Oct 30, 2012

Beauty secrets : Multani Mitti

I was 20 when during my monthly eye brow shaping,my beautician was like you should try a facial.But I refused As my skin has been always too sensitive and the marks of anything and everything from simple burns to blemishes takes years to fade off.That's when she told me about multani mitti.As usual I didn't pay any attention initially but she was like,you can clean your face weekly with this mud pack made with rose water and your skin would be simply clean.I tried it whenever my eyes caught hold of the pack in my cupboard.Then 10 years later,it again became a staple in my cupboard but now I use it every week.

What is Multani mitti?

Its a type of mud,smells like clean mud and feels like mud on your skin.I reckon if one uses chemicals like bleach on the face,this would be a lovely soothing alternative in your beauty regimen.

I buy this chunk of of this rock like thing and sit at home and break them into small pieces and grind them in a mortar and pestle.I was scared to use my grinder,so I thought why not do it the old fashioned way.A small chunk makes quite a lot of powder and can come of use for months.

Multani Mitti is also called Fuller's earth.Now quality may differ if you are buying brands.I don't know of any brand,like I said I buy the chunk and powder it.

Benefits of Multani mitti aka Fuller's earth:

1. Improve health of the skin

Facial mask are very effective and not only make your skin glow, but also improve its health as well. Multani mitti will help to make you skin radiant and appealing by getting rid of blemishes and acne's. On the other hand, it also hydrates the skin, clear up black heads and whiteheads, and flush out toxins. Deep cleansing multani mitti will remove all the impurities and dead skin cells so that that the cream you use is absorbed more easily into the skin, leaving you feeling glowing and refreshed than ever before!

2. Reduces hair loss

Hair loss is normally temporary and is often triggered by hormonal problems, stress and post hormonal changes during delivery. Also, a deficiency in essential nutrients like iron, zinc and protein can cause falling of hair. Regularly wash you hair with multani mitti to prevent hair loss.

3. Removes acne and other blemishes

The removal of skin blemishes and acne scars sounds less painful as opposed to trying to achieve the same thing through skin peels and lasers donĂ¢€™t you think? There is a variety of ways you can use to treat blemishes, but you need to be consistent with the preferred treatment. Facial mask or multani mitti is a popular remedy that you can use to reduce swelling and redness of the skin.

Girls now take so much care in their appearance as early as 12 yrs of age.But I was from the old fashioned flock.I knew I wasn't that pretty,so i didn't tense up myself over caring for my appearance at all.A tomboy and 11 yrs after being married,my husband says I still have a lot of tom boyishness in me.Frankly I love it.
I couldn't be like," Ooooueee....I cannot go out in public coz I have 2mm hair growth on my arms and legs." or
 " No way is any human being laying eyes on me when I have this not that visible mustache on my upper lip."

Just remember a few simple rules,use a good quality herbal soap,wash your face after travelling anywhere,don't drape your face with cosmetics,let your skin breathe,try to keep your skin care regimen chemical free as much as possible.Invest in good quality moisturisers and cosmetics and use as little as you can.   Now how I use multani mitti is,mix half a tsp of mitti with rose water.Mix well and apply on face.Keep it on for 15 mins and wash off with warm water.That's it. But there are many other ways which I will list below :   1. Multani mitti is an excellent cleanser for your skin. Blend fuller’s earth, sandalwood powder and rose water together to make a fine paste. Dab this wonderful preparation on your face and neck. This face mask helps to lighten and brighten your skin on continuous use.   2. Take 1 spoon of multani mitti, 1 spoon of mint powder and 1 spoon of curd each. Soak up the multani mitti in curd for half an hour,next add the mint powder to it. Apply this mask on your face and neck; wash off after 20 minutes. This home remedy is opt for eliminating dark patches.

3. Take carrot pulp, multani mitti and 2 spoons of olive oil to make a fine paste; apply on the scar -affected areas.

4.You can mix multani mitti /fuller’s earth with orange peel powder and milk to apply on your skin. This mask gives sparkling fresh and fair skin without any trace of greasiness on your skin.

5.. Apply 2 spoons of multani mitti with 1.5 spoons of coconut water and ¼ spoon of sugar on the face. Leave it on for 15 minutes. This remedy cures suntan and soothes the skin.

6.Take multani mitti with egg and water to apply on face for 15 minutes.Use this mask to tighten your sagging and aged skin.

Oct 9, 2012


The weather has gotten a bit better today.Until now for a fortnight,it has been extremely humid and hot.Who says weather doesn't affect your mood and well being ! With the slight change in weather came the seasonal flu and cough and that cannot make anything feel no better,no matter how much you are jacked up on antibiotics.

One is just not happy with life isn't it.You would think that a housewife who "doesn't do anything" should be the one who should be happiest,no,it isn't.I'm a housewife with no kids.Not that I hate my life.I always dreamed of being a housewife with a bunch of kids.But I didn't get the latter,so I'm unhappy.Then I have friends,who work and have kids and they hate their life coz they cannot spend quality or quantity of any time for their kids.The very reason they work their asses off.They dream of being there and see them grow.Then you have housewife with kids and they are going crazy watching their kids,spending every waking second listening to the same fights and nagging and they wish they had an alternative life.

In the end human being,being the emotional intelligent being,is just not happy with anything in their life.They always think and dream,things could have been better and more dramatic.

People out there think they never make enough money.But in the realization of "not making making much",one realises they are actually still poor according to the standard norms of which they want to achieve.So they feel depressed and incomplete coz they haven't got there yet.Again no happiness there. then you have people who make buckets of money,but they have rearranged their priorities and lifestyles to such an extent,that they again feel ...it just ain't enough.If only....!

One who is ill feels,if only they were healthier they would change this or that about their life and lead great lives.But people don't.One who healthy will live the laziest ungrateful life coz they feel they are lucky to be so.
We humans are ungrateful,complaining beings.We compete for everything and yet when you achieve something,you feel inadequate.We are so stupid at times to be just be happy for just being.

When I wake up in the morning or before I sleep ,I pray.I pray through all my aches,pains,sadness in my heart and illnesses....I pray actually to God to have mercy on me for making an effort to be grateful for my health and life coz sometimes,I detest everything.I ask him to pardon me for hating everything but even then,I feel I should be grateful.Its actually a conscious effort coz being thankful for life as it is,comes with so much doubt.I assume if Iam grateful everyday in my thoughts,eventually I will be grateful for everything from my heart.

Maybe I need a vacation ...a change of pace of life...a little of enjoying and relaxing.But nothing changes the fact that we as human being are actually very ungrateful.