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Reetha Or Soapnut Powder: Uses and Benefits

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Reetha, Aritha, Soapnuts, or Indian soapberries, have gained popularity in recent years for a variety of reasons. They are an amazing chemical-free and eco-friendly, natural detergent having a cleaning essence contained in their shell.

Reetha is used in many cleansing applications including hair care, skincare, and other washing applications. It makes hair healthy, shiny, and lustrous when used regularly as it is enriched with saponin. So, many people have switched to this natural way of cleansing.

People have known and used reetha for centuries and are used widely by many Indian households. Soapnuts are the fruits of a tree called Sapindus Mukorossi, native of the Himalayas and the mountainous region between India and Nepal. 

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Its fruits, the soapberry nuts, are harvested. The berries after becoming gooey and red as they ripen and fall to the ground are picked up. The seed is removed from the shell and kept to dry in the sun without any processing with chemical or synthetic agents. So unlike commercial soaps, soapnuts are 100% natural and ideal detergent or soap.

Reetha powder is made by grinding of the soapnut shells into a fine powder. Reetha powder has natural anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties and also naturally softening property, which is why they make such good skincare, haircare and laundry soap.


Uses and Benefits of Reetha

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1) Prevents Dryness.

Reetha powder contains numerous vitamins and all the vitamins are very beneficial for hair to get rid of dryness of the scalp. The vitamins A, D, E, and K found in reetha powder are known to make hair shiny and smooth. Reetha keeps hair soft, shiny and moisturizes the core of scalp, preventing it from drying. Reetha gives the cooling effect when mixed with other ingredients like shikhakai powder.

2) Good for hair growth.

Reetha is enriched with many natural hair tonics and solutions that give good hair growth. Reetha powder is also used to get thick and bouncy hair. Reetha contains so many natural ingredients that give a good texture to hair. Reetha paste makes hair strong from the root and prevents them from falling.

3) Prevents the scalp from lice.

Soapnut or reetha powder is antimicrobial in nature, hence it cures bacterial and other scalp infections. The insecticidal properties in reetha powder help in killing lice on the scalp. Haircare with reetha powder will kill those unwanted parasites that breed on your blood and live on your hair.

4) Reetha reduces dandruff.

Powdered reetha is known to fights the most common problem of dandruff. Soapnuts make the dry and frizzy hair soft and smooth by nourishing them make it more manageable. The regular usage of reetha powder hair wash can reduce split ends to a great extent.

5) Reetha increases the silkiness of hair.

Since, ancient times, reetha has been used for hair treatment. The chemical shampoos have various side effects which is why people are switching to natural soap like reetha. Washing with reetha powder provides shining and silky hair. It is used as important component in soaps and shampoos for hair wash.

6) Conditions the hair.

Reetha powder is a great conditioner for the hair as it provides hair with all the necessary nutrients. It can also be used with henna powder to colour and condition hair naturally.


7) Free of Chemicals.

Reetha powder or SoapNut powder is a completely pure herb having amazing cleaning properties without any harmful chemicals. They are –

  • Sulfate-Free
  • Parabens Free
  • Bleach Free
  • Chlorine Free
  • Phthalates Free
  • Phosphates Free
  • Formaldehyde Free
  • Benzyl Acetate Free

 With reetha powder paste you can cleanse your hair naturally without any damage to them.

8) Eco- Friendly.

Reetha powder contains natural soap called saponin which is released when in contact with water. A natural soap that actually grows on trees is definitely eco friendly.

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