Neem oil has a strong garlic/nutty aroma – unpleasant to some but loved by those who have experienced it’s healing and protective powers. Some companies deodorize this oil to get rid off the smell, but it is my belief the strength and some benefits are lost in that process. It is better to add therapeutic essential oils, that will hide the strong Neem aroma and add benefits to the product.
What is Neem Oil? The medicinal properties of Neem have been described in ancient Indian medical texts (4000 B.C.) such as the Atharva Veda, Ghrhyasutras and the Sutragranthas. The sanskrit name, nimba, means ‘to give good health‘. About 75% of Ayurvedic remedies contain some form of neem! Indians call the sacred neem tree “the village pharmacy”, and have limitless faith in its abilities.
We use only premium Neem oil. Wild-crafted, cold pressed from carefully stored seeds* of the Neem tree. This oil is perfect for skin care. Benefits include:
1. Antiviral – inhibits the growth of viruses
2. Anti-fungal – inhibits the growth of fungi
3. Antibacterial – destroying the growth of bacteria
4. Analgesic – providing pain relief
5. Anti-inflammatory – reduce certain signs of inflammation, swelling or tenderness
6. Antimicrobial – destroying the growth of microorganisms
7. Age defying.
Neem Oil is used in skin care because it is nutrient dense. Neem contains extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants that help to protect the skin from environmental damage. Neem also contains carotenoids (similar to carotene) which provide high antioxidant compounds that help defend the skin against skin aging.
Neem Oil is ideal for acne skin because it can help to soothe irritation and inflammation, and prevent future break-outs. It also helps reduce redness and inflammation.
The high fatty-acid content in Neem Oil is said to prevent and treat scars from acne and it is not a closing oil. It penetrates the skin without leaving it greasy.
Eczema is another type of skin inflammation. Skin is dry, red, flaky. Neem Oil, can relieve eczema symptoms, especially when it used in addition to Oxygen Plasma.