Fullers earth is composed mainly of hydrous aluminum silicates, such as montmorillonite or palygorskite. It is highly absorbent and has excellent adsorption properties, making it useful in many applications where it is desirable to remove impurities or contaminants from liquids or gases.
Some common uses of Fullers earth
As an absorbent in cat litter, oil spill cleanup, and industrial spillsIn the refining of vegetable oils and mineral oils
In the production of cosmetics, such as facial masks and skin creams
In the treatment of skin conditions like acne and eczema
In the manufacture of ceramics and glass
As a filler in paint and rubber products.