The Wonders of Neem

Neem is an ancient herb from India, which is known for its medicinal benefits externally and internally. Neem’s extremely high antioxidant content, high levels of fatty acids as well as its anti-inflammatory properties and antibacterial abilities makes it an excellent choice for people with chronically dry or irritated skin. Some people have even reported healing of precancerous cells!

When taken internally, neem is said to support the health of skin, immune system response, blood purification, and healthy bowel function.

The one thing I must warn you about is that neem has a VERY distinct odor. I would say it’s like a mix of peanuts and garlic. I know that doesn’t sound very appealing, but when mixed with other scents, it’s not so noticeable. Plus, its benefits can be well worth getting used to the unique scent.

Here are some beauty products with neem that I really love:

Organix’s Theraneem Ultimate Support Orange & Ylang Ylang – Excellent for sensitive skin. I love using it instead of face wash. ( $5.56)

Organix’s Neem, Lemon & Peppermint TheraNeem Scalp Therape Shampoo – Clarifies and rejuvenates the scalp. (on sale for $11.96)

Auromère’s Ayurvedic Lavender-Neem Soap – Lavender + Neem + 16 other herbal extracts to cleanse and restore skin. ($2.95)

Dr.Hauschka’s Neem Hair Oil – Ideal for an irritated scalp and dry/damaged hair. Also adds great shine! ($39.95)

 

Have you tried any products that contained neem before?

12 comments

  1. This is the first time I hear about all those Neem benefits. It sounds really great and I will have to check out that hair oil. Such a fantastic post and thanks for all the amazing info, sweetie
    Happy Thursday, Muah

  2. I’ve never heard of neem before. Really great to learn about it though! I’ve used Dr. Hauschka’s products before, but must have missed the neem hair oil!

  3. I have not found a Neem product yet I don’t like, they have so many health benfits without all the side affecrts of most prescription and even non-presciption medications. I highly recommend Neem.

  4. I have never heard of this…does it come in pill form? And have you heard of MSM? I’ve been taking it about 3 weeks after hearing good things…would love your thoughts.

    xo,
    C

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