Neem Carrier Oil

Neem Carrier Oil
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Product Rating: 4.4/5 (As per 37 Customer Reviews)

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Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica

Extraction Method: Cold Pressed

Processing Type: Unrefined

Obtained From: Seeds

Description: Neem carrier oil has been reputed for its antiseptic, dermatological and dental properties. It is rich in fatty acids and glycerides and together with its healing properties, provides an excellent natural moisturizing base for skin care formulation. This oil has been used for centuries in traditional Indian Medicine to aid in the healing of topical skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, burns and acne.

Color: Yellowish brown to dark greenish brown liquid.

Aromatic Description: Neem Carrier Oil has a pungent, earthy, green musty smell.

Common Uses: up to 10% in skin care formulations.

Consistency: Neem Carrier Oil is very viscous, and it gets solid in the cold. Simply heat it in a hot water bath in order to thin it out.

Absorption: Does not absorb easily into the skin.

Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.

Cautions: None Known.

Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.


IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

Though many of our products are produced to Food Grade standards, we are not yet certified as a Food Grade handling facility. Until such time, we are not authorized to sell our products as Food Grade. All of our products currently are for external use only.

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Rating: Star
Neem oil is so functional and a staple in many of my soaps and hair products. It helped tremendously with my dandruff and add great conditioning to soap. The neem oil from NDA is surprisingly inoffensive. It's not pleasant by any means, but it's not nearly as bad as some of the others I've smelled and it's easy to cover. I use either lemongrass or eucalyptus.

By:Suni, Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Loyal Customer Since: 2012


Rating: Star
Neem oil smells awful there is no doubt about it but I hate seeing all these low reviews because people are not using it as it should be used. Neem is too strong to use in leave on products except at very teeny tiny amounts and even then I would not use it. For me it shines brilliantly in soaps and I sell more neem soaps than any other single variety. It took some experimentation to settle on an amount to add to my cold-processed soaps that would be effective yet still be usable with a low odor residue. I've finally gotten it down and people tell me they love it! It's my least favorite bar to make because of the odor when it's hot, so I make neem bars first, cover them, and then make other bars like peppermint, lavender, etc. so that is what I will smell. I have been using neem soaps on a dog I had with severe mange and a bacterial skin infection and it worked wonderfully to get rid of the infection and help his skin heal. He is also growing hair now. (This was a dog I found under a table saw in my garage.) If you know what neem is good for, you will not be disappointed in ordering this oil.

By:Anita, Brookneal, Virginia
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Loyal Customer Since: 2009


Rating: Star
5 stars for effectiveness. Okay, first, yes, whoa, agreed, the smell is strong, pungent, surprisingly so, but I think it's worth getting used to it for what it can do. You do not need to use much!

I make healing sprays and wanted to use it for a psoriasis blend, as well as a nail fungus blend, of which this is supposed to be the great cure. Best things I have found to tone down and balance smell are a few drops of rose EO or rose fragrance oil (much less expensive as I want to mask smell), orange and citrus EOs and stronger herbaceous menthol oils, depending on what I'm making. The first time I saw neem was in India, the sticks broken off a local tree piled on a blanket in a market, my guide telling me this was used as the local tooth brush and it really worked, then I heard about and saw the healing potentials, "a pharmacy in a tree" so I had to have it. If you ever taste it some peppermint (menthe piperita) EO takes the taste away asap, though I wouldn't use this for lip balm, either!

The first thing I used it for was fleas. Combined with a gentle pet shampoo the fleas die immediately, killing the lifecycle of the flea totally, safe for cats and dogs. A huge relief to dog breeds that tend toward itchy skin. I am a rescuer and took in a feral mom and 3 kittens - lots of work!! The neem helped more than anything, from bathing to creating cleaning sprays for hard and soft surfaces and bedding to prevent and kill fleas. It's a miracle! You can even drop fleas combed off pets directly into the oil (gross, I know, but it works like nothing I've ever seen, my animals are healthy and my home is clean).

Extremely important note: Please be very careful and DO NOT EVER use essential oils on cats, they are so sensitive and where one can handle an EO, another can die from the same thing. Oddly, a tiny amount of synthetic fragrance is far safer. If you do use neem for fleas, use alone diluted or combined with some Dawn. Keep it simple, don't use too much. Far too risky to have your cats licking EOs off their fur (unfortunately), they do better with carrier oils and will attack coconut oil like raw meat. Licking the small amount of diluted neem combed on can also work as an appetite stimulant for sick or wormy cats (if they have fleas, they have worms) and gently assists in their digestion and passing the parasites.

