Neem Powder Soap

Neem Powder SoapThis is my soap made for the month of March for the 2013 Universal Soap Challenge, for which I choosed as inspiration the country of India. I have never been to India, but this country is an atraction for me not only because of its beautiful places and culture, but also for its interesting flora.ПОРОШОК ЛИСТЬЕВ NEEM
Called also “village pharmacy”, neem is reputed to be a ‘cure-all’ plant which can be used both internally (as tea to treat skin contidions for example) and externally. What mostly appealed to me are its antibacterial, antifungal properties which help in relieving various skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, athletes foot and dandruff. It can be used directly on the skin as a gentle cleanser mixed with some water, but it can also used it in scrubs, facial masks, body powders, shampoos or soaps. But most of all the neem powder is known to fight dandruff and for its wonderful growth and hair conditioning benefits. I will for sure try this Ayurvedic powder in a shampoo ( mixed with shikakaï and amla powder for a maximum effect), but I couldn’t resist trying this plant in a soap.Azadirachta Indica
Scented with rosemary essential oil, this soap is made of olive oil, coconut oil, cacao butter, palm oil, neem oil , neem powder and red ochre powder for the red insertions.

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Marika says:

    The colors of your soap reminds me of spices from India and the warm weather. I would also like to try neem power in shampoo bars. Maybe one day I will….

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Reading so much about this powder and its benefits for hair makes me try it too. In case you don’t find it in Finland, you can find it here:

      1. Marika says:

        Thanks for the link. It is good that I know a little french so I understood some of it 🙂

  2. Jensafari says:

    Beautiful soap made with beautiful natural colours!!! Love it! Sure its gonna be a good soap for skin. Neem is a great plant!

  3. Liza says:

    ce aparitie!? felicitari!

  4. tante nat says:

    Wow Wow Wow !!
    Magnifiques tes savons !!

  5. Such a beautiful soap! I love neem oil in soap.

  6. Silvia says:

    Ey Natalia, this soap is wonderful, and the colors and ingredients are sooooo great!! kisses from the forest, Silvia.

  7. How pretty and good for you too! And as always you take amazing photos of your products.

  8. Cee says:

    Beautiful Nat, and the soap curls on top are the perfect finishing touch! Love it!

  9. julicu says:

    Natalia, ce frumos e sapunul! De multa vreme admir aceste insertii, sunt spectaculoase, sper sa reusesc sa le fac si eu:) Cum miroase sapunelul? Pudra de neem miroase la fel ca uleiul? Pupici!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Iti multumesc,Iulia! Ambele au un miros special, insa uleiul as zice ca miroase mai puternic. L am parfumat cu ulei de rozmarin si sapunul miroase ok, nu se simte f tare neem 🙂

      1. iulia says:

        Foarte interesant, chiar ma gandeam sa fac si eu sa comand de la Aroma Zone. E adevarat ca peste 60euro comanda livrarea e gratuita?

  10. Maja says:

    Neem tree is such mystery for me, as India itself! I’ve read about the Neem oil,wish I could try it. I love your tops, the curls really give the soap the perfect finish touch! Beautiful!

  11. Jennifer says:

    Love the curls on top! I’ve yet to make curls that look decent, but it’s been on my “want to try” list for a while!

    1. Jennifer says:

      PS: I found neem oil to have a very STRONG (not necessarily pleasant scent). Did you find this? Does the smell come through in your soap?

      1. mijnzeep1 says:

        Jennifer, I put only 8% of neem oil, and yes, it has a strong scent, but with some good essential oil it’s ok I would say. I don’t mind its scent as far as it has good benefits on skin )

  12. valeriadan says:

    Foarte, foarte frumos.

  13. Geta says:

    Foarte frumos sapunelul, insertiile arata minunat, am citit ca uleiul de neem este foarte bun in multe afectiuni… pentru matreata e foarte eficient si polenul de albine fara a indura miros neplacut, pacat ca multa lume nu stie acest lucru !

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Multumesc Geta! Stiam despre polen multe, dar nu stiam ca e bun si pt matreata. Trebuie cautat :), pupici!

  14. masharazner says:

    Как неожиданно для нима – эти яркие завитушки! Красиво)

  15. Jenny says:

    Beautiful, Natalia! The soap curls are gorgeous!

  16. Gordana says:

    Beautiful soap Nat, colors are really grate! Neem oil is also on my “to do” list but I first have to provide it!

  17. Colchique says:

    Natalia, magnifiques savons ! J’adore !

    Ce rose saumoné avec le marron c’est vraiment très joli.

  18. damotherhen says:

    Je suis fan comme d’habitude ❤ bravo!

  19. tlr4615 says:

    I love the green and pink – very pretty! Did you have any trouble covering the smell of the neem oil?

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Traci, the soap still smells the neem oil, even if tried to cover with rosemary essential oil. Maybe I should have put less neem oil or more essential oil. I will have to try it some day!

  20. Jenny says:

    Oh wow! That is gorgeous. I have never made soap before but would love to try.

    Thank you for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!

    Look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning.

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