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Soapnut

Soap nuts or Soapberry, also sometimes referred to as Washing Nuts or Ritha / Reetha (in Hindi), contain ‘Saponins’, which have the ability to clean and wash. When in contact with water, it creates a mild suds, which is similar to soap.

Indians have been washing hair with sopanuts for hundreds of years. Soapnuts are highly-effective and gentle at the same time. Soap nuts are allergy-free and hence are good for your skin especially good for babies, eczema and sensitive skin.

Soapnuts, such as those of Sapindus mukorossi, are used in Ayurveda. They are a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic shampoos and cleansers. They are used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and for removing freckles.

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