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Soapnuts (soapberries)  are fruits of the soap nut tree (scientific name: Sapindus mukorossi). The fruits are small black berries, about one inch in diameter. To get soap nuts, the berries are deseeded and dried in the sun which forms a dry shell. The dry shell is what you buy as soap nuts.


Ancient Indians have been using them to wash their hair, clothes and bodies for ages.

When dried and boiled, they create a liquid that is soapy and forms a lather.

Soapnuts (soapberries) is known by many different names. Some of the reetha names are following-:

  • Soapnut
  • Reetha
  • Soapberry
  • Washnut
  • Dodan, Doadni or Doda
  • Kanma
  • Thali
  • Boondi Kottai
  • Kumkudukaya

Soapnut is used for conditioning of hair and fair skin tone and it gives healthy and shining hair. Reetha is known as sapindus mukorossi which is a crucial medicinal herb of Ayurveda.

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The Uses of Soapnuts (soapberries)

1) Soapnuts for Hair Health (Silky Hair)

From Medieval times, Soapnut has long been used for curing hair issues. Soapnut is famous for good health of hair and it’s good treatment for hair problems.

2) Works as a Cleanser

Soapnuts or Reetha is an excellent cleanser. It can be used as a substitute for soap. It shows very cool and vital effect on the skin fright from the very first day of use. It helps in making your skin soft and also in preventing your skin from drying.

2) Soapnuts Prevents Dandruff

Reetha helps to reduce Dandruff and white flakes because of its hair cleansing properties. Put the liquid over your scalp and keep it for several minutes and then clean your scalp with fresh water.

3) Soapnuts (soapberries) to Clean Jewellery

Indian Jewellery expert uses liquid of soapnut to clean ornaments. You will notice good difference in your jewellery, liquid of reetha will help it to get the real appearance.

  • Place the ornaments into the liquid of reetha
  • Apply soft cloth to clean jewellery

4) Washing Cloth

It often used in washing cloths, It helps to keep the genuine color of your favourite dresses and cloths.

 Things to Keep in Mind

You must prevent it from direct eye contacts with reetha. It should be employed under special care because it has insecticidal qualities which can sting the eyes. In case you notice rashes, irritation or any other variety complications on skin or hair in that case you will have to avoid making use of the mixture right away.

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