Neem oil has been used for centuries in agriculture, skin and hair care, and traditional medicine, due to its various benefits. The Neem tree is native to India and other parts of South Asia. Check out some of the great benefits of Neem Oil:
Skin Health: This oil has long been used in the cosmetic industry, thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps with skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, and acne. D’Scent Essentials uses Neem Oil in our Calming Cream soap, our Soothing Cream body butter, and our Chocolate Bar soap. You want a moisturizing product that helps your skin? Try any of the above-mentioned products; your skin will thank you!
Hair Care: To promote hair growth and strength, scalp health, and to prevent dandruff, Neem Oil is used in many hair care products. It can also be used to minimize hair loss, which is beneficial as we age and our hair thins out. And, because of its insect repellant properties, the oil can be used to treat and remove head lice.
Oral Health: Many people may not have heard of this, but oil pulling was used in ancient times, before toothbrushes were ever heard of. The essential oil was swished around in the mouth to improve oral hygiene. Using Neem Oil reduced bacteria and plaque in the mouth. The practice is still continued today, even with the invention of toothbrushes.
Minimizes Wrinkles: As the skin ages, the production of collagen starts decreasing, which in turn leads to the appearance of wrinkles. Neem comes loaded with Vitamin C, which helps boost the natural production of collagen and flood the skin with antioxidants to smooth fine lines.
Reduces Oily Skin: If you have oily skin, this essential oil works really well at calming down the oil production in your skin. The properties in Neem Oil are conducive to drying out oily skin which produces acne.
While Neem Oil offers many benefits, please keep in mind that it should be used with caution. Undiluted Neem Oil can be too strong by itself on your skin. Also, while the oil has great benefits, Neem Oil also has a very strong, very distinct fragrance which may not appeal to everyone. That is why the oil is usually paired with other, more pleasant-smelling fragrances that can balance out the essential oil.
From the leaves to the bark, thanks to all the benefits of the Neem tree, it makes for a multi-purpose pharmacy, and has even earned the moniker of "nature's drugstore". Make sure you try some of D’Scent Essentials products that have Neem Oil in them. We believe in using natural ingredients that are beneficial to you, and Neem Oil is one of the many great essential oils we use.