|Taz enjoying some neem oil soap|
I wanted my dad to try neem oil on his toe nail fungus seeing as the "expensive cream from the doctor" wasn't working. I thought it would be easier to use if I thickened it with beeswax. I made a salve with 50:50 olive oil and neem oil, and 10% by weight beeswax. This stays in the jar and is more manageable to apply to toenails. It can also be used on dry skin, insect bites, etc to relieve inflammation and kill microbes.
Neem oil is also a great insect repellent and I had been using a commercial neem oil mixture because I didn't want to use DEET, but as it tended to spill I decided to make my own version with beeswax. I use a mixture of citronella, lemon grass, lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus, and 10% neem oil, in olive oil thickened with beeswax. This mixture is effective (when I remember to use it!) and does not spill.
You can get my neem oil soap, neem salve and insect repellent from my Etsy shop here.
**Note that neem oil is not suitable for pregnancy as it has contraceptive properties**
Do you use neem oil? Have you found it heals your skin?
My other soap posts:
Natural soap using beef tallow
How to rebatch a soap disaster
Why use natural soaps and salves?
Neem oil soap and salve
Soap with coffee grounds