Common Name: Neem
Botanical Name: Avadirachta indica
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Cold Pressing of the seeds
Region of Origin: India
Despite the unusual scent, Neem oil is a very popular ingredient in hair and skin products as it has been said to restore damaged hair and is an excellent moisturizer. Neem oil is also commonly used to make soap, lotions and shampoos. The odour is often masked with essential oils and fragrances like rose geranium, lavender, ylang ylang....
Animal owners have also found Neem soap, shampoos and homemade sprays to be helpful in the removal of ticks, fleas, mites and other skin parasites. A Neem spray can also be used on horses, cattle and other livestock.
The other main and popular use for Neem oil is as a natural garden spray. Neem oil very effective in riding the garden of insects and pests. It has said to be more of a preventative method rather than extermination. The great thing about using Neem oil in the garden and with animals is that it is natural.