Rich in fatty acids, neem oil may help soften your skin and possibly help treat dry, itchy scalp. Long used in ayurveda, neem oil is generally diluted in a carrier oil when used in treatment of skin problems or conditions like dandruff.
Some research shows that neem may offer certain health benefits as well. For instance, a number of studies have found that neem-oil-enriched shampoo may help knock out head lice. Additionally, there's some evidence that applying a combination of neem oil and coconut oil to your skin may help keep mosquitoes away.
Neem oil is generally considered safe when applied to the skin. But because some individuals experience allergic reactions to neem oil, it's important to stop using oil if you experience symptoms like itching or reddening of the skin. Read the full article: Neem Oil.