Research has shown that Neem Seed Oil is a very effective antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral agent. Neem oil has been used for hundreds of years in Indian medicine to assist in the healing of skin disorders including eczema, psoriasis, rashes, burns and acne. Neem seed oil is also considered to be a natural insect repellent. It has a very strong odor that is often described as a blend of nut and garlic, most people don't mind the scent, so we just leave this soap alone, and don't try to overpower or cover the scent. It has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties.