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4 Ways Neem Oil Will Improve Your Skin

Neem Oil

Neem Oil and Neem leaves have been used in skin care for thousands of years. It is a highly treasured oil in India and is used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine for many skin issues. We are now seeing Neem Oil rise in popularity across Europe and more recently, in the United States.

What Is Neem?

The Neem Tree is an evergreen tree that is part of the mahogany family and is a common feature of the drier regions of India, Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. Neem bark, leaves, fruit, seeds and oils all contain medicinal qualities. Many of these qualities play an important role in healthy skin care. Scientific studies have shown Neem to have properties that are:

  • iconAntiviral – inhibits the growth of viruses
  • Anti-fungal – inhibits the growth of fungi
  • Antibacterial – destroying the growth of bacteria
  • Analgesic – providing pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory – reduce certain signs of inflammation, swelling or tenderness
  • Antimicrobial -destroying the growth of microorganisms

1. Anti-Aging with Neem

Neem Oil is used in skin care because it’s loaded with nutrients. Neem contains extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants that help to protect the skin from environmental damage. Neem also contains carotenoids (similar to carotene) which provide high antioxidant compounds that help defend the skin against age-promoting free radicals.

Neem Oil is especially high in important fatty acids and vitamin E and is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving skin greasy. Once absorbed, these powerful properties work to rejuvenate the skin’s cells and restore elasticity.

When used regularly, this blend of compounds, makes Neem perfect for smoothing wrinkles and fine lines while helping to prevent the signs of aging. The saturation of antioxidants and vitamin E will help restore a youthful glow to dry or damaged skin and balance skin tone.

Recommendations: After cleansing face, take a few drops of Neem Cure (a mixture of Neem Oil & Jojoba Oil) on finger tips and massage gently on to face and neck area every night before bed. Other products include Neem Soap and the # 1 selling Neem Clay Mask for further anti-aging benefits.

Neem Oil  NEEM SOAP  Neem Clay Mask

 2. Neem will Improve Acne Prone Skin

Neem Oil is ideal for acne-prone skin because it can help to soothe irritation and inflammation, clear up pimples and remove bacteria from the surface of the skin that can cause more break-outs.

Neem oil contains an aspirin-like compound that helps with acne conditions by ridding the skin of acne-causing bacteria. It also helps reduce redness and inflammation.

The high fatty-acid content in Neem Oil is said to prevent and treat scars from acne and is non-comedogenic. Its leaves are also an excellent exfoliant that can be used in a facial masque to pull out impurities and tighten pores.

Recommendations: Cleanse with Neem Soap and follow with an application of Neem Cure to affected areas. Also use the #1 selling Neem Clay Mask two times per week for best results in clearing acne prone skin.

3. Soothe Dry Skin & Eczema with Neem

Eczema is a very common inflammatory skin condition characterized by extremely irritable, dry, red, itchy skin. At it’s worst, skin really flares up, and can become raw, and cracked and can cause secondary infections.

The root cause for eczema lies in our genes, so eczema usually runs in families. Neem Oil, can relieve eczema symptoms, but it will not cure the root causes for eczema. But due to its ability to reduce inflammation and heal abrasions, it can be very soothing for eczema sufferers.

The nimbidin and nimbin are two anti-inflammatory compounds that are found in the Neem Oil which helps to relieve swelling and redness. A third is Quercetin, which is well known as a compound that supports the body’s ability to respond to inflammation by inhibiting both the manufacture and release of histamine and other irritants.

Emollients are what dermatologists recommend for eczema. Substances that fill the gaps and cracks in the skin, prevent moisture loss, and restore the protective barrier. Since Neem is especially high in important fatty acids and vitamin E and can quickly penetrate outer layers of skin, it is extremely effective in healing dry and damaged skin. Its strong antiseptic properties will also help to keep bacteria and secondary skin infections at bay.

Neem Lotion  Neem Body Scrub  Neem Tub Tea  Neem Oil

Recommendations: Apply Neem Cure to affected areas several times a day. Cleanse with a gentle Neem Soap and apply Neem Lotion after showering and before bed. Also available, exfoliate and remove dead skin cells and re-moisturize with Neem Body Scrub. For extremely itchy skin, soak with JustNeem’s original Neem Tub Tea.

4. Treat Nail Fungus, Ringworm & Athletes Foot

Nail fungus, ringworm and athletes foot are all common fungal infections of the skin. Since Neem extracts are some of the most powerful anti-fungal plant extracts around, Neem is a great natural alternative to over-the-counter creams from the drugstore.

Gedunin and nimbidol, compounds found in the leaves of the neem tree are powerful anti-fungal agents that destroy fungi, which cause athlete’s foot, ringworm, and nail fungus. Neem extracts have proven in laboratory experiments to be toxic to more than 14 cultures of common fungi that invade the skin.

Recommendations: Apply Neem Cure to affected areas in place of or along with more traditional treatments to help clear and protect the affected area. If you are prone to skin fungal infections, using Neem Oil or Neem lotion on a daily basis may help prevent future infections.

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221 Comments

  1. Robin Hawkins
    Posted 02/22/2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    My experience with Neem oil is that it smells soooo bad. Is there a way to tone down the odor?

    • leslie
      Posted 02/22/2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

      Hi Robin, try our products. We work extra hard to make sure that they are pleasant for all your senses! Our Neem Cure is a blend of Neem Oil, Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree and other essential oils. Many of our products are made with Neem extract and Neem leaves. Oil, leaves and extract all hold great benefits for the skin. Try them and we guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised!

    • ritashelton@hotmail.com
      Posted 03/11/2013 at 10:57 am | Permalink

      The Neem cure smells so bad..I will continue to use it hoping it will help with my skin breakouts..thankfully I can tolerate the smell..but it is hard :(

      • Sriranjani
        Posted 08/13/2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

        Hallo…don’t worry about the smell,you should try to come out of the situation u ar in it,I recently got a rash from a medication,and I was in the skin clinik for 13 days,now I am been treated with UVB Light Treatment.I know Neem,back home in Sri lanka every 2 weeks I used to drink the extract of Neem.very very bitter,but I did it. I did not know until I started to use Neem oil on my rash,oh……….yeah…it smells but,I don’t care, all I know is,I want to get cured.so ple:cont:and let know the results.

      • christina
        Posted 05/16/2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

        I just today found Neroli essential oil totally gets out the smell and it is also good for your skin. I make a diaper cream with Neem and shea butter but the smell, YUCK! But it works so good. Neroli took the bad smell away totally. Try it! :>)

        • magda
          Posted 05/22/2014 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

          Christina, You are right- raw Neem oil has not the greatest smell at all :-)! All the more important it is to find a complimentary essential oil. You found a great one! Good for you! Magda

    • Posted 07/31/2013 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

      To tone down the smell, I have added many drops of pink grapefruit oil as well as some jasmine oil, and a drop of peppermint oil. It cancels the smell and adds the moisturizing effects of the other oils. The benefits of the neem oil are so good!
      Good luck!

    • haseena
      Posted 01/23/2014 at 1:27 am | Permalink

      Good luck!

    • haseena
      Posted 01/23/2014 at 1:27 am | Permalink

      Neem oil really works for all skin conditions.

  2. Dan
    Posted 02/25/2013 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    I have itchy skin on both arms on the inside of my elbows and on the backs of my knees. Would a neem product work on this condition?

    • leslie
      Posted 02/26/2013 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

      Absolutely Dan! I would use a Neem Soap such as our Organic Fragrance Free Soap in the shower, followed by the Fragrance Free Neem Lotion. And for your itchy patches try the Neem Cure. The natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties of Neem will help with itchiness and help to heal and soothe your skin.

    • Sriranjani
      Posted 08/13/2013 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

      Please use Neem oil,ask a pharmacy.

    • Elena
      Posted 08/21/2013 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

      Dan, you have allergic reaction to something. My son had it for years, until we met a lady that told us about raw milk. We tried it for a month( it takes a while to get it out of your body!) and the rash was gone!!:). Pasteurization does something to milk that the body cannot tolerate it. Plus, the bigger fat content the worse the rash!! The only company you can buy is Kalona. Thank you Kalona!! I don’t have to make butter anymore!!!

    • lea
      Posted 05/16/2014 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

      The question is to Dan.
      I have the same condition that you described. What realy cured you?

  3. Barbara McNamara
    Posted 02/26/2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I’m wondering if Neem products could be used for babies as my 5 month old granddaughter has a severe case of excema and which ones would you suggest, thanks

    • leslie
      Posted 02/26/2013 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

      Hi Barbara, Read the comment above. Our all natural Fragrance Free Neem Soap and Lotion are gentle enough for babies and are free of steroids like prescription creams. Please let us know if it works her.

  4. CC
    Posted 03/01/2013 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Is there a form of neem oil I can safely use on my dog to treat his problem skib?

