Neem oil is extracted from the Neem Tree, which grows extensively across the subcontinent. It delivers a range of compounds to help keep skin healthy and smooth and can also be put to a variety of uses in the home and garden.
Pressed from this season’s fresh harvest to retain quality potency and efficacy.
Neem oil is rich in beneficial essential fatty acids and vitamin E, containing significant quantities of oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid to soothe and replenish. It helps keep skin supple and smooth leaving no greasy residue, and the compounds seek out damaging free radicals to help with anti-ageing. Best applied just before bedtime, neem oil is highly restorative and may help reduce scars, wrinkles, acne, and eczema.
Neem oil has pesticidal properties, and a few drops can be blended with shampoo to help eradicate head lice and treat itchy dandruff scalp. It can also be used as a very effective spot treatment to eliminate bedbugs.
As a natural and organic pesticide, Neem oil can be used to help prevent damage by insects and other garden pests. Just mix 5ml or a teaspoon of Neem Oil with 2.5ml of garden safe liquid soap. Then add this solution to a litre of water. This can then be safely sprayed onto your plants to kill off insects and bugs- but be careful if you have ladybirds- as it can hurt them too!
Mix 2 parts neem oil with 100 parts coconut oil, and apply liberally to the skin when likely to be in contact with biting insects. The aroma creates a very effective deterrent, leading to much less irritation. Neem oil and coconut oil are great for the skin too.
Not advised to use when you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.