Description – Neem oil is used in agricultural and gardening applications as a natural insecticide and fungicide. It does have a very pungent aroma that many people dislike, however this becomes less pervasive when neem is used as an ingredient in soaps, cream or lotions. Our organic neem has a high 3000ppm azadirachtin content. We do not recommend taking neem oil internally, for internal use it is best instead to take capsules or make a tea from the leaves.
The pant matter used to produce organic oils is grown without the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides. There are also strict controls related the growing and extraction of the oil to minimise negative environmental impact and ensure sustainability.
|Common Name||Neem Oil Unrefined & Organic|
|Botanical Name||Azadirachta indica|
|Extraction Method||Expeller Pressed|
|Aroma||Potent, Nutty, Bitter, Herbaceous|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Appearance||Brown, Solid at room temperature|
|Skin Feel||Easily absorbed, Leaves slight oily film|
|Skin Type||Troublesome, Dry|
|Properties||Antiseptic, Soothing, Insecticide|
|Heat Stability||Suitable for hot and cold processes|
|Typical Fatty Acid Profile|
|Main Constituents (Typical Values)||Oleic Acid 53%, Stearic Acid 21%, Palmitic Acid 13%, Linoleic Acid 2%|
|Natural Vitamin Content|
- Add 5-10% to creams, lotions and balms
- Dry, Sensitive Skin – soothing and moisturising for very dry, easily irritated and problematic skin
- Insecticide – Make into a spray with castile soap to fend off common garden bugs, lice, fleas and ticks
- Scalp – soothing, prevent flaking
Packaging – Supplied in clear PET bottles with flip top lid for easy dispensing. Fully labelled with common name, botanical name, BBE date and batch code. SDS and Certificate of analysis available for download
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Recommended Reading: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage (4th Edition, 2008) Len Price with Shirley Price