For Soft Skin Soapnut (Reetha Fruit) to the Rescue!
The Indian fruit, Reetha, contains natural soap. Soapnuts, Soapberries are given this common name because the fruit pulp is used to make soap. The generic name is derived from the Latin words saponis, meaning “soap,” and indicus, meaning “of India.”
Reetha Fruit (Soapnut) has been used for washing for thousands of years by native peoples in Asia, as well as, Native Americans. Soapnut contains saponins which are a natural surfactant. Besides containing excellent cleansing properties, it great if you want soft skin and hair.
In modern times, in some parts of the world, people still make liquid soap from Soapnuts. They grind and soak the fruit overnight. The seed of the fruit contains precious oil. The extract is made by grinding the seed and the pulp into a powder to use in shampoo and other applications.
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Even in industrialized countries, Reetha Fruit (Soapnut) such as those of Sapindus mukorossi, is a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic shampoos and cleansers. It's not just for soft skin . Soapnuts have been used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for eczema and psoriasis. Soapnuts have gentle, but effective, insecticidal properties and are also traditionally used for removing lice from the scalp. There are other numerous medicinal benefits contained within Soapnuts that modern science is currently “discovering”.
In addition to soft skin use, Saba Botanical includes Soapnut (Reetha Fruit) in its list of beneficial ingredients in several products for healthy hair. You can purchase -completely ground- Pure Reetha Organic Wash in individual 100 gram packs currently for only $3.99 each at Saba Botanical of USA.