neem leaves and fruit

Okay, so Neem Oil is not particularly glamorous – if truth be told it has an awful smell. That being said, Neem Oil is fantastic. Know any other oil that is healing, soothing, anti-ageing and analgesic for skin, great for teeth and hair and can also be used as a safe bug repellent in the garden and on your dog? Thought not.

Neem Oil comes from an evergreen tree that has been an Ayurvedic favourite for centuries. Also known as Indian Lilac, Neem is highly medicinal. The oil is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Fortunately, you don’t need more than a few drops diluted in a carrier oil to get the benefits of this amazing substance.

If your skin is dry, red, irritated, inflamed, acne, eczema or rosacea prone – try Neem Oil. It is also fabulous for dandruff and thinning hair. The aroma of Neem can be off-putting but adding Neroli essential oil, Pink Grapefruit oil, Jasmine or Peppermint to the mix can help to neutralise it. Neem can be found in soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and pet products. To make your own Neem magic, try these simple recipes:

 

Neem Cream
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Neem Cream
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If your skin is dry, red, irritated, inflamed, acne, eczema or rosacea prone – try Neem Oil.
    Ingredients
    • 50 ml carrier oil of choice (see notes)
    • 1 ml Neem Oil (about 20 drops) which is 2% of base oil
    • 4-5 drops essential oil of choice (see notes)
    Ingredients
    • 50 ml carrier oil of choice (see notes)
    • 1 ml Neem Oil (about 20 drops) which is 2% of base oil
    • 4-5 drops essential oil of choice (see notes)
      Instructions
      1. Put base oil in a small, clean glass bottle. Add Neem and then essential oils, shake to mix and you are good to go.
      Recipe Notes

      Carrier oil choices: Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Hemp Seed Oil or Jojoba Oil

      Suggested essential oils: Neroli, Pink Grapefruit, Jasmine or Peppermint

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      Neem Pesticide and Fungicide Recipe for the Garden
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        Ingredients
        • 1 tablespoon Neem Oil
        • 2 litres water
        • 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid
        Ingredients
        • 1 tablespoon Neem Oil
        • 2 litres water
        • 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid
          Instructions
          1. Mix ingredients and put in a spray bottle for use on plants.
          Recipe Notes

          ** Avoid using it in extreme temperatures and direct sunlight.

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