EXTRACTION METHOD: expeller pressed, virgin
CONSISTENCY: semi solid, bright yelow color
PART UTILIZED: seeds
APPLICATION: Can be used 100% by itself.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Virgin Neem Oil has a VERY powerful, VERY unpleasant, herbaceous aroma that can be likened to a mixture of peanut and garlic aromas.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Neem Carrier is a virgin cold-pressed carrier oil extracted from the fruit kernels of the Neem plant. Natural variation in color ranging from golden yellow, orange, or dark greenish brown is normal for this carrier. Virgin Neem Oil has a VERY powerful, VERY unpleasant, herbaceous aroma that can be likened to a mixture of peanut and garlic aromas. Despite the aroma, many people still consider it worth using because of its many amazing properties. Neem is a thick carrier oil and can even be almost solid when cold.
Neem has been used in India for over 5,000 years and has earned the names “plant with promise,” the “village pharmacy,” and the “tree of life.” Neem is wonderful for the skin. It is full of carotenoids and antioxidants which protect the skin from free radicals, and diminish signs of aging, wrinkles, and age spots. The essential fatty acids and vitamins in Neem improve skin tone, help the elasticity of the skin, and build collagen. Neem is rich in vitamin E and moisturizes the skin on a deep level. Neem conditions and repairs cuticle damage, prevents baldness, and is said to slow the graying of hair.
Neem is antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, parasiticidal, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, regulating, and moisturizing. Neem has many beneficial phytochemicals that boost the immune system, combat inflammation, and is said to interfere with the development of cancer cells. Ongoing studies show that Neem may suppress or cause the death of cancerous cells.
Neem has been used as a natural insect repellent for centuries. It will repel ticks, fleas, mosquitos, ants, and kills lice and nits when used topically on the hair.
CAUTIONS: Neem has been used as a traditional Ayurvedic contraceptive so should be avoided by women who are pregnant or trying to conceive. Individuals with nut allergies should avoid using Neem Carrier Oil, as Neem seeds are essentially Neem “nuts.”
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