    • leslie
      Posted 03/09/2013 at 10:53 am | Permalink

      Hi CC, I have been using the Neem Cure on my dog for 2 years. I use it as a skin soothing oil and instead of chemical tick & flea applications. I put a few drops of Neem Cure on his skin once a week to help keep those pests away. Neem is a natural repellant and good for his skin.

      • Debi
        Posted 07/07/2013 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

        I saw that you use Neem Oil on your dog. My elderly dog has a terrible flea problem and I would like to try Neem Oil (in some form) to resolve this. I’m making a spray of water, cider vinegar & cedar oil. Would adding some Neem Oil be a good idea? If so, what amount should I add to 8 oz of water, 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1-2 drops of cedar oil?
        Thank you!!!!

        • leslie
          Posted 07/08/2013 at 9:30 am | Permalink

          Debi, Add the same amount of Neem Oil as you do Cedar Oil. You can use our Neem Cure for this as well. Also I recommend when bathing your dog, add a drop or two of the Neem Oil to the shampoo for that extra protection.

        • Haywood Jablomi
          Posted 12/28/2013 at 8:50 am | Permalink

          Try K-9 Advantix II. Very effective. Some dogs are allergic to it but if your dog isn’t I think you’ll be happy with the result.

    • Casey
      Posted 04/23/2013 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

      Essential oils can be extremely toxic to animals and should never be used on them. They can kill your pet really quickly. I would NOT use this product on an animal.

      • leslie
        Posted 04/24/2013 at 9:34 am | Permalink

        Casey, Thanks for your comment. Neem Oil is actually highly recommended for use on pets. You can find Neem Oil in many pet shampoos and other pet products. Neem is non-toxic an a very effective natural repellant for biting mosquitoes and fleas. For thousands of years the people of India have used Neem on their livestock to cure skin conditions too. Here is just one article you can read, but you can also look for pet products out there made with this wonderful natural oil.
        http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/neem-oil-a-miracle-herb-for-dogs-and-for-you-too

      • Posted 06/13/2013 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

        I rescued a small dog. The owners kept her in the garage and they were going to put her to sleep. She had a bad odor, was covered in sores and fungus that turned her skin black, and she had lost most of her hair-she looked like a hairless Chinese Crested Dog. I bathed her at least one time per week in Theraneem shampoo and put neem oil on her skin and sores. I slowly decreased the baths as she improved. Eventually, over a few months, her odor disappeared, her skin turned back to it’s natural color again-pink, and her hair grew back and is luxurious. I had no idea what kind of a dog she was at first. Turns out she is a Pomeranian with thick long soft fur thanks to neem.

        • Gina
          Posted 07/06/2013 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

          Bless your heart for saving that little soul. Did you apply the neem oil directly? What if the dog licks it is it toxic?
          Than you

          • leslie
            Posted 08/19/2013 at 9:29 am | Permalink

            Cosmetic grade Neem Oil or our Neem Cure is not toxic. But, just like your flea medication, apply a few drops to the back of the neck and let the oil soak into the skin. Your pet will not be able to lick it off there. I also add some to your pet’s shampoo.

      • June Dunton
        Posted 09/11/2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

        Casey: It is true that some of the essential oils like tea tree oil are toxic to pets, but Neem isn’t one of them……

        • tina
          Posted 04/09/2014 at 12:44 am | Permalink

          Neem is apparently safe for dogs, and is used as a tick and flea repellent. The Neem cure however is not a good choice as it includes tea tree oil, which is a neurotoxin for dogs. If they decide to reformulate it without tea tree oil, then it would also be safe for use on dogs. I haven’t checked out the ingredient list of the bar soap yet, but if that doesn’t have tea tree it might be okay to use on dogs. You could also just add some drops of a neem oil to a self made spray as outlined in another comment above. I think their rosemary eucalyptus soap would be okay for dogs.

          • magda
            Posted 04/18/2014 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

            Besides our Neem Cure, no other product contains Tea Tree essential oil.

      • NKashner
        Posted 07/03/2014 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

        Inside dogs ears yes,on cuts yes (dog groomer 17years)but you must beware that cats are different than dogs. In the grooming industry there is a dog shampoo called bubble neem by a company called Kelco….NOT TO BE USED ON CATS. there is also a vanilla neem DOG toothpasteNOT TO BE USED ON CATS. Hope this helps:)

        • Angie Burns
          Posted 07/04/2014 at 11:28 am | Permalink

          Totally agree! I’m sorry if that was miscommunicated. Neem is great for dogs, but not suggested for cats!

  5. lindsay
    Posted 03/02/2013 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    i have been using neem oil and taking neem pills every day for the past 6 weeks. my skin has not cleared of ring worm. why??

    • leslie
      Posted 03/09/2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink

      I wish I knew the answer for you Lindsay. If you are using straight Neem Oil, try mixing it with a bit of jojoba oil to help it absorb into the skin. Or use an over the counter anti-fungal cream along with it.

    • Posted 04/23/2013 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

      tea tree oil helps alot

    • Bunny
      Posted 08/17/2013 at 12:08 am | Permalink

      Leslie, do not stop taking it. I had acne on my forehead and I used neem oil,at first I was saying that this is not working but I continued using it and several weeks later I realized that the spots are not there any more. I gave some to a coworker because she had developed a rash on her elbow, she used it and its all gone. Be patient you will get your reward, I guarentee you!

    • Lucy
      Posted 08/17/2013 at 2:31 am | Permalink

      Try to mix it with Oregano oil.

    • Morticia
      Posted 08/29/2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

      Lindsay, try virgin coconut oil. Do not get it in liqufied form, buy it in the plastic jar. It’s a solid kind of like crisco would look. It works wonders for everything!!!!

    • Healthnut
      Posted 10/11/2013 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

      Dairy is your problem. Stop all dairy: milk, cheese, sour cream, anything that has dairy. Switch to tofutti for your cream cheese and sour cream, try a nut milk like almond milk. Continue using the neem oil. If you can make yourself drink Universal Mind (it is made from the neem tree, but it is the worst, most bitterest, awful tasting drink that really, really, really works). It will clean your system internally. Use the oil externally and you will be amazed

      • leslie
        Posted 10/15/2013 at 8:26 am | Permalink

        Thanks Healthnut! You can also find Neem Tea at many whole food grocers.It’s not bad if you add a little honey.

  6. Krista Sharnowski
    Posted 03/03/2013 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Would this be good for after surgery scars?

    • leslie
      Posted 03/09/2013 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      Neem Oil is not necessarily known for getting rid of scars. It is high in vitamin E, has anti-inflammatory properties and is very helpful in healing the skin. Give it a try and let us know!

  7. Vincent Amato
    Posted 03/04/2013 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    anywhere in Massachusetts that you can get your products???

    • leslie
      Posted 03/09/2013 at 10:48 am | Permalink

      We are presently in the Southeastern states only. But ask your Whole Foods Market to carry us! http://www.justneem.com/where-to-buy/

    • melissa
      Posted 08/17/2013 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

      I bought my neem oil from an apothecary store, it was the only local place I could get it. I did find the price better there too! Try looking online to see if you have one in your area.

  8. Julie
    Posted 03/05/2013 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Can you please recommend which Neem Soap would be good for people with acne?

    Thank you very much,
    Julie =o)

    • leslie
      Posted 03/09/2013 at 11:02 am | Permalink

      Try the Coconut Soap or the Green Tea. Both soaps are wonderful for the face and have a higher level of Neem. Also keep a look-out for our AcNeem products coming out in late Spring! The soap will help clean away make-up too!. But I would remove your eye make-up with something natural like olive oil or coconut oil first. Those natural oils are great for removing mascara!

  9. Julie
    Posted 03/05/2013 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Also, does your Neem Soap remove make-up?

  10. Deanna
    Posted 03/08/2013 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    My mom has Scorisis very bad in the back of her neck and her head. Do you have a product that would help with this?

    Thanks

    • leslie
      Posted 03/09/2013 at 11:10 am | Permalink

      Deanna, Have her try the Neem Cure. Have her message it into her scalp and neck and leave it in overnight. In the morning she should shower with with her favorite (gentle) shampoo and add a few drops of Neem Cure and shampoo as usual. She could try using our Fragrance Free Neem lotion after the shower on the back of her neck too. I hope that helps!! Please let us know if it works.

  11. massie
    Posted 03/12/2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Hi
    Is the Neem oil good to use on oily skin?

    • leslie
      Posted 03/14/2013 at 11:15 am | Permalink

      Neem oil is good for all skin types and is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog pores. It will help to rid your pores from acne causing bacteria.

  12. April
    Posted 03/14/2013 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Can you use neem oil for discoid lupus?

