Soap Nuts (Soap Berries)
Organic Soap Nuts (Indian Soap Berries)
About: Soap Nuts, also referred to as Aritha, Reetha, Sapindus Berries and Indian Soap Berries are dried fruit shells harvested from a small tree referred to as Sapindus Mukorossi (Soapberry tree) which is native to East Asia. Soap Nuts are an amazing natural soap and detergent due to a natural cleaning essence contained in their shell. Soap Berries have historically been used by many households in Sri Lanka and East Asia as a soap, shampoo and a laundry detergent. Also called soapberry nut husks, it is indeed the large husk (shell) from soapberry nuts that is used as a soap. Once picked and left to dry in the sun, these amazing shells contain a natural cleaning agent called saponin which acts as a soap when contacted with water.
Uses: Saponin present in Soap Berries is a 100% organic and natural substitute to chemically made shampoo, laundry and other cleansing products. Unlike commercial soaps and detergents, soap nuts won’t harm your skin and the environment or expose yourself to harsh chemicals, which make them the perfect natural alternative to conventional detergent and synthetic soaps. They are ideal for sensitive skin as they are hypoallergenic (relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction) and packs natural anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. This special composition is particularly effective in treating skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, acne, and rashes due to allergic reactions (due to its allergy-free, anti-fungal and antibacterial nature). When used as a shampoo or pet shampoo, soap nut is very effective in treating dandruff, lice and adding a natural lustre to hair.
Usage: Due to its cleansing and hypoallergenic properties and organic origins, soap nuts are perfect for those with sensitive skin and laundering baby clothes. It is also effective as an all-natural and organic shampoo, body wash, face wash, dish and hand soap, laundry detergent, pet shampoo and mosquito repellent, among others. The nuts can be reused until they begin to disintegrate.
NOTE: Even though they are referred to as 'nuts', dried soap nuts are a type of berries, which are safe for people with nut allergies.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka.