Old Inventions You Wont Believe Happened


1 This Handy Face Protector

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These aren’t for cosplaying Spy vs. Spy. And although they look ideal for maintaining a healthy anti-social distance, they’re not for that either. They’re actually face masks to protect your face from the ravages of snow storms. When those razor sharp flakes come hurtling through the air at gale-force speeds, your delicate skin will be protected.

2 These Reading Glasses

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These reading glasses were invented in England in 1936. Was reading in bed a lot harder back then? Was sleeping on your side illegal? Maybe an inter-war pillow shortage made propping yourself up impossible. Whatever the reason, we’re sure these were totally necessary.

3 This Piano

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Well this is specific. It’s a piano made specifically for the bedridden. Is there a specific type of being bedridden that precludes you from being propped up in front of a regular piano? Yes? Well that small subsection of humanity must be really happy.

4 The Extensible Caravan

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Camping in close quarters is the pits. Why not give your next camping trip a little more room with the extensible caravan? We’re sure it’s much easier to drive than it looks. Spending your vacation stuck on the side of the road is sort of like spending it in the woods, right?

5 The Radio Hat

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The “radio hat” was invented in 1931 by an American inventor. It was the world’s first boom box and it sold like gangbusters. Unfortunately, almost everyone who bought one was physically assaulted by their roommates or while riding public transportation. Coincidentally, 1931 was also the year that the word “douchenozzle” was invented. We’re not sure if any of that is true

6 Wooden Bathing Suits

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These are wooden bathing suits. The principle underlying them is pretty sound. Wood does float and floating does make swimming easier. Unfortunately every decision after that was all wrong turns and crotch splinters.

7 Radio Stroller

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This elaborate contraption is called a “radio stroller”. It was invented in 1921 for busy moms. The patent says it’s designed to keep the baby calm and quiet. But it looks more like it’s designed to drown the baby so it just sounds like he’s quiet.

8 This Amphibious Bike

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Have you ever wanted to go for a trip out on the lake while riding your bike? With this attractive contraption, you finally can. Well, we’re pretty sure those giant white orbs will keep you floating. We’re not so sure how long those thin, flat tires will keep you on the road.

9 These Swimming Aids

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This is another antiquated swimming aid. Apparently, back then, your only choices were wedgies or crotch splinters. We’re surprised anyone went swimming at all. Dry land is better than mortification any day.

10 A New Type of Motorcycle

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This one-wheeled motorcycle was invented in Germany in 1925. It’s inventor was looking for a way to make motorcycles more difficult to ride and more dangerous. Despite it’s improvements on the original, the one-wheeled motorcycle never took off. We guess the world just wasn’t ready.

Symbolic Statues


You can go from one end of the world to the other among middle class group of people, the average person, and you ask them if they believe that these statues are actually divine or have spiritual power in themselves. Nearly everyone will answer no.

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Even in the midst of a vast array of this imagery, nearly everyone accepts the fact that it is symbolical and that it represents something that cannot be directly seen. It represents a power in nature which is in itself invisible.

The idea of this type of symbolism apparently arose from man’s study of his own environment.

It gradually dawned upon him that pure life, in its own essence, is invisible. We know it is present because of what it does but we do not know what it is. Therefore, when we begin to study life, we have to do it by examining living things. We are not able to understand the substance of energy or vitality or force but we are able to estimate its consequences.

Therefore, as we look around these in nature, we see an infinite diversity of living things, all of these living things supported by one essential, basic life principle.

Under such conditions, it must become obvious that this life principle has many appearances. It has as many forms and appearances as forms and appearances exist in nature. It is not only represented by picture, it is represented by sound or color.

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Statue – Giant Buddha statue in Seoraksan (Mt.Seorak), Gangwon-do, South Korea

It is represented by mathematical formulas and astronomical observations and it is represented by now a very complex group of chemical and electronic symbols. And yet underneath all of this vast array of symbolism, it is obvious that there is one invisible life principle.

This principle separated from all living things is almost impossible to define. The only way we can define it is to reveal it through its own works.

Our ancient forebears were certain that all creation was a revelation of one principle. Therefore, in order to make a diagram or a picture of this principle, something had to be found that could be equated with everything that exists.

