Neem carrier oil has been reputed for its cleansing properties. It is known to be rich in fatty acids and glycerides and provides an excellent natural moisturizing base for skin care formulation. This oil has been used for centuries in traditional Indian Medicine to aid in improving topical skin conditions.
Neem oil contains many ingredients that are extremely beneficial to the skin. Some of those ingredients include:
- fatty acids (EFA)
- vitamin E
It has been used in beauty regimens and skin care to:
- treat dry skin and wrinkles
- stimulate collagen production
- reduce scars
- heal wounds
- treat acne
- minimize warts and moles
Neem oil may also be used to treat the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema and other disorders of the skin.
How to use neem oil on your skin
Before putting neem oil on your face, do a patch test on your arm. If within 24 hours you don’t develop any signs of an allergic reaction — such as redness or swelling — it should be safe to use the oil on other areas of your body.
*Pure neem oil is incredibly potent and used to treat acne, fungal infections, warts or moles. Use undiluted neem oil to spot treat affected areas.
Hives, severe rash, or difficulty breathing could be a sign of allergic reaction. Discontinue use of neem oil immediately and consult a doctor if your conditions persist.
Neem oil is a powerful oil and not suitable for use by children. Before using neem oil on a child, consult with your doctor.
Studies have not been done to establish whether neem oil is safe to use during pregnancy, so it’s best to avoid it if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
Neem oils should never be consumed, as they are toxic.