Neem

Healthy hair and scalp pack: Mix neem powder with water into a paste. You can also add some coconut or grape-seed oil to the mixture.  Cover with clingwrap and leave for 1 hour.  Wash out with a mild shampoo and condition.

Deep conditioning hair growth/anti-dandruff pack: Mix equal amounts of neem, shikakai, reetha and amla powder and apply it to your scalp. Cover with clingwrap and leave it on for 30 minutes.  Wash with a mild shampoo and condition.  Do it twice a week for best results.

Face pack for dry skin: Mix neem powder with water into a paste with a few drops of grapeseed oil.  Apply evenly to your face, leave it on for a couple of minutes and rinse off gently with cold water.  Its best to do this once or twice a week for best results.

Face pack for acne, skin pigmentation and blemishes: Mix equal parts of neem powder and tulsi powder with rose water to make a spreadable paste.  Add a few drops of lemon juice. Rub this paste gently over your skin and then leave on for 15 – 30 minutes.  Wash gently and pat dry.  Doing this daily will help to reduce skin problems.

Face pack for dry skin: Mix 2 teaspoons of neem powder and ¼ to ½ a teaspoon of turmeric powder with some whipped cream and honey. You can add a few drops of grapeseed/coconut oil if you like.  Spread the mixture gently over your face and neck and leave it on for 10 minutes.  Rinse gently and pat dry, following with a rich moisturizer.

Foot bath: Add one teaspoon of neem powder to a bowl of boiling water.  Allow it to cool and then soak your feet for 15-20 minutes.

Scar treatment: Mix a small amount (depending on the size of the scar/blemish) of neem powder with water and a pinch of turmeric. For example 1 teaspoon of neem to one pinch of turmeric.  Apply the paste to the scar, leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse off.

Psoriasis and eczema treatment: Mix neem powder and water and apply it to the effected area daily. You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder to the mixture.

Athlete’s foot treatment: Neem powder can be used dry as a powder or a paste can be made with neem powder and water. Apply once a day.

For all herbal treatments, whether it is for the hair or skin, regular use is necessary. In some cases you will need to use the herb/s for at least 2 months for the best results.

Have fun experimenting!

Please note: for external use only.