The United States is a large producer of fullers earth they derive it from deposits of volcanic ash. Fullers earth consists primarily of hydrous aluminum silicates. Fuller's earth is a good absorbent hence it is used to remove stains, dirt, impurities, oil and grease from any surface. It is called as Multani Mitti ( mud from Multan) in India and Pakistan because it is derived from multan a place now in Pakistan. Before the invention of soap and shampoo people in India used fuller's earth for bathing and washing clothes. Fuller Earth has extensive uses in the beauty industry, both for cosmetic purpose and for treatment for acne and other skin problems because of its absorbent capacity. Even it has been used numerous times to shine and clean the marble stones of Taj Mahal, India with positive results.