Cold-pressed and unrefined (full of essential fatty acids), neem oil is a very versatile oil which can be used in skincare formulations for scalp issues and dry itchy sensitive skin.
Neem trees grow wild in Ghana. Neem oil is a pungent oil but very effective for fungal infections which solidifies in colder temperatures and can be diluted with any vegetable oil.
Back in April 2011, whilst visiting our henna supplier in Ghana, I stopped on the way back to snack on neem seeds. I was amazed at the softness and sweetness of the outer layer of this rather bitter seed.
“Traditional Ayurvedic uses of neem include the treatment of acne.
Various folk remedies for neem include use as an antiseptic, parasiticide and insecticide. It has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of eczema.
Formulations made of neem oil also find wide usage as a biopesticide for organic farming, as it repels a wide variety of pests including the mealy bug, beet armyworm, aphids, the cabbage worm, thrips, whiteflies, mites, fungus gnats, beetles, moth larvae, mushroom flies, leaf-miners, caterpillars, locust,nematodes and the Japanese beetle
Neem oil can be used as a household pesticide for ant, cockroach, housefly-termite and mosquitoes both as repellent and larvicide.”
SAP VALUES: .139(NaOH) .194(KOH)
INCI : Azadirachta indica
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : GHANA