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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day With JustNeem http://www.justneem.com/blog/womens-equality-day-with-justneem/ http://www.justneem.com/blog/womens-equality-day-with-justneem/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:25:00 +0000 http://www.justneem.com/?p=18261 About Women’s Equality Day August 26th is National Women’s Equality Day. Through their massive, peaceful civil rights movement, the women of 1920 won the right to vote in the United States.  Since that day in 1920, Women’s Equality Day has begun to hold a larger meaning for women all over the world. It celebrates a […]

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Women's Equality DayAbout Women’s Equality Day

August 26th is National Women’s Equality Day. Through their massive, peaceful civil rights movement, the women of 1920 won the right to vote in the United States.  Since that day in 1920, Women’s Equality Day has begun to hold a larger meaning for women all over the world. It celebrates a movement of civil rights and equality for women everywhere. Provide women all over the world with a bigger voice by supporting organizations and companies that advocate for women’s equality.

JustNeem Empowers Women Through Soap Making

In many other countries of the world, women are still suppressed and discriminated against. It is part of our mission at JustNeem to help provide a voice for women here and in Africa. Since the beginning of our work in Mauritania, West Africa, JustNeem has been teaching new skills to women in this part of the world.

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Since 2009, we have held soap making workshops for women living in the slums of Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania. We educate women there to use available natural resources to make quality soaps. These workshops help empower these women to start their own businesses by selling their soaps in the local markets.

We are honored to celebrate Women’s Equality Day with them. We are thrilled to see them support their families, improve their lives, and be a contributing part of Mauritanian society. Here are some of our photos of the wonderful women we work with in Mauritania. You can learn more about our work in Africa on our website: READ MORE HERE >>
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Help support the women of West Africa by purchasing our products. With every purchase, JustNeem donates 10% to economic development, soap making workshops and Neem tree planting in Mauritania, West Africa.

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Acne Treatment and Neem Oil http://www.justneem.com/blog/neem-natural-acne-treatment/ http://www.justneem.com/blog/neem-natural-acne-treatment/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:43:36 +0000 http://www.justneem.com/?p=18139 If you have acne, you’d probably love to clear up your skin with a natural treatment. We all would! A natural, skin-soothing treatment that clears my face? We’d be all over that, right? That’s why we love Neem oil. In this blog we’ll explore what causes acne. Then we’ll look at conventional treatments for acne, […]

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If you have acne, you’d probably love to clear up your skin with a natural treatment. We all would! A natural, skin-soothing treatment that clears my face? We’d be all over that, right? That’s why we love Neem oil.

Natural Acne Treatment

In this blog we’ll explore what causes acne. Then we’ll look at conventional treatments for acne, how they effect the skin and how they compare to using Neem oil, and introduce JustNeem’s Acne Treatment Kit, AcNeem.

First, let’s take a look at what causes acne…

What causes Acne?

The common form of acne develops as a result of blockages in skin follicles. This results from pores getting clogged with dead skin cells and sebum, an oily/waxy substance that is secreted by microscopic sebaceous glands in the skin.

The natural function of these glands is to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair. But when they become clogged with sebum and dead skin cells, naturally occurring bacteria and fungi (like Propionibacterium acnes and Malassezia, formerly known as Pityrosporum) that are present on most people’s skin flora start feeding on fatty acids in clogged pores, where they can cause inflammation, redness, scarring or hyper-pigmentation – this is what we typically recognize as acne.

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Conventional Acne Treatments & Their Effects on Skin

Conventional acne treatments work in at least 4 different ways, with higher-quality treatments providing multiple, simultaneous effects:

  1. Normalizing shedding into the pore to prevent blockage
  2. Killing bacteria and fungi
  3. Anti-inflammatory treatment
  4. Hormonal manipulation

The most common treatments for acne take the second approach. They use benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics to combat the bacteria that feed on the clogged pores.

Peroxides form highly reactive radicals that react with organic matter, including bacteria and fungi, thereby killing these microorganisms. These chemicals are also used for bleaching and, while they kill bacteria, they also destroy skin cells, which is why they are also used as a peeling agent. Benzoyl peroxide’s side effects include extreme dryness of the skin, redness, and peeling. People with sensitive skin may also suffer burning, itching, and possibly swelling of the skin.

