About 75% of Ayurvedic remedies contain some form of neem! Indians call the sacred neem tree "the village pharmacy", and have limitless faith in its abilities. Neem oil is pressed out of the seeds obtained from neem trees. In addition to its use as an organic insecticide spray, it has been used medicinally and in the cosmetics industry. Neem oil is used on humans, on animals, and on plants, for a huge range of different problems. How to use 100% pure cold-pressed Neem Oil: Ticks and fleas on animals Add a few drops to your normal pet shampoo (ratio should be 30 ml (1 oz.) to 240 ml (8 oz.) shampoo). Personally we have found that plain castile soap works the best. Pet and livestock spray for ticks, fleas, mange mites and other pests Mix 1 ounce (30 ml) oil with 1 gallon (3.8 liter) water and add a few drops of Castile Soap (to emulsify the oil). Place mixture into a spray bottle or other type of sprayer, and spray animals once every two weeks. (This mixture can be used on indoor and outdoor plants as well as flowers and vegetables.) Recommended ratio for making spray solution: mix 1 teaspoon pure neem oil in a quart of warm water and 1/4 tsp. castile soap. Shake it well to mix properly. Quantity of neem oil can be increased proportionately for making spray in larger quantities. Here is some ways to use Neem oil below. Remember: to keep your dilution of Neem oil to about 2 - 5% of any mixture that you apply directly onto your skin. Some of the recipes below use higher percentages - but keep a lookout for any skin irritation. Stop mosquitoes breeding Spray or pour oil on all breeding areas. The oil can be emulsified (to mix with water) by adding Castile or any natural liquid soap.
FOR ALL THE ABOVE As Neem oil has a rather strong smell you might want to add a few drops of essential oil to any mixture to mask the smell. Lavender or lemongrass essential oils work well – but you could add your personal favorite. Store neem oil in a cool dark place, away from sunlight. In case neem oil solidifies due to low temperatures, put the bottle in warm water (below 95 degree F) to liquefy. Putting the bottle in very hot water may reduce the effectiveness of oil. Botanical Name: 100% Pure, Unrefined Azadirachta Indica. Neem Oil. Country of Origin- India Cultivation- Wild Grown Extraction Method- Cold Press/Unrefined Texture- Semi-Solid Color- Yellowish brown to dark greenish brown liquid. Scent- Neem Carrier Oil has a pungent, earthy, green musty smell. Some people say it smells of garlic, other think it has an onion smell. Shelf Life- 1-2 years More information about Neem Oil you can find at: