Many of you may not be aware even what is Neem, but it has loads benefits for skin and the hair and used in lot of beauty products too. It is touted for its antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-parasitic properties and Neem Oil can soothe irritated skin, fade scars, lighten hyper-pigmentation, moisturize dry and cracked skin, fade scars, restore damaged hair, control oil production, eliminate acne and heal eczema and psoriasis as well.
Here are some DIY for your skin and hair–
- Neem Shampoo– You can make your own Neem shampoo by adding Neem oil to your favourite unscented shampoo or to an already scented aromatherapy shampoo. Mix 1/8 teaspoon of Neem oil with 8 ounces of shampoo and 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint essential oil, if desired for aroma. Shampoo as usual to revive tired tresses and heal damaged locks.
- Neem Hair Masque– Mix 1cup Mayonnaise with 1/2 teaspoon of neem oil 1/4 teaspoon tea tree essential oil. Massage the mixture into dry hair and scalp and leave on for up to an hour before washing out.
- Neem Salt Scrub– Mix 1 cup fine sea salt with 1/4 teaspoon neem oil, 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil and 1/2 teaspoon of grapefruit essential oil for an all over body scrub designed to exfoliate and heal.