More severe cases of acne are treated with topical or oral formulations of antibiotics such as tetracycline, erythromycin, clindamycin, and minocycline. However, antibiotics target only the bacterial aspect of acne, and due to a rapid increase of resistance, their effectiveness is becoming very limited. The list of side effects of antibiotic is long, but most troubling is their tendency to induce resistance.

Acne is caused by bacterial or fungal infection of the pores that leads to inflammation. And conventional treatments have harsh side effects and often lead to more problems.

So, is there a natural alternative that can help? We need something that’s naturally anti-bacterial and antifungal, and something that also helps reduce the inflammation caused by the irritated skin. It turns out Neem oil is one of the best natural treatments for acne. It has all the properties we need, without the negative side effects.

Natural Acne Treatment with Neem Oil

Studies show that the Neem tree has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that are a natural treatment for acne. There are many reasons it is beneficial and nourishing to the skin.

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First of all, Neem oil and Neem leaves contain a cocktail of very potent, plant-derived anti-bacterial and anti-fungal molecules. These natural, botanical antibiotics and anti-fungals are part of the Neem tree’s defense system, protecting it from bacterial and fungal diseases.

Neem is also rich in Vitamin E, known to protect and repair skin. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes the free radicals that damage collagen and result in skin dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles.

When incorporated into skin care products, Neem extracts can inhibit bacterial and fungal growth and also show anti-inflammatory properties. However, unlike benzoyl peroxide, Neem does not destroy skin cells and therefore does not result in dry skin. This is an important aspect, since dry skin is prone to breakage and becomes easily re-infected, thus perpetuating the cycle of infection, inflammation, and skin damage.

Neem oil and Neem pastes lubricate the skin and provide the nourishment it needs to become and stay elastic and strong. In addition, since Neem’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal molecules operate by several different mechanisms to synergistically stop bacterial and fungal growth, they cannot induce resistance.

An additional aspect of Neem is that it has been shown to facilitate wound healing providing an additional benefit to stressed and broken skin, that needs to be restored quickly so it can function as a protective barrier.

JustNeem’s AcNeem Kit, a Natural Solution for Teen and Adult Acne

Based on these principles, JustNeem has developed the natural and effective AcNeem line consisting of a five-step natural acne regiment.

Acne Cleanser  Acne Clay Mask  Acne Clarifying Toner  Acne Control Moisturizer  Acne Spot Treatment with Neem

AcNeem products provide the beneficial properties of Neem discussed above and are fortified with other naturally occurring components that are known to combat acne such as acetyl salicylic acid (ASA), commonly known as salicylic acid and originally found in the bark of willow trees.

This all-natural solution is great for all skin types, is noncomedogenic, and is easy to use! Check out these AcNeem testimonials:

“I have been suffering from hormonal adult acne. I started using this kit 5 days ago and my face is clear! Not one new blemish and all of the others are gone and even the scars are diminishing. This is truly a miracle product! Even my husband was shocked at the transformation in only 5 days of use. I have used all of the products as directed and it all smells wonderful to boot!” -Trisha

“I love the way my skin feels after using this soap [AcNeem Daily Cleanser]! After one use, I noticed the next morning my acne spots were less red and already fading away.” -Lars

“I love this toner. I have been using it for two weeks and it has helped in keeping my adult acne in CONTROL. I love the way it tingles on my skin and makes my skin feel refreshed. I just ordered two more bottles. The BEST STUFF EVER!!” -Mrs. B

Want to give it a try? The AcNeem Kit qualifies for FREE SHIPPING! Buy the AcNeem Kit now!

 

 

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Reclaim the Outdoors with Neem! http://www.justneem.com/blog/reclaim-outdoors-neem/ http://www.justneem.com/blog/reclaim-outdoors-neem/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:52:55 +0000 http://www.justneem.com/?p=17827 How have YOU reclaimed the outdoors this summer? Adios Outdoor Spray keeps away unwanted pests and lets you launch back into your passions. Gardening, yoga in the backyard, grilling out… But don’t take our word for it; check out these stories about our all-natural, DEET-free spray. It works, and is great for your skin! Here are some stories – […]

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How have YOU reclaimed the outdoors this summer?

