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Reetha also known as “soap nut” 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. The natural moisturising properties make reetha an excellent skin and hair moisturiser. It evens out skin tone and helps to clear up blemishes, blackheads and pimples. It alleviates dry scalp conditions like dandruff.
Directions of use:
Cleansing face wash: Make a paste of reetha powder and chickpea flour with water. Rub gently onto your skin, wash off and pat dry.
Nourishing hair pack: Mix 3 tablespoons of reetha powder with the juice of 1 lemon, 2 teaspoons of natural yoghurt and enough water to make a paste. Apply the mixture to your scalp and all the way to the ends of your hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes to 1 hour, rinse off with warm water. If necessary, shampoo and condition.
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.
Please note: for external use only.
Unused powder can be resealed and kept in a cool, dry place.
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