About Neem Oil

What is Neem Oil?

Neem oil is an oil extracted from the seeds of the neem tree’s fruit. Neem trees grow in India and other parts of Asia. Neem oil is golden in color, has an unpleasant taste and odour (which is why neem oil repels mosquitoes) and is used for many purposes:

  • Neem oil is anti-fungal
  • Neem oil is antibacterial and antimicrobial
  • Neem oil is analgesic
  • Neem oil is anti-inflammatory
  • Neem oil is insecticide, it repels and kills insects and bugs, that is why is neem oil used for lice.

Neem oil has many complex active ingredients. Rather than being simple poisons, those ingredients are similar to the hormones that insects produce. Insects take up the neem oil ingredients just like natural hormones.

Neem enters the system and blocks the real hormones from working properly. Insects “forget” to eat, to mate, or they stop laying eggs. Some forget that they can fly. If eggs are produced they don’t hatch, or the larvae don’t moult.

Obviously insects that are too confused to eat or breed will not survive. The population eventually plummets, and they disappear. The cycle is broken.

How precisely it works is difficult for scientists to find out. There are too many different active substances in neem oil and every insect species reacts differently to neem insecticide.

Neem oil does not kill beneficial insects for example butterflies, ladybugs, earthworms & bees. Only chewing and sucking insects are affected. It is certainly fascinating.

Like real hormones, neem  works at very low concentrations, in the parts per million range. A little neem oil goes a long way.

But this is not something that happens over night. People spray neem oil as an insecticide and expect everything to die instantly, because that’s what they are used to from chemical poisons. When that does not happen they conclude neem does not work.

It does work! Give it time to work. It’s a much smarter way to deal with insect pests than to just kill everything.

Why we use Neem oil?

we use NEEM Oil in our range of products , as we have found in the last 15 years that NEEM Oil is the best ingredient to use to stop all those biting insects.

  • Our Pure Organic Neem oil concentrate is cold pressed.
  • Our Pure Organic Neem oil concentrate has no additives or stabilizers
  • Keeps the skin mosturized as well keep those biting insects away

Which Products we use Neem oil in ?

Interesting Facts and benefits About Neem Oil

  • Neem oil is highly effective in the control of roughly 600 different types of insects

  • Neem oil has a shelf life of 3 years

  • Neem oil is organic,

  • Neem oil is natural,

  • Neem oil is non-toxic,

  • Neem oil is bio-degradable 

  • Neem oil  is environmental friendly.

Physical Characteristics

Neem oil varies in color depending on how the seeds were processed before being pressed. The season that the seeds are harvest and the seeds maturity will also have an effect on the color and smell and of course it is harvested by different farmers that use different processes to harvest and process these seeds. It can be golden yellow, yellowish brown, reddish brown, dark brown, greenish brown, or, rarely, even bright red. It has a rather strong odor that is said to be a combination of the odors of Peanut and Garlic. 

These different colour oils therefore can have a effect on the colour of your product when this oil is used to manufacture for examples, sprays, lotions and shampoo. This do however not effect the effectiveness as the ppm(Azadirachtin) stay the same in these processed oils.

This will explain why some times the products colours changes over time when it is exposed to sunlight for example but this does not effect the effectiveness of the products.

Side Effects And Dangers

Neem oil, creams, and shampoo are safe when applied externally to the skin and body.

Do not drink and avoid eye contact. Keep way from children.