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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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.
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