    • leslie
      Posted 03/17/2013 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

      April, Our exposure to discoid lupus is nonexistent. Because Neem Cure is made with all natural essential oils, I don’t think it would hurt. I would check with your doctor to make sure it is OK to try.

    • Steve
      Posted 07/06/2013 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

      I too have discoid lupus and about 4 weeks ago I tried a sample of a neem and turmeric face wash by Himalaya. The first day was amazing. I have been using it twice a day and my face has never been better. I am now trying the neem pills and the neem cream at night. Have not used the pills or cream enough to know if they are any more help. Would highly recommend a neem face wash.

  13. Yphonie
    Posted 03/16/2013 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    I would like to know that if I can use neem oil for hair too, because the smell is so bad

    • leslie
      Posted 04/24/2013 at 9:38 am | Permalink

      You can absolutely use Neem Oil for your hair and especially your scalp. One suggestion is to mix a few drops of Neem Cure to your favorite shampoo before washing your hair. It is fantastic for an itchy flaky scalp.

  14. Bj
    Posted 03/18/2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Hey will neem cure work for impetigo?

    • leslie
      Posted 04/24/2013 at 9:44 am | Permalink

      Impetigo should be treated by a doctor with antibiotics. However, Neem Cure will help to heal the sores fast and keep bacteria at bay.

  15. Tina O'Dell
    Posted 03/22/2013 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    I love the coconut soap and it has really helped with my skin and redness on my face. I wish you had the lotion in coconut as well so I could buy them together. Any chance you may have it available in the future?

    • leslie
      Posted 04/24/2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

      We are so happy you like our Coconut Neem Soap. It is a best-seller! At the moment no plans to add a coconut lotion. But keep checking back for new products!

  16. Judith Miller
    Posted 04/14/2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Are any of your products available in Ontario Canada. We have a large Emporiam nearby & I would love to try your products.

    • leslie
      Posted 05/13/2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

      So sorry Judith, but right now we only sell and ship to the U.S.

  17. Marlena M Rupp
    Posted 04/26/2013 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    can I use oil of neem to cure scavies and how should I use it?

    • leslie
      Posted 04/26/2013 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

      Marlena,
      First, I would recommend seeing your doctor and getting a prescription so it does not spread to others in your family. You can use Neem Soap to wash your skin, and Neem Cure on your body after shower and before bed. Also soak in a tub with Neem Tub Tea. All of these things will help relieve your itchy skin, but it may not be strong enough to get rid of scabies without the prescription. Make sure to wash all your sheets & clothes in hot water too.

    • deana
      Posted 09/18/2013 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

      Yes been oil does help scabies. I tried it before. Mix a few drops into your shampoo and body wash, or bath. It also kills lice when mixed with a base oil such as coconut oil!

  18. shailja
    Posted 04/28/2013 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    is any product of neem really beneficial for improving color of skin

    • leslie
      Posted 05/13/2013 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

      If used regularly it has been shown to brighten the skin tone and lessen redness and scar marks for some folks.

  19. katie
    Posted 04/29/2013 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    can neem face washes for acne and pimples be used for dry skin??

    • leslie
      Posted 05/13/2013 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

      Hi Katie, The great thing about Neem is that it is high in vitamin E and antioxidants as well as having the benefit of killing bacteria on the skin surface. This makes Neem very nourishing for all skin types. Any of our Neem soaps can be used for your face as well as for your body.

  20. Anzu
    Posted 05/01/2013 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    I have dry skin and lots of pimples on my face. Does neem oil really cure pimples if i use everynight before bedtime?

    • leslie
      Posted 05/13/2013 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

      Hi Anzu, Give it a try! I would recommend washing your face every night and every morning with a Neem Soap like our Coconut, or Green Tea and then using the Neem Cure as a spot treatment. And then please…tell us if it worked for you!

  21. Rachel Olliff
    Posted 05/07/2013 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Since having 2 babies, I have started having more black heads, does the neem oil work for that, and also, the soap, is it good for your face? I have the mask and love it but was wanting to switch over to all neem products for the face, what would you recommend? Thanks :)

    • leslie
      Posted 05/13/2013 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rachel, I am right there with you! I use the Neem mask once a week, but I also LOVE using the Neem soaps on my face. The darker the soap, the more Neem is in it. The soaps I recommend for the face are Coconut, Green Tea or Fragrance Free. They all have bits of Neem leaf in the soap as well the helps to exfoliate the skin.

  22. Lois Carr
    Posted 05/10/2013 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    I had an ear infection and sinus infection and now have a fungus or yeast in my ears. Can I use Neem oil in the ears? Lois

    • leslie
      Posted 05/13/2013 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

      Lois, Please do not use Neem oil inside your ear! Neem oil is a topical solution for fungus. I would absolutely check with your doctor to see what he recommends.

      • deana
        Posted 09/18/2013 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

        You can also try peroxide and sweet oil for a ear infection. Peroxide always works for my kids. :) I love been oil. Thank you guys for sharing.

    • Denise
      Posted 05/14/2013 at 4:49 am | Permalink

      I had an ear infection before and dabbed a que tip with Oregano oil as far as I would brave. it does burn a little but it definitely works. After 3 days of continuous use it went away. You can also ingest it as well. So great for anti fungal infections, etc.

      I acually have had an allergic reaction from oranges I believe from work. And have a rash on my arm that continuously comes back when I return to work. I found Oregano Oil helped a lot but it still itched and dried up. I ended up using Neem Oil for that. I found its extremely soothing, moisturizes my skin and brings down a lot of inflammation. It keeps bacteria from growing and keeps from making it worse like usual. Definitely great for topical use.

    • rete
      Posted 06/19/2013 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

      I had an ear infection for almost a year..black substance in my ear (fungus) ..it blew out my eardrum twice. I took antibiotics twice and ended up making the fugus grow more………….bottom line.. I mixed 1/2 part apple cider vinegar (unfiltered) and 1/2 part rubbing alcohol and used a dropper to insert a few drops almost everly hour for 3 days and it was totally gone!!!

  23. leatrice
    Posted 05/28/2013 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Does the oil work on splitting nails. I bought some (very expensive) in London when I was visiting and they told me it would do away with peeling. Is that true??

    • leslie
      Posted 06/12/2013 at 9:42 am | Permalink

      Hi Leatrice! Neem is very soothing to distressed skin and even nails. If the splitting is caused by a nail fungus Neem will help to rid the fungus and the high levels of vitamin E will help heal any cuts you may have.

  24. Francis
    Posted 05/31/2013 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Hello there. I have facial fungi infection around the both cheeks, the chin, and neck will neem oil help get rid of it.

    • leslie
      Posted 06/12/2013 at 9:44 am | Permalink

      Francis, Neem is has strong anti-fungal properties. I would definitely give Neem Cure a try.

  25. fla5hg0rd0n7161@yahoo.com
    Posted 06/02/2013 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    I have really bad eczema on the insides of my elbows, the palms of my hands, and behind my ears, and usually my oatmeal lotion nips it in the bud, but lately it hasn’t been helping. I just ordered the coconut soap and neem cure to see if that helps. I use neem oil as an organic pesticide in my garden and I LOVE it, I just didnt know until today it had so many other uses!

    • leslie
      Posted 06/02/2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

      Please let us know how the Neem soap and Neem Cure works for you eczema. We love to hear from our customers and if it helps you, your comments will also help others too! Thanks so much!

    • KEM
      Posted 08/07/2013 at 3:34 am | Permalink

      HI.

      My daughter suffers from eczema.Does Neem oil help,if so where can it be bought (we are from Stanger,in the KwaZulu North Coast,about 75km from Durban),and how is it used.

      Your advice is appreciated.

  26. Shannon
    Posted 06/02/2013 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    can I use neem oil on sun poision on my bottom lip I have 7 blisters

    • leslie
      Posted 06/02/2013 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

      May I suggest Lip Gleem, our lip balm with healing Neem extract? But, if you already have Neem Oil, go ahead and apply it 2 to 3 times a day and see if it helps heal you lip faster. It should help!

  27. Amanda R
    Posted 06/11/2013 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    Hi there, I just bought neem oil and I’m curious to know how I use it to wash my face? It’s extremely thick and oily. do you have any tips on what is the best way to use neem oil for my black heads and acne on my face, back and shoulders?

    • leslie
      Posted 06/11/2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

      Hi Amanda! If you have 100 % Neem Oil, you will need to mix it with a carrier oil like Jojoba Oil. This will help thin it out and Jojoba will also help it to absorb into the skin better. After you wash your face with hot water and cleanser, use a toner. Then apply a thin layer of your oil mixture to the effected areas. FYI, our Neem Cure is already mixed with Jojoba and a few other essential oils so it will take out that one step and will absorb nicely into your skin. This oil will not clog pores, but will help to eliminate acne causing bacteria.

