Jan 06 , 2020

Ingredient Spotlight - Neem

Ingredient Spotlight…Neem

Neem is known to prevent the skin from drying out. Nicknamed the ‘Indian Lilac’, Neem is considered sacred in India because the Neem tree symbolizes good health and protection. Throughout history, parts of the Neem tree have been used to make first aid treatments for skin ailments, herbal beauty treatments, and insecticides. The seeds yield Neem carrier oil and the bark, leaves, roots, flower, and fruit can be ground up and used as herbs. Because of the vast uses of the tree and therapeutic properties, Neem is very popular in Ayurvedic formulations. 

Ingredient Profile

Common Name: Neem
Botanical Name: Azadirachta Indica
Country of Origin: India
Oil Profile: Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Vitamin C, Carotenoids

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES

Key Benefits of Neem:
Neem cleanses, is rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, provides a moisturizing base for skin and hair care formulations, and improves topical skin conditions


Oil Profile:
Neem is rich in essential fatty acids such as Alpha-Linolenic Acid, Carotenoids, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, and Vitamin E. This is how these fatty acids benefit the hair and skin:

  • Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3): reduces inflammation
  • Carotenoids: anti-oxidant properties; prevents cellular damage; reduces hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, hormones, or acne; stimulates the regeneration of skin
  • Linoleic Acid (Omega 6): moisturizes hair; promotes hair growth; facilitates wound healing; demonstrates anti-inflammatory properties, soothe acne and reduce outbreaks; promotes moisture retention in skin and hair
  • Oleic Acid (Omega 9): maintains the softness and glow of skin and hair; stimulates the growth of thicker, longer, and stronger hair; reduces the appearance of premature wrinkles and fine lines
  • Palmitic Acid: softens hair without leaving a greasy or sticky residue
  • Stearic Acid: has cleansing properties that purge dirt, sweat, and excess sebum from hair and skin; conditions and protects hair from damage without diminishing its luster or making it feel heavy; softens skin
  • Vitamin E: anti-oxidant properties; delays the appearance of aging; repairs and improves the appearance of damaged skin tissue (i.e. scars, acne, wrinkles)

    NEEM IN SKIN CARE

    Neem can soothe red, itchy, inflamed skin associated with ailments like acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes. Neem deeply penetrates the skin to restore moisture, enhances elasticity, smooths wrinkles, stimulates collagen production, and heals cracks caused by dryness.


    Botanical Beauty Neem Skin Care Hack


    NEEM IN HAIR CARE

    Neem is instrumental to maintaining a healthy scalp. It naturally removes dandruff and balances the hair’s natural pH level. It has the ability to detangle hair, prevents hair thinning, promotes the growth of stronger, less frizzy hair. Regular application of Neem to the scalp moisturizes the hair from root to tip, repairs split ends, rejuvenates and fortifies dull, frizzy hair by conditioning it to restore its luster and strength.


    Botanical Beauty Neem Hair Hack


    CAUTION/SIDE EFFECTS

    We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

     

    Pure Neem Carrier Oil is extremely potent and effective for spot treatment of small areas. It is recommended that you mix it in equal parts with a milder carrier oil (i.e. olive, castor, safflower) to use in large areas (i.e. your entire scalp).


    Not for internal use by men attempting to conceive.


    Consult with your doctor before use on a child or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

     

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