Kama Ayurveda Organic Neem Oil Review & Swatch-
I wanted to try a Natural Product for my sensitive scalp (which is prone to irritation,itchiness,dandruff and flakes ) as I was just too tired of using Strong Chemical based lotions and Anti Dandruff shampoos which were just making my hair too dry and rough . I zeroed in on this Kama Ayurveda Neem Oil as Neem is a known for its anti bacterial properties . I have been using this Oil for both Hair and Skin since a few months , so I am sharing my thoughts on this in my review today..
What Kama Ayurveda Says-
A pure, natural and organic oil treatment that purifies, repairs and heals from head to toe
Ayurvedic texts describe Neem as ‘Sarva Roga Nivarini’ (Universal Healer or curer of all Ailments). This Neem Oil is 100% pure and cold-pressed from organic Neem Seeds from the farms of Tamil Nadu. Rich in antioxidants, Neem Oil has been used for centuries for treating both skin and hair disorders. Its antibacterial action treats skin issues such as acne, rashes, hyper-pigmentation, burns and abrasions while protecting and moisturizing with its high Essential Fatty Acid and Vitamin content. It clarifies the hair and scalp to relieve dandruff, environmental damage and simulates hair follicles for improved hair volume and growth.
- 100% Natural and Organic
• Cold Pressed
• Treats Acne and hyperpigmentation
• Heals burns and abrasions
• Heals and moisturizes
• Relieves dandruff
• Stimulates hair growth
How to Use-
Face : It is recommend to dilute equal parts (50/50) of Neem Oil with Sweet Almond/Sesame Oil and Apply on clean skin, massage gently in upward direction. Leave it for 20-30 minutes . And Cleanse with Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser.
Body : It is recommend to dilute (70/30) of Neem Oil with Sweet Almond/Sesame Oil (e.g, 2 cap of neem oil & 1 cap of Sesame). And Massage gently all over the body and allow the oil to work for 30 minutes. And cleanse with Kama Ayurveda Body Cleanser of choice.
Hair : It is recommend to dilute equal parts (50/50) of Neem Oil with Sweet Almond/Sesame Oil and Gently massage into scalp. Allow it to work for 30 minutes. Cleanse with Kama Ayurveda Hair Cleanser of choice.
Price : Rs.795/- for 200 ml
My take on the Kama Ayurveda Organic Neem Oil-
The oil comes in standard Kama Packaging-a long, sturdy plastic bottle which is dark brown/ tinted to maintain the potency of the oil , with a golden screw off cap . There is also a plastic stopper on top to prevent spillage.
The oil is dark yellow/amber colored and slightly thick in consistency . It has a really strong , bitter fragrance which is honestly a bit too much handle for me . In fact ,it is the major deterrent, which stops me from using this Oil often . I would suggest you to try or sniff this oil at the store first , before making a purchase . When I had used it for the first time for my head massage , it literally became a bitter experience for me as the fragrance gave me a severe headache . Post that , I have always diluted this with Coconut oil to use for head massage . The fragrance mellows down after diluting but it is still not enjoyable.
I had purchased this oil primarily for scalp treatment , but because of the fragrance I end up using this just once a week . Despite that , It does manage to improve my scalp condition by reducing itchiness and dandruff . Also , My Hair feel soft and nourished post washing this . I wish the fragrance was not this bitter strong otherwise I would have used this religiously .
I also like to use this oil for giving my face a light massage . It feels warm on my skin initially but after a minute or so , it feels normal . Since , the Neem Oil is quite concentrated and thick , it takes a while to absorb into the skin completely . It also stains the skin lightly. I sometimes follow this with a clay based face pack or Kama Lavanya Plant Mask or just wash it off with luke warm water . My skin feels very soft, supple and nourished after using this oil .
I have extremely sensitive , acne prone skin but this has never irritated / harmed my skin in any way or caused breakouts , even when I have used it in un-diluted form . With Winters Approaching here in Delhi , I do intend to use this more often now for that extra dose of nourishment .
I cannot comment if it can work on scars or control acne as I have not used this regularly or on daily basis .
Overall , I do find this Kama Ayurveda Neem Oil nice and effective . I wish it didnt smell this bitter otherwise I would have used it more . I am just going to finish off this bottle and I would not repurchase it . You should only purchase this oil If you can handle the strong fragrance.
Pros of the Kama Ayurveda Organic Neem Oil:
- Pure and Concentrated form of Neem Oil
- Improves Scalp Condition By controlling itchiness and dandruff
- Safe for use on facial skin , makes skin soft and nourished
- Did not harm my sensitive skin at all
- Sturdy packaging
Cons of the Kama Ayurveda Organic Neem Oil:
- Strong , extremely unbearable bitter fragrance
Swatch of the Kama Ayurveda Organic Neem Oil-
My Rating: 3.5/5!
Do I recommend the Kama Ayurveda Organic Neem Oil?
Kama Ayurveda Organic Neem Oil is very pure , concentrated neem oil which works well in controlling scalp issues like dryness ,itching , flakes and dandruff . It can be safely used for facial skin also for nourishment . The major issue with this Oil is the Strong/Bitter fragrance which makes it slightly un-bearable to use . I would suggest you to try it at the store first , before making a purchase , to see if you can handle the fragrance or not .
Review by- Nupur