Elisabeth Sigmund, co-founder of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, took a solo trip to India in 1961 to gain first-hand insights into the country’s culture and traditional herbalism. There, she learned about the many different effects of neem, derived from the Indian Lilac tree. To this day, you can find it in many of our products.
Tree of miracles.
The majestic neem tree, with its tantalizingly fragrant flowers and small stone fruits, grows up to 12 meters (39 feet) high. And the substance hidden inside is nothing short of a miracle. That’s why neem plays such an important role in many Dr. Hauschka products.
Your personal village pharmacist.
In Indian villages where there is no doctor available, neem has always been the go-to remedy. And no wonder: modern research has shown that it has purifying, soothing, and fortifying properties. And there are likely many more: so far, only 20 of approximately 100 compounds have been researched.
House of goddesses.
According to Indian mythology, in every neem tree lives one of India’s oldest deities: the goddess of health, Sheetala.
The ideal beauty companion.
Ever since Elisabeth Sigmund first made her journey, neem leaf extract has been used in many of our products. Our Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil with neem extract gives you an excellent base for healthy-looking nails, our Eye Balm fortifies the delicate skin around the eye area, and our Clarifying Day Oil helps calm skin and create a balanced complexion. Neem is also one of the main ingredients in our Mascaras and Brow & Lash Gel, as its properties are ideal for eyebrow and eyelash care.