THE NEEM TREE
Thought to have originated in the Subcontinent, the Neem Tree has been introduced to parts of Africa, the Caribbean and parts of Southern and Central America.
BENEFITS OF THE NEEM
The active repelling ingredient in neem oil is azadirachtin. 90 percent of insects that have been exposed to this compound have been proven to be affected. Azadirachtin does not kill insects immediately, however, the compound repels insects directly and if the insects come into contact their growth and reproductive patterns are disrupted. Thus removing insects from the body or area of application.
Research suggests that neem oil can help improve the healing of wounds in that it is thought to promote blood vessel and connective tissue growth, thus enhancing wound healing. In addition to this, further research has uncovered that products that contain neem oil prevent the growth of certain bacteria and can therefore prevent infections.
When applied to skin, mineral oil moisturizes and protects it thus creating a smoother cleaner healthier skin.
Coconut oil can be applied to the skin and hair. Studies suggest it works as a skin protector and moisturizor. Coconut oil can add luster, shine and softness to hair.
Lemongrass oil is extracted from the leaves and stems of the Lemongrass plant. This oil not only provides a subtle tropical scent but it also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflametory properties.
Jojoba oil come from the nut produced by the Jojoba plant which is a plant the thrives in the harsh desert climates of North America. Jojoba oil acts as a skin moiturizor and protector, but what makes jojoba oil unique is its ability to enhance wound healing..