The Neem tree is native to the Indian subcontinent and is widely known for its cleaning and healing properties. Neem oil is also referred to as ‘Margosa’ oil and has been used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine since ages for blood detoxification, balancing sugar levels, treating skin disease etc.
Let’s take a look at how to use Neem Oil in different ways.
For conditioning dry skin
Neem oil does not mix with water and it is essential that you mix it with another base oil before application. Mix Neem oil with coconut oil, a few drops of lemon or lavender essential oil to give your skin a massage. It also controls pigmentation and harmful effects of UV rays. You may also want to know about the benefits of Neem oil for skin
To control acne
Warm a teaspoon of coconut oil and mix Neem Oil to apply on affected area. It instantly reduces redness, pain and itching associated with acne and pimples.
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To make an Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Combine 30 ml of pure neem oil, 200 ml jojoba oil and few drops of lavender oil in a container or a bottle. Mix well and apply to skin as a moisturizer about 2-3 times per day
For Blackhead Removal
For blackhead removal, dilute 2-3 drops of neem oil with water and apply the solution on the face
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To treat fungal and nail infections
Athelete’s foot, ringworms and nail infections can be treated with this natural method. You can either dilute Neem oil with almond or coconut oil, or you can also apply one or two drops on the affected area directly.
For Hair Health
Apply Neem oil mixed with another oil of your choice. Leave it for an hour or overnight and wash with water. It removes frizz and also provides optimum moisturization. Neem’s properties also help in addressing other issues like dandruff, scalp infections etc.
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To remove lice
Warm some Neem oil and apply it on hair, you can also mix it with another oil. Wrap your head with a towel overnight and wash off with a mild shampoo the next day. Neem Oil is a highly effective cure for lice.
Anti- bacterial uses
You can use it as a hand sanitizer or a surface cleaner. You can also dab it on bruises to kill germs and enable fast healing.
To maintain oral health
You can chew or bite on a Neem twig to promote oral health. You can also add a few drops into your toothpaste as Neem oil aids to keep gums and teeth healthy. It prevents bad breath, toothache, gum bleeding and other dental issues.
You can either spray some diluted neem oil or you can also keep cotton balls soaked in Neem Oil around areas infested by pests and insects. Alternatively, you can also put Neem Oil in a similar manner in your wardrobe and grain storage containers to keep away insects.
To control mildew in plants
Mix some neem oil in water and a soap liquid. Spray them on plants to control mildew.
Spraying Neem oil on your pets can prevent skin diseases and infections.
Neem products available in the market
- Face Wash
- Face Pack
- Neem Powder
- Neem Sprays for pets
- Neem wood comb