Reetha tree is a highly valued medicinal plant in Ayurveda for its innumerable therapeutic and detoxifying properties. Sapindus Mukorossi or reetha also goes by several other names like soapnut, soapberry and washnut.
It is one of the most popular herbs in Ayurveda. It is all-natural, eco-friendly, cheap, and reusable. When it comes in contact with water, it creates mild suds that resemble soap. Thus, it is also called Soapnuts. Reetha has a numerous amounts of benefits for our skin and hair.
Benefits of Reetha for skin
1. Moisturized skin
Reetha have natural conditioning properties that help in moisturizing your skin.
Hence, they help prevent dryness of skin. People with sensitive skin can use products that are made from soapnuts since they do not cause any damage.
You can directly use Reetha powder as well. It has many skin benefits. One of them is that it cleans dirt out of your skin pores without decreasing or removing natural oils present in your skin which most soaps fail to do.
2. Get rid of blackheads without worrying about rough skin
You’ve probably faced this situation once in your life where use a scrub to get rid of balckheads but then, instead of getting balckheads out, the scrub makes your skin more rough. This problem can be easily solved if you use an organic reetha powder instead of a rough scrub. Because of medicinal properties of reetha, not only will it get rid of blackheads, but it will also reduce the pimples on your face
3. Adds a natural glow to your skin
No!! We are not talking about changing the skin color here!! Reetha adds a natural glow to your skin.
The essence of saponins in reetha works well as an excellent cleanser. Plus, It is suitable for all types of skin, blending reetha with besan flour improves the skin sustenance and glow. Try it once and come back to comment down 😊
Hair Benefits of Reetha
1. Clears your scalp without damaging the roots
The natural surfactant saponin in reetha plant offers foaming properties and soapy texture which helps in clearing dirt, dust and oil in the hair.
Apart from it, reetha is a better hair cleanser than most of the shampoos because clearning hair with reetha does not includes the thousands of sulphates, parabens and alcohols that shampoos contain
2. Helps stopping hair-fall and dandruff
Reetha helps control hair fall by removing dandruff from the scalp. According to Ayurveda, dandruff is the prime cause of hair fall. It is a condition marked by flakes of dry skin on the scalp. Reetha helps to control dandruff and promotes hair growth due to its Tridosha balancing property.
Reetha is also used to incite the development of the new hair follicles. It also prevents hair from sun damage and causes hair to become thicker and grow quicker. Reetha also helps you combat hair issues like hair fall, untimely graying of hair and dandruff.
3. Adds a natural shine to your hair
Reetha is a natural conditioner that is known to soothe the scalp and make the hair shiny. It gives a natural lustre and shine to the hair which can otherwise get damaged by pollution and lifestyle.
Want thick and luscious hair? Then this can be your ultimate solution. Add reetha to your regular hair oil and watch the magic unfold.