Organic Soap Nuts (Boondi Kottai, Reetha, Areetha, Kunkudukaialu) – 500gm
Saponin, a safe and reliable surfactant, is present in soap nuts. A substance known as a surfactant lowers the surface tension of liquids, causing the liquid to spread out and allowing for easy water flow and the dispersal of dirt, oil, and grime.
The saponifying agent that Sapindus mukorossi nuts produce in significant quantities is used, among other things, in laundry detergent, dish and hand soap, shampoo and body wash, pet cleaning wash, and insect repellent.
How to Use– Soapnuts are popular as a cleaning agent or detergent because they are hypoallergenic, odorless, leave no trace, and do not harm fabrics.
How to store– Refrigerate it to keep it fresher for longer.
Benefits– Apart from being a natural detergent, soap nuts contain a good amount of nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, and K, which keep the hair healthy and add shine and luster.
Side Effects– Soapnuts contain insecticides, which can cause allergies and swollen eyelids.
Recipe– Place a handful of soap nuts in the grinder. Grind until you have a fine powder. Place 2-3 teaspoons of soap nut powder in the washing machine with the dirty clothes. and then wash your clothes as usual.