Neem oil comes directly from the fruit of the Neem tree, which is commonly found in and near India. The Neem tree is often referred to as the miracle tree for its many medicinal benefits from the bark, leaves, and fruit. Medicinal benefits are not the only thing that Neem tree can provide.
Neem oil contains a chemical compound called Azadirachtin. Azadirachtin is well known for being a natural insecticide and pesticide. When Neem oil is sprayed on plants, it can help combat fungus, bacteria, insects, plant diseases, and weeds.
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Neem oil is an infective insecticide and pesticide. Protect your plants from fungus, bacteria, plant diseases, and leaf chewing or sucking insects. You won't have to worry about killing helpful bugs like Leafhoppers, Aphids, Scales, Mites, Caterpillars, Whiteflies, Mites, Thrips, Mealybugs.
Home Garden solution for 32oz (1 Quart) of a 0.5% solution of Neem spray:
Industrial solution for 4 gallons of a 1% solution of Neem spray:
Use warm water if possible. When making a large batch, premix the smaller ingredients in a small amount of warm water and then adding that to the rest of the water in the larger container.
Use spray quickly as possible once the spray has been mixed or at least within 8 hours for full effectiveness. Spray the neem insecticide solution on all the leaves, especially the undersides where insects like to hide. Spray once every two weeks when using a 0.5% solution. This should protect your plants, and it will help prevent further insect problems.
If an infestation has occurred, spray once a week until the problem disappears. If it rains, you may need to respray sooner. If you are dealing with a less sensitive insect species, you may need to increase the concentration of the neem spray.
Why should you use a soil drench? Systematically give your plants a good soil drench allow the Azadirachtin in Neem oil to be absorbed into the plant. This allows the neem oil to protect the plant from the inside out. It will also help prevent fungus infections and root rot.
Home Garden solution for 32oz (1 Quart) of a 0.5% solution of neem:
It's best to combine neem and castile soap before adding to warm water. After thoroughly mixing the neem and castile soap, add to the warm water. It's best to only do a soil drench once per month. In the case of an infestation is best to water weekly until the problem is resolved.
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The Neem Oil will separate, so this needs to be shaken before and during each use. The Neem Extract will not separate but is not as effective as the oil. **The essential garlic oil will increase the effects of the formula, but it works well without also.
Like any other insect that feeds by sucking, neem can efficiently kill lice. Neem is effective at killing insects at all stages. Using neem on your scalp will effectively stop the reproducing and maturing of lice. Neem can also be used to paralyze, suffocate, and then kill them.
Neem oil is too strong to be applied directly to your skin, so it's best to dilute. You will want first to mix your neem oil and carrier oil. After the oil is mixed, warm the oil and apply it to the scalp. Leave the oil in your hair for one hour. After an hour, comb through your hair to remove the dead lice. Finish up by washing your hair with shampoo.
As mentioned above, neem oil has medicinal benefits. Neem has been used for centuries to help treat all manner of skin ailments. Neem can help reduce inflammation, stop itching, moisturize skin, and it works as an anti-fungal.
You will want to melt the cocoa, shea, grapeseed, and castor into a double-boiler. If you don't have a double-boiler, you can substitute by placing a glass or metal bowl in a pan of hot water. The point of this is to melt everything slowly. Once the mixture is a complete liquid, mix and then let it sit in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Take the bowl out, and either hand mix it or use an electric mixer. While mixing, add the neem oil, vitamin E oil, and any other essential oil you want to add for scent.
After it is well mixed, add the mixture to a clean container that has a lid. You can use the balm immediately after letting it set up.
Neem oil has so many different uses. That's why here at Zatural, we offer a variety of different neem products that we love. Zatural's Neem oil products contain organically grown cold-pressed Neem seed oil. Each product is 100% natural and free of harmful additives.
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