We love ourselves some deliciously fragrant shower gels, but every once in a while, we go back to the humble bar of soap. And Neev has about a dozen amazing handmade ones. Based out of Jharkhand, Neev retails hair oils, shampoos, bath soaps, massage oils and more, which are completely organic and chemical-free. They have an online presence as well. Wash and learn - all the raw materials that go into making Neev bath and body products are grown and processed in villages around Jamshedpur and Jharkhand. Their non-profit wing, Neev Trust encourages farmers in the region to cultivate the herbs required for soap production.
They’ve got a bunch of varieties of soaps, including hair wash soap (one with amla, shikakai, and reetha, and the other with drumstick and river bed clay) and shaving soap (in musky patchouli and zesty lemongrass). We’d tried the Olive Rose once years back and have sought it out since whenever our soap supply runs low. With an ingredient base consisting of olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, mahua oil, essential oils of rose, geranium, palmarosa, and rosemary, and rose petals, this soap is pretty dope for dry skin. Oily-skinned folks can try the cucumber or lemongrass one. They’ve even got face creams, packs, and oils, all of which are really budget-friendly. We especially love their Almond Hair Oil, which is a concoction of almond, olive, and coconut oil along with essential oils of rosemary, lavender, thyme, cedarwood. If you’re in need of some inexpensive eye cream, their Kumkumadi Under Eye Cream is pretty stellar. Summer calls for hydrated skin and they have some amazing facial sprays with natural ingredients like rose, saffron, apple cider vinegar and more. We're ordering the Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Spray with Rose & Sandal Essential Oils (INR 280). They also have a bunch of soothing room diffusers that help relax our mood. If work's inducing stress, we'd suggest you go for the Citronella Room Diffuser - it also repels insects. Apart from all these, Neem does a lot of other feel-good products like essential oils, lip balms, herbal powders and so much more that you can check out.
Price: INR 45 – INR 130 for a bar (depending on size)