What is Neem Oil?
Our Neem oil is mainly made up of:
- Oleic acid (Omega-9)
- Palmitic acid
- Stearic acid
- Linoleic acid
- Vitamin C
Benefits for Skin
This oil has so many benefits when applied topically to the skin. These include:
- Soothing red, itchy and inflamed skin.
- Calming eczema, psoriasis, acne and even burns.
- Treating dry, wrinkled skin.
- Stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, contributing to a youthful glow.
- Healing wounds and reducing scars.
- Minimising moles and warts.
- Protecting against the harmful effects of UV exposure.
- Tightening the pores.
- Treating and soothing acne.
Benefits for Hair
Apply Neem oil to your hair, so that it can:
- Stimulate growth.
- Contribute to thicker, healthier locks.
- Prevent dandruff.
- Add shine and moisture.
- Clean the hair and scalp without leaving a greasy residue.
General Health Benefits
More than the benefits for hair and skin, Neem oil has many other healthful properties:
- It boosts our immunity.
- This oil controls the skin’s blood clotting.
- It is an anti-oxidant.
- Neem oil has anti-inflammatory properties.
- It soothes and prevents joint pain, stiffness and inflammation.
- This oil prevents damage at a cellular level.
- It has antifungal, antihistamine, antiseptic and antipyretic qualities.
How to Use Neem Oil
Neem oil can be applied directly to the skin to treat rashes, inflammation or acne. For regular use, the treatment of pain or as a general moisturiser, it can be blended with coconut or olive oil, which will also help it to go further.
Apply pure warm Neem oil to the hair and scalp as a treatment half an hour before washing your hair. Alternatively, add a few drops of the oil to your shampoo before you wash your hair. Don’t add it to the whole bottle, though, as it loses its potency. For a more intensive treatment (or to treat lice), massage this heated oil into your scalp and hair, wrap it with a towel and leave it overnight. Then, wash your hair in the morning.
Apply a drop or two of Neem oil to your nails and cuticles two to three times a day to treat infections. Alternatively, for the ultimate antibacterial, antifungal hand-wash, add a few drops of Neem oil to your hands before lathering with the soap.
Mix the oil with Vaseline or a carrier oil and apply it directly to cuts, scrapes, rashes, bites, and burns. This also keeps mosquitoes and other bugs away.
Add Neem oil to a tub of warm water and soak your feet in it – not only for a relaxing foot rejuvenation, but also to treat athlete’s foot.
Be careful of (or avoid) using Neem oil if you are pregnant or trying to fall pregnant, and if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
- Allergy to nuts
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Coeliac disease
- Any other auto-immune disease
Always check that you’re not allergic to an oil (including Neem) by applying a small amount of it to the inside of your arm first.
Do not ingest it and do not allow children to use or swallow it.
It should not be used for two weeks before surgery as it may lower the sugar levels in the blood.