Man Neem oil really does stink to high heaven. I'm waiting until my braids come out to use it bc the smell really penetrates and sticks around. I'm planning on using it as a prepoo so I can wash it out after a while
I purchased a bottle three weeks ago for my daughter's eczema. She recently had a break out so I decided to try neem oil. Oh my goodness, that smell!! I only used 4 drops on her torso and I nearly vomitted! I honestly felt so guilty for putting it on her. I followed with jojoba oil which of course does not mask the smell, but I noticed that the smell fainted after a few hours. Glad hubby wasn't home, otherwise he would have made me give her another bath. I haven't used it since. Madhuri, I will mix it with lavendar oil next time. Hopefully this will help her. Thanks ladies!
Luvs Neem Oil. I mix it in homemade salves for my kids ezcema, works wonders. I also use it in pre-poos, works wonders. But, oh my, yeah, that stank. I mask it with Rosemary, Lavendar, or Lemongrass EOs or an EO mix. Or, sometimes I add Neem Oil to butter blends and mixes that have cocoa butter or cocoa powder. I've also mixed tiny amount in AOHR and followed with a good smelling shampoo without the Neem stank overwhelming my hair. Also, I don't use much, well, only if I know that whatever I'm going to do to my head or body later, such as shampooing, will result in a much more pleasant scent down the line, lol.
Like others mentioned, Neem Powder= no stank, and also making tea from dry Neem Leaves = no stank. Powder also great for face mask mixture if you're combating acne or oily skin.
I recieved my neem oil last Saturday night. It was cold outside so all my oils and butters were kind of hard. I was anxious to see how everything smelled and I sniffed everything and then when I got to the neem oil, it smelled garlic-y. To be honest, I am afraid to open it again because it is not frozen solid anymore and you know what happens when something that smelled stank cold gets warm. I guess I am expecting the worse.lol. So this oil is supposed to be good for hair growth? I am waiting on my peppermint and lavendar essential oils still so I cant bring myself to open it until then
I love neem oil and yes it smells just awful. I mix mine with aloe, black soap, and tea tree oil. I wash my scalp only with it and it is just great. I think because the amount of neem I use I never have any residual smell in my hair. I think I use maybe 1/2 ounce to 3 oz black soap and aloe combined with maybe 2 or 3 drops of tea tree oil.
I must say I used to have itchy scalp or a dry scalp and since I use neem oil mix no scalp issues at all and I swear my hair grows in stronger but that could be wishful thinking.