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Wow what is that smell? You stink!
Pure Neem Oil
Member Name: prettypolly40
Pure Neem Oil
Advantages: Price, tiny amount of product needed to see results
Disadvantages: Did not work as well on my blsmishes as I would have liked
Due to the way my skin is at present, although I am going through a good period at the moment I am always on the lookout for the perfect product that will keep my skin clear and healthy. After more research I came across a product called Neem Oil, I know I had not heard of it either)
***What is Neem Oil***
Neem Oil comes from wait for it, The Neem tree in India. However, today you can find Neem trees growing in Asia, Africa, and in Central and South America. There are some located in United States and in Australia. Neem trees are easy to grow in a wide range of temperatures and conditions, and the tree can live for 150 to 200 years.
***What are the benefits of Neem Oil?***
Neem Oil have been used in many parts of the world for centuries, for medicine, animals, skin and much more. Neem relieves dry skin, soothes itching, redness and irritation. Helps with bacterial infections such as acne, boils and ulcers. Neem also helps conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema, Scabies and Head Lice.
You can use Neem oil on the hair, Neem promotes healthy and shiny, combat scalp dryness and itching of the scalp.
***How else can I purchase Neem?***
Neem can be purchased in a soap and shampoo, which is also great way to use it on animals.
Neem oil on animals help to discourage biting insects, ticks and fleas and helping with skin disorders. Do not treat pregnant animals with Neem.
You can also purchase Neem capsules, which you take for a general all round health.
***What about safety?***
With Neem Seed Oil only use this externally.
Do not also take Neem Oil internally with capsules if you are trying to conceive.
Do not treat children's fever with Neem.
It should not be taken by people with known allergies to aspirin and aspirin like substances.
If you are planning to use Neem Oil on animals, as a capsule or anything else please read about it first.
I brought Pure Neem Oil, which came in a very simple 100ml plastic see through bottle with a white screw off lid. The sticker on the bottle told me the name of the company the name of the product and a warning to say under room temperature Neem Oil will turn solid, gently warm the liquid to turn liquid again.
Through the frosted bottle Neem oil looks dark brown and looks the same in my hand.
Use to me getting Neem oil back to liquid the bottle has been run under the warm water many of times thus making the sticker eventually come off but this is not a problem.
***Wow, what is that smell?***
Opening the white cap I am greeting with a very strong smell that smells like burnt onions, garlic, burnt rubber or rancid peanut butter to name a few, if you can think of other horrible scents then throw that into the bottle as well.
Unfortunately there is no getting anyway from the smell, that is what Pure Neem Oil smells like, but there are some new Neem products on the market that have scents to mask it like rose and sandlewood, but these are not readily available on the Internet.
***How to use this product for human skin and application***
If Neem Oil is all ready in liquid form you can simply pour a small amount onto the palm of your hand and mix in a little of your usual facial cleaner or moisturiser for the body mix in with a little body wash. You can also mix a little in with Aloe Vera gel. Personally I mixed a small amount in with my cleanser that masked the smell a little bit but the smell was still very strong and once the neem reached my nose area the first few times I used it I had to hold my breath until I got used to the stench. You cannot use Neem oil alone on the skin as with all oils it can cause a little irritation.
Rinsing my cleanser and neem oil off with a muslin cloth is easy and no residue is left behind apart from the smell. This is also depended on how much neem oil is used to how much it is detected by other people. For example when I use less product my husband can hardly notice, which is great for everyone as I know I do not stink to high heaven, but when I've used more he backs away from me.
***Did I notice a difference in my skin?***
After two months of us, yes and no. Neem oil takes awhile to work so patients is always needed like with any new skin care product. But the benefits that stand out more to me is when I notice my skin is more sensitive neem oil treats the sensitivity and redness on my cheeks especially. I also noticed my skin was less dehydrated looking and more plump. As with acne and spots, which is the primarily reason why I purchased, I cannot say I saw a massive improvement even after two months of use, but the redness you get with spots and blemishes was taken down due to the anti inflammatory affect, which also makes them easier to conceal with foundation and concealer. But I never saw a huge improvement in healing time. For other people it seems to work wonders, but it just goes to show what works for one may not work for everyone else, shame as I had high hopes.
***Price and availability***
amazon.co.uk for 100ml bottle costs £3.99 from The Aromatherapy Shop
***Would I purchase again?***
Properly due to all the other benefits neem oil can give, whether it is for yourself, animals, garden the list is endless.
Summary: A great oil that really stinks