July is in full swing which means one thing in the Pacific Northwest (and many other places around the
U.S.), summer is here! What’s one of the best ways we can think of to care for your skin during
the warm summer months?
|Neem leaves. |
|Neem tree, on the Togo savanna. |
The Neem tree is native to India, but also grows wild on the
Savannas of West Africa. Every part of the tree serves a purpose, from the bark
to the seeds, and there really isn’t much this miracle tree isn’t good for.
Most of us know the basic skills that Neem possesses: it’s great for flaky
scalps and problem skin. But there’s more benefits lurking in those leaves that
are worth talking about, especially during these upcoming warm summer months!
Un-commonly known use #1:
Neem oil works as an effective insect repellant! While it’s
busy repelling those pesky mosquitoes, it is also providing moisturizing
antioxidants for your skin as well. It is completely non-toxic and earth
friendly. How many chemical-laden aerosol insect repellents do you know that
can claim that?
|Unrefined Neem Oil|
Un-Commonly known use #2:
Neem oil can also be used as a natural pesticide in the
garden, and it’s pollinator friendly- an important thing to be mindful of, with
the current state of today’s dwindling pollinator populations.
Un-Commonly known use #3:
Neem works wonders on pets as a flea deterrent. In fact, our
EveryDay Shea unscented body wash is a fantastic pet wash. It’s mild, gentle,
and the first ingredient is Neem Leaf Extract!
What innovative ways have you come up with to use Neem in
your everyday life? Looking for more products with Neem? Try these!