As for the other blends, it does indeed help with skin conditions and in combination with Andiroba oil (another total complete MIRACLE MUST GET- Thank you NDA!!!!) and some EOs people with scaly build up from eczema and psoriasis can find some precious relief.


By:Danielle, Rogers, Arkansas
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Loyal Customer Since: 2014


Rating: Star
After reading the reviews of this oil I had to chime in here, b/c most were pretty bad! NEEM OIL DOES STINK in it's unrefined state (which is the absolute best way to have your oils, right). BUT there are some saving graces here. IT DOES WORK! FOR SOOO MANY THINGS YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE. From neutralising insect stings, to clearing dandruff and pretty much any fungal to helping with skin conditions like eczema psorasis etc, to yes helping plants grow as well as an all natural insect repellant for organic gardeners- it's really the stuff The best combo I have found for masking the smell is a lavender and chamomile. It actually blends well and remember unless you need it full strength like for treating insect bites, then a little goes a looooong way and I do mean a little and it still works Sorry, it doesn't smell like peanuts AT ALL, earthy organic and funky and until and unless you get used to it it'll always stink but seriously the pros sooo outweigh the stench (yes stench) and it does linger but can be added to other oils (carrier and essential oils) for a winning combo. A house without neem oil is...well I'll say this. I have 8 children and I don't know what I'd do without it :-)

By:Sharika, Verona, Pennsylvania
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Loyal Customer Since: 2008


Rating: Star
FYI you should never use this oil for a lip balm!

By:Courtney, Mishawaka, Indiana
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Loyal Customer Since: 2014


Rating: Star
I am very sad to have to give this a low rating. The smell is beyond awful, I am so glad I bought a very small amount of it. I really wanted this oil to work because it seems to have such great qualities, but if you can't get beyond the smell it doesn't matter how great of qualities it has. I have used the entire bottle trying to find a combination of recipes that masks the scent sufficiently to no avail. I have used it in extremely small amounts even, but the smell is uncoverable. In fact, it's so bad it makes me nauseous. Anyway, you might be thinking how bad can it be? Just like I did. I would find something else to use in place of this. If you insist on buying it and trying it, buy a small bottle. Really. I don't usually believe the super negative reviews, I think people are exagerating most of the time, but this was really horrible. Try at your own risk.

By:Catherine, Austin, Texas
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Loyal Customer Since: 2012


Rating: Star
I recently ordered Neem Oil because I wanted to create an eczema cream, and I, through research, decided to try Neem Oil. However, I cannot get beyond the fragrance. The price is so very wonderful; however, I am unable to conceal the scent which is very awful to me. If I am unable to use it, I can not honestly rate the product.

By:Loretta, Atlanta, Georgia
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Loyal Customer Since: 2013


Rating: Star
Getting ready to make soap for my mom with Eczema .I will have to experiment with ways to cover the smell.

By:Rosemary, Beacon, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 2013


Rating: Star
when I bought this oil I was not prepared for the smell even though I had read the reviews, and paid close attention to Alyssa's where she likened the smell of Neem to peanuts, I thought how bad can it be, I love peanuts until I was assaulted by the smell and my heart sank. The smell was so strong in the soap that I kept it wraped in plastic bags under the cabinet . In the mini time I had no oil to use on my son's eczema, and I went crazy trying to get rid of the smell. I mixed about 1 oz of Neem oil with about 10 drops each of Eucalyptus,Citronella Ceylon,Lemongrass,Tea tree,Rosemary, and Bergamot eos, 1 Tbs each of sweet almond butter,soy butter,aloe butter,1/tsp of Stearic acid melted together with 1 tsp of polawax. The smell was still there but not as strong, and 2 weeks the smell is completely gone. By the way I just finished using the 2 1/2 bars of soap that I could not stand because of the smell and I must say I love the soap and the best part is you don't smell like neem after you bathe with it. I can't wait to get the funds so I can order more melt&pour base to make another batch. I bought all the these items from NDA thank you so much

By:Rose, Saint Albans, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 2013


Rating: Star
Great stuff but like other reviewers said, it has a very, very strong aroma. Unfortunately, it gags my wife. She cannot stand it. It makes her sick. I made a batch to use as a moisturizing oil and added Neem. I cannot use it in the house at all. Even worse, if I pet the cats or touch anything, she smells it. I cut my moisturizing oil with other deodorized oils and added a ton of eucalyptus. I used it yesterday and she was "ok" with it but now has to deal with a strong eucalyptus smell in the morning. I will use it in soaps and hope the aroma dissipates somewhat. Personally, I like the smell especially with the essential oil blend I used but I admit it is funky. I want to use it as a pest repellent but I don't know how well that will go with that small. Too bad...I like it

