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Neem Oil Turned Thick & Bit White - Is this Normal?

I have another question; my need oil seems a bit off but I can't remember if maybe it always looked like that. It lives outside in a wooden cupboard so maybe it got too hot?

It has gone all thick and a bit white. I have noticed that if I leave neem solution in the spray bottle it makes thick gunky strings. Has anyone ever seen this or know why?

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Re: Neem Oil Turned Thick & Bit White - Is this Normal?

When the neem oil is mixed, it should be used asap. If you leave it in a spray bottle, it can clog the sprayer. That has happened to me twice and I could not unclog it. The oil sprays do get milky once they are mixed and kept a while. Oil and water really don't like each other.
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