  28. carlos
    Posted 06/11/2013 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    I dont know about the oil yetI just ordered it but I mix neem leaves with boiled water,I let it cool off and use it as a face tonic.I have fekles dry skin rosacea…this has been the best thing ive used ever.Skin soft as a baby,less pores,less wrinkles.not greasy,not dry.This took 10 years off my face.
    I useit morning n night I apply it throuly with my fingers working the nose area exfoliating.then I wipe it off with make up remove disks.and done.No mostourizer or anything.day after day my skin is better

    • leslie
      Posted 06/12/2013 at 9:45 am | Permalink

      Awesome Carlos! Thanks for sharing that.

  29. Jen
    Posted 06/13/2013 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    I have had a dry scaly area on my finger that frequently flares into a red painful inflammation. It would not heal for months. Twice I have put neem cream on it from my health food store and it has worked like nothing else I have tried. I put it on before bed, yes it smells funny, and in the morning it is better than it has been in months. I had to look it up and found this site. I’m going to try it on my face redness next. Amazing stuff!

    • leslie
      Posted 06/13/2013 at 8:37 am | Permalink

      Jen that’s great to hear! I would try the Neem Cure. It is great for your face and will help the redness. Let us know how it worked for you.

  30. GB
    Posted 06/13/2013 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    How do you use the neem oil as a mosquito repellent? (rub on, prepare a spray…)

  31. Al
    Posted 06/16/2013 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Great site! I have heard that neem oil is also effective against bedbugs which is starting to infest the US nationwide as well as globally. Do you have any products that will help from getting bit as well as to get rid of them. I figure that if some people don’t like the odor, neither will the bugs. (I’ll bet people will like this product better if there is a solution to this problem). Thanks for any info that may help!!!

    • leslie
      Posted 06/23/2013 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

      Hi Al! Thanks for your comment. We make a personal spray with Neem called Adios. This may be what you are looking for. In India, home owners and hospitals sprinkle dried neem leaves right on mattresses and between the sheets to keep the bed bugs away. They have be doing this for thousands of years.

  32. Posted 06/18/2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Neem oil soap is the ideal solution for skin, mixed with some hot water apply it on infected areas, can kill any kind of bacterial infection in the skin. I will bookmark this wonderful article.

  33. Kelly Dickey
    Posted 06/18/2013 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    How to use Straight Neem Oil to get rid of fleas for a Chihuahua? Have tried some of your products, and they work well on my wolves, but the chihuahua seems to be rolling in new fleas daily? Also, can I use Neem oil to reduce the misquito larvae in my neighbor’s pond without harming his fish? He advises that if you say yes, with instructions, he will allow it, but if I kill his Koi then I must replace them (which I think is fair, but I haven’t got the funds to do so! Also, he allows me to fish his pond for other fish that was in from the creek which supplies it, and I enjoy that yummy priviledge!)

    • leslie
      Posted 06/23/2013 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

      Kelly, Please don’t put Neem Oil in the fish pond! Neem will keep biting insects from taking a bite of you, but it will not kill insects or their larvae. Neem is know as a natural repellant not a “killer”! For your pets, you can add a few drops of Neem Cure to your pet shampoo, and also put a few drops on your hands and rub it on your pets fur and skin once every 2 weeks or so. See if this helps.

  34. Abby
    Posted 06/18/2013 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    What kind of your neem products can cure a milia? Thanks

    • leslie
      Posted 06/23/2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

      Hi Abby, according to The Mayo Clinic, you can’t prevent milia, but the good news is that milia usually disappear on their own in a few weeks. The best treatment for milia is usually none at all.

  35. Cindy
    Posted 06/19/2013 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I recently developed this Eczema on my hands, I think I’m allergic to laundry soaps and dishwashing liquids here in the US, any brand for that matter so now I always have to wear cotton gloves then rubber gloves to do these chores and I always have to constantly apply Eczema Therapy lotion everytime I wash my hands or else it would itch and get really dry! What Neem product would you recommend and how should I apply it.

    • leslie
      Posted 07/05/2013 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

      Cindy, Our Fragrance Free Body Lotion is a great choice to help with Eczema. Use daily after showering. And for severe spots try the Neem Cure. Both have been successful for soothing Eczema.

  36. Cindy
    Posted 06/19/2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    What works on brown spots or freckles?

  37. Cindy
    Posted 06/20/2013 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    What can you recommend for brown scars on legs and brown spots on the face. Eczema on hands too.

    • leslie
      Posted 07/05/2013 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

      Cindy, Give our Neem Cure or our Neem Body Lotion a try. Neem is wonderful for those that suffer with eczema. The Neem Cure has a high vitamin E content and may also help lesson brown spots on the skin.

  38. karin
    Posted 06/21/2013 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    I have read all the blogs. You keep saying Neem has high levels of Vit E. I know that Vit E is a blood thinner. Does Neems’ Vit E content act the same as taking supplements? I’ve learned the hard way that with any type of operation, you should stop Vit E at least two weeks before (for blood clotting purposes).

    My question is this… Should Neem useage be stopped prior to any type of surgery? I noticed the last blog was dated Feb 22, 2013. I hope you can answer my question soon. I may be having oral surgery soon and want to make sure all goes well.

  39. Linda
    Posted 06/21/2013 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Can you use Neem oil that is for gardens on your face? Thanks for any information you can give me. Linda

    • leslie
      Posted 07/05/2013 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

      Linda, You can find Neem oil for the garden in many home improvement stores. This oil is meant for gardens and not cosmetic use. I promise that our Neem Cure is made for the purpose of skin care and is much better suited for this use. I have no idea if Neem Oil used in gardening is cosmetic grade, but I would think not.

  40. Aimee
    Posted 06/29/2013 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    My daughter has sever eczema from her head to her toes. My mom came across the information for Neem Oil and it sounded promising until I researched further and realized that it comes from a type of Evergreen. My daughter is allergic to tree pollen (among other things) and since her skin is so sensitive, I am wondering if you think this could help her or if I may make it worse by treating her with your product?

    Thank you for your help in the never ending search for relief.

    • leslie
      Posted 07/05/2013 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

      Hi Aimee! Give us a call and we will send you a sample of our Fragrance Free Neem Lotion. Give it a try in a small area. It is very soothing and gentle and made with Neem extract.

  41. Anne Warner
    Posted 06/29/2013 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    I have developed severe rosacea on myface.Would any of your neem products help?

    • leslie
      Posted 07/05/2013 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

      Anne, we have had many customers who are very happy with the results of using JustNeem products for their rosacea. I would recommend washing your face with our Fragrance Free Organic Neem Soap and then follow by rubbing in a few drops of Neem Cure into the affected area. If this works well for you, you may also like our Neem Clay Mask. We would love to hear about your results!

  42. Aveetha
    Posted 07/03/2013 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Hi, I would like to know if one can consume neem oil (perhaps a teaspoon) every now and then. How safe is it to take and are there any side effects?

    • leslie
      Posted 07/05/2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

      Hi Avvetha. Yes you can consume Neem Oil, but I would recommend that you take either a Neem Supplement or drink Neem Tea. Both would be the ideal way to consume Neem for it’s many benefits. You can find supplements and Neem Tea at many health food stores.

    • Lisa
      Posted 07/09/2013 at 8:30 am | Permalink

      I read that neem oil has been used in rat studies and it led to reversible infertility. It also ended pregnancies. One of its uses is for birth control. Be careful ingesting if you are nursing, pregnant or want to become pregnant. Reference Wikipedia – Neem Oil – Uses

      • solomon
        Posted 11/17/2013 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

        Thanks for sharing what you know about Neem.
        Lisa was supposed to respond to that, by thanking you.

  43. Glenys
    Posted 07/12/2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Going to Africa. Is Neem oil a good mosquito deterrent? If so how would you use it. They recommend 35% Deet for use because of Malaria. Thanks

    • leslie
      Posted 07/13/2013 at 11:46 am | Permalink

      You will love Africa! All of our Neem comes from Mauritania, West Africa. And yes, Neem oil is a wonderful mosquito repellant. Try using our Adios Outdoor Spray. Just spray and go! No need to wash it off because it is 100% natural. Enjoy your trip!

  44. Meriem
    Posted 07/20/2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Could Neem help for Vitilago?

    • leslie
      Posted 07/20/2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

      Hi Meriem, I would love to YES! It will help, but as you know some natural remedies help for some folks and others do not. There are no adverse effects from trying Neem Oil for Vitilago and there have been reports that Neem Oil applied to the affected area could aid in the reversal of the discoloration caused by Vitiligo. I also read that some have reported that with a combination of Neem Oil on the skin along with taking a Neem Leaf supplement was even more helpful. If you choose to give it a try, use our Neem Cure (pure Neem Oil mixed with essential oils for maximum absorption and a more pleasant scent) and apply it 2 to 3 times a day. Please write us back and let us know if this was helpful for you.

