With the growing awareness of a healthy lifestyle and the importance of environmental protection, we are increasingly turning to natural methods of body care. And because the Neem oil has been known in Ayurvedic medicine for generations, this product has been enjoying steadily growing popularity in Europe relatively recently. It turns out that the substances contained in the oil obtained from the seeds of this amazing tree can positively affect the functioning of the human body.
Neem Oil Cosmetic Application
Neem oil is widely used in the cosmetics industry. It is a part of natural cosmetics. We can find it in shampoos and hair conditioners, but also in body lotions. Interestingly, this oil is also used during aromatherapy treatments and body massages.
Other uses of Neem oil
Neem oil is widely used, not only in the production of cosmetics and leather. It turns out that it is also used in the production of medicines. We find it in natural medicines that have become a regular part of Indian culture, but also in modern medicines.
Where does Neem oil come from and what characterizes it?
Neem oil is an unrefined vegetable oil made from the seeds of the Indian Neem tree (also known as Azadirachta Indica). This tree belongs to the honeysuckle family and grows in natural conditions in India and countries in the subtropics. The leaves are evergreen, about 15-20 centimeters wide. The crown of this tree is crowned with small white flowers with a pleasant fragrance.
The precious Neem oil, made by cold pressing, is light to dark brown-green in color. The color mainly depends on the processing and storage time. This product has a bitter taste and a pungent aroma. Interestingly, it contains not only indispensable fatty acids (including linoleic acid and oleic acid), but also a large dose of vitamin E.
Contraindications to the use of Neem oil
In most cases, using Neem oil is safe for our health. Still, there are some contraindications associated with its use. First of all, the use of this substance is not recommended for pregnant women, as well as for nursing mothers and the youngest children. Second, Neem oil can cause an allergic reaction. Therefore, it is recommended to test the skin before using it. An important fact is that Neem oil used in high concentrations can cause skin irritation. It is therefore recommended to dilute it with other vegetable oils (eg coconut oil) or cosmetic products (eg shampoo, body lotion).
If there are no side effects 24 hours after the allergy test, you can start using Neem oil as desired.