Neem oil is a natural ingredient, that when added to soap, can be a great way to fight acne, eczema, or any bacterial infection of the skin without drying it out. So, what exactly makes this anti-bacterial ingredient work magic?
Neem oil is a little known but remarkable oil with powerful healing properties for troubled skin. The oil is produced by the Neem tree which is native to places such as India, Nepal and Pakistan.
The oil does have a pungent, kind of garlic odor, but don’t let that steer you away from its healing powers.
When used in soap, neem oil impedes bacterial growth and because it is a natural anti-inflammatory it does help to reduce redness and swelling. The high level of Vitamin E in the oil assists in healing damaged skin and reducing acne related scarring.
An added bonus of using soap with neem oil - it is a natural insect repellent, particularly for mosquitoes.