Neem Oil Benefits and Uses for Skin Care & Hair Care for Natural Beauty
There are many neem oil benefits and uses for skin care and hair care. Discover how neem oil is used for natural beauty with this collection of 18 natural neem oil skin care recipes.
Neem Oil Benefits and Uses for Skin and Hair Care
Since I first learned about neem oil two years ago, I’ve been thrilled with the discovery. Neem oil is a carrier oil that I’ve found to help both promote healing and soothe pain. It has many applications for use in both skin care and hair care products. Used both medicinally and cosmetically for hundreds of years, neem oil is naturally antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal and possesses hydrating and regenerative properties. In addition it also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) properties and contains both vitamin E and essential fatty acids.
First used in India in 2000-4000 BC, neem oil is a key herb used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. Neem oil is commonly used topically to treat rheumatism, eczema, ringworm, athlete’s foot, cold sores, psoriasis, warts, chronic syphilitic sores, infected burn wounds, and slow-healing skin ulcers. It has also been shown to help control various skin infections including scabies and candida. Following is my collection of homemade skin and hair care recipes that contain neem oil. They highlight neem oil benefits and uses so you can discover and create your own favorite neem oil skin care recipes and hair care recipes.
Applications of Neem Oil Benefits and Use in Skin Care
Neem Oil Salve & Cream Recipes
Non-greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe – This non-greasy lavender body butter recipe is easy to craft and makes a wonderful homemade gift idea. A touch of natural neem oil is added for its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Natural Heal & Protect Lanolin Foot Salve Recipe – Treat your feet with my all natural rosemary and neem oil foot salve recipe. It’s perfect for dry and even cracked feet and helps to prevent fungal growth and infections caused by diabetes or ingrown toenails.
Neem Oil & Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe – This natural neem oil and bee pollen skin cream recipe combines the healing power of neem oil with the skin soothing, anti-inflammatory properties of bee pollen.
Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe – If your feet are damaged or it toenail fungus or even athlete’s foot seems to be an ongoing problem for you then this natural foot repair salve recipe is just what your feet need!
Homemade Neem Cream Recipe for Eczema and Psoriasis – Use this all natural, organic neem cream recipe on cold sores to promote faster healing times as well as on feet to help relieve symptoms and prevent athlete’s foot. You can also use it all over as needed for dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.
Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe – As neem oil is such a great natural carrier oil, I chose to make a natural neem salve recipe that highlights neem’s skin soothing properties and its ability to promote healing.
Neem Oil Body Scrub & Soap Recipes
Natural Homemade Neem Oil Soap Recipe – This homemade neem oil soap recipe is formulated specifically for those with eczema and psoriasis as well as scalp conditions like dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe – This natural neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking and feeling great year round! Natural salts and fine ground pumice exfoliate dead skin cells and rough calluses while gentle kaolin clay helps to detox skin. In addition, naturally antifungal neem oil and tea tea tree oil work together in this neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe to help keep feet fungus free or to aid in clearing up any existing conditions like toenail fungus or athlete’s foot!
Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin – This coconut oil facial soap recipe for acne prone skin combines ingredients known for their acne fighting properties to help keep skin acne free! It also highlights neem oil benefits and uses in skin care.
Men’s Body Wash Recipe for Dry or Sensitive Skin – This men’s body wash recipe is perfectly suited for men who aren’t a fan of traditional bar soap or want a more hydrating skin care product that won’t leave their skin feeling stripped and tight.
Applications of Neem Oil Benefits and Use in Skin Care
Neem Oil Shampoo & Hair Care Recipes
Natural Cream Rosemary Mint Shampoo Recipe – This all natural homemade shampoo recipe is suited for dry to normal hair and is an excellent alternative if you suffer from Seborrheic Dermatitis or other stubborn skin and scalp ailments.
Eyebrow Shaper Wax Recipe – This DIY eyebrow shaper wax provides hold without being sticky or leaving clumps behind like other eyebrow shaper wax pencils can. It also won’t pull out eyebrow hair with use as I found was sometimes an issue.
Natural Flea Repelling Dry Dog Shampoo Recipe – This homemade dry dog shampoo recipe is made with all natural ingredients that deodorize your dog’s coat while also helping to repel fleas. Natural clays and botanicals gently deodorize dog’s coat while absorbing excess oil and dirt while neem oil works to repel fleas. This natural dry dog shampoo recipe is super effective and super easy to make!
Homemade Hair Oil Recipe for Dry Hair – This natural hair oil recipe is perfect for dry or damage hair! Learn how to make your own super effective hair oil recipe for dry hair suitable for daily use as well as a homemade hair mask recipe for intense conditioning weekly or monthly based on your hair’s needs.
Natural Homemade Dog Shampoo Recipe with Neem Oil – This natural dog shampoo recipe helps to keep your dog’s coat feeling soft and healthy while also tackling pesky skin issues common in some breeds.
Using Neem Oil as a Home Remedy
Neem Oil Home Remedy Recipes
Natural AntiFungal Toenail Fungus Treatment Recipe – This toenail fungus treatment recipe is simple to make and has a long shelf life. Simply apply to affected toenails twice per day until condition clears completely and healthy nails have grown back in.
Fresh Breath Gel for Dogs Recipe – This recipe is based off the ingredients of commercial fresh breath gels but without the grain alcohol.
Natural Cold Sore Therapy Lip Balm Recipe – Get rid of cold sores fast with this natural homemade cold sore therapy lip balm recipe. Made with naturally anti-viral neem oil and tea tree oil, this lip balm helps to prevent cold sores if applied at the first sign of a tingle or zaps them practically overnight when applied to affected area several times a day.
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