This symbol had to be inclusive enough to reveal the utter diversity of the divine power and yet at the same time sufficiently integrate it to realize or to represent the fact that this divine power was in the ultimate one, an indivisible principle manifesting constantly through utter diversity.

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Statue – Jesus Christ [Rio de Janeiro - Brazil ]

It therefore seemed quite proper to select various symbols to represent this one indivisible but invisible unity at the source of existence. The Greeks have their pantheons of gods, so did the Egyptians and the Latins, the Hindus and the vast mass.

28 Reasons to Start Meditating #YOGA #STRESS #PEACE



#1 Forgive And Let Go

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There are multiple guided meditations for forgiveness available, and learning how to forgive and let go has become a desired quality for many people. It is often believed that peace cannot be achieved without forgiveness, both of ourselves and others, and therefore meditation’s benefits can extend to the entire world. That is, if we choose to let it, of course!

#2 Discover Your Purpose

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Meditation allows for quiet contemplation and the ability to deepen your awareness of yourself and your most subtle thoughts. So through meditation, you are more than likely to ‘tap into’ that special something that you feel is your true purpose in life. Amazing!

It’s a question that we often ponder from time to time – what is my purpose in life, and how do I find it? Well the answer is simple.

#3 Assists In Quitting Smoking

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Yep – meditation can even help you to quit smoking! Often people who are addicted to smoking feel the need to pop a cigarette in their mouth as soon as they begin to feel stressed. Meditation not only allows you to handle this stress naturally, but it also helps you to focus and carry out your goals more easily. Meditation can certainly get you into the right frame of mind to be able to quit smoking for good!

#4 Increased Job Satisfaction

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Some quiet reflection each day can help you to realize that hey, maybe your job isn’t as bad as you thought! You might think, how can meditation help you to like your job more? But the answer is really quite simple! Meditating increases our ability to handle everyday stress, and it also helps us to focus on the little things in life that we often overlook.

#5 Meditation = Sweat Less

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Perhaps the main reason that meditation makes you sweat less is due to the fact that it relaxes your body and cools it down. When we get very stressed out we tend to tense our whole bodies, exerting much more energy than we need to. When we are tense and over-active, our bodily functions go into overdrive and our body temperature rises, which causes us to sweat.

#6 Relief From Asthma

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It has been suggested that a type of meditation based on yoga principals can help lessen the severity of the symptoms of an asthma attack and have been found to even decrease the frequency of these attacks in people who practiced meditation continuously on a regular basis!

Asthma attacks in many people are brought on by stress and tension and the severity of the attack is often increased by fear and panic of the attack itself. Meditation helps ease this stress and tension.

#7 Can Help Infertility

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Is there anything that meditation can’t do? The practice has also been used for many years now in order to assist women who are finding it difficult to fall pregnant. It has shown promising results, as it is believed that the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation.

#8 Meditate To Drive Better!

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You heard us correctly – meditation can improve one’s driving ability! This is because the practice of meditation makes you a calmer person, and as a result, you are able to handle aggravations on the road easier. You also learn vital skills in focusing on the task at hand and avoiding distractions.

#9 Overcome Addiction

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Some people suffer from an addiction to drugs, pills and pain killers, but the truth is that meditating has shown proven benefits and results when it comes to breaking the habit. The physical discomfort, pain and illness along with emotional and mental suffering from undergoing rehabilitation can last weeks or months. Guided meditation and positive affirmations are an important part of giving up drugs as it aims to improve confidence and reprogram thought patterns.

 

#10 Rose-Tinted Glasses

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Meditation allows us to become more objective, and as a result, we are able to analyze ourselves truthfully. Off come the rose-tinted glasses that make us see ourselves as perfect, and instead, we begin to understand and work out how to build upon, or diminish, our true flaws.

If you’ve never meditated before, it can be opening to see what your mind looks like from the inside. Many people go through their whole lives without challenging the way they think or viewing themselves objectively; you can really effect change in your life when you take a moment to think about it.

#11 Time To Slow Down

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In this modern age, it seems as though life is going a little too fast, and many struggle to simply enjoy the present moment. Meditation can help you do this, as it forces you to slow down, find some peace and quiet, and just focus on the ‘now’! Mindfulness meditation is particularly good for this, as it encourages people to quietly take in their surroundings in the present moment.

#12 Migraines Be Gone!

