Neem Oil

Neem Oil is obtained from the cold pressing of the fruit seeds of the Azadirachta Indica tree, a tropical evergreen that is native to India. It is very drought tolerant and as a result is considered a weed in many parts of the world.

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Neem Oil Qualities

  • This soap making oil has been used for thousands of years for a large variety of uses. 
  • It is anti-bacterial, anti-septic & anti-viral properties and said to be beneficial to acne, eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox, burns and wrinkles.
Neem Leaves
  • Is an anti-parasitic which makes it a powerful natural insect repellent. 

  • Contains Vitamin E and produces a moisturizing handmade soap with a stable lather. 
  • The oil is thick, brown, non-toxic with an earthy, musty odour reminiscent of peanuts and garlic.
  • Use anywhere up to 20% of your total oils at the start of the soap making process.

The chart below shows the approximate percentages of fatty acids present in Neem Oil. As you can see, the palmitic and stearic acid will lend your soap a decent amount of hardness and stable lather. The remaining majority of the acids present will lend the soap a conditioning quality due to the high percentage of oleic and linoleic.

Lauric Myristic Palmitic Stearic Ricinoleic Oleic Linoleic Linolenic
    18 15   50 13  
Full Lather   F/L  
  Stable Lather  

This information is provided for reference use only and is not meant to substitute the advice of a licensed health care professional.

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