Neem Papaya Soap

(3 customer reviews)


Concentrates of papaya, the tropical fruit, are the basis of most meat tenderizers. At lower levels in our new soap, they work as a chemical exfoliator, gently removing older skin cells while lightening and brightening skin. *


What’s up with neem papaya soap?

Most people recognize papaya as tropical fruit or a meat tenderizer that breaks down some proteins in tough cuts of meat. Papaya also has traditionally been used for skincare and new research is backing up those ancient uses.

  • When used in a soap or cream, papaya gently breaks down older skin cells so they wash away easily and your skin looks younger and brighter. It also subdues melanin to even out skin color over time. *
  • Papain, a papaya extract, is widely used in dermatology for scar treatment. *
  • Papaya extracts also show potential for accelerated wound healing, * with high levels of antioxidants and anti-bacterial compounds. *
  • Papaya leaf has traditionally been used for skin disease. A recent in vitro study shows that it contain compounds, including flavonoids and quercetin, that have previously been reported to have anti-cancer properties. *
  • Australian researchers reviewed literature detailing anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties of papaya (taken internally). They note that multiple studies in animals and test tubes showed that papaya phytochemicals have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties but the clinical trials in humans are still lacking.*

And one of the best things about our Neem Papaya Soap that will never be reported in a clinical trial – it smells great! It’s slightly fruity but not overly sweet, just what you need for a burst of energy first thing in the morning.


P.S. – If you’re in the Tampa Bay area during summer months, we almost always have papaya and/or papaya seedlings to give away at our Open Gardens the first Saturday of most months, except for holiday weekends.


* This report is based on information published on reports collected by the U.S. Institutes of Health but these statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Neem Tree Farms does not sell products which are intended to diagnose, treat, control or prevent any disease, or control any pests on people or animals.

3 reviews for Neem Papaya Soap

  1. Christine Schell

    This is a nice smooth completely wonderful soap it leaves you feeling so fresh and clean and exfoliated although it doesn’t have anything in there that’s hard. It leaves you moisturized and so clean. .. very nice soap I really like it

  2. exetera_etc

    I love this company. But this soap has palm oil though it’s not listed as an ingredient on this website. So I accidentally bought it.

    I boycott palm oil because cutting trees, such as to create palm oil plantations, takes away homes from people and wildlife, and causes landslides and flooding. Deforestation causes up to 18% of global polluting greenhouse gas emissions. Fewer forests means increased speed and severity of global warming.

    Even “sustainable” palm oil plantations were recently found clearing rainforests despite “zero-deforestation” company commitments and using child and forced labor (

    Palm oil often isn’t listed as an ingredient but shows up as “vegetable oil, glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate.” See if it has any of the 1,000 names at Orangutan Foundation International Australia, Palm Oil Investigations and International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark and Certification Programme. They all list slightly different names.

    Boycotting palm oil is complex. But palm oil doesn’t seem necessary in things like skincare. And after reading ingredients at what might be all USA companies selling palm oil- and plastic-free, vegan skincare, I noticed palm oil isn’t replaced often with soy. Soy farming causes twice as much deforestation as palm oil. So I feel comfortable boycotting palm oil.

    • Vicki

      We absolutely agree with your sentiments about palm oil, it’s totally non-sustainable in the Far East. It’s different in Mexico though. Over the last 500 years, most of the original growth has been destroyed and the palm trees are not replacing the diverse forests and wildlife habitat that had originally been there. Some palm oil manufacturers have gotten very big and powerful (which is what you read about online) but many are still small farmers who can grow palm trees in a setting where other crops are grown underneath them until they are large enough to harvest. Our partner in Mexico is committed to sustainable economic growth, in a semi-arid climate like Mexico, palm oil is one of the few crops that meet that objective.

  3. peg mckenna

    Love the soap and the fragrance of it. In fact, I have not found a product yet that I do not like!

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