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Neem+ Cream

$25.00
$21.74

Neem plus was conceived in response to a friends struggle with psoriasis, with much research and great care. It has been helping people (including small children) manage irritating and debilitating skin conditions ever since. 

First a list of the ingredients, and then some information about them. Neem oil is the star ingredient and has been used in India for centuries. (you can apparently, spot a neem tree in almost every village!) Neem oil is partnered with Tamanu oil, Borage oil and Kiwiseed oil, all of which have known beneficial effects on problem/troubled skin. (These are the 'plus' components of the recipe). There is lavender hydrosol, cocoa and shea butters, and jojoba oil, glycerin, calendula extract, and aloe vera gel. Lastly there is Vitamin E oil, Tea tree and lavender essential oils.

Neem oil ( anti bacterial, anti fungal)  is laden with natural nutrients that are extremely beneficial for those who have eczema, psoriasis or dry itchy skin. It is rich in Vitamin E which helps control inflamation and irritation ( note we add extra vitamin E to the recipe as well). The down side of Neem oil is it's rather unpleasant odour, but this is tempered by the other ingredients and the cream is not offensive smelling on the skin! Tamanu oil has been used in the Pacific Islands as a powerful skin healing agent for centuries also, including, historically, in the treatment of leprosy. Borage oil contains high quantites of GLA(gamma linolenic acid), a fatty acid with strong anti inflammatory properties. Kiwi seed oil is a strong anti oxidant and is rich in Alpha linolenic acid (omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, high in vitamin C), it soothes inflamed skin, helps moisture retention and is especially good for dry and sensitive skin. The Aloe Vera gel soothes and calms, the butters are very moisturising, jojoba oil (actually a liquid wax) is full of nutrients and is rapidly absorbed into the skin, is super hydrating and anti inflammatory. Glycerin attracts moisture to the skin, Calendula extract is also anti inflammatory and antiviral, and aids in healing. Tea tree essential oil is known for its many beneficial properties, but we have included it for its anti inflammatory and anti microbial functions, and last ( but not least ) is Lavender EO, known to assist in healing and to have anti inflammatory properties. 

With Eczema and Psoriasis, the emphasis is on mangement (rather than cure). Being disciplined about regular application helps keep flare ups at bay, and this is the key to living comfortably with these skin difficulties. The cream has also been used with great results for other skin "irritations", such as dermititis. ("I've tried everything and the Neem + actually worked" is feedback we regularly receive!). Neem+ cream is also partnered by Neem + "top to toe" soap, which can be used as a shampoo bar as well.

Neem + cream is sold in 50 gm pots ($15.00), 100gm ($ 25.00) and 200gm ($40.00)