Monday, February 16, 2009

What is Emu Oil?

If you are looking for a natural product that can treat a variety of conditions you may want to consider Emu Oil. This product can be used for aging skin to stretch marks, sunburn relief, and chronic pain management.

Emu oil is an oil made from the fat of the emu, which is a bird native to Australia. It is a complete neutral lipid. Emu Oil is approximately 70%unsaturated fatty acids: mono-unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, omega-6 fatty acid and omega-3 fatty acid.
These ingredients makes it highly penetrating to the skin.

It has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of burns, wounds, bruises, and as a pain reliever for bone, muscle, and joint disorders.There is some evidence that suggests the oil has medicinal benefits due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties.

It is frequently used topically to soften skin and is found in ointments for dry cracked heels. Studies have shown this oil aids in reducing scar formation. More uses for Emu Oil are: healing burn wounds, muscle sprains, arthritis, foot fungus, eczema and redness of the face.

Recently the cosmetic industry have included Emu Oil in their anti-aging products. This is because Emu oil is an excellent moisturizer and can re-hydrate the skin. It aids in cell rejuvenation, giving the skin a youthful and healthier appearance.

According to Progressive Emu (, which specializes in Emu Oil products, you should never consider a product if it does not carry the American Emu Association certification seal on the packaging. The products should also be tested by the American Oil Chemist Society, which means a certified chemist has certified the product