JustNeem http://www.justneem.com Natural Skin Care with a Mission Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:22:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Pumpkin Pie Slider (Ridged soap) http://www.justneem.com/blog/pumpkin-pie-slider-ridged-soap/ http://www.justneem.com/blog/pumpkin-pie-slider-ridged-soap/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:15:54 +0000 http://www.justneem.com/?p=18805 Happy October! Pumpkin Pie soap is back!! Get yours now

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Neem: A Natural Rosacea Treatment http://www.justneem.com/blog/neem-natural-rosacea-treatment/ http://www.justneem.com/blog/neem-natural-rosacea-treatment/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:45:47 +0000 http://www.justneem.com/?p=18737 Have you ever wondered what ‘rosacea’ really is? What causes it? What are the treatment options? How does it relate to ‘adult acne’? Dr. Peter asked these same questions. Read his findings in this blog post to learn more! What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a common facial skin disorder that affects up to 16 million […]

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Have you ever wondered what ‘rosacea’ really is? What causes it? What are the treatment options? How does it relate to ‘adult acne’? Dr. Peter asked these same questions. Read his findings in this blog post to learn more!

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common facial skin disorder that affects up to 16 million US citizens, with the majority being of Northern European descent.

The onset of Rosacea typically takes place between ages 40 and 50 and is initially associated with a light redness across the facial skin. Over time this can develop into patches of red, dry, and flaky skin with enlarged pores, swelling, inflammation, papular rashes, and plaques (Fig. 1).

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The main areas affected are forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin (Fig. 2).  In rare cases, Rosacea can extend to ears, neck, chest, and scalp. Many patients experience irritation, burning or stinging sensation, itching, and dry skin. Surveys have shown that facial redness, bumps, and pimples can significantly impact a patient’s self esteem and emotional well-being.

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Often referred to as “adult acne,” Rosacea shares some similarities with acne, but the underlying disease mechanism is quite different. Contrary to the causes of acne, which include overproduction of oil (sebum), irregular shedding of dead skin cells, and buildup of bacteria, causes for Rosacea are not well understood. Contributing factors for Rosacea are listed as:

  • Dysfunction of the regulation of facial blood vessel distribution
  • Neurogenic inflammation
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Hair follicle mites called Demodex folliculorum and bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus

Once breakage of skin has occurred, advantageous bacteria and fungi often aggravate the condition and contribute to the inflammation.

Triggers and Aggravation Factors
Several environmental or dietary triggers have also been reported. They are not consistent, though, as individual people experience them differently. High on the list of environmental triggers are living in either hot or cold climates, being exposed to humidity, sun, or experiencing emotional stress.

Dietary triggers include spicy food, alcohol, and caffeinated drinks. Skin care products and cosmetics can also cause episodes and flare-ups. Great care must be taken to choose grooming products to not further irritate but rather calm the skin and provide relief.

Rosacea Treatments

Medical treatments of Rosacea range from no treatment at all for mild to moderate cases to topical or orally administration of antibiotics for more severely affected skin. Facial massages can produce positive results and anti-histamines can be beneficial to help calm redness and inflammation of skin. More radical treatments include alpha-hydroxyl acid peels and vascular laser treatment.

Neem, a Natural Alternative to Conventional Treatments
Neem with its well known antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial activities is uniquely positioned to address several of the triggers and aggravating factors associate with Rosacea.

  • Rich in antihistamines and loaded with the antioxidant vitamin E, Neem swiftly calms inflammation, reduces swelling and burning, and diminishes redness.
  • Neem’s super moisturizing effect restores dry and flaky skin back to its smooth, supple radiance and natural elasticity.
  • Neem’s active antimicrobial and healing properties provide relief to papular rashes, plaques, or otherwise infected skin.

A suggested daily Neem skin care routine includes facial Neem cleanser, Neem moisturizer, Neem Cure oil, and our Neem Clay Mask (use twice a week):

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JustNeem’s glycerin-based Neem soap for face (and body) is a gentle alternative to traditional facial cleansers that often irritate and dry out sensitive facial skin. While it removes harmful germs and excess oil, it delivers the embedded anti-infective and healing properties of Neem directly to the skin. (Neem Tip!: Using the Neem Clay Mask next? Use warm water to open pores and prep skin for a deep, moisturizing cleanse.)

JustNeem’s Neem Clay Mask made with French Clay, Neem, and protective oils, permeates the skin on a deeper level.  Regular use of the mask helps detoxify facial skin and shrink pores.  Apply a thin layer and allow 15 to 20 minutes for the exchange of toxins being drawn from deep within and the infusion of healing Neem back into the skin tissue.  The mask has proven to help tremendously when follicle mites and bacterial irritations are involved with Rosacea. Use 2-3 times a week.

JustNeem’s lotion made with very light moisturizing oils – like Sunflower, Jojoba, and Coconut oils – is ideal for maintaining healthy skin as it adds long-lasting hydration, as well as the protective layer of Neem to decrease free radicals and shield from impending germs.

Gently massage a few drops of JustNeem’s Neem Cure oil into inflamed, red, and itchy skin. Within minutes, Neem’s anti-infective and anti-microbial barriers are activated and begin to sooth and provide comfort. Use as needed and feel relief from any discomfort in only minutes.


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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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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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