Neem oil comes from the seeds of the neem tree. The neem tree is mainly cultivated in the subcontinent of India. It is a member of the mahogany family. They have attractive broad leaves, small white flowers and relatively small fruit. The flowers have a honey like scent that attracts many bees. The fruit from the neem tree is fairly small and when ripe is yellowish green in color. Neem oil is extracted from this fruit. For thousands of years, parts of the neem tree have been used for its medicinal and insecticidal properties. In India the neem tree is considered to be sacred and represents good health and protection.
Neem oil contains azadirachtin, which is a natural insecticide. Many people try to avoid any kind of commercial bug repellants because they are full of harmful chemicals. That is why we created our all natural bug repellent that contains neem oil. Mosquitoes and ticks are not only annoying, but can be deadly. We come from Montana, which is full of harsh wilderness. So we understand the need to have an effective bug spray. Our “No Bugs Mist” is DEET FREE. We NEVER use harsh chemicals like DEET, which can peel paint and melt plastic. YUCK!
Neem oil contains powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal components. It is also full of healing vitamins, such as vitamin C and E, and is known to have potent antihistamine and antiseptic properties. Because neem oil contains vitamin E and is also rich in healthy fatty acids, it’s great for healing cracked dry skin. It locks in moisture, which results in smoother skin. That is why we use neem oil in our foot butter: “Say No To Cracked Feet”. Our foot butter absorbs easily into skin to condition, soften, smooth and prevent dryness. It provides up to 24 hours of skin hydration and protection. We package our foot butter in a convenient roll-on tube so you can get even coverage without getting it on your hands. Regular use of our foot butter will help reduce rough patches and calluses.
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