This week I’ve got a review of two Neem Sunita Passi products. For those of you that don’t know neem is a super ingredient central to Neem Sunita Passi’s products. Neem is central to traditional Ayurvedic medicine and has a long history in many places all over the world . It’s said that when the Indian sages (practitioners) decided that the people needed better health solutions, a group of 52 wise men were sent to Rishikesh in the Himalayan mountains to discuss natural solutions. This pointed them towards Neem which was passed on to make this unique purifying tonic. Because of it’s many health benefits, Neem is now just under a billion-dollar industry; India and Asia Pacific are the largest market. This botanical superhero is loved across India for hair and skin complaints, and even used as a pesticide in the garden.
I receive two products from Neem Sunita Passi to review; the Fennel and Eucalyptus Botanical Hair Oil and the Lavender, Rose Geranium and Chamomile Replenishing Lotion which I have tested out over the last few months to really get a feel for the products.
Lavender, Rose Geranium and Chamomile Replenishing Lotion
I was really excited to try this product; my first impressions was that it smelled great and was of a decent size.
It retailed for £12.60 for 250ml which isn’t too bad for a natural product.
On first use I noticed that it when I applied the product, it was very chalky and bitty. It took quite a while to work into the skin. I thought maybe being a natural product it needed a good shake but it was still coming out the same. There were alot of soft particles in the product and I thought maybe that something was wrong with the product so I contacted Neem Sunita Passi to tell them about the issue I was having.
They assured me that this is just how the lotion is. It takes a while to rub in because it’s so full of the oils and active ingredients, rather than water and fillers.
In all fairness the product did absorb beautifully and left my skin soft and supple but you just need to spend a little more time on it. Honestly, I do not have the time for this on a daily basis. It’s something that’s ok for me to do in the evenings I guess after a relaxing bath but in the mornings when I’m getting ready for work, it’s really not ideal for me,
I’ve kept this lotion in the family bathroom for everyone to use, and everyone seems to like it in my house but it’s just something I personally have the patience for.
Fennel and Eucalyptus Botanical Hair Oil
Ok so right away, I’m going to spoil it and say I love this hair oil.
It costs £14.75 for 100ml and compared to avocado oil or coconut oil, yes this is more expensive. But no other oil has ever held shine in my hair like this oil does.
I’ll admit that I’m not that greatest at keeping up with oil treatments in my hair. Mostly because my hair absorbs oil like a sponge. I could put a whole jar of coconut oil in my hair and the next morning it’s all been sucked up by my hair.
However this oil is magic. For once I actually have to be careful of how much oil I use because it will make my hair greasy. I use a small amount on damp hair and smooth it over my ends for a little shine.
I used it once a week (if I remembered) for a scalp massage and noticed quite a lot of hair growth by the time I went for my next hair appointment. It was great for promoting healthy hair growth.
I maybe would have preferred a pump bottle for dispensing the oil but regardless I really have loved using this oil for the past few months.
I loved the Botanical Hair Oil but wasn’t crazy about the Replenishing Lotion. I think the price points for the Neem Sunita Passi products are very decent for natural products. Curly girls or girls with dry or thick hair will love the hair oil. I feel like it would be great for a hot oil treatment. It provided me with some healthy hair growth and something that’s often foreign to a curly girl – shine!