Adios Outdoor Spray keeps away unwanted pests and lets you launch back into your passions. Gardening, yoga in the backyard, grilling out…

But don’t take our word for it; check out these stories about our all-natural, DEET-free spray. It works, and is great for your skin!

Here are some stories – and we’d love to hear yours! (You can share it in the comments below.)

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Cynthia – wasn’t so sure at first…  

“I was skeptical when I purchased my first bottle at a local store, but went on to buy five more to spread around to my friends. It does a wonder to keep the ticks, mosquitoes, and ants away out here in the wilds of Chatham County, NC. (Soothes any other little nicks and scratches one might have, too.)”

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Janine – liberated from those deer flies! 

“Adios Outdoor spray keeps away those very aggressive biting deer flies that show up in May here on the eastern shore in Maryland. My husband has a very severe allergic reaction to them. Now he can enjoy the outdoors without fear of being bitten.”

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Anjeanette – flourishing and enjoying the garden again… plus, beating fleas, naturally!

“I will never again work in the yard or do any outdoor activity without my Adios! Last summer I was bitten several times by mosquitoes and found out after my eye swelled shut that I became allergic to mosquito bites. That was the one time I forgot to spray on the Adios. I was just going out to clean off the back porch and was only outside for a few minutes. When I spray my exposed skin with Adios, bugs avoid me at all haste!!!

Also, I discovered that it kills fleas on contact. After temporarily housing a lost dog, my two dogs inherited his fleas over night. After washing both my dogs, I sprayed them with Adios and worked it into their coats. My hands came away with dead fleas that didn’t come out in the wash. BTW, the neem in the spray instantly began healing the bites on my dogs skin too!!!”

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Ashley – Hm, she’s smitten…. 

“This product is absolutely incredible!!! I just tried the soap, the lotion and the “Adios” and I cannot get enough of it!”

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Anonymous — So adventurous, they prefer to remain nameless…

“Just got back from the Outer Banks, NC and used this product every day. We went to a deserted island where my fellow travelers used Off brand mosquito spray and they had more than 40 bites each (and some as many as 60). I used Adios and only had 2, one on my hand and one on my finger (where I had neglected to use the Adios). For two weeks I used this product and it works. The best part is that the ingredients are natural and you don’t worry about putting DEET on your body.”

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Tanya – used to be missing out, but now she’s outdoors — despite allergies!

“I love this spray!!! I’ve suffered from mild allergic reactions to mosquito bites for years, and have missed out on outdoor activities with my family as a result. I am so happy to have found something that is natural, good for my skin, and actually works. I will certainly be recommending this to friends and family.”

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Lori – her daughter is loving life again…

“Wanted to let you guys know we’ve had GREAT results with Adios! Our daughter – who is violently allergic to mosquitoes – hasn’t been bitten once with this spray on. Love!”

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Sherry —  Improved sales at her plant nursery!

“We own a nursery at the Outer Banks and the mosquitos were so bad last fall that they would bite our customers the minute they stepped out of their cars. This spring we were introduced to Adios. We gave it to our employees for a test run and tried it ourselves and were amazed as to how well it worked to keep these pests off our bodies. Last weekend, as customers were coming to our nursery, we greeted them with a squirt of the Adios and the result was amazing! People loved the smell, how it felt and most of all, how well it worked!”

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Kelly - The bugs used to love her…

“Best natural stuff out there. Smells good and works really well. Mosquitoes love me and now they don’t like me.”

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You? — Tell us how you reclaimed the outdoors with Adios!

Insert your story in the comments below! Tell us how you reclaimed your outdoors with Adios Outdoor Spray this summer. We’d love to hear it!

 

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What is Neem? The Science of Natural Skin Care http://www.justneem.com/blog/science-and-neem/ http://www.justneem.com/blog/science-and-neem/#comments Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:00:03 +0000 http://www.justneem.com/?p=17614   The History of Natural Remedies Nature is a treasure chest full of unique and surprising solutions for many ailments we humans encounter. In fact, many plants are the source of some of the most powerful medical treatments modern medicine has at its disposal today! To just name a few, Salicylic Acid, a molecule present […]

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The History of Natural Remedies

Nature is a treasure chest full of unique and surprising solutions for many ailments we humans encounter. In fact, many plants are the source of some of the most powerful medical treatments modern medicine has at its disposal today!

