The NEEMTEAM evolved out of personal experience. With two young children of school age, it was not long before the problem of head lice reared its' head. Bad publicity surrounding the use of chemical treatments deterred me from using 'over the counter' chemical treatments. What I was really after, was something to stop the persistant recurrance, whereby you no sooner cleared the problem - only to catch it back again.
Quite by chance, we came across information given in an alternative health column, recommending the use of Neem shampoo to prevent head lice. Rather sceptically, we followed this advice, and were amazed to find that it really did work! Head Lice became a thing of the past in our household. We were hugely relieved that this horrible episode had ended. Over the years, we have shared this advice with many other parents in a similar position, and have only received positive feedback from all of them.
Having come from a scientific background (17 years as a Biomedical Scientist), I was intrigued to discover more about Neem, and began my own research project.
A veritable 'journey of discovery' began! Although the Western world has been largely unaware of Neem, Indian culture has been reaping the benefits for over 4000 years! Not only was Neem recognised for its ability to perform as a naturally 'soft' pesticide, it had a wide range of beneficial properties. Many anecdotal claims are now supported by scientific studies. There is a huge amount of information freely available in the public domain, should you wish to conduct your own research. EU legislation does not permit us to give further details of these findings on this website.
Inclusion in creams and body lotions is useful for all skin types, including those with sensitive or dry skin. As part of a healthy diet and lifestyle, neem leaf supplements support overall health, the skin and digestion.
We felt sure that many people in the UK would be receptive to neem as an ingredient in personal care formulae. However, it seemed that most of the suppliers were based either in India or the United States. Very few companies were promoting Neem in the UK.
We decided to source a range of tried and tested formulations which adhered to the standards demanded in the UK ie. Quality Assurance, Organic or ethically produced raw materials, and avoidance of unnecessary chemical additives.