Bless that Neem Tree, it’s divine!
Good for so many things from soothing skin rashes and purifying the blood to keeping insects at bay, Neem’s uses are endless.
Considered the tree of life and pharmacy tree in India, the leaves and seed oil of the Neem tree have been used since ancient times to treat many issues, both internally and externally.
It has incredible medicinal benefits and plays a major role in Ayurveda for its amazing healing properties. Neem contains high anti-oxidant levels, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-septic properties, all of which makes it an ideal ingredient to support the health and beauty of the skin.
In times gone by, dried Neem leaves were used to store winter quilts and clothing. Indian women lined the bottom of chests with cushions of Neem leaves and then layered clothes and quilts on top to keep bugs and other insects at bay. The tradition is no doubt practiced today as well.
Many people are just now finding out about its awesome qualities that are both beautifying and therapeutic.
The Oil, with its unique colouring and quite strong smell, is derived from crushing the seeds or leaves and sometimes the fruit of the evergreen Neem. It is made by cold pressing, which is the best way of obtaining the highest quality oil. This process also keeps the active compounds in place, pure and unspoiled. Cold pressed Neem Oil does not contain toxins or chemicals which is often the case with some other extraction processes.
It is rich in essential fatty acids, emollients and Vitamin E and can be used from top to toe … heels to scalp, to soothe problematic skin that is acneic or suffers from eczema and psoriasis. It works to reduce harmful bacteria associated acne, breakouts and oily skin issues. Alleviating scalp irritation and itchiness, Neem Oil has also been traditionally used to treat conditions suchy as head lice, burns, athlete’s foot, rheumatism and cold sores.
So you see, the benefits of Neem are TRULY endless.
We have two specific Neem products: our Neem Facial Wash, a gel based cleanser with a soap-free lather that leaves the skin clean, radiant and refreshed without a tight or uncomfortable feel. It is specifically formulated for oily and acneic skin. Our other product is the Neem Oil which can be used on the skin or scalp to help skin that suffers from infection.