To just name a few, Salicylic Acid, a molecule present in bark of Willow Trees, has been used as a remedy for head and toothaches. After its discovery by Bayer scientists about 100 years ago, it gained fame as Aspirin (Figure 1):

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Penicillin (Figure 2), a compound produced by a fungus by the same name has revolutionized treatment of bacterial infections and has saved the lives of millions of people worldwide. This can also be said of Warfarin (Coumadin), a potent and widely used anticoagulant (blood thinner) that was originally discovered in Clover (Figure 3). The list goes on and on.

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But there are other plants with extraordinary medicinal properties that we do not know much about, simply because they are home to regions of the world that western societies traditionally had limited access to. However, in today’s world, that is changing as information technology creates access to these hidden treasures.

The Neem Tree: Source of Natural Skin Care

One of these amazing plants is the Neem Tree. Neem Trees are home to Southeast Asia where they have been known and used for over 4,000 years to treat a variety of health problems from chickenpox, diabetes, gum disease, and malaria, just to name a few. To the uninitiated, this reads like a laundry list of “everything,” but numerous research studies are putting scientific foundation under some of these traditional uses and are moving Neem out of the shadow of folklore medicine.

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To date, research labs around the world have purified over 150 different compounds from the leaves, bark, and seeds of the Neem Tree and determined some of their biological activities.

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The most prominent functions have been identified as:

  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-viral
  • Insect repelling

This is no surprise, either! Like humans, trees are threatened by these same classes of microorganisms and need ongoing protection in order to survive. It is, therefore, easy to see that the production of such sophisticated molecules is part of the tree’s defense strategy against these bugs; the tree’s version of an “immune system.”

JustNeem Body Care & Neem

Based on these principles, JustNeem has developed methods to gently extract these powerful biomolecules from the Neem tree and developed a line of skincare products that use Neem to support and maintain clear and healthy skin.

Indulge your skin with JustNeem’s natural beauty products! Care for your skin with our facial products, whole-body lotion and soaps, great smelling Neem Oil blendshaving products, and nail treatments.

 

JustNeem products were created with aromas that will give you a holistic and sensual experience; like your body has been gently touched by a tree that truly cares! Yes, Beauty Does Grow On Trees!

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For the History of the Neem tree, visit: http://www.justneem.com/blog/the-history-of-the-neem-tree/

For general information about Neem, check out: http://www.justneem.com/what-is-neem/

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Justice For Africa Through Neem: JustNeem http://www.justneem.com/blog/justice-africa-neem-justneem/ http://www.justneem.com/blog/justice-africa-neem-justneem/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:41:06 +0000 http://www.justneem.com/?p=17421 We want to share our newest video with you! It tells our story of why we do what we do. Please share it, but also READ ON and find out more. JustNeem makes wonderful natural and healthy Neem body care products that are sold all across the United States. But, why do we make products with […]

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We want to share our newest video with you! It tells our story of why we do what we do. Please share it, but also READ ON and find out more.

JustNeem makes wonderful natural and healthy Neem body care products that are sold all across the United States. But, why do we make products with Neem from Africa?  

Let’s start at the beginning.

Mauritania, West Africa

Mauritania, Africa Mauritania, three times the size of Arizona, is situated in northwest Africa with about 350 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Western Sahara on the north, Algeria and Mali on the east, and Senegal on the south.

Approximately 90% of Mauritania is desert or semi-desert. And as a result of years of severe drought, the desert continuous to expand. A year or even several years may pass without any rain in some locations.

 

 

A few quick facts:

  • Population: 3,460,000
  • Average annual income: $1,100
  • Over 23% live on less then $1.25 per day
  • Unemployment rate: 32%

Repeated cycles of drought and reduction of water and other natural resources have decreased the food supply in Mauritania. Many live in remote villages with limited income possibilities and limited ability to produce crops. In addition, the high cost of food makes Mauritanians some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.

The Neem Tree

The Neem tree is an evergreen tree that is part of the mahogany family and is very common in India. The Neem tree thrives in the drier, desert-like climates. It grows well in places like Mauritania and is found growing naturally throughout the region.