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More and more people are suffering from migraines and headaches each year, but the good news is that meditation can stop all of that! One small study of people with migraines found that spiritual meditation reduced headache frequency and improved pain tolerance more than muscle relaxation. Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are testing whether an ancient Indian meditation technique can reduce both migraine frequency and severity.

#13 Better Than Morphine!

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We found this research particularly surprising! Did you know that meditation is more effective at reducing pain than morphine is? Wake Forest Baptist University found that meditation could reduce pain intensity by 40 percent and pain unpleasantness by 57 percent. Morphine and other pain-relieving drugs typically show a pain reduction of only 25 percent.

#14 Secret To Living Longer?

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Meditation can also help to stop the aging process! Research done by the University of California, Davis’ Shamatha Project has shown that meditators have significantly higher telomerase activity than non-meditators. Telomerase is the enzyme that helps build telomeres, and greater telomerase activity can possibly translate into stronger and longer telomeres, which can give us the ability to live longer!

#15 Lowers Blood Pressure

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In 2008 60 patients who were suffering from high blood pressure were asked to try a meditation program for three months. An amazing 40 of the 60 patients showed significant drops in their blood pressure levels simply from meditating – no medication was used whatsoever! This is because relaxation creates nitric oxide, which opens up your blood vessels.

#16 Boosts Memory

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A 2005 study on American men and women who meditated for 40 minutes a day showed that they had thicker cortical walls than non-meditators. But what are cortical walls? This means their brains were aging at a slower rate. Cortical thickness is also associated with decision making, attention and memory.

#17 Meditate For Better Sleep

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Do you struggle to fall asleep at night? Or perhaps you wake constantly throughout the early hours of the morning? Well the good news is that meditation can fix all of those annoying sleep problems! Higher mindfulness from meditation is associated with lower activation at bedtime, which could have benefits for sleep quality and future ability to manage stress.

#18 Lessons Teen Depression

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It has been proven that teenagers can also benefit from practicing meditation, and this is because it lowers depression among teens. Meditation will allow teenagers to experience less stress, depression, and anxiety, according to a study from the University of Leuven. Teenage years can be a difficult period of mixed emotions, confusion, and fear, however meditation could provide the answers to all of these problems!

#19 Fights Flu Too!

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Ah, the dreaded cold season! The good news is that meditation can lessen the nasty effects of colds and flu. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Health found that people who meditate regularly miss fewer days of work from acute respiratory infections, and they also experience a shortened duration of symptoms. Winning!

#20 Fights Loneliness In Seniors

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Even the elderly should be practicing meditation regularly, as it decreases the common feeling of loneliness experienced as one gets older. Loneliness in seniors can be quite dangerous, especially as it raises the risk of a number of health concerns. A recent study found that meditation can even boost their health by reducing the expression of genes linked with inflammation.      

#21 Helps Others Too

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Meditation doesn’t just benefit you, it can also benefit those you come into contact with on a daily basis. For example, meditation makes us more compassionate and virtuous, and therefore, we are likely to treat others better! This is what a study in the journal Psychological Science found.

Why not take 15 minutes out of your day to not only help yourself, but improve the way you treat those around you? It makes sense that an exercise that helps you see yourself objectively will help you observe how you treat others.

#22 Permanent Rewards!

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Another fantastic benefit of meditation is the fact that you can still reap the rewards – even when you’re not actively meditating! Meditation allows for more permanent benefits in the way your brain processes emotions. This is according to a study in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. So practice, practice, practice!

Even if you don’t feel results during or right after meditation, you may find yourself feeling the benefits of the meditation exercise throughout the day.

#23 Helps Cancer Sufferers

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Meditation can also provide benefits to those undergoing cancer treatment. Research from the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine shows that basic meditation, when teamed with art therapy, can decrease the stress symptoms of some cancer sufferers. We think this news is very promising! A natural treatment like meditation is loads better than having to take a drug which can cause side effects.

 

#24 Makes Music Better?

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Here’s a weird, but true, fact! Meditation can also make music sound better. This is because meditation improves our focus, and as a result, we are able to appreciate and experience music more. If the Psychology of Music journal published it, it must be true!

It makes total sense though; when you meditate you are filtering out all the noise that is normally running through your head. Filter out all that noise and the music will be hitting a blank canvas.

