Cyprus Hobbit 100% pure Neem oil is cold pressed from the whole fruit and seeds of the tropical Azadirachta indica, native to India and Sri Lanka, also known as the Indian Lilac. Once only found in the Indian Subcontinent where many families cultivated trees in their garden for their wide range of medicinal, Indian Lilac is now cultivated worldwide.
Neem oil has a wide history of use as a folk remedy around the world, and has been used to treat many conditions. Although it has a harsh odor, it’s high in fatty acids and other nutrients, and it’s used in a variety of beauty products like skin creams, body lotions, hair products, and cosmetics.
Neem oil contains many ingredients that are extremely beneficial to the skin. Some of those ingredients include:
- fatty acids (EFA)
- vitamin E
It has been used in beauty regimens and skin care to:
- treat dry skin and wrinkles
- stimulate collagen production
- reduce scars
- heal wounds
- treat acne
- minimize warts and moles
HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP BENEFITS OF NEEM OIL
Neem oil for the skin:
Pure Neem oil is very potent and care should be taken with using it undiluted on the skin. It also has a strong smell.
- It protects your Skin and Fights Aging. Neem oil is chock full of carotenoids and antioxidants that help protect your skin against the ravages of free radicals, which cause signs of aging such as wrinkles and age spots.
- Heals & Moisturizes. For any type of skin, at any time neem extract provides excellent moisturizing and healing benefits. It is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids that help improve skin elasticity and provide and retain moisture.
For topical use for dry and damaged skin, dilute Neem with coconut oil and add a few drops of lemon or lavender essential oil to make it more gentle on the skin and more pleasantly scented.
- Treats Acne. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents in neem help reduce the redness, swelling and pain associated with acne outbreaks. The fatty acids moisturize and nourish the skin, while the antibacterial properties fight the bacteria that cause acne.
- Treats And Prevents Scars. While it can be used with good effect on existing stretch marks, you should be aware that you should not use neem oil if you are trying to conceive or if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.
- Neem oil can help with the redness and inflamation of sunburn.
- Although not a cure for either condition, Neem can also soothe skin affected by Eczema and Psoriasis (being careful to test if undiluted use is tolerated, or to dilute if needed). The protective layer formed over the skin by applying Neem oil prevents the skin from drying out and so reduces the risk of infection because of skin being broken by scratching.
- Neem (diluted with coconut or almond oil if needed) has been seen to be helpful in the treatment of fungal skin problems such as Athlete’s Foot, Ringworm and soreness or indection occurring in folds of skin.
Neem oil for Scalp and Hair:
- Neem Oil Tames And Conditions Your Hair. Hair that can become frizzy when wet is much improved when treated with neem oil. When applied to the hair, neem oil forms a thin shield that prevents the hair from absorbing water from the environment, making it much more manageable. Rub a few drops between the palms of your hands and stroke neem oil through your hair to tame frizzy hair and impart an attractive shine. Both your hair and scalp will like it.
- Condition Your Scalp. Condition your scalp by applying neem oil combined with coconut oil or olive oil directly to the scalp prior to washing. Massaging the oil into your scalp will also help increase blood circulation and open up pores, which may help stimulate hair growth.
- Treat Dandruff. Adding neem oil to your hair products and using it as a scalp conditioner will also help prevent, treat and even eliminate dandruff. Neem oil should be diluted with coconut oil for sensitive scalps.
- Neem Oil A Good, Safe, Natural Treatment Alternative For Head Lice or Head Louse. As an insecticide, Neem can be effective against head lice when applied and left on the hair overnight.
- Hot Oil Treatment For Hair. By combining a few drops of neem oil and a couple of tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil you can create an effective, affordable, all-natural hot oil treatment to treat and correct dry hair and split ends.
Neem oil for Infected nails:
The anti-fungal and antibacterial properties of Neem oil may be beneficial to infected nails. The oil should be applied neat to the affected areas with a cotton bud two or three times daily for up to five days. If no improvement is seen it is important to visit a doctor or chiropodist.
Neem oil for the home and garden:
- Repel A Wide Variety Of Insects Including Cockroaches, Silverfish and More. Use neem oil to paint a thin line around your doorways and windows to help repel a wide variety of insects. Soak cotton balls with neem oil and tuck them into the backs of cabinets, under appliances and into other out-of-the-way places to repel cockroaches, ants, silverfish and other unwanted pests.
- A few drops in cleaning products can help to prevent mould and mildew.
To control insects, mould and fungal issues with house and garden plants mix two teaspoons of neem per gallon of water with a few drops of washing up liquid to allow the Neem oil to mix into the water. This solution can then be sprayed onto plants to end current attacks and to protect them.
- Neem Oil Use In The Garden An Excellent All-Natural Insecticide and treats Fungal Infestations In Your Yard And Garden. This product is very useful for treating problems such as: Black Spot, Sooty Mold, Root Rot, Powdery Mildew
NOTE: Beware that a neem oil insecticide can also kill beneficial insects. Pennsylvania State University suggests using neem oil for lawn grub worm control. Another study showed combining Neem with diatomaceous earth gave the best control of aphids on artichokes.
Repel Fleas And Ticks With Neem Oil:
Add a few drops of neem oil to your dog’s shampoo to kill and repel fleas and ticks. You can also create an all-natural flea spray by combining a dozen drops of neem oil, half-a-dozen drops of dish soap and a cup of warm water. Don’t make too much at once. You should use it up within a couple of days while the neem scent is still strong.