For thousands of years, people of India have been using the Neem tree bark, leaves, fruit, seeds, and oil as their “village pharmacy” to combat health issues. Before JustNeem began working in Mauritania, the people of this region were unaware of this flourishing trees’ potential, using it as firewood and for shade only.

Having become aware of the Neem tree’s natural affinity to flourish in arid, desert climates, JustNeem got to work educating the local population in Nouakchott (the capital city of Mauritania) of the tree’s health benefits. We then secured land in the southern village of Kaedi and began building our Neem tree orchard and growing our mission “Planting Trees of Hope.”

Learn more about the Neem tree here.

Establishing The JustNeem Orchard

The purpose of the JustNeem Orchard is to utilize this natural resource and, in combination with the availability of land, create work and income for the Mauritanian population. With assistance from an economic development organization in Nouakchott, we have trained local farmers, built a solar water pump and water tower, and planted over 2000 Neem and Mango trees.

JustNeem pays farmers, who work at the orchard, for the raw material that the Neem trees produce. We pay farmers a fair wage for their work and in turn, they supply us with the dried Neem leaves and Neem oil that we use to make our natural body care products here in the United States. We use this naturally grown Neem in all our products because of its amazing soothing and healing skin care benefits.

See photos from our orchard in Mauritania here.

What Else Does JustNeem Do In Mauritania?

  • Provide income through the harvesting and processing of Neem leaves
  • Plant Mango trees & vegetables in the orchard as a local food supply
  • Distribute Neem trees to local families to plant outside their homes
  • Teach locals how to use Neem leaves and oil as a medicinal resource for illness
  • Give soap-making workshops to local women to start their own soap businesses

What You Can Do

10% of the profit from sales of all JustNeem products go back to our Neem tree orchard in Mauritania and our mission “Planting Trees of Hope.” Please continue to support us by purchasing and sharing our products with your friends and family.

Thank you for your continued support in helping provide a better life for the people of Mauritania. Come grow with us just like Neem trees grow.

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Dear Peter: Can Neem Shaving Products Help Razor Burn? http://www.justneem.com/blog/ask-the-neem-team-can-neem-shaving-products-help-my-sensitive-skin-2/ http://www.justneem.com/blog/ask-the-neem-team-can-neem-shaving-products-help-my-sensitive-skin-2/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 04:00:08 +0000 http://blog.justneem.com/?p=1067 Cary, NC – This week Dr. Peter answers a question about sensitive skin and shaving. “Dear Peter, I have very sensitive skin, and I can’t shave more than once a week, otherwise my face will get very irritated and red. I have sensitive skin to the point that I can only shave downward on my […]

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Razor Burn

Cary, NC – This week Dr. Peter answers a question about sensitive skin and shaving.

“Dear Peter,

I have very sensitive skin, and I can’t shave more than once a week, otherwise my face will get very irritated and red.

I have sensitive skin to the point that I can only shave downward on my face, if I shave up I will have burning red bumps and ingrown hairs for 3 days.

I have tried all kinds of products for sensitive skin but none help. Can applying a Neem product be the cure?  What should I use? Please help!

Sincerely, Gary P.”

Dear Gary P.,

Razor burn happens when tiny cuts caused by the razor on the skin create small openings. The tiny openings may then allow bacteria to enter the skin and invade the deeper hair follicles.

How Neem Helps Razor Burn

JustNeem soaps, shaving soaps, and aftershave contain all natural Neem. Neem is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory and has been praised for its ability to heal and protect the skin from mild scrapes, cuts and abrasions from daily shaving.

Our Neem Shaving Soaps are high in glycerin which allows a very smooth glide. The shaving soap also contains Neem which helps heal and sooth the micro cuts that occur during shaving and keep infections at bay. Other ingredients include Vitamin E, Shea butter and other essential oils.

The Neem Aftershave includes sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, Neem infused sunflower oil, and Shea butter. This will help sooth irritated skin, serve as an anti-bacterial agent and keep the skin moisturized.

