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    Just Bought This Stuff....

    Should I amend the instructions?


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    The general concentration for a neem oil solution is 0.9% oil -- the balance being pure water. I have never used soap . . .
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    Dish soap will break up oils (which is a good thing to know if you ever have a grease stain on your clothes!). So I don't think the two together will really work out...
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    Soap is used as a wetting agent for oils. I use stuff called coco wet, but have heard of soap being used too. It helps keep the oil from clumping/pooling and helps it stick to the plant surface and not just roll right off. I have used Einstiein oil neem which is 100% cold pressed neem (no other additives) and coco wet with great results. Jimscott I would be a little weary about that neem as it seams to have other ingredients other then just neem. Those could be harmfull to your CP's. I have heard a few other members here have used it so it might be just fine. You may alos have an issue with the soap containing other ingredients that may be harmful to CP's. I have only had experience with the coco wet and Einstiein oil.
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    I don;t get it... You gonna mix those 2? Or you wanna clean the spray bottle with that soap after using the neem oil? I don;t think mixing those two would work... if I remember correctly theres a soaptree fruit which works like soap, call "Sapindus"

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    the neem oil is non-polar. the soap happens to be both polar and non-polar, so using the soap allows him to mix the oil with water. instead of it repelling.

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    ohh! That makes perfect sense! Does the neem oil concentrate not already contain a surfactant?
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    lol i dont know, im a sophmore in highschool and i was just applying some chem stuff i learned this year.

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