  45. Heena
    Posted 07/25/2013 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    Hi, would like know if I use Neem oil directly without mixing it with anything else….will that help reduce acne and its scars. My skin is very pimplic and has become dark as well so will this help.

    • leslie
      Posted 07/27/2013 at 9:26 am | Permalink

      Heena, You can use pure Neem Oil directly on the skin, but like all essential oils it is best mixed with a carrier oil like jojoba oil. This will thin the oil and help it to absorb into the skin much faster. Our Neem Cure is pure Neem Oil already mixed with jojoba, tea tree and other essential oils that will not only absorb faster but cuts the strong smell that pure Neem oil has. Neem oil can be very helpful for those with acne. Just cleanse your skin first and apply the oil to the affected areas. Also we recommend the Neem Clay Mask for acne.

  46. my trang nguyen
    Posted 07/28/2013 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    After i had babies ,i have dark spot on my face,which product neem can i use?

  47. lilly
    Posted 07/31/2013 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    hiii i’m 25 years old
    i used to have a sever acne problem in the past and now what lest is mild scars with blemishes
    with mild acne
    my skin is veryyyyy sensitive
    please recommend me with the neem products to get an even toned fresh skin

  48. Kim
    Posted 08/03/2013 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    Has anyone used Neem oil to treat Lichen Planus?

    • leslie
      Posted 08/04/2013 at 10:24 am | Permalink

      Hi Kim, I’m sure you know that Lichen Planus is a disease that has a mind of its own. Using Neem Oil should help relieve itching and promote healing. I would recommend trying our Neem Cure (on sale now for only $6.80) and use it 2 to 3 times a day. I would also try the Neem Tub Tea to help relieve the itching. These should help your symptoms. Please let us know if this works. Your comments may help others with this disease. Thanks!

  49. Emerson
    Posted 08/05/2013 at 4:11 am | Permalink

    does neem oil improves or somehow treat psoriasis…(mild)

    • leslie
      Posted 08/05/2013 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

      Hi Emerson, We have had great success with many folks that suffer with psoriasis. We have been told by many that our Neem Cure and our Fragrance Free Neem Lotion help to soothe the symptoms of psoriasis. Apply the Neem Cure after a shower everyday and see if this helps reduce your symptoms. And, please let us know if this works for you.

      • KEM
        Posted 08/07/2013 at 3:44 am | Permalink

        Hi Leslie.

        I am also a Psoriasis sufferer an my daugher a Eczema sufferer.Can we use the Neem Cure.Where can we purchase it from and at what cost.

        We are from South Africa,about 75km from Durban.

        Thanks

  50. Posted 08/07/2013 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Since I had my daughter I now have hyper pigmentation above my upper lip
    Would neem help this issue? Also I live in iowa are your products sold here?
    I would need the oil and the leaves to keep the bed bugs at bay as I live in a apartment complex

    • Posted 08/07/2013 at 11:54 am | Permalink

      Ok I found a store nearby but they only sell the ground neem and powder would that be like the leaves

    • leslie
      Posted 08/08/2013 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kaelie, I would love to YES, that Neem will help your hyper pigmentation! The truth is, we do not know. There are no adverse effects from trying Neem Oil for this condition, and there have been reports that Neem Oil applied to the affected area could aid in the reversal of the discoloration. Try using in conjunction with a retinoid cream. If you choose to give it a try, use our Neem Cure (pure Neem Oil mixed with essential oils for maximum absorption and a more pleasant scent) and apply it 2 to 3 times a day. It is on sale this month too!! Other ideas for hyperpigmentation are microdermabrasion or laser therapy from a dermatologist. The ground Neem and powder should be ground leaves. Read the label to be sure.

  51. Letecia
    Posted 08/08/2013 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    After I use my derma roller on my face is it safe to apply neem oil afterwards?

    • leslie
      Posted 08/09/2013 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

      Letecia, Not sure how sensitive your skin is. I would test some in a small area first. But, Neem Cure is high in antioxidants, naturally anti-bacterial, and works as an anti-inflammatory as well. It should be fine. We are very curious how your results. Please let us know!

  52. Heather
    Posted 08/14/2013 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Hi! I have heard so many wonderful things about Neem and the JustNeem line! I would love to try this product. However, I have to admit I am a bit afraid of trying anything new. So many times I have been promised that a product would do wonders and it turns out terrible. I have very sensitive skin, and it has redish blotches. I do not break out a lot, so I am not too concerened with that part. I just want my skin to glow and look healthy without the redness. I would love to find a product that will help will help. I am hoping Neem is the answer! Any help is appreciated!

    • leslie
      Posted 08/19/2013 at 9:23 am | Permalink

      Heather, Give us a call, and we’ll send you a sample to make sure this is a good fit for your sensitive skin.

  53. jino
    Posted 08/14/2013 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Hi guyz i like all your forums on neem oil however i just hit the LOWES and bought me a bottle of neem oil extract out the gardening area i know it mat sound funny but my cousin had ring worms all over his body front and back JUST LIKE ME and he used it.Can you guys help me on how to mix it and kill the smell cuz it really has a bad odor i was told to mix a little of it with dishwashing soap, hand soap or even shampoo and then apply to my skin.

    I HAVE THE NEEM OIL EXTRACT FOR PLANTS OUT OF LOWES GARDENING AISLE I WAS TOLD TO MIX TO CURE RINGWORMS.

    PLEASE HELP URGENTLY

    • leslie
      Posted 08/19/2013 at 9:21 am | Permalink

      Jino, Please do not use Neem oil for gardening on your skin! You should always find a product made specifically for skin care. The Neem for gardens are wonderful and natural for plants but are not cosmetic grade and may irritate your skin. “Cosmetic grade” means that it is considered the safest, most nonirritating, moisturizing product specifically made for use on the skin. Neem Oil is a wonderful product for helping with ring worm. Compounds found in Neem are powerful anti-fungal agents are often used to treat ring worm.

      • Posted 05/19/2014 at 1:56 am | Permalink

        Hi, which Neem product can I use on my 5 year old son who have been struggling with RING WORM all over his body for the past 3 yrs. I’ve tried all the creams but it comes right back especially in his head and it’s also contagious. Should I use the raw product on his skin or should I mix it, if so, with what and how often????

        • magda
          Posted 05/22/2014 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

          Hi Tasha, Sorry for the delayed response! I would use the Neem Cure. It is a blend of Neem oil, Jojoba oil and essential oils, with a pleasant smell compared to raw Neem oil. Customers have used Neem Cure for ring worm with great success. Use it once or twice a day for a prolonged amount of time to make sure the ring worm not just goes away but also stays away. And let us know how it went! Thanks for inquiring! Magda

  54. Jeff
    Posted 08/18/2013 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    I’m a newbie of Neem Oil thanks to all of you and seeing you on the Oz!
    I purchased some Neem Oil at Sprouts and am mixing it in with some facial cream that I’ve been using so hopefully that is fine what I did. I have saved your website to my desktop and will be making some purchases soon.

    Question 1: Is the Neem Soap ok to use daily on the face or just the body only?

    Question 2: I saw that Neem Oil is used for asthma? I have Asthma and am interested in gathering some info if available?

    • leslie
      Posted 08/19/2013 at 9:10 am | Permalink

      Jeff, Pure Neem Oil is thick and should be diluted with a carrier oil like Jojoba Oil. Our Neem Cure is pure Neem Oil already mixed with Jojoba and a few other essential oils to help tame the scent. Mixing it with a facial lotion should be fine too. Neem Soap is wonderful for the face and great for acne prone skin. Our best selling Neem facial soaps are the Coconut Neem Soap, Green Tea Neem Soap, & Fragrance Free. As far as Neem for asthma goes, the people of India have chewed on Neem bark for thousands of years as a remedy to help with cough. There are Neem supplements available at health food stores and I am not sure if this will actually help with asthma symptoms. We specialize in Neem for topical skin solutions only. I would check with your Doctor first before trying any supplements.

  55. Teresa
    Posted 08/18/2013 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Hello!

    I have had scabies since Feb 2013 so about 7 months, and most of the pharmaceuticals have proved to be
    useless, promethrin and Eurax (crotamiton) spelling? anyhow I have also used hydrogen perioxide, (which kept
    them at bay) for a short while less than a week, they just spread to other areas so it was like a chase, but apart
    from de-contaminating the car seats, (cloth) putting clothes in a hot dryer for at least 40 minutes per Dr. and receiving a corte son shot (spelling whops?) which has helped the intense itching, the neem oil straight from the
    bottle seems to help, it is very strong and doen’t have a great odor, but bearable anyhow, it seems to take around 4 to 6 hours to get the little parasites under control, I do need to get all clothes bedding and shoes, closets, and floors completely sterilized because they are really really hard to get rid of, but of all the non neem oil products I have used, (including laquer thinner (desperate huh?) hydrogen peroxide worked the best but it
    also burns the heck out of my skin! Well I would certainly recommend the neem oil, it doesn’t burn your skin
    I will thin it down as I have read as I bought a gallon and need a thinner, it also is very irritating to the eyes, so
    don’t forget to wash your hands, or keep your hands away from your eyes when you are done putting the stuff on, some of these products I have read about sound very good and very sensible, best wishes to everyone
    who is uncomfortable, suffering, or need a time honored remedy for their problems.

