I first heard about neem a couple of years ago at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA. Since then I had been wanting to give it a try but had never got around to it until just recently. This Oleavine Neem Oil is cosmetic grade so it is not meant to be taken internally but there are still many different things that it can be used for.
According to their Amazon listing:
About the Product
•UNREFINED COLD PRESSED – Carefully Processed to Retain Delicate Essential Fatty Acids and Active Ingredients. Not Extracted with Chemicals! Every Batch Tested for Quality.
•COSMETIC GRADE: Helps Protect, Nourish and Moisturize Dry Sensitive Skin. Rich in Omegas 6 & 9 Essential Fatty Acids and Antioxidants.
•SOOTHING- Commonly Used for Skin Irritation.
•HAIRCARE: Traditionally used in Indian Hair Treatments, Adding Shine, Tame & Condition Rough or Fizzy Hair & Supporting Scalp Health.
•KEEP BUGS AWAY – Commonly Used as a Natural Bug and Mosquito Repellent or to add to Pet Care Shampoo. Used in Organic Farming.
First thing you will notice when purchasing this, or any other neem oil, is the smell. If you are not familiar with neem it can be a little much at first but not to worry. The benefits outweigh the strong smell. And it’s not unpleasant, just a bit surprising at first. It’s an earthy, kind of smoky, fragrance.
The main thing that I have been using this for is on my dog for 2 reasons. First, he has always had skin issues; a lot of things irritate his skin. Second, we have had a bit of a flea problem this year. Normally we can keep them at bay for the most part but this year, not so much. We began mixing some of this in with his regular shampoo for baths and the next day we were combing some dead fleas off of him. We also run neem oil on him periodically when his skin seems dry along with a couple of essential oil(usually whatever we grab, tea tree, lavender, etc.) This has seemed to help him out a lot.
Also, my husband gets dry, scaly patches on his scalp and sometimes his face. He has rubbed neem oil on these patched and has seen a noticeable change.
The Oleavine Neem Oil mentioned here comes in a 12 oz bottle so it should last for quite some time. It’s a durable, plastic bottle with a flip top lid. I haven’t had any trouble with spills or leaks. When this runs out I WILL be getting more
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