Neem Seed CO2
Plant Origin: India
Extraction Method: CO2
Approximate Shelf Life: 2 years
Aroma: Similar to onion, garlic, cumin
Properties and Usage:
Neem oil is obtained from the seed of the neem tree. Neem is an ingredient in foods, toothpaste and skin care products, and it is non-toxic to humans, birds, earthworms, pets and livestock. Neem has a very strong aroma - not necessarily considered pleasant.
Neem is also actively used in cosmetics and skin care products. It is known to help manage acne and to soothe dry and itchy skin. Neem tree is considered to be a pharmacy in itself in India. It is useful as a natural remedy for head lice, scabies and as a mosquito and biting fly repellent.
Neem Seed CO2 is felt to be superior to typical cold pressed Neem seed oil. More of the natural components of the biomass are extracted so the CO2, while more expensive, is a better representation of the plant. In terms of therapeutic properties, the CO2 is a better value.
Neem Seed CO2 does not have a pleasant aroma. It has a natural aroma associated with onion, garlic and cumin. These are naturally occurring sulfur containing compounds that actually contribute to the therapuetic benefit of the material. Clarified Neem Seed oil is available in the market, but it is unclear what impact the clarification process has on the healing properties.
Neem works as an effective insecticide against wool moths, ants, termites, fleas and sand fleas, as well as flying mosquitoes and their larvae.
Neem oil is also used as a foliar feed fertilizer, sprayed on the leaves of plants. It leaves a natural shine on leaves without clogging stomata that leaves need to take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen and water vapor essential to the basic functioning of the photosynthesis process. Four ounces Neem will make six gallons foliar spray. Once the spray has dried it will not hurt most beneficial organisms, including lady beetles, lacewings, orius bugs, and predatory mites.
3 tsp liquid dish soap
1.5 gallons water
* High in essential fatty acids and antioxidants
* Gentle and nourishing for itchy, irritated and sensitive skin
* Removal of human parasites such as lice and scabies
* Soothing to severe skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema
* Neem seed oil is a gentle alternative to tea tree oil, but with similar therapeutic benefits
What is CO2?
CO2 extracted oils are high quality oils extracted using carbon dioxide in liquid form, as the solvent. Carbon dioxide is a gas under normal atmospheric conditions, but under certain conditions of low temperature and high pressure, Carbon Dioxide can be forced to become a liquid. In the liquid phase CO2 it becomes a very safe and effective solvent that allows all the desirable active constituents of a plant to be collected without the risk of heat degradation. Once the desired extraction is complete, the extraction vessel is brought back to normal atmospheric conditions, and the CO2 rapidly converts back to a gas and dissipates, leaving behind a very high-quality aromatic product that is the true, unchanged essence of the plant and completely free of solvent! CO2 Selects are obtained at lower pressures and more closely compare to the volatility of essential oils since less of the heavier waxy materials are extracted. CO2 Totals are obtained at higher pressures to get out the volatiles along with the heavier molecules and plant waxes that would not be seen in essential oils. These will typically be thicker. CO2 extracted oils are the closest representation of the natural plant ever achieved.
Please Note! The Neem oil we offer is labeled on the bottle as "For External Use Only" as we do not want to promote its internal use indiscriminately. While we feel that it is suitable for dietary use, it should not be used indescriminately but rather as directed by a health care provider or after due consideration and study by the user.
Avoid eye contact. In case of accidental contact, put a few drops of any pure vegetable oil in the eye. Water will not adequately dilute the oil. We’ve never known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your doctor if necessary.