Here is our recommendation:

  1. Wash your face in hot water with Neem soap to cleanse the skin and soften the hair.
  2. Shave with Neem Shaving Soap
  3. Apply a thin layer of Neem Cure, to sooth and protect your skin if it feels especially sensitive or irritated.
  4. Finish with Neem Aftershave Lotion
  5. Also, be sure to disinfect your blade after shaving by rinsing it with rubbing alcohol. That will help kill bacteria on the blade.

We hope that helps! Let us know how this works for you.

Stay Well, Dr. Peter

 

Send us your questions here: info@justneem.com , Subject: Dear Peter

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Neem Oil and Insects

Just Say “NO” To Chemicals

Are you one of those people who love to be outside during spring and summer but then get eaten alive by biting insects? Bug bites can turn a fun day outside into a miserable experience. The problem is that in order to stop the bugs from biting we have been led to believe that we need to use very strong, and very toxic pesticides on our skin and bodies.

Go to the pharmacy and look at the bug sprays. You’ll find that in most insect repellents, even some that claim to be natural, are one of two pesticides: DEET or permethrin. DEET is known as the “gold standard” for insect repellents, but it is also highly toxic and not really suitable for children or pregnant women. Permethrin is a known neurotoxin that produces symptoms similar to those of DEET and also DDT. Some might say that the risks of these bug repellants out-weigh the benefits. Yuck!

Neem Oil & Other Natural Oils

The Neem tree has been used for thousands of years for its relief from the high temperatures of the summer and the biting insects that the season brings. In the sun and heat, this evergreen tree is a haven to many communities with its cooling shade. The Neem tree and those taking shelter under its canopy are also safe from bugs and biting insects because of its natural repellent action.

Scientific research has confirmed that Neem Oil is a powerful, natural insect repellent*. Neem Oil, pressed from the seeds of the Neem tree, is a mixture of bioactive components**. Azadirachtin is the most active component and naturally repels pests. Azadirachtin can also reduce the feeding and biting of insects. Furthermore, it interferes with insect hormone systems, making it harder for insects to grow and lay eggs.

Other natural ingredients and essential oils are also very good at deterring biting bugs. You may have even seen these in outdoor candles and sprays:

  • Lemongrass
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Citronella oil
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint

Finding Natural Outdoor Protection

Neem Oil can be found in garden supply stores made specifically for garden plants as a natural insecticide. But, to bring the powerful, natural, repelling qualities to your skin, look for cosmetic grade Neem Oil made solely for use in topical applications. You can find these Neem products at your local Whole Foods Market, or natural grocery store. Neem Oil is also non-toxic to children and pets which makes it wonderful for the whole family.

Outdoor sprays like JustNeem’s Adios*** contain Neem Oil blended with other essential oils named above that are very effective. You can also find Neem Oil in products like body lotions, toothpaste, cosmetics, soaps. You can even add our Neem Cure to your or your pet’s shampoo.

One unique and very useful property of Adios is that it can be used on insect bites to reduce the itching and swelling. Neem oil contains anti-histamines that are responsible for this effect.

Don’t let bugs get you down. Get out there and enjoy the great outdoors safely.

*** The EPA approved cold-pressed Neem oil as an insect repellent in 2010.

Sources:

The National Center for Biotechnology Information http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8525409 *; The Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/chem_search/reg_actions/registration/fs_G-127_01-Oct-01.pdf **

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Buy Neem Clay Mask on Korea’s GS Shopping Channel http://www.justneem.com/blog/buy-neem-clay-mask-korean-home-gs-shopping-channel/ http://www.justneem.com/blog/buy-neem-clay-mask-korean-home-gs-shopping-channel/#comments Sun, 27 Apr 2014 05:01:56 +0000 http://www.justneem.com/?p=16760 Welcome, International JustNeem Friends! JustNeem’s Neem Clay Mask makes its debut on Korea’s top home-shopping channel. We welcome all our customers in Korea and are glad you are part of the Neem Family! You will be able to purchase the Neem Clay Mask,  endearingly dubbed the “Shrek Pack”, online at GS Shopping’s website during the broadcast featuring this unique, […]

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Welcome, International JustNeem Friends!

JustNeem’s Neem Clay Mask makes its debut on Korea’s top home-shopping channel. We welcome all our customers in Korea and are glad you are part of the Neem Family!

