Neem powder and neem leaves on a white background
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Make Your Own Neem Powder: Easy Recipe

Neem powder can be used for face packs or home-made hair care products. 
Prep Time30 mins
Drying Time2 d
Total Time30 mins
Course: Herbal Powder
Cuisine: Indian, African
Keyword: Neem Powder, Homemade Neem Powder
Appliance: Coffee Grinder, Grinder
Author: Raksha Hegde

Ingredients

  • 3 cups neem leaves fresh

Instructions

  • Collect a handful of neem leaves. Make sure they are free of chemicals and pesticides; 100 percent organic leaves are recommended to make the herbal powder. 
    A white bowl filled with neem leaves surrounded by some neem fruits on a wooden table
  • Wash it well under running water. You can hold the stalks upside down in the kitchen sink to let the water drain off easily.
  • Remove the leaves from the stalks and pat it dry with a kitchen towel. 
  • Take a baking tray lined with parchment paper and place the leaves on it. 
  • Dry it for a couple of days in the shade. Do not dry under direct sunlight as it may decrease the nutrient content of the neem leaves. 
  • The leaves should feel crisp and dry on the touch after being dried. You can keep it for a day more if you feel they are not dry enough.
  • Grind the leaves in batches in a coffee or spice grinder till you get a fine powder.
  • You can pass it through a sieve to get a smooth powder, or you can skip the step. 
  • Store the neem powder in an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.