I’m always interested in learning about natural, raw ingredients that have been used for generations to cure common ailments, or that can be used for everyday applications, in my journey to become healthier and more conscious of nature and the environment. JustNeem is a body and skincare company that uses African Neem for their products that range from soaps and aftershaves to lip balms and bath salts.
A certified Benefit Corporation (BCorp), based in Cary, North Carolina, JustNeem chose African Neem for its high concentration of active ingredients known for its healing and protective properties. Common in regions of Africa, India and Southeast Asia, all parts of the Neem tree contain medicinal qualities and have been used in Indian Ayurvedic applications to treat many skin issues. The leaves and seeds of the Neem tree have shown to contain effective anti-septic and anti-inflammatory elements that facilitate the healing of wounds, yet are gentle enough to be used for daily skin care.
Through their tree planting program started in 2007 in Mauritania, West Africa, JustNeem has planted over 2,000 Neem trees in their orchard as well as distributed them locally to community members of this region – one of the most arid and impoverished in the world. Harvesting the plants have provided income generation to locals while the Neem trees have revitalized the land, allowing sustainable fruit and vegetable crops to be planted alongside the trees, which provides food and market ready goods to sell.
JustNeem also holds soap-making workshops for local women to empower them with the skills to establish their own small enterprises and that further make use of the Neem trees. Additionally, 10% of JustNeem’s sales are reinvested into the orchard project in Africa.
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Thank you JustNeem for making our world wonderful.
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