You will be able to purchase the Neem Clay Mask,  endearingly dubbed the “Shrek Pack”, online at GS Shopping’s website during the broadcast featuring this unique, natural facial treatment.

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This bestselling, natural Neem Clay Mask provides a holistic solution for clear, healthy, blemish-free skin. Made with the pure French clay, African Neem, and  moisturizing oils, this face mask draws out skin impurities and tightens pores, giving your skin a smooth, clear and vibrant glow. Great for sensitive and acne-prone skin.

Want to buy the Neem Clay Mask in Korea?

You can purchase the Neem Clay Mask at GS Shopping’s online store.
KOREA >> :: BUY NEEM CLAY MASK (in KOREA) ::

Want to buy the Neem Clay Mask in the United States?

You can purchase the Neem Clay Mask at the JustNeem webstore!
USA >> :: BUY NEEM CLAY MASK (in USA) ::

 

JustNeem is excited to share the Neem Clay Mask and other neem products with many more people through this partnership with GS Shopping. “We love sharing the wonders of neem, and the ways neem oil can be used for skin care, with as many people as possible,” says JustNeem co-founder Magda Radtke.

Join us in celebrating this opportunity of sharing the benefits of neem, found in this wonderful, natural, deep cleansing and pore-refining facial treatment.

   

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JustNeem: A Year In Review http://www.justneem.com/blog/justneem-year-review/ http://www.justneem.com/blog/justneem-year-review/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:22:22 +0000 http://www.justneem.com/?p=16326 2013 was an amazing year for JustNeem. So much has changed for our little company. We have grown with new products, new awards, a new Corporate Office and many, many new, happy customers. We are so proud to see our company grow, our customers happy, and our Neem Tree Orchard on the edge of the […]

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2013 was an amazing year for JustNeem. So much has changed for our little company. We have grown with new products, new awards, a new Corporate Office and many, many new, happy customers.

We are so proud to see our company grow, our customers happy, and our Neem Tree Orchard on the edge of the Sahara Desert grow with us. Thank you to all the Bloggers and Magazines that have given us so much encouragement. Here is a look back at the milestones 2013 brought our way.

The National Scene

Dr. Oz neem & JustNeem

In February 2013, our Neem Clay Mask & Neem Tub Tea appeared on The Dr. Oz Show (video). The show then went on to re-run in June. With the double airing of this episode of The Dr. Oz Show, we received so much attention from viewers, customers, and skin care professionals from all over the country and beyond.

“Within minutes of the show airing, our web sales went off the charts,” says Marketing Manager Leslie Huffman. COO Magda Radtke adds, “We significantly increased the production for all our products, but in particular for the Neem Clay Face Mask and Neem Tub Tea that both appeared on the show.”

 

JustNeem Awards

 

We also won our second Award from Natural Solutions MagazineOur Neem Clay Mask won the 2013 Beauty with a Conscience Award for “Best Face Mask”.

“These companies know that beauty and good-for-you go hand in hand, and they showcase the most honest ingredients on the health and beauty market today in their featured products,” states Natural Solutions editors.

 

Whole Foods Markets

In January of this year we announced the distribution of our best-selling Neem Clay Mask to additional Whole Foods Markets in the Pacific Northwest, Mid-Atlantic, North Atlantic, and Southeast regions. Due to the demand for products made with Neem, the Neem Clay Mask is now displayed in 78 Whole Foods Markets all across the country.

We are so thrilled to continue and expand our wonderful relationship with Whole Foods. This could not have been done without the support from our customers.

“Whole Foods has a commitment to carry the finest all natural skin and body care products available. They believe what we do: in natural, sustainable, high-quality merchandise that is good for you,” says COO, Magda Radtke

“Having the support from a company like Whole Foods Market is reassuring that we are making highly desirable products that are not only requested by consumers but also loved for their medicinal effects for skin care issues. We have enjoyed our relationship with Whole Foods Market. From our beginnings they have been very supportive of what we do, our products and our mission in Africa.”

Look HERE to see if the Whole Foods Market near you carries the Neem Clay Mask.

