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I bought a Lucky Dog shampoo bar at the market on Saturday.  I washed my Yorkies with it this weekend and am so pleased with the results!  Their fur is soft, they smell good and not a flea in sight.  I will definitely be buying again.

– Market goer

I received a call from a lady who bought Lucky Dog Shampoo from me at the market yesterday.  She called to tell me that it lathers beautifully and that her dog promptly fell asleep after his bath.  The neem oil had helped his itchy skin and she was checking with me to see if it was ok that her brother-in-law use some for his eczema.  This made me think of the amazing ingredients that go into this soap and how good they are for any type of dry skin condition.

What is Neem oil?

Alongside some other fab skin care ingredients like shea butter and clay, I use 20% Neem oil in my Lucky Dog Shampoo recipe. Most people are unfamiliar with this potent oil that can be ingested internally as well as rubbed on the skin and hair and sprayed on plants as a natural insecticide.

Grown throughout India, the neem tree is well known not only for its medicinal properties but also for taking care of environmental issues. Neem trees are native to India and other parts of Asia and are known as Margosa Tree in English and their botanical term is Azadirachta Indica.  Neem is a multipurpose herb and because of its exceptional medicinal properties of curing illness, it is often referred to as “plant with a promise”.

Neem oil is loaded with nutrients and is used in a variety of lotions, creams soaps and of course cosmetics. It is extremely beneficial for eczema prone skin and will benefit people who suffer from psoriasis and acne.  Its astringent properties help to cure minor cuts and wounds. Probably this is the reason ointments carry neem oil as it primary component.  Neem oil helps to relieve dry and itchy skin.

I used to make a neem oil soap for human use but it was promptly discarded after the first smell, neem oil smells strongly of garlic!Nonetheless, should you have a skin condition of any sort, please do not hesitate to buy yourself a Lucky Dog Shampoo bar!