And my aromatherapy souvenir from the Bahamas is…
Neem oil is obtained from pressing the seeds of the neem tree (azadirachta indica). This evergreen originated in India and various parts of it have been traditionally used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. In aromatherapy, neem oil is used as a carrier oil often for skin conditions. Basically it stinks and only a small percentage is blended with other oils for use on the skin. It can also be added to soap, shampoo or toothpaste.
Properties: anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, immune stimulant, anti-parasitic, insecticide
Uses: topically for psoriasis, acne, eczema; in massage oil for inflamed joints; in lotion as insect repellent (yes stinky enough to deter even bugs); in toothpaste or mouthwash to soothe inflamed gums and prevent bacteria buildup; on warts and herpes; in shampoo to combat lice
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Neem oil from Abaco island, Bahamas
Uses for neem oil
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