New Video

We have launched a new video featuring our most loved product, the Neem Clay Mask. In an effort to further engage consumers on the benefits and uses of Neem in skin care, we released a YouTube video detailing how to get a professional facial treatment at home using our mask and Neem Cure. Check it out here:

Stay tuned, for future videos by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

Read What the Bloggers Are Saying About Us

Cary Magazine -

“JustNeem is part of an increasing number of for-profit companies with a social mission, known as B Corporations, which means growth for JustNeem increases its ability to help its partners in Mauritania. According to the company’s website, certified B Corps use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.”

Simply Stine -

“My favorite product that JustNeem sent me to try was the Body Polish. I loved it! It exfoliated my skin nicely and left my body soft and moisturized. I liked this exfoliant because I didn’t feel greasy after using it.

(Cuticle Care Pen) -This is something I now keep on my desk in my office and I find that my cuticles are much softer and look so much better. This pen features Neem extract, Jojoba Oil, Mango Butter and Vitamin E. This is perfect for anyone who has brittle, dry, weak nails. Also great for anyone with a nail fungus. It’s so easy to use and isn’t messy at all!

Ivory & Olive -

“(Neem Clay Mask) This mask leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. It also makes me feel like I’m practicing what I’m preaching. This Olive mask is a thumbs up for Ivory. Plus, this company has a mission to plant seeds of hope, it’s a winner all around.”

Run On Organic -

“This Body Polish smells like taking a deep breath of ocean air. It is like having a little container of the beach with you in your shower. The oily mixture and grittiness of this polish make it such a nourishing experience for your skin. The grit isn’t too abrasive, but just enough to remove the dead skin cells from the surface.

I love that JustNeem uses organic oils in this body polish. Most of the other ingredients are clean–as they do not use sulfates, parabens and phthalates in their product line.

Beautiful Basics -

“(Neem Clay Mask) I like to use this mask once or twice a week for 15 minutes and it makes a humungous difference it the texture, brightness, cleanliness, and quality of my skin. It leaves my skin looking great and feeling even better. If I feel a pimple coming on I just pop a little of this on the area and it seems to stop it dead in its tracks. It also makes my skin look much more radiant! It’s one of those masks where I just can’t stop touching my skin after using it.”

Domestic Sweetheart-

“Do you suffer from Acne? If so, you should check out the AcNeem product line from JustNeem Body Care which is specially made for acne prone skin. AcNeem Acne Daily Cleansing bar is gentle and very effective. I saw results within one week of using. I highly recommend this product if you have sensitive skin and are dealing with breakouts.”

Ginger & Aloe -

“I was super excited to try out the JustNeem Holiday Spa Gift set. Bathing in (Bath Salt) & Neem Tea is therapeutic, immune-boosting and soothing. Any kind of irritations or blemishes heal faster and it is a truly exquisite feeling afterwards. I wish we could just substitute the chlorine in our pools with Neem leaves.

(Green Tea Body Polish) The smell is wonderfully green and the scrub is massaging and mild, leaving the skin polished.

Neem Clay Face Mask is wonderful to use before your bath. Afterwards skin feels clean and clear and pores seem smaller.”

Mizz Review Lady -

“Upon opening the clay masks we smelled the invigorating scent of eucalyptus and mint. They were easy to apply, although some of us applied more than others. After the masks were removed, it left us with healthier skin that both felt and looked better. I have to admit, it was quite refreshing and all of the guests really seemed to enjoy it. “

Living The Good Life -

“As you know by now I suffer from acne (not as bad as I did in high school) but it’s more than I want to suffer from at 26 years old. This (AcNeem) acne daily cleanser is full of natural acne fighting botanicals. I love this daily cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling clean and I’ve noticed after using for a week or so that my black heads have gone away and I’m getting less pimples on my face. I’m hoping over time that my red spots will start to fade. Very nice and I highly recommend using.”

“I sometimes have patches of eczema on my skin. The winter is worse than the summer the patches itch like crazy and doesn’t look all that great. I recently found an extract called Neem that is really good for dry skin.I was able to try two products from JustNeem the first was the (Neem Body) lotion. I liked how long lasting the lotion was and how it hydrated my skin. I also received the Wind and Sea Neem soap which I really liked. I loved the refreshing scent! It helped energize my morning. “

 

Do you have a testimonial? We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at info@justneem.com OR leave a review on the product page of your favorite product.

Here’s to making 2014 even more newsworthy . . . Cheers!

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