Many say that Fullers Earth clay, also know as Multani Mitti Clay or Indian Fuller Earth Clay, is the best clay for oily skin and of course, they’re right. In addition to sucking up excess oil, it effectively absorbs the impurities in your skin and excels at deep cleaning oily, acne-prone skin (NOTE: If your skin is sensitive or dry please use French Green Clay). Not all Fuller’s Earth clay is equal, however. Cosmetic grade Fullers Earth Clay is a blend of montmorillonite and bentonite clay in specific proportions ideally suited for skin care, unlike the industrial variety. When shopping for Fullers Earth Clay look for “cosmetic grade” in the product description.
Fullers Earth Clay is also widely used as a skin-lightening agent and is best known for its ability to be applied as a “facial bleach”. For this reason, I (personally) only use fullers clay as a spot treatment but those with oily skin can use it to it’s fullest potential.
Fullers Earth Clay Recipe
- 1 Tablespoon of Fullers Earth Clay
- 1 Teaspoon of Honey
- 2-4 drops of Lavender Oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon of luke warm water
Mix the ingredients together to form a smooth paste. Wet face with warm water to open pores. Gently apply a thin layer into the skin adding a thicker coat to any pimples. Allow mask to set for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Rub an ice cube over your face to close pores. Use this recipe once a week to reduce and heal acne.
The Fullers Earth Clay will suck out the dirt while drying up pimples and working to reduce them in size. You’ll feel your skin tingle, tighten and pull. The honey hydrates and prevents the skin from drying and works as an overall anti-bacterial. The lavender oil soothes and heals any damaged skin. You may experience a slight redness. This is normal and will disappear. If a rash should happen to appear, discontinue use of the clay.