After my success using neem oil to control insects around the farm and to cure my toenail fungus (how I use neem oil), I did a lot of reading about neem oil and I was keen to try to harness its properties as an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory to help heal skin. Neem oil itself is a bit of a pain to use, as it goes solid in cold temperatures, liquid when it warms up and it never seems to stay in the bottle. I have tried to take neem oil insect repellent on holiday and ended up with it spilled through my bag. Luckily it does seem to wash out, but I thought it would be easier to use in a more solid form.
Here’s how I made soap and salves from neem oil to better harness its skin-healing properties.