#25 Protects Against Mental Illnesses

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Did you know that meditation can also protect our brains from mental illness? It’s true! A meditation technique known as integrative body-mind training has been linked with increased signaling connections in the brain, something called axonal density, as well as increased protective tissue (myelin) around the axons in the anterior cingulate brain region. Pretty impressive!

#26 Meditate For Study Success

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Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara found that college students who were trained in basic meditation performed better on the verbal reasoning section of the GRE, and also experienced improvements in their working memory.If you’re currently studying at high school or college, then you’ll definitely be interested in this fact!

#27 Start With Stress

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The most well-known benefit of meditation is that it decreases stress levels, and recent research published in the journal of Health Psychology shows that meditating also decreases the stress hormone cortisol. So even science can prove what some people believed to be “mumbo jumbo”!

When you think about it, it makes sense that meditation relieves stress, as it’s basically an exercise in relaxation. Remember, stress can lead to a lot of serious health problems like strokes, coronary disease, and high blood pressure, with that in mind meditation is great for your overall health.

#28 You Can ‘Zen’ Out

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“Zen” is often a word used in association with meditation, but it is also a major benefit of the practice. Regular meditation will allow you to become more focused, or “zen”, and as a result your brain will have better control over processing pain and emotions.

This isn’t just speculation, this is according to a study in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Meditation is proven to be good for your emotional wellbeing; after all, who actually likes pain?

Beauty Benefits Of Chocolates


We all love to eat chocolates and seldom spare a few bites for others. It is delicious and tempting! Dark chocolate is known for its health and beauty benefits. Yes, you read it right. Dark chocolate which was considered fattening earlier has become famous for beauty treatment these days. It is applied on the skin to get rid of acne, protects the skin from sun damage and moisturizes it. Chocolate is rich in Vitamins A and E which repairs the skin cells and rejuvenates it. Delicious chocolates also have antioxidant that prevents skin damage due to free radicals.
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You might have read chocolate waxing and chocolate facial in parlours or salons. Chocolate is widely used by celebrities too! Chocolate waxing is safe and a skin-friendly method of hair removal. Even chocolate facial is quite popular for its anti-ageing properties. This yummy facial fights ageing and tightens the skin too.Check out some beauty benefits of chocolate.
Beauty benefits of chocolate:
Scrub: You can use chocolate powder with milk and yogurt to make a homemade scrub. It cleanses the skin, exfoliates and brightens it. Chocolate powder can either be melted before or while mixing with milk. Apply it on the wet face and neck. Scrub for 10 minutes in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions and then leave for 5 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
Anti-ageing: We all do not wish to see the fine lines forming on the face. Chocolate benefits the skin as the beauty product fights ageing. Dark chocolates have flavonoid which increases skin elasticity and fights ageing. Melt chocolate in milk and then massage on the face twice or thrice a week to prevent the formation of fine lines.
Glowing skin: Chocolate facial is very popular for this beauty benefit. The yummy chocolate helps bring fairness and improve skin complexion. You can mix cocoa powder with milk, honey and oatmeal. Apply it on the face and neck and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cold water to get fresh, clean and glowing skin in a few weeks.
Detox skin: Cocoa powder when mixed with caffeine becomes the best beauty product to detox the skin. Massage the skin with this mix to get rid of oily and dull skin. Chocolate face packs like these opens the skin pores and removes dead skin cells.
Sun tan: Sun damage is very common especially in this hot season. Protect the skin from harmful UV rays by applying chocolate. This beauty ingredient has flavonoids and antioxidants that softens the skin, prevents premature skin discolouration and sun tan.

