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NeemWell skin care products are formulated using only natural ingredients. We add no fragrance or synthetic chemicals. Essential oil's can be added if you request this by contacting us.

We were adding Essential oil's of Manuka and Lavender to some products but have since decided it is best to let the customer decide if they want the oils added as some people can be allergic to them.

Skin Creams & Body Lotions

Wildcrafted Neem Oil (5%)
or
Wildcrafted Neem Leaf Extract (5%)

With:
Cocoa Butter
Natural Emulsifiers
Grapefruit Seed Extract (Preservative)
De-Ionized Water
Vegetable Glycerin

NeemWell Shampoo
Derivatives of Cocoa butter
Wildcrafted Neem oil
Organic Aloe Vera
Grapefruit Seed Extract (Preservative)
Cetoil

Neem Leaf Capsules
Vegetable Glycerin Capsules
100% Wildcrafted Potent Neem
leaf powder

Neem Leaf constituents:
20% fibre
50% carbohydrates
15% proteins
 5% fat
 8% ash
 2% calcium &
contains essential amino acids
(Keher and Nagi, 1949);
(Dakshinmurthy, 1954);
(Mitra, 1967).

The known amino acid content of
the leaf and the percentages are:

alanine-1.2
aspargine-3.4
aspartic-2.7
cystine-3.3
glutamic acid-3.1
isoleucine-1.0
phenylaline-3.2
proline-2.1
threonine-2.4
tryptophan-1.4
taurine-.7
valine-2.9

Technical specifications of Neem oil:

a. Myristic Acid 2.6%
b. Palmitic Acid 13.6% to14.9%
c. Steric Acid 14.4 to 19.1%
d. Oleic Acid 49.1 to 61.9%
e. Linoleic Acid 7.5 to 15.8%

% of glycerides
a. Fully saturated Glycerides 0.6%
b. Tri-Unsaturated Glycerides 22.0%
c. Sterodiolein 34.0%
d. Palmitodiolein 26.0%
e. Oleopalmitostearin 12.0%
f. Oleodipalmein 05.0%

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical
and Ethnobotanical Databases
Chemicals in: Azadirachta indica A. JUSS.
(Meliaceae) -- Neem

Ingredients to avoid
when purchasing personal
or pet care products

by Amy K. McNulty, Ph.D.

A growing number of people have turned to a natural, gentler way of caring for both themselves and their animals. A major area of concern for me is the cosmetic ingredients to which we inadvertently expose ourselves and our animals. Many people and animals today suffer from skin problems. Generally, these problems may be considered the sign of a compromised immune system. While the products used may not be totally responsible for the skin problem, they may be a contributing or aggravating factor. I have compiled a list of ingredients that I would never use on myself or my pets and a brief explanation as to why I do not like them.

1. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). This synthetic detergent is widely used in low cost shampoos for its high foaming and detergent qualities. It is the primary detergent used in many shampoos. It may even be used in pseudo-natural cosmetics with the explanation that it is derived from coconut. Don’t be fooled, however, it is synthetic. It can cause eye irritation, allergic reactions, skin rashes, hair loss and a condition similar to dandruff, “scalp scurf”. This ingredient strips the skin of its natural oils, contributing to both drying and flaking.

2. Triethanolamine (TEA). Triethanolamine is often used in cosmetics to adjust pH. Ethanolamines may cause allergic reactions, eye problems and drying of hair and skin.

3. Diethanolamine or Monoethanolamine Salts. Ethanolamines are used to convert fatty acids to salts. On shampoo labels you may see names like Lauramide DEA (or MEA) or Cocamide DEA (or MEA).

These ingredients are used to stabilize and boost foaming and for their thickening properties. These detergents may cause allergic reactions, eye problems and drying of the hair and skin. The results of a National Toxicology Program Study in 1997 indicated that repeated applications of diethanolamine (DEA) to mouse skin caused liver and kidney cancer. While monoethanolamines (MEA’s) have not been studied yet, they are very similar to DEA’s, and many believe that it is only a matter of time before a similar study on the effects of MEA’s are published. The wary consumer should be discouraged from a product if it contains the word “amide” in the ingredient listing.

4. Stearalkonium Chloride. This chemical is found in many low cost hair and coat conditioners. It is much more cost effective to use than beneficial proteins and herbs. This ingredient was originally developed as a fabric softener and is toxic.

5. Parabens. These are used as anti-microbials in a wide variety of human and animal products. Parabens are very cost effective and inhibit a wide variety of micro-organisms. However, these preservatives are quite toxic and have been associated with many allergic reactions and skin rashes in humans.

6. Imidazolidinyl Urea and Diazolidinyl Urea. These two ingredients are another widely used type of preservative. They are toxic in nature. On breakdown, they may release formaldehyde. Both chemicals are known as a primary cause of contact dermatitis by the American Academy of Dermatology.

7. Synthetic Colors. Synthetic colors and dyes are used to make products look pretty. Colors are called FD&C or D&C followed by a color and a number on the label. Synthetic colors are believed to be cancer-causing agents. Avoid these products at all costs.

8. Insect Repellents. I have left this class of cosmetic ingredients until the last, because they may be the largest and most often used group of chemicals that we use to poison our pet friends. All of the synthetic pest repellents are toxic and can produce serious health effects in both the short and long term.

DEET. DEET ( N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is the active ingredient in most commercial insect repellents and in some anti-flea shampoos. DEET is toxic. It is not recommended for use on small children, young animals or broken skin. Labels on products containing DEET are required to direct users to avoid over-application and to wash treated skin after returning indoors. Researchers believe that DEET may be at least partially responsible for Gulf War Syndrome. AVOID USING DEET ON YOUR PET.

Pyrethrins and Permethrins. While these are safer repellents to use than DEET, they do not work topically. Rather, they are absorbed into the skin. The flea or biting insect has to bite before these chemicals work. Therefore, they do not prevent itching in animals sensitive to flea saliva.

Pennyroyal. While this is also better than DEET, the internal use of this product should be avoided. Use of this oil undiluted may cause contact dermatitis. I would avoid using this product on pregnant animals.

Look for natural ingredients in the products you buy. This is not always easy because ingredients are not always totally listed. Sometimes it may be easier to look for products which indicate that they do not contain the aforementioned products (i.e. DEA free). Also look at the color. Generally, if it is colored it contains a synthetic dye which is made from coal tar. If you avoid the products mentioned in this article, you may find that some of your and your pet’s problems either go away or are alleviated.

Babies and children are more at risk from pesticides than are adults for the following reasons:
Babies have more fat on their bodies than adults and pesticides are stored in fat.


Dr. Duke's Phytochemical
and Ethnobotanical Databases


Ingredients to avoid when purchasing personal or pet care products














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