FULLER’S EARTH - THE ANCIENT BEAUTY ESSENTIAL TO KNOW
Among the many wonderful ingredients that make up our Activator Soap is Fuller’s Earth - a clay-like substance that is composed of aluminium magnesium silicate and is traditionally used to remove dirt and oil from oil. It is also known as Multani Mitti - roughly translated to ‘mud from Multan’ - because of its historical origins in the city of Multan in Pakistan.
For centuries now, this ingenious ingredient has been a part of beauty rituals of men and women in South Asia because of its ability to absorb oil and other impurities that makes it an effective cleanser for those with oily skin or clogged pores. It is also effective in improving skin tone and texture and during the Second World War, it was even mixed with water and applied to the feet to reduce inflammation. Fuller’s Earth is also a gentle exfoliator and is perfect to use - by itself or as part of a product - at the end of a long day or whenever your skin feels dry and dull.
Fuller’s Earth is a major ingredient in our Activator Soap and can be used to cleanse the skin on your face and body but if you are looking to whip up a quick DIY treatment using this ingredient, you can mix it with almond milk, rose water or even honey. As always, remember to exercise caution and check with your doctor or do a patch test before.
DIY Face Mask (Suitable for all skin types)
-Rose Water/Almond Milk/Honey
-Mix ½ tbsp Fuller’s Earth with your wet ingredient of choice until you form a smooth paste.
-Apply the mixture on the face and keep it on fifteen minutes
-Rinse off with water and pat dry with a washcloth.
The mask works at removing oil and impurities from the face and with prolonged use can also help with improving the tone and texture of the skin.
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