Neem oil comes from the tree Azadirachta indica, native to South Asia.
The oil is extracted from the seeds of the tree. It’s produced via a cold-press process that maintains all the active properties of neem.
Dilute it 1:100 with water, and spray on the leaves and soil. Don’t spray on your leaves when they are in direct sunlight.
The active components of neem oil start to degrade once mixed with water. Only mix what you can use directly, in the next 24hrs, for the most efficacy.
Ingredients : Neem oil (Azadirachta indica), Rimulgan (plant-based emulsifier, made from Castor oil), Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita).
The neem oil is packaged in a brown glass bottle, and ships in a small kraft box, with a practical measuring cup for easy mixing.
The 100ml bottle is enough to mix 10 Litres of leaf spray.
How to use: Mix 1:100 with water, then spray generously on the leaves of your plants, including their underside, and the soil. This means, for example, 1ml of neem oil in 100ml of water.
Neem oil is a natural:
-fungicide (prevents and treats fungus issues such as mould, mildew, blight)
-bactericide (tackles bacteria-related diseases such as fire blight)
-insecticide (repels and treats insect-related issues).
Neem is not a poison that kills instantly. Instead, for most insects, it will disrupt their hormones and reproductive cycle. Think of it as birth control for pests. You’ll prevent the next generation of bugs. For other insects, it works as a repellent. In both cases, the insects don’t build resistance, so it will always work for you in the future. It is effective at all stages: egg, larvae, and adult.
It repels hundreds of insects. The ones you might want to ban from your guest lists are thrips, mites, mealybugs, scale and aphids, but it’s also effective on mosquitoes and caterpillars.
Because it’s organic and biodegradable, neem doesn’t build up in the surrounding environment. This makes it safe for pets, livestock, birds, and fish.