Reetha, also known as Indian Soapnut is the fruit of Soapnut tree and contains ‘Saponin’ which is a 100% natural alternative to chemical cleansers.
Reetha (Aritha) Powder is made from dry, grounded fruits from the Aretha (Reetha) tree. It is brown in color with a slight herbal scent. Dried Aritha fruits are also known as soap nuts. The powder contains a lot of saponins, thus it foams well when mixed with water and can thoroughly cleanse even oily scalp and hair. It can be used instead of a shampoo, shower gel, facial cleanser.
It has good cleansing abilities. In Ayurveda it is used for problem skin care like psoriasis or eczema. Due to its gentle insecticide properties, it is appropriate for natural head lice removal, especially in combination with Neem powder or Neem oil.