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Neem (Azadirachta indica) Virgin Plant Oil

Neem (Azadirachta indica) Virgin Plant Oil

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Neem (Azadirachta indica) Virgin Plant Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Azadirachta indica
English Name : Neem
French Name : Margousier
Family : Meliaceae
Origin : India

History and Origin

 Neem has been used in India for thousands of years. Ayurveda textbooks dating back to 2500 B.C. already mentioned it. Neem is a classic example of biopiracy. Indeed, during the 1990’s, several patents were registered in order to obtain the exclusiveness of its remarkable and widely known properties.

Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Used Part : Seeds  
Extraction : Cold Pressed
Main Components : Oleic acid, Palmitic acid, Stearic acid, Linoleic acid, Azadirachtine
Oil Characteristics : Deep greenish-brown oil with a powerful aroma of onion and peanut.
Properties :

Neem oil is hydrating, regenerating and restructuring, which makes it a good option for skin.

Insecticide: Neem oil, which contains azadirachtine, is effective against a large number of insects and mites, such as caterpillars, lice, fleas, some plant louse, red spiders, and scale louse.

Indications :

• as a pomade, it soothes skin irritations (redness, acne, cracking, …).
• it can also enter in the composition of care products for devitalized skins, premature ageing, furuncle, eczema, etc.
• in a facial mask or applied locally, it visibly enhances the texture of the skin.

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Uses

Skincare

 Neem oil can be added to hand and face creams, sun protection and care products, lip balms and shampoos or used as an ointment to treat dandruff. According to some sources, neem oil would even have an effect in treating baldness.

Blend neem oil into regular shampoo to remove or keep insects or parasites away (lice, mites, ticks) and eliminate dandruff, in animals and humans.

Animal Care

Neem oil is used in animal care for as many reasons as for humans. It can also be sprayed in stables to repel flies and insects.

Environment

As a household product, neem can be used to kill mites (on sofas, mattresses, sheets, floors, etc.) in a spray.

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Receipts and Hints

In case of lice infestation, completely wet the hair with neem oil. Let stand for a whole night using a plastic cap or bag to protect your sheets and pillow cases. Thoroughly wash and rinse hair in the morning. Tea tree oil can be added to the treatment to reinforce the effect of neem oil. 

 

For gardening or indoor plants, prepare an effective insecticide spray using the following recipe:

  • In a sprayer, mix
  • 5ml pure neem oil
  • 1ml liquid soap
  • 100ml water Spray directly on plant or scale louse as needed. 
  • This spray can also be used simply to give shine to your plants’ leaves. 
  • If you skip soap as an ingredient, make sure you shake really well before use.

 

‚ÄčThis oil will solidify or change in texture at lower temperatures. To warm it up before use, hold the bottle in your hand or place it in hot water from the tap, if needed.

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Documentation and References

  • wikipedia.org/wiki/Margousier
  • www.africajou.com
  • www.gerbeaud.com (le margousier pour le soin des plantes)
  • www.gardeningknowhow.com (neem as an insecticide)