  56. fbd
    Posted 08/24/2013 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    I have very dark, dry and wrinkly patches areas around my neck, shoulders, upper back, upper arms and stomach. Very uncomfortable and makes me very self-conscious, would neem oil work for me?

  57. annamarie
    Posted 08/28/2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    HI just wonderd if I could use it on my dry red eyelids as I suffer from blepharities thanks x

    • leslie
      Posted 08/29/2013 at 10:45 am | Permalink

      Annamarie, As you know the eye area and especially the lids are very delicate and sensitive. I would try a very small amount on one spot first. Make sure to watch for any reaction of redness, swelling, or rash. If any appear, rinse well and discontinue. But, if it helps just be sure to use a very small amount only once per day.

  58. beverly
    Posted 08/29/2013 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    hello I am Beverly,my concern is the front of hair thinning out ,will the neem oil help with the problem? thank you.

    • leslie
      Posted 08/29/2013 at 8:20 am | Permalink

      Beverly, Neem Oil is wonderful for dry, itchy scalp, dandruff, the symptoms of scalp psoriasis, as well as giving you silky, shiny, stronger hair and encourage growth. It seems to make a big difference, and it does so seemingly over night. I have heard about people that use Neem Oil for hair growth, and are thrilled with the results. But, we have had no experience with this. You can certainly give it a try, it is wonderful for your scalp. Please tell us if it increases your hair growth…we would truly love to know!

  59. maani
    Posted 09/09/2013 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    i am using neem oil and today is my third day but it makes my acne worse…..know my pimples become more worse….week ago i used toothpaste on my pimples nd juxt in two days it become dry but than someone ask me to use neem oil nd that is what happen…help me if u knw somethng about what i have to do….

    • leslie
      Posted 09/10/2013 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

      Hi Maani, Like with all products not everything works for everyone. But, before using Neem Oil make sure that you cleanse your skin using hot water and a facial cleanser. Some folks do better using a Neem Soap instead of straight Neem Oil for acne. We have many Neem Soaps to choose from. You could also add a few drops of your Neem oil to a facial cleanser that you all ready have. After cleansing use a toner to help make the PH level in your skin balanced. We have also had wonderful success with our Neem Clay Mask and acne.

  60. Lynda
    Posted 09/10/2013 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Hi. I recently purchased the cold pressed neem oil, I’m trying to use it for itchy scalp due to eczema. It smells terrible! lol how often should i use the oil and can i add other oils to it to kill the smell? Thanks in advance

    • leslie
      Posted 09/10/2013 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lynda, First, try mixing your Neem Oil with Jojoba Oil. This will thin out the Neem Oil and help it absorb into your scalp better. Also try mixing a few drops of essential oil (lavender, grapefruit, rosemary or whatever you may like). That will help cut down on the smell. Use it on your scalp before bed. In the morning shampoo as usual but add a few drops of Neem to the shampoo. It should really help your eczema. Just an FYI, we make Neem Cure. Neem Cure is pure Neem Oil already mixed with Jojoba and essential oil so you don’t have to mix it, and you can use it every night.

      • Dakota
        Posted 04/14/2014 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

        I have severe frontal lobe epilepsy (seizures every week or more) and only recently learned that rosemary oil may not be a good idea for epileptics as it may trigger seizures. Rosemary grows as large bushes in everyone’s front yard here in Seattle and I have been rubbing my hands all over the bushes to get them sticky, then rubbing that all over my beard thinking I would be fragrant:)) I can’t say that it does or does not trigger seizures from first hand experience but I thought I would share what I recently learned.

        “Are any essential oils not recommended for use in epilepsy?

        Rosemary, fennel, sage, eucalyptus, hyssop, camphor and spike lavender are not recommended as essential oils if you have epilepsy. This is because these essential oils may trigger seizures in some people with epilepsy. For pregnant women there are also a number of other oils to avoid.”

        http://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/complementary-therapies#.U0yselVdWSo

  61. deana
    Posted 09/18/2013 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    How can I purchase a been tree in the USA?

    • leslie
      Posted 09/24/2013 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

      Hi Deana, Neem Trees only do well in arid, hot climates. If the temperature goes below 45 degrees, the tree will die. However, you can plant a seed in a pot and keep it indoors in the winter. But, Neem Trees can grow fairly large in just five years. On our next trip to Mauritania we will bring back some fresh seeds. Check back and we can send you a seed to try your hand at growing a Neem Tree. We have several in pots at the office and at home. There also may be a nursery in California that you can order seeds from. Check google and good luck!

  62. Bianca
    Posted 10/03/2013 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I have a sensitive ACNE skin with a lot of SCARS discoloration and slightly aging skin.
    All problems required different products from different brands, resulting in a lot of time, money and different layers with products not matching I Used Clinique for like ever with NO result.
    Living on a small Caribbean island, Essential oils are hard to get, luckily I came across an Indian store , where she advise me a NEEM face wash and NEEM oil, yes the smelly one.
    Using NEEM for all problems at the same time for less than a week, I can say that my skin feels smooth and looks brighter. It sort of like reduced the smaller pimples. I’m hoping it clears out all of the acne and scars too, although I know that this may take a while I’m happy with Neem oil.
    Yes I use the face wash, and then ad a few drops of the oil to my face, then I use tea tree 24-hour cream (courtin) and it all feels great! I don’t really mind the smell anymore. Saves a lot of time and money. Good price for working oil!

    One question: Can I use this oil around the eye area, since I read it is also against aging?

    • leslie
      Posted 10/15/2013 at 8:45 am | Permalink

      Be careful around the eye area. If using straight Neem oil, I would dilute it with Jojoba oil and only try a small amount to see if you can tolerate it under the eye. Dab it in gently.

  63. Bianca
    Posted 10/03/2013 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    LICE

    Oh and to think of that I bought the Neem oil first for my son’s (5y) frequent break outs of LICE at school. I mixed a tablespoon of Neem oil with like 5 tablespoons of Coconut /lemon oil and this worked immediately. The oil also sticked to his bed sheets so the lice where gone there too. After 3 days I washed his head and everything else and no Lice!

    • leslie
      Posted 10/15/2013 at 8:42 am | Permalink

      Awesome! We have heard great things about using our Neem Cure with coconut oil for lice.

  64. marie
    Posted 10/06/2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Would neem oil help with genital warts?

    • leslie
      Posted 10/15/2013 at 8:41 am | Permalink

      Marie, Since warts are a virus, and Neem Oil is an anti-viral oil, it may help to calm the flair-up and keep them at bay with regular use. But, please check with your Doctor before using anything for a chronic skin virus.

  65. terrie
    Posted 10/11/2013 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    i am currently using neem oil mixed with coconut oil & silk protein for my hair and it has made my type 4b hair strong and silky. my question is that my daughter has extremely oily skin with acne, pimples and blackheads on her face, chest and neck. i have tried the products you see on tv to no effect. would neem oil help her or would it be to oily?

    • leslie
      Posted 10/15/2013 at 8:37 am | Permalink

      Hi Terrie, Yes Neem oil would help. It is a non-comedogenic oil and will help rid the skin of acne-causing bacteria. I would also suggest using the Neem Clay Mask 2 times per week. She will really see a difference from using the mask. Also, keep an eye out for our Acneem product line coming out soon. It is made just for acne-prone skin.

  66. Clair burrows
    Posted 10/11/2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    I live in the uk so am unable to buy your products. I was recommended castor oil to help my thin eyebrows grow back and also have very itchy spot prone scalp I have brought some neem oil, castor oil and jojoba oil, are they ok to mix together to use for both problems and what other oils would you recommend to mask the smell. Also how much of each oil would you recommend.

    • leslie
      Posted 10/15/2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink

      Clair, You can mix the oils, in fact our Neem Cure is already mixed with Jojoba oil. For your scalp, I would recommend mixing the Neem oil with Jojoba oil (or use our Neem Cure). Massage the oil into your scalp and leave it on over night. In the morning, wash your hair with a gentle shampoo but add a few drops of Neem to it and then shampoo as usual. This should really help with your itchy scalp. Please let us know how it worked for you.

  67. JB
    Posted 10/30/2013 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I have severe rashes all over my body with a lot of redness and intense itching. I saw a ray of hope for myself from this article and bought neem oil yesterday. Can I dilute 3 drops of neem oil in a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply this on the rashes? How long does it usually take to heal the rashes?

