Reetha Powder

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.


Benefits for Skin :

  • It works well as a moisturiser and cleanser.
  • Helps in lightening your complexion and achieve even skin tone.
  • It also helps you get rid of stubborn pimples and blackheads within no time.

Please note :

  • The product is meant for external use only.
  • Please do a patch test before use if you have any skin/hair issues.
  • Effects will be gradual and steady since this is a natural product.
  • The colour of the product may change over time but its efficacy will remain the same.

Benefits for Hair :

  • Speeds up hair growth and makes them thick and bouncy.
  • Works as an excellent shampoo. Soak soapnuts overnight and then mix with Shikakai powder to make the shampoo which cleanses hair.
  • Contains Vitamins A, D, E and K which makes hair shinier and smoother.
  • Cures bacterial and insecticidal infections, even dandruff.
  • Tames dry and fizzy hair and reduces split ends.

Directions for use :

Hair washing: Mix Aritha powder with water until you are satisfied with the density of the paste. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Apply to hair and scalp, massage in well, leave on the hair for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with water, no need to shampoo. Use it weekly for shiny and healthy hair. For even better results you can use a mixture of equal parts of Aritha, Amla and Neem powders and use it the same way.

Skin/body care: Mix Aritha powder with water until you are satisfied with the density of the paste. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Use a fresh mixture for cleansing the face or as a shower gel. Especially good for oily skin and acne care.