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Neem Oil

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Ancient Infusions
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Ancient Infusions' Neem oil boasts an impressive list of health benefits, including its ability to provide hair care and skincare, protect the immune system, detoxify the body, boost oral health, repel insects, increase appetite, soothe inflammation, and benefit heart health among others.

What Is Neem Oil?

Neem oil is derived from the seeds and fruit of the neem tree (Azadirachta indica), which is native to India and highly prized in that country is widely used for medicinal and agricultural purposes. Nimbin and azadirachtin are two of the key active antioxidants in neem oil which gives the oil its antiseptic, antifungal, antipyretic, and antihistamine properties. Depending on the method of extraction like cold-pressing, steam distillation or solvent extraction, the strength and potency of this oil may vary. The color of the oil may similarly vary, from pale yellow to hues of brown, green and red.

How to mix carrier oil with essential oils

Whenever possible, purchase organic, cold-pressed carrier oils from a manufacturer you trust. Although most carrier oils don’t cause an allergic reaction, you should always do a patch test prior to using.

To perform a patch test:

  1. Add a small amount of carrier oil to the inside of your wrist or just below your ear.
  2. Cover the oil with a bandage.
  3. Check back on the area after 24 hours.
  4. If irritation occurs, rinse thoroughly, and avoid future use.

If you’re allergic to tree nuts, you shouldn’t use oils derived from tree nuts. This includes sweet almond oil, argan oil, and apricot kernel oil.

When diluting essential oils with a carrier oil, it’s important to follow these dilution guidelines.

For adults:

  • 2.5 percent dilution: 15 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil
  • 3 percent dilution: 20 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil
  • 5 percent dilution: 30 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil
  • 10 percent dilution: 60 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil

For children:

  • .5 to 1 percent dilution: 3 to 6 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil

Always store carrier oils in a cool, dark place, preferably in the refrigerator. You should also keep them in a dark glass bottle.