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The Neem plant is revered for its diverse attributes within India and many other countries. Neem is often a key active ingredient in soaps made in India. It is supremely moisturizing and a superb base with which to add essential oils.
On its own or with the addition of select essential oils, it is especially supportive of cuticles, nails, rough spots and patches of troubled skin and scalp. It makes a wonderful skin conditioner, supporting a healthy and smooth appearance to the face and body.
Carrier oils are 4 oz and come with a pump.
Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica
Method: Cold Pressed
Aroma: Pungent, raw, seedy and subtle cocoa-like
Consistency: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Absorption: Neem absorbs easily
Citations: 1) Parker, S. (2015). Power of the Seed. Los Angeles: Process.
Because of Neem oil's high wax content it clouds at around 50 degrees. This is normal and does not effect the quality of the oil.
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Shelf Life: 2 Years
- Neem oil is made from the Neem tree, aka Indian Lilac tree that is native to India. It is an oil made by cold pressing the seeds. It is used in skin care products for its antimicrobial properties and wound healing abilities and capability to fight superficial fungal disease. It is often used in organic farming as a pesticide for its ability to stave off and kill plant pests.
- If you garden or grow herbs in your home, you should never use a Neem oil spray on them which includes basil, caraway, cilantro, dill, marjoram, oregano, parsley, and thyme since the delicate or wispy leaves of these plants can cause burns on the foliage. Other plants such as arugula, lettuce, peas, and spinach can also suffer from this same issue and use of Neem oil with them must be completed with caution.
- The fatty acids in the oil, called triglycerides, have insecticidal properties, bactericidal, antiviral, and fungicidal properties. This makes it highly useful for outdoor and indoor plant pest control since it can destroy insects such as aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, other pests and larvae on contact. The general recommendation is to add 2 Tablespoons of Neem carrier oil to 1 tablespoon of liquid soap (which acts as an emulsifier to blend water and oil) and once combined, blend into one gallon of water. Shake the bottle and spray on plants as needed.
- According to NCBI and scientific research, “there is evidence that in dogs, Neem oil can help [repel] with fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and mange mites… and that “Neem oil improves the clinical signs of skin disorders.” However, for its therapeutic actions in dogs, “further work was required on the efficacy of Neem oil in the treatment of canine atopy.” Many websites mention using Neem oil added to shampoo when washing your dog and massaging a small amount of Neem oil around the ears and scruff of the neck of your dog, so that the aroma will repel biting insects.
- With its content of fatty acids, antioxidants and antimicrobial compounds, Neem oil is beneficial for skin to fight superficial infections and promote wound healing and has also been used for mature skin, fine lines and wrinkles. One drop can be used on a cotton swab and applied directly to acne, warts, fungal infections and moles, left on for 20 minutes and then washed off with warm water. Due to some of its properties, it may be a reproductive toxin and is never recommended for consuming or drinking.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. Alternatively, use Carrier Oils alone as a natural moisturizer. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
Outdoor Body Oil
3oz PET flip-top bottle
70mls Grapeseed Oil
20mls Neem Oil
6 drops Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
6 drops Geranium Essential Oil
6 drops Buddha Wood Essential Oil
Add the Grapeseed and Neem oils to the 3oz PET bottle and then add the drops of each EO. Cap and turn back and forth gently to mix. Apply to skin before enjoying time outdoors!
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