Remedies For Dry Skin After Shaving


Do you suffer from dry, flaky and itchy skin after shaving?
You use a good quality razor and an expensive cream, but it is of no avail. Be it with men or women, it is a very common problem for everyone. For women, especially during summers, it becomes a big problem. Continuous shaving of legs, hands, pelvic area, bikini line makes the skin very dry, itchy and sensitive. The best way to avoid this problem is to prepare your skin for shaving. We have to moisturize our skin very well before and after shaving. It soothes our skin and makes shaving easier as well.
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Let’s have a look at the remedies that we can use to get rid of dry skin after a shave:
Moisturizing oils Take a cloth and dip it in hot water and pat on your skin several times. Make sure the water is not very hot. Apply jojoba oil or avocado oil on your face, legs, arms or any part of your body after shaving. These are very effective moisturizing oils.
Strawberry pack Mash some strawberries, mix it with sour cream and make a fine paste. Apply it on your skin after shaving. Leave it for minimum 15 minutes and rinse it off with normal water. It is one of the best remedies to treat dry skin after shaving.
Cornstarch-honey pack Mix cornstarch, honey and whole milk and make a paste. Smear this paste on your skin after shaving and leave it for 10 minutes. Make sure you apply it 15 minutes after saving. Rinse this pack off with warm water.
Homemade aftershave lotion To make this lotion, take dried comfrey leaves, calendula flowers, hazel extract, rose water, glycerin, lavender and sandalwood essential oil. You have to dry the leaves, flowers and hazel extract for two weeks and then mix it with the remaining ingredients. Once prepared, you can use it for six months to treat dry skin after shaving.
Aloe vera gel It is a very great remedy for dry skin. The gel moisturises the skin and heals it very well. You can either buy it from market or if you have it in your kitchen garden, you can extract the gel easily.
Colloidal oatmeal baths It is very good for dry skin and also used for skin diseases like eczema. You simply have to buy oatmeal from the market or can make it at home. Take finely grounded oatmeal. Fill the bathtub with and add this powder to it. Soak yourself in the tub for 15 minutes and rinse it off.
Honey and vinegar Smear a layer of honey on your skin after shaving. Wash it with warm water after five minutes and then splash apple cider vinegar on the area. It soothes the skin and helps you get rid of flaky skin. Try these home remedies to treat dry skin after shaving.
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Green school in Bali, Indonesia.


Green school in Bali, Indonesia.

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It provides its students with an education about the amazing environment that we live in. It is a holistic and relevant education. During the construction, only bamboo, elephant grass and clay were used. Cement was used just in some places in the foundation. The central and the most important building is the “heart of the school.” It is perhaps the largest building in the world built entirely from bamboo. Its dimensions are 18 meters high and 64 meters long. General area of the school includes a variety of structures: apartment buildings, classrooms, office building, and cafes. The school gets electricity from environmentally friendly sources of energy: hydraulic turbine generators and installed solar panels. It seems that considering the way we are polluting the earth, everyone should attend.

Amazing Benefits Of Neem Oil For Skin And Hair : #Beauty


Grown throughout India, 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”.

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In ancient Vedas, neem tree is referred to “Sarva Roga Nirvarini” – one capable of curing every illness and ailments. Neem has been used in India since thousands of years and is used extensively in many Ayurveda medicines for its disease fighting properties. Every part of the tree, branch, leaves, barks, fruits, flowers and root are extremely beneficial as they contain azadirachtin compound which gives neem its anti-bacterial, antifungal and anti-parasitic properties. Neem is extremely beneficial in treating various infections and strengthening the immune system. Besides its several health benefits it is also used in a variety of household products. Neem is a safe product to use and does not lead to any side effects.

From this tree comes the famed neem oil. Neem oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the fruits and seeds of neem tree. The oil is light to dark brown in colour depending upon its method of processing. It is very bitter in taste mainly because of its triglycerides and triterpenoid compounds. It is used for several purposes. Neem oil contains fatty acids like oleic acid and linoleic acid which are beneficial for the skin. The benefits of neem oil are many.

A. Benefits Of Neem Oil For Hair

1. Weekly application of neem oil can result in healthier scalp and healthy hair. Massage the oil well into the scalp and leave it overnight or apply it prior to washing. When using neem oil, dilute it with some other carrier oils like almond oil or coconut oil as neem is a very strong oil and has a strong smell which people with sensitive noses might find difficult to tolerate. Apart from the odour, the concentrated nature of neem oil may cause reactions to people with sensitive skin.

2. Neem oil is a natural cure for dandruff and dry scalp.  Many dandruff shampoos utilize neem oil and regular usage can prevent dandruff from forming. Neem shampoo is the most convenient way to prevent other scalp ailments like itchy scalp and psoriasis. Regular application of the oil can also help to resolve thinning issue as the oil promotes hair growth and strengthens hair from the roots.

3. Neem oil can also be used to condition rough and frizzy hair.  Add a few drops of oil to the shampoo and then apply the shampoo on your hair and leave it for a while. The hair will retain a nice shine once the hair gets dried.

