severe adverse reactions. Most people use multani mitti for skin. It contains hydrated aluminum silicates and is rich in magnesium chloride and calcium bentonite. It is found in a wide range of natural colors such as brown, green, and white.

Multani Mitti Benefits

Multani mitti is used as a natural cleanser that offers many benefits to the skin, including:

  • Reducing oil
  • Fighting acne
  • Reducing pigmentation
  • Balancing and brightening skin tone

Multani mitti for oily skin

Multani mitti has greasy properties that balance the skin oil and remove impurities.

This is especially beneficial for oily skin, as it helps to open closed pores and absorb excess sebum from the skin. It also removes dirt from the skin.

Multani mitti for acne

Multani mitti is effective in treating acne, it does this by:

  • Removing dead skin cells, sweat, and impurities
  • Removing blackheads and whiteheads
  • Controlling excessive oil production
  • Shrinking the pores
  • Cooling the skin
  • Soothing burning caused by inflammation

The magnesium chloride is a magic anti-acne worker which is present in multani mitti.

Multani mitti for improve skin tone and brightening

Multani mitti cleanses the skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface, resulting in:

  • Improves circulation
  • Increases nutrient and moisture retention
  • An exfoliating effect
  • A tightening effect

These benefits provides a youthful and radiant glow.

Multani mitti for pigmentation

Multani mitti helps to fight dark circles and sun damage due to the cooling effect on the skin.

It gives your skin a uniform color, deals with tanning and pigmentation, and it is also effective against sunburn, skin rashes, and infections.

How you can use multani mitti for skin?

Multani mitti can be used as a beauty treatment in many ways, including:

  • Face mask
  • Face pack
  • Spot treatment
  • Exfoliant

Face Mask

Multani mitti can be mixed with other ingredients to make a moisturizing and glowing face mask. Common ingredients include:

  • Aloe vera
  • Turmeric
  • Tomato pulp
  • Egg whites
  • Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • Avocado

Face Pack

Tightening face masks are often called face packs. Multani mitti makes an excellent face pack. According to different skin types, we can mix multani mitti with other ingredients to get customized face packs. It has a cooling and tightening effect, cleansing the skin and helping to reduce lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.

Spot Treatment

Due to its oil-absorbing properties, multani mitti is an excellent spot treatment. You can use a small face mask or mix multani mitti powder with water and apply it to them to dry and reduce redness.


Multani mitti is very effective in removing dead cells from the skin surface.

Use it as a mild scrub by mixing it with orange peel powder or powdered oats.

Here are some remedies of Multani Mitti 

Simple face mask:

  • Add one tablespoon of multani mitti in ¼ cup milk or rose water and mix it well.
  • Apply this mask on a clean and dry face.
  • Leave it for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with semi-warm water and let it dry.

Cooling face mask:

  • Add 1tsp of sandalwood powder and 1tsp of multani mitti into 2tsp of coconut water and 2tsp of milk.
  • Apply this mask on a clean and dry face.
  • Leave it for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with semi-warm water and let it dry.

Spot treatment mask:

This quick and easy spot treatment helps to dry out acne faster.

  • Add 1tsp of sandalwood powder, ¼ turmeric, 1tsp multani mitti into 2tsp of water until you get a thick paste.
  • Apply directly to the pimples and let them dry, you can also leave it overnight.
  • Rinse with semi-warm water and let it dry.