Neem Oil for Acne

What is Neem Oil?

Neem oil comes from a tropical evergreen tree that is native to Myanmar and  India. Neem is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, and antiparasitic. More than 60 medicinal uses exist for neem oil, including the treatment  of psoriasis, eczema, dandruff, fungal infections, gingivitis, cold sores and  acne.  Because of these properties, it is widely used in many toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, hair care products, and skin care products.

Neem tree fruit looks a bit like olives.  It has one seed, which in turn can have one or several kernels.

Oil is produced by crushing and pressing the kernels, and then purifying the extract.

Neem Oil Cleanser

Medicated cleansers for acne treatment usually contain salicylic acid (aspirin) or antibacterial agents. Neem (and also neem soap) has aspirin like substances and is also antibacterial. That’s why neem works for acne.

  • Make a neem soap to wash acne prone skin. Add 1 tsp. of neem oil to 1 cup of liquid face soap. Mix well. Use this soap twice a day.

Please Note Neem Has A Very Strong Odor Similar To Burnt Peanuts or Garlic, if you are sensitive to smells neem is not the right product for you.

8 Oz Neem Oil Organic 100% Pure- Mix with this, or something that says cold pressed, organic

Or you can buy it already made into a soap.


Neem Oil Mask

Apply a neem spot treatment on acne outbreaks. Mix 1/2 tsp. of neem oil, 1/2 tsp. of jojoba oil and 1 tsp. of turmeric. Apply this paste to acne spots. Let the paste sit for 10 minutes, and then wash off the paste.


Raw neem oil has a strong, pungent odour, often described as similar to sulphur and garlic. Yes, it definitely reeks.

Neem oil and other neem products such as neem leaves and neem tea should not be taken internally by pregnant women, women trying to conceive, or children.

There is some evidence that internal medicinal (pills or liquid taken) use may be associated with liver damage in children.

Sources:  How to Treat Acne Scars With Neem Oil |