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 medicine. There, she learnt about the many different effects of neem, derived from the Indian Lilac tree. To this day, you can still find it in many of our products.
Tree of miracles.
The majestic neem tree, with its tantalisingly fragrant flowers and small stone fruits, grows up to 12 metres 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 antibacterial, fungicidal, anti-inflammatory, healing, disinfectant, immune-strengthening, and fever-reducing properties. And there are likely many more: so far, only 20 of approximately 100 active ingredients have been researched.
House of goddesses.
According to Indian mythology, in every neem tree lives one of India’s oldest deities: the healing goddess, 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 Nail Oil with neem extract gives you an excellent base for healthy nails, our Eye Balm strengthens the delicate skin around the eye area, and our Clarifying Day Oil helps regulate skin and create a balanced complexion. Neem is also one of the main ingredients in our Mascara and Brow & Lash Gel, as its properties are ideal for eyebrow and eyelash care.