DIY 100% Natural Soap Nut Shampoo

DIY Soap Nut Homemade Shampoo:

Soap nuts or soap berries are naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, allergen free and very gentle on the skin and scalp. People in India and Nepal have been using them since hundreds of years for skin and hair cleaning.natural hair shampoo


  • About 10 pieces of dry soap nuts or a tbsp of soap nut powder
  • One cup of water

Soap nuts or powder is easily available in general stores in India, commonly known as Reetha or Aritha.

Buy soap nuts online: In India (BUY HERE) ; USA (BUY HERE)


For a medium sized hair, you will need 6-10 soap nuts.reetha

Crush the soap nuts one after one or cut them into smaller pieces. Remove the seeds.

You can also make your own soap nut powder by blending de-seeded dry soap nuts in a food processor.

Soapnut powder takes less time to release the cleansing agent, Saponin. Add these soap nut pieces into one cup of boiling water.boiling reetha

Cover with lid and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes.

Let the solution sit for sometime until it reduces its temperature.

When the solution comes to room temperature, strain it with a thin cloth.

Add 10 drops of Tea Tree/ Rosemary/ Lemon or any of your favorite essential oils as preservatives.howtomakesoapnutliquid_post1

Mix well and store this 100 % natural shampoo in a glass jar.

It will be comparatively watery compared to shampoos. It can be stored for about 10 days.

How to use:

Pour about 1/3rd of the solution into a plastic bottle and close the lid.

Shake the bottle well until the solution reaches a very thick and rich lather.soapnut foam550x366

Apply this on damp hair and scalp, rub carefully with your fingers for 1-2 minutes and rinse.

Repeat if required.

Use apple cider vinegar as a conditioner.

# Soap nut deep cleans the hair and skin. It keeps the scalp healthier and prevents dandruff, eczema or other scalp issues. It prevents sun sensitivity and protects hair from sun damage.


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  2. How to use the powdered reetha for washing hairs ??Is it the same method? Boiling the powdered reetha in the water and letting it to settle down ?? Can you pls elaborate ..?


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