Thanks for your response. I was reading this book on neem, and of course they have all of these amazing claims on what it can cure. I always wonder how much you can believe because it seems like everyone has some miracle cure.
I've tried neem oil for skin (smells like a mix of peanut butter and onions, with undertones of cat vomit). I think it works, but it smells so bad I couldn't use it for too long. But it's better for me than tea tree oil, which my skin reacts to as though it were battery acid.
I've taken neem powder capsules to help fight infection, and I found it very helpful.
I've also used sachets of neem powder in cabinets and drawers to repel pests, and I'd say it does a moderately good job. I've had less success using neem oil to repel pests in the garden, but I'll be trying it again in the spring.
I was thinking about trying it for several things. They have toothpaste, shampoo, lotions, etc. I have had some weird dandruff for quite a while, and it seems like nothing will clear it up. I was also thinking about the toothpaste because it seems like my teeth have been weaker lately. According to this book (of course I don't believe everything I read) it is just amazing stuff, and I was wondering if any "real" people had tried it. They weren't trying to sell anything in the book which is why I thought that some of it might be accurate.
I was also thinking of trying it in my garden next year. We didn't have too many pests, but there were some flea beetles that wreaked havoc on some of my plants...
I've used Neem creams and Neem Seed oil for skin and didn't find them too effective, altho on the plus side, I didn't react to it like other creams, etc. It definitely has a NASTY smell, "a mix of peanut butter and onions, with undertones of cat vomit" is putting it lightly IMO!
If you're looking for something hydrating maybe try almond or jojoba oil?