Discover the Wonder of Neem Oil by Oleavine
I had never heard of Neem Oil before I got an opportunity to try some and review it for free. My research shows this oil is good for all sorts of uses from skin care to helping around the garden! There’s so much to learn about Neem Oil, but here’s how I put it to use.
Now back to my Review: This stuff works great at repelling mosquitos. But…beware…this oil stinks! It really smells foul to my nose, however, I simply mix it with some fractionated coconut oil and a couple of drops of peppermint or lavender essential oil to calm the scent – or at least change it. I was going to an outdoor event, knowing I would be in an area with a lot of mosquitos, so I applied it to my exposed skin and I didn’t get a bite all night, but others around me surely received their fair share.
Neem Oil can also be used to ward off ticks and fleas for the four legged family. My SnackPac translates to 12 legs running around in a big yard, where deer and field mice are plentiful – along with their little stowaway ticks, so I can’t trust using this oil without knowing the full efficacy and length of protection. Seeing how it repelled the mosquitos, I would use it in a low risk area to keep the pups from playing pick up ticks! Remember that game – pickup sticks? …….
Garden time! This year hubs and I nurtured a wonderful, fully organic, no chemicals allowed garden. It produced amazing veggies and miraculously we had almost no issues with pests. We planted some collard greens and noticed the leaves were being picked at by birds, or munched on by bugs. Assuming it was the latter, we decided to try some stinky Neem Oil. I just mixed a little bit in a spray bottle with water and lightly sprayed the leaves. The greens will have to be washed before eaten, so this should not pose a problem. I did have to keep the solution well mixed – you know, oil and water don’t mix. I would spray, shake and spray again.
You can even use this oil on your face and body. Yes! It can sooth dry/cracked skin – think about those cracked heels! It also helps to restore elasticity in the skin. You can use it in DIY skincare products, or place some in your shampoo or body lotion. As for my daily regimen, I have to pass on using this on my face due to the smell. At the time of this review, I had not gotten around to trying it on my hair and scalp, but I plan to try that as well.
All in all, Neem Oil is pretty awesome and very useful. I can’t even go into all of its uses, but it has more than several – just do a quick search. It seems to be doing a great job thus far on my collard greens – protecting them from further damage. Using it as a mosquito repellant proved successful too. It’s an interesting oil that I would recommend in spite of the scent!
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Do you have any interesting uses for Neem Oil? Please share in the comments section below – I would love to hear how you’ve put this oil to use.Powered by Sidelines