4. Neem oil is a safe way to remove head lice. Other chemical products to remove lice can lead to several undesired effects on the scalp. Leave the neem oil overnight and then comb with a nit comb to remove lice. Neem oil does not have any adverse effects and there has been no allergic reaction to neem.

5. Neem oil is also known for its ability to increase hair growth. It can be used to counter the effects of hair thinning due various reasons including stress, medication, pollution and more. It promotes hair growth and improves the quality of your hair at the same time.

B. Benefits Of Neem Oil For Skin

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.

6. Neem contains high level of antioxidants which protect the skin from environmental damage. It also contains carotenoids which provide high antioxidants that defend the skin against age promoting free radicals. Neem oil is high in essential fatty acids and Vitamins. It gets easily absorbed by the skin and rejuvenates it and improves its elasticity. With regular usage, neem also smoothens wrinkles and fine lines, thus fights the signs of ageing.

7. Neem oil is ideal for acne prone skin because it clears up pimples and removes bacteria that cause break outs. Neem oil contains aspirin like compound which removes the acne causing bacteria from the skin. It also helps to reduce redness and inflammation. The high fatty acid content in neem oil prevents and treats scar that occurs because of acne and is non comedogenic. It can also be used as a face mask to remove the entire impurities ad tightens the pores.

8. The root of eczema mainly lies in the genes and runs in the family. Neem oil helps to relieve eczema symptoms but cannot cure the root cause of eczema. Since neem is particularly high in Vitamin E and fatty acids, it quickly penetrates the outer layer of the skin restoring the protective barrier and prevents moisture loss. Its ability to reduce inflammation and heal abrasion soothes eczema irritation. The nimbidin and nimbin compounds and the neem oil help to relieve redness and swelling. It also helps to heal dry and damaged skin. Its antiseptic properties keep infections at bay.

9. Fungal infections of the skin like ring worms, nail fungus and atheletes foot are quite common. Neem being one of the most powerful anti-fungal agents available in nature makes for a good replacement for the over the counter creams that are available at the pharmacists. The two compounds from the leaves of the neem responsible for this are the gedunin and nimbidol. These compounds destroy the fungi that causes this infection. Tests have proven that neem oil is effective on 14 different cultures of fungi.

Other benefits:

10. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth wash, and rinse contains neem oil as it has antiseptic properties which keep teeth and gum healthy and infection free.

11. It is used in preparing medicines that treat diabetes, arthritis, blood disorder and digestive problems.

12. Skin care companies often include neem oil in their cosmetics as an essential oil. It is extremely popular in all products of aromatherapy that help to restore mental health.

13. This is a multipurpose oil and is also used in the production of pesticides, fungicide and germicide which makes it a valuable component for agricultural purposes. Its active ingredients inhibit the growth of insects by interrupting their life cycle.

14. Neem oil is also used in various pet care products. Neem pet care products are helpful to deter ticks and fleas as well as controlling mange, hot spots, scabies and other skin diseases in animals. Neem oil is powerful enough to kill ticks and lice in pets and also prevent the re -occurrence to a certain extent when added to their shampoo. We can also spray this in the area where your pets usually spend time to prevent them from contracting them again.

15. Neem oil is an excellent repellent for a wide variety of common garden bugs including caterpillars, nematodes, locust’s beetles and mites. At home neem oil can combat ant, cockroach and termite infestation.

16. Neem oil can also be used a deterrent for grounds of mosquito breeding. Emulsify the water in the area with neem oil and the odour will discourage mosquitoes from breeding in that area.

17. Mix neem oil and dish washing liquid in equal proportions well and transfer to a spray bottle. This solution can the be used to preserve your plants by spraying the leaves, barks and roots also.

18. But if you already are facing the trouble of mosquito infestation apart from using neem oil to prevent breeding, you can also use it to ward them off. Add 10% of neem oil to your lamp oil and allow it to burn. The odour will ward off the mosquitoes.

19. Cleaning the carpets and mattress thoroughly is one of the biggest troubles. You can get the grime off but then removing the bacteria is the hardest isn’t it? Just add neem oil to your carpet shampoo and spray your mattress with neem oil to remove all the mites, bacteria or fungi that might have made their breeding ground there.

20. Neem oil can also be used to treat minor cuts and wounds. Mix neem oil and vasaline in the proportion of 1:5 and then allow it to be.