    Thank you.

    • leslie
      Posted 10/30/2013 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

      Hi JB, I suggest Jojoba oil to dilute the Neem Oil. But if coconut oil is what you have, I would use a teaspoon of coconut oil to 3 – 4 drops of Neem Oil. This should definitely help the itching right away and may take a few days to start to reduce the rash. Apply after a shower, & before bed and if needed somewhere in between. You should also try our Neem Tub Tea. A soak in the tub with this will help with the intense itch and heal the skin faster.

  68. Agnes
    Posted 11/03/2013 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Please help me in getting the neem oil. I have been having an itchy skin for about a year now and I have been having sores on my private parts for about 7years. the sores keep coming and going and I have taken a lot of medicines but the sores only seem to go for a little bit and still come back.am not a happy person because of these conditions and if you would help me get the oil will greatly appreciate.

    • leslie
      Posted 11/06/2013 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

      Hi Agnes, You can order our Neem Cure through our website, or give us a call (919) 414 8826!

  69. shenaaz sayed
    Posted 11/16/2013 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    Hi leslie my name is shenaaz.I have psorasis very extensively will neem oil help nd where can I buy it . I live in durban,south africa. I drink neem powder everyday is dat good

    • leslie
      Posted 11/19/2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

      Hi Shenaaz! Thanks for reaching out. Neem oil will help the symptoms of psoriasis.It will help the itchiness and help heal the flaky skin. I am not sure where is South Africa to get Neem Oil. Unfortunately we only ship within the United States. You can also use the Neem leaf powder that you have. Mix it with coconut oil and rub it into the skin, leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and the anti-inflammatory properties of the Neem will help soothe your skin. Try that and let us know if that helps. Also, if there is an Indian Market near you, they may have Neem oil. Good luck!

  70. prith
    Posted 12/01/2013 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    I have oily skin. I had bad white heads and pimples all over my cheeks. Can eating neem leaves early morning fix the problem?

    • leslie
      Posted 12/01/2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

      Eating Neem leaves is a bitter idea. Using Neem Oil on the skin is a better one.

  71. Jason
    Posted 12/08/2013 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    Hello, I have a case of scabies and I hear Neem can help.
    I also have rosacea outbreaks from time to time. I really just have the worst luck with skin. Can Neem help treat these?

    • leslie
      Posted 12/08/2013 at 8:56 am | Permalink

      Jason, We can help! Neem Oil is good for both conditions. Our Neem Cure is already blended with jojoba oil and other essential oils for best effectivness. It is all natural and won’t dry your skin like Quell or other harsh chemical remedies for scabies. Read this article and it will tell you how to use our Neem Cure for both scabies and rosacea. “11 Remedies Using Neem Oil For Skin And Scalp” Please let us know if Neem Cure works well for you. We love to hear customer stories. Good luck!!

  72. Salia
    Posted 12/23/2013 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Hello,

    I have a case of scarring alopecia, what do your
    recommend? Please help. Thanks in advance.

    • leslie
      Posted 01/03/2014 at 11:19 am | Permalink

      Scarring alopecia from what we know may not be reversible, but, if you are experiencing any inflammation, itching, burning, or pain Neem Cure may help. The anti-inflammatory properties of Neem Oil will help with inflamed and itchy areas. You can take a few drops of Neem Cure and rub it into the affected area every night before bed. Please let us know if this provides any relief for you.

  73. John
    Posted 12/28/2013 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Hello, how long should i keep neem cure on my face till i wash it off. I would usually apply it at night so i would like to wash it off before i go to bed. Is there like an amount of time it should stay on my face?

    • leslie
      Posted 01/03/2014 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      Hi John, You do not need to wash off the Neem Cure. You can use it every day as a skin protector, moisturizer, or skin healing remedy. It is 100% natural botanical oils that have wonderful medicinal effects for your skin and is high in vitamin E.

  74. Pan
    Posted 12/28/2013 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    How long do i have to keep it on my face? can i wash it off before i go to bed? or is there a particular amount of time it should stay on my face?

    • leslie
      Posted 01/03/2014 at 11:24 am | Permalink

      Hi Pan, You do not need to wash off the Neem Cure. You can use it every day as a skin protector, moisturizer, or skin healing remedy. It is 100% natural botanical oils that have wonderful medicinal effects for your skin and is high in vitamin E.

      • Pan
        Posted 01/03/2014 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

        Hello Leslie,
        Won’t it be too oily, since it is an oil. That’s why I thought of washing it.

        • leslie
          Posted 01/07/2014 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

          Pan, Neem Oil is non-comedogenic, which means it will not block your pores. It truly is not very “greasy” and will absorb into your skin nicely. Many folks think that a facial oil is too oily for skin, but most facial oils are even better at absorbing that lotions.

          • Pan
            Posted 01/09/2014 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

            Hi Leslie,

            Okay thanks! i will try it I have ordered the neem cure.

            Thanks,
            Pan

  75. George
    Posted 01/10/2014 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    My daughter has knits in her hair, will neem oil help..

  76. Sandra Y
    Posted 01/14/2014 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    I have combination skin. Oily around crease of nose and on top of nose and chin but dry everywhere else. I also have Roseasea=service redness on cheeks and nose. I rarely have a breakout. Perfect skin as a teenager but red as an adult. I absolutely love the Lady Soma Renewal Serum. I have been using Lady Soma for 3 weeks and my skin looks younger and healthier.

    Its not greasy at all!!! Its wonderful for wrinkles and moisture protection.

  77. sashy
    Posted 01/20/2014 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    Hello,

    I have suffered from candida infections for about 5 years now after several antibiotic treatements.

    I read somewhere that one can use tampon dipped in neem oil for a few days which is supposed to help.
    But I just wonder if I have to blend it with some other oil or water?

    And does anyone have experienced that it´ll burns?

    I would be so thankful for answers…

    Sashy

    • leslie
      Posted 01/20/2014 at 10:17 am | Permalink

      Hi Sashy, I can say that we have not had this type of question before. Our products are made for topical application. But, FYI, when using Neem Oil or any essential oil you should blend it with a carrier oil such as jojoba. Our Neem Cure is already blended with jojoba oil, but again we only can recommend topical applications.

  78. haseena
    Posted 01/23/2014 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    What is the method of using neem oil to cure breakouts?

    • leslie
      Posted 01/24/2014 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

      Hi Hasseena! We have a brand new line of natural acne products using Neem Oil! Our AcNeem line works great for breakouts. Give it a try and let us know if you like it!

  79. andraz
    Posted 01/28/2014 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    the smell is reallystrong but u get used it !! u dont need to buy all those fancy stuff out of neem oil. It works wonders for skin hear foot or wounds healing process who is speed up !! u should give it a try

  80. Teresa K
    Posted 02/02/2014 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Hello, I will be visiting Punta Cana, DR in March. My Heath care provider has suggested I get a Hep-A shot and to make sure I use such products as neem oil and DET to repel mosquitoes. A local health food store suggested I start taking newel oil a few weeks before my trip and to mix it with, water and lemon grass in a small spray bottle. Is this a good way to use as a repellant? If yes, how do I mix it for a spray and how much should I ingest? Thank you in advance.

    • leslie
      Posted 02/05/2014 at 10:18 am | Permalink

      Hi Teresa, So sorry for the delay! We do make an all natural repellant called Adios with Neem Oil. It is already mixed and ready for external use on the skin. We would also recommend bringing a DEET chemical repellant as well because mosquitoes can carry more exotic disease in the DR. The Adios will also help soothe skin if you do get bug bites or stings and will disinfect the area of the bite. We do not work with Neem supplements. If you do purchase supplements somewhere, check with your doctor and follow the instructions on the label.

  81. victor
    Posted 02/19/2014 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Any neem remedies for lichen planus in children.

    • leslie
      Posted 02/24/2014 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

      Hi Victor, I’m sure you know that Lichen Planus is a disease that has a mind of its own. Having said that, I think it would be very reasonable to test Neem Oil to help relieve itching and help promote healing. I would recommend trying our Neem Cure and use it 2 to 3 times a day. I would also try the Neem Tub Tea to help relieve the itching. These should help your symptoms. Please let us know if this works. Your comments may help others with this disease. Thanks!

  82. eleezajoy
    Posted 03/06/2014 at 4:35 am | Permalink

    Hi There…have a 65 y.o male friend who has a couple of ulcers on his ankles. They are very slow to heal. His life style could be improved upon but he`s doing his best. Would Neem oil be a good choice of oils to help clean and cure the ulcers. Many Thanks…

    • leslie
      Posted 03/06/2014 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi, Leg ulcers can be serious and are also a symptom of more serious health problems. We recommend your friend see a wound care specialist to make sure there is no infection. A wound care specialist will also evaluate the best form of treatment. A topical healing product would just be a small part of the treatment. Our Neem Cure is naturally antibacterial and could help keep harmful bacteria away and soothe any pain or irritation. But, he needs to see a doctor first.

  83. Kwabena
    Posted 03/30/2014 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Does neem help for Keloids ? And which products would you recommend.

    • magda
      Posted 04/18/2014 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

      Hi, I have not heard that Neem can be used for Keloids. So sorry for that!

  84. natalie
    Posted 04/07/2014 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    Will neem oil subside keratosis pilaris?

    • magda
      Posted 04/18/2014 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

      Hello, Some of our customers use the Neem Body Polish to help reduce Keratosis Pilaris, but I have not come across any scientific literature that confirms that Neem will help.

  85. Ola
    Posted 04/16/2014 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Thanks for all the comments. Can I use neem products for bed-bugs?

    • magda
      Posted 04/18/2014 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

      We have heard that you can. Yes!

  86. Jennifer
    Posted 04/16/2014 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    I ordered theraneem naturals neem cream (original vanilla) for rosacea. I have never dealt with rosacea before until now, I am 20 weeks pregnant. I didn’t want to use any chemical creams for it and thought I’d take a natural approach. I read that some people use neem cream for birth control but from my understanding, vaginally. Would there be a problem using neem on my face during pregnancy? I would think no but I would rather deal with my terrible rosacea than hurt my baby. Is neem safe topically in pregnancy?

    • magda
      Posted 04/18/2014 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

      Hello Jennifer, It is unlikely to have an effect using Neem cream topically during pregnancy. However, since the anti-fertility mechanisms of Neem are not well understood, I would err on the cautious side and refrain from using it. After all there is nothing more important than your baby. Magda

  87. alejandra
    Posted 05/14/2014 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    Would neem oil help for strech marks

    • magda
      Posted 05/14/2014 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

      Hi Alejandra,

      That is a good question! I have not come across an article that actually states that Neem oil helps with stretch marks. The moisturizing elements of Neem and the high Vitamin E content will certainly help keep the skin elastic, but if it actually prevents stretch marks, I cannot say for sure.

      Thank you for inquiring!

      Magda

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  89. Del
    Posted 05/28/2014 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Hi,
    So I have tried the oil cleansing method (one uses natural oils to deep cleanse their face, which is said to be amazing for the skin, if you choose the right oil for your skin) I had first tried coconut oil and was getting good results when I combined with neem soap and the clay mask. Then my curious and impulsive self started experimenting with all these natural butters and got thee tiny little bumps all over, then after leaving that for a while, I started switching my oils; jojoba and evening primerose oil this time. After about 3 to 4 weeks, I skin started reacting to the oils,I believe, I had gotten those tiny bumps all over, which were now more visible. Then they started coming out as acne, I had recently the oils might have given me comedonal acne. I have been home for over 2 weeks now and mom says that the condition had calmed down alot after stopping the oils and just using my fragrance free neem soap with the clay mask. I also purchased the fragrance free neem lotion and had been using it, then stopped thinking what if the coconut oil in it makes it worse. Although the condition had calmed down from what it used to be, I still have those tiny little bumps, idk if they are blocked comedones, which I believe they are because acne often develops from those bumps. I have been trying home remedies such an oatmeal and turmeric mask and steaming my face and such as I do not want to go to my dermatologist and have him prescribe anti biotics and creams, which I had been under for acne for a long time until I said “I do not want to use drugs and chemicals and choose the natural way” and was actually having success with it until I decided to mess it up with all these products. So after I said “I give up” and scheduled an appointment with the allergist/immunologist, because I had thought it was an allergic reaction. Then last night, when I steamed my face, I had noticed toxins (the white stuff…. yuck!!) coming out of some pores and that is when I realized it was most likely comedonal acne and blocked pores and thought I needed to go to the dermatologist. That is when my little brother said try the neem cure,which he had just purchased, you say your skin is bad and do not have anything to lose (BTW he loves justneem and the fragrance free soap itself had helped much with his acne) So, we had decided to do a little test and try this one last time before making that call to dermatologist. When I have this oil in my house and if this happens to be my miracle cure for my condition, then my intuition would regret not giving it a try and spending all that money for my doctor and my prescriptions, so I said why not and started using the oil just on the left side to compare with the other side. The other side, I am only washing with neem fragrance free soap and pure aloe vera gel to for moisture.
    I hope this works, I have a feeling this might (fingers crossed). My question is, I am using this 3 times a day, as it says use 2-3 times a days over affected area on the bottle, is this good? And, please tell me neemcure is non-comedogenic. I know neem oil is non-comedogenic but neemure? Also, how many drops of oils do you suggest for the face? or half the face? haha
    Thank you in advance and if this works, I would honestly say, NEEMCURE is my LIFESAVER!! I would love to say that, so fingers crossed this helps!! :)

    • Angie Burns
      Posted 05/29/2014 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

      Hey Del!

      Thanks for your comment!

      You know, everyone’s skin is a little different, so it’s difficult to make a recommendation that will give you the results you’re looking for – simply because you know your skin better than I do.

      For me, I would argue that it all starts with cleaning your pores. If you clean them well and moisturize with oil/water or oil only treatment or your natural sebum in the skin, there is very little possibility for infections that can end up in acne. From what I could find “non-comedogenic” isn’t a regulated term in the beauty industry and can mean different things to different people/companies. Some say that oils clog pores and “non-comedogenic” means that there is no oil in the product. For the most part, everyone agrees that a product that is non-comedogenic should not clog pores. Personally, though, “non-comedogenic” hasn’t always lead me to products that don’t clog pores. Again, this is going back to the ‘everyone’s skin is different’ piece.

      I have found that our soap (Coconut is my favorite, but the Fragrance Free is great, too!) and facial pad are the best for regular cleansing (morning and night). A couple times a week, I’ll use our Neem Clay Mask to clean deeply into the pores. If I use the mask, I usually don’t follow up with a moisturizer because the mask is great at moisturizing! When I don’t use the mask, I use 3-4 drops of the Neem Cure with our Fragrance Free lotion and really like the combination. This is just what works for me and my skin!

      Neem Cure contains Neem Oil, as well as Jojoba oil and an essential oil blend that is great for the skin, too! Jojoba is known to be the closest to human skin sebum, the natural moisturizer of our skin. The Jojoba also helps with the strong smell and thickness that pure Neem Oil is known for.

      Overall, the Neem Cure is a very versatile product! I’d recommend giving it a try on your face and check out some of it other uses here. It’s great as a spot treatment on bug bites, bee stings, and burns, too, as it helps soothe the itching and reduce swelling!

      Give it a shot! If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at info@justneem.com or 919.414.8826.

      Angie

      • Del
        Posted 05/29/2014 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

        Thank you Angie for your reply as well as all of the information. I highly appreciate it :)
        I am aware of the term non-comedogenic in the beauty industry falsely referring to maily oil and helped to create this whole scary outlook on any and all oils as being bad. I believe oils can be good for skin, really good, but you have to find what works for your skin just like you said. As someone who comes from a culture where oil is used from top to bottom with no reactions or rashes, I understand its importance. I was merely referring to whether NeemCure would clog my pores.
        Thank you for the response and I will make sure to keep you guys updated on the results :)

  90. Vikram
    Posted 06/30/2014 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    As someone who grew around a lot of neem trees, I should add another use for neem oil – for dogs. Applying neem oil to your pet, leaving it around for 30 minutes and then bathing it with regular shampoo takes care of ticks, skin infections, breakouts, etc. And its hide becomes that much more shinier!
    And to top it off, if your dog licks it, it is going to take care of any digestive issues as well.

    • Angie Burns
      Posted 06/30/2014 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for your comment, Vikram! That is true, and a great way to use Neem; our furry friends can benefit from the power of Neem, too!

  91. Bec
    Posted 07/03/2014 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    Hi, just wondering if neem oil is the same as neem essential oil. If not, what is the difference?
    Thanks

    • Angie Burns
      Posted 07/03/2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rebecca!

      That is a great question. Essential oil is usually steam distilled from plant parts (leaves, flower, bark). Neem oil is cold extracted from the seed (fruit), similarly to Olive oil.

      Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions!

  92. himaja menon
    Posted 07/28/2014 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    Is it safe to use neem cakes in a lotus pond with fish?

    • Angie Burns
      Posted 07/28/2014 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

      Hi Himaja!

      Thank you for your question – that’s a really good one!

      According to Neem studies, fish are one of the few species that have shown to be negatively effected by Neem. Even though Neem can be used very effectively to keep mosquito larvae from breeding in ponds or other standing water, it is very likely that the fish will be effected as they are sensitive to Neem. We would strongly suggest to not use Neem in your pond so you can enjoy your fish for a very long time!

      If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

      Angie

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