Neem powder comes from the dried leaves, fruit and bark of the Indian Lilac tree Azadirachta indica. Neem is reputed to have antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that can have immense benefits for your hair and skin. Neem may help to encourage hair growth, assist in eliminating dandruff and can work wonders for people with problematic skin, and for those with sensitive or oily, acne-prone skin. The powder contains Vitamin C, which helps in getting rid of skin problems like blackheads, pigmentation, dullness and aging and helps to give the skin a youthful glow.
HOW TO USE 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.
Hair growth/anti-dandruff pack: Mix equal amounts of neem, shikakai 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 and pimples: Mix neem powder with rose water to make a spreadable paste. Add a few drops of lemon juice. You can add some grated cucumber as well and if you have tulsi powder you can do a 50:50 mixture with the neem powder. Rub this paste gently over your skin and then leave on for 15 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.
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.
Your hair and skin are unique, so when using natural extracts please bear in mind that the products will react differently for everyone. Have fun experimenting!
Please note: for external use only.
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