Neem Oil essential oil information
Neem oil is a natural substance extracted from the seeds of the neem tree (Azadirachta indica), an evergreen native to India.
The oil comprises mainly of triglycerides and large amounts of triterpenoid compounds. It furthermore contains steroids and triterpenoids of which plus Azadirachtin .
Origin of Neem Oil
The tree is native to South Asia, and is grown on a large scale in India although the tree has been successfully grown in Laos, Burma, Thailand, Africa, Fiji, Mauritius, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, as well as Latin America.
The method of extracting oil influences the quality and composition of the oil obtained. The best way to expel the oil is by cold-pressing the seeds – which is how our oil is extracted.
The Azadirachtin content of Neem oil can vary a lot – from 300ppm to over 2,500ppm depending on the extraction and quality of the Neem seeds used to produce the oil.