Have you heard of Neem Oil? At Purple Urchin, we use the highest quality, natural ingredients - and Neem Oil is one of our favorites! Neem Oil is derived from the seeds and fruit of the Neem Tree, which has, for thousands of years, been used for its medicinal and insecticidal properties. The Neem tree has come to symbolize good health and protection, and is considered sacred in some cultures.
What is Neem Oil good for?
Neem Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, triglycerides, and calcium, that penetrate deep into the skin, which works to heal and protect from the inside out. Once absorbed, these powerful properties work to rejuvenate the skin’s cells, restore elasticity, and works as an antioxidant. It is known regarded as an effective anti-aging ingredient, as it stimulates collagen production.
Neem oil is also known to be effective in treating irritated skin, in conditions such as eczema, through anti-inflammatory compounds known as nimbidin and nimbin, along with antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It also has analgesic properties, which means that it can provide pain relief for some conditions. These qualities of Neem oil also make it an effective treatment for acne. Neem oil is also an antifungal, which makes it an effective treatment for athlete's foot and other fungal issues of the skin.
What Neem Oil products do we provide?
Our newest product, Mighty Mint, began as a foot balm, however it has been so effective that we have been using it as an all-purpose balm! It absorbs quickly and makes the skin feel super soft. It contains, Neem oil, along with shea butter and mint. The final product is super moisturizing, antimicrobial, and feels cooling and refreshing.
Our best-selling Zit Stick is also rich in Neem Oil! It contains acne fighting essential oils to kill bacteria, minimize redness and swelling, and help speed the healing process.