Our powdered reetha comes from the dried fruit of the soapnut tree Sapindus mukorossi. It is a valuable herb traditionally used for strengthening hair and improving the complexion. It contains Vitamin A, D, E and K and also natural saponins which give a mild soapy effect when mixed with water. Reetha is an excellent skin cleanser and has a cooling effect on the skin. It is reputed to have anti-fungal properties and may be used in treating dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, pimples and blackheads. It is an essential ingredient in our natural shampoo recipes.
HOW TO USE REETHA
Face wash: Make a paste of reetha powder and chickpea flour with water. Rub gently onto your skin, wash off and pat dry.
Shampoo: Mix equal amounts of reetha and shikakai powders into a paste. Apply it to your hair and scalp just before bathing/showering. Rub into into hair and scalp with water, rinse very well, until the water runs clear. With regular use, this treatment may make your hair stronger, reducing dandruff, hair loss and split ends.
Jewelry cleaning: Mix reetha with enough water to make a liquid. Drop the jewelry into the liquid and rub with a soft cloth.
For all herbal treatments, whether for the skin or the hair, regular use is necessary. In some cases you will need to use the herb/s for at least 2 months for best results.
Your hair and skin are unique so when using natural extracts please bear in mind that they will react differently for everyone. Have fun experimenting!
Please note: for external use only.
Unused powder can be resealed and kept in a cool, dry place.
Shipping is free to most areas in South Africa. If you live in a remote place, or outside South Africa, please contact us before placing your order. Delivery takes 2-5 working days.