By:Mark, Crestwood, Kentucky
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Loyal Customer Since: 2013


Rating: Star
You have to get past the smell to work with this oil. It's really bad. The good news is it's so powerful it only takes a little and the smell doesn't stay in soaps or lotions. This is so versatile it's the one oil I will never run out of. It's the only non-toxic product I have found that not only killed the aphids on my roses but they did not come back the next year. I used 1 TBSP of neem oil mixed with warm water and sprayed it on my roses. I spray it on my tomatoes to keep the bugs off and on my cucumbers to keep the mildew off. I haven't noticed that it has made a difference on my eczema but I use it in all my soap, natural hand sanitizer, lotion and deodorants. I sneak it into my son's acne soap. He doesn't even know it's there. You can also use it to get rid of fleas and head lice.

By:Margaret, Denver, Colorado
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Loyal Customer Since: 2011


Rating: Star
Amazing stuff, great price. Excellent addition to soap for people with skin problems. Also, besides all the amazing properties listed above, neem is a fantastic, non-toxic ant repellent. Just mix a little with some water and rubbing alcohol, put in a spray bottle and use it anywhere that you have ants invading. Or just paint a line of neem oil with your finger and the ants will never cross it again.

By:Basil, Woodbridge, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
When i first smelt this oil it was stinky but not as bad as some people have described it to be. However the smell just does not dissipate and can be nauseating after a while. That being said, the healing properties are AMAZING that i can deal with the stench. It is defiantly is not something i would use before leaving the house. Tea tree oil used to be my miracle oil, not anymore! Neem oil has so many uses it is a must have for everyone!

By:Jessica, Etobicoke, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
Feels good on the face and hands; I like adding small amounts to my favourite lotion and then massaging it into my skin. Smells good too if you like nuts and nut smells like I do :). Neem oil is also reputed to repel spiders (HALLELUJAH!!!) and other insects.

By:Alyssa, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
Strong smell but it goes away after a day. Makes a very rich lip balm.

By:Manon, Rawdon, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
Yes it does have a musty smell. for some reason everything I have tried that gets rid of athlete's foot fairly quickly smells unpleasant. But when your skin itches bad enough, you quit caring about the smell and just want the fungus to die. Not to mention this is a very inexpensive solution to the problem. I mix it with some avocado and orange butter for a foot rub design specifically for fungal infections. The orange butter smells wonderful.

By:Laura, Batavia, Ohio
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2011


Rating: Star
I used this product in a lotion bar designed for eczema relief. So, the benefical factors should outweigh the scent factor. It is well diluted, but still noticible. I am advising users of my lotion bars to use the product as a nighttime regimen for their hands with cotton gloves. The scent isn't real bad, but it is noticible if you have your hands hear your face.

By:Kat, Cody, Wyoming
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Loyal Customer Since: 2011


Rating: Star
Great price for the quality! I use this on my hair and scalp proves to soften my damaged bleached hair, smells bad; but i mix with lavender oil to mask the scent.

By:Agata, Brampton, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
Neem oil cured a fungal infection on one of my husband's toenails. Put Neem oil on the affected area from the bottle wwith a q-tip every morning. Takes a while but it works. Neem oil also gets rid of head lice.

By:Charlene, Conway, Arkansas
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Loyal Customer Since: 2011


Rating: Star
Thick, viscous, dark amber color that smelled like a cross between garlic and peanuts to me. I purchased a sample of this a while ago and forgot about it until my friend came down with scabies. She applied it directly to her skin in the affected areas with a drop of tea tree oil and a drop of peppermint oil and after two weeks, is completely cured and has way better skin now than before the scabies incident. We added some to her lotion for daily use and her eczema is gone. Absolutely wonderful oil and has become the carrier oil for medicinal formulations.

By:Angi, Arlington, Virginia
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Loyal Customer Since: 2008


Rating: Star
I have researched Neem extensively and it has been shown scientifically to be very effective as a bug repellant. Not only that, it stops bugs from feeding. A 2% solution of Neem is as effective as a 20% concentration of DEET (and DEET IS toxic). You can mix Neem with a teaspoon of dish liquid and water and spray it on your lawn or plants to kill bugs and grubs (but I would caution against doing too much because it will kill beneficial honeybees and bumblebees along with annoying wasps). The one negative, however, is that the smell is very much like rotten onions to my nose and it requires heavy masking with other essential oils.

By:Katharine, Queensville, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
The smell can be off-putting at first, but goes away soon after application and is made up for by neem's benefits. Worth every penny in healing skin and repelling insects.

By:Henry, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Loyal Customer Since: 2010


Rating: Star
I use this oil in my pet shampoo and conditioner.I'ts a natural flea repelent. I'm a groomer and have my own pets, so trust me it works wonders.Use it in a spray mix to help with itchy dry skin.

By:Nicole, Plattsmouth, Nebraska
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Loyal Customer Since: 2010


Rating: Star
WOW, this stuff stinks! But it is AMAZING!! I blended a pretty generous amount of neem with charcoal, green tea, glycerin, various oils and butters, and covered up the stink with tea tree and peppermint to create an absolutely fantastic facial bar that friends and customers cannot get enough of! My sister has terrible rosacea and excema, and I have a friend who has had cystic acne the 15 years I've known her and they have both shown vast improvements since using my bars -- and I know its the neem!

By:Amanda, Norco, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 2010


Rating: Star
This stuff smells like super strong fish/soy sauce but it is the ONLY thing that can keep my 4 yr old's eczema under control in a break out. I mix it in a soy butter blend with some EO's and we are good to go!

By:Chloe, Waterloo, Iowa
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Loyal Customer Since: 2009


Rating: Star
This oil is very healing, but the smell is not an easy one for me -- like super-pungent peanuts and garlic. However, that will not stop me from giving it high marks, because it's quality that counts, and NDA delivers 100% on that. Just be prepared!

By:Laura, Lakeville, Massachusetts
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Loyal Customer Since: 2009


Rating: Star
Such a wonderful oil! I love the rich, nutty smell! Add it to hemp oil for a luxurious treat!

By:Clories, Petawawa, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
My husband has a skin condition on his upper body that we belive is fungal. Neem oil has helped more than anything we have tried.

By:Eileen, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Loyal Customer Since: 2008


Rating: Star
I love the 'therapy' value of this oil. Yet it doesnt smell that good, it has helped those who I have shared it with, they dont seem to mind the smell at all. (I of course did add some sweet smelling oils to its effectivenss.)

By:Kristal, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Loyal Customer Since: 2008


Rating: Star
Very nice quality Neem oil. I use it in a healing blend with Tea Tree and Patchouli for CP soap.

By:Karen, Spring Hill, Florida
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Loyal Customer Since: 2007


Rating: Star
Use the strong, almost meaty odour of neem with food-y essential oils like cardamon, tumeric, davana, curry and so forth. solid at room temperature, it can be made liquid by putting the glass jar in a bath of hot water.

By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
I combined this oil with Cedarwood Texas, Cedarleaf, Tea Tree Lemon, Citronella Ceylon and Citronella Java to make a natural remedy for my kitten's fleas. He had been unsuccessfully treated for fleas at the vet, but this combination of oils applied directly to the infected area, then combed out and bathed cleared the problem up in about a week of daily use. It was time consuming but worth it. I would recommend this treatment to anyone who has not had success with commercially available flea treatments; just be sure to bathe your pet, rather than letting it lick off the oils. For this type of use, Neem oil's viscosity is a great virtue.

By:Amber, Ludlow, Kentucky
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Loyal Customer Since: 2007


Rating: Star
Great oil for the skin. Very good size for the money.

By:Edith, Hurricane, Utah
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2007


Rating: Star
Another big essential for anyone with skin disorders such as psoriasis! Great quality oil thanks again ND!

By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas
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Loyal Customer Since: 2006


Rating: Star
I bought Neem oil because I had been reading all over the web that it was a great alternative to chemical bug repellents. So far I have tried it round the house rather than on my skin and it seems to deter small spiders, but have no effect on ants. The oil itself has quite a strong odour which some might find off-putting. I mixed it with some Lavender oil to make it smell nicer and put drops of the mix on strips of paper towel.

By:Rachel, Dundas, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
Neem EO is a great bug repellent. When mixed properly with other repellent EOs such as Citronella Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rose Geranium, Tea Tree, Ceder, Orange Oil, Peppermint and Rosemary to name a few they can make great bug repellent products. Big sellers are Dog soap blends but you can even make a spray for your human customers or a hair treatment for school kids for head lice (Tea tree, rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, rose geranium). Add some to your lotion bars to make a natural summer time product.

By:Annie, Hamilton, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 2005


Rating: Star
Wonderful oil and A very effective organic antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, spermicidal. Non-toxic to mammals. Deadly insecticide. The solid oil should be warmed before using to alleviate pain, arthritis, athlete's foot, bacterial infections, burns, cuts, eczema, hair dressing, head lice, nits, psoriasis, warts.This one has an excellent price for the value and quality you get.

By:Candice, Sarasota, Florida
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Loyal Customer Since: 2006


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