Since, ancient times, ritha has been used for hair treatment. Due to side effects of chemical shampoos, the relevance of soapnuts is again gaining momentum.  Washing with ritha provides shining and silky hair. It is used as important components in soaps and shampoos for hair wash. Method: Washing hair with reetha is a very simple procedure. Dipped 7-10 reetha after removing its shell into half litre of water. Left the mixture overnight. Strained it in the morning and apply on your scalp. Wash your head with clean water.
Soapnuts for skin care
Reetha is an excellent cleanser and show very cool effect on the skin. Soapnuts make your skin soft and prevents it from drying. The mix of soapnuts and chick pea is applied on the skin instead of soap, gives gentler effects on the skin. It makes your skin soft and tender. It is also used in curing of eczema, psoriasis, and removing of pimples, blackheads and freckles.
Reetha for facial complexion
Soapnuts water can be used as face wash. Prepare a mix of reetha liquid and essential oil (few drops). Stir it properly and apply the same on your face instead of using chemical face wash. Regular use of this, give you a dazzling face.
Reetha for dandruff: Reetha is an excellent hair cleanser. Apply the liquid over your scalp and left for few minutes followed by washing the same with clean water. It helps to prevent dandruff and white flakes.
Soapnuts for washing clothes: Washing clothes, especially the children shows gentle effect on the skin. It is allergic free and helps to maintain the original color of dresses.
Reetha for jewellery cleaning:  Drop the ornaments into the liquid of soapnuts. Rub the jewellery with soft cloth. You will see amazing difference in your ornaments by getting the original look
Washing your hair with reetha
Using reetha as a hair Shampoo is economical and giving gentler effects to your hair. The Reetha liquid makes your hair shinier and softer. It is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal in nature and keeps your scalp free from dandruff and prevents hair loss. It shows no side-effects in spite of using it daily that is not with chemical shampoo.
How to make reetha shampoo
To make soap nuts shampoo is a very easy task. One can use Shikakai to get the better advantages of this hare care product.  Now to prepare the Shampoo, mix some pieces of soap nuts and Shikakai. Boil it into half litre of water and left it overnight to be cool. Strain the mixture in the morning. Now, it is ready as Shampoo. It is one of the best natural hair care products and provides your hair a shining look.
How to make reetha paste
Reetha paste can be used to wash hair. Making soap nuts powder is a very simple task. Take a dried powder of reetha and Shikakai. You can also use the powder of hibiscus in this mixture. Mix all these properly and kept in a small bottle that can be used time to time for washing hair.  Before bath, massage your scalp with this mixture along with water. Leave it for few minutes followed by washing it off with clean water. It provides your hair a better texture and suitable shining.  It makes your hair stronger and reduces the impact of hair fall. It is used as a natural conditioner too.
Common name of soap nut
The various common names of reetha are Soap nut, Soapberry, Washnut, Ritha, Aritha, Dodani, Doda, Kanma, Thali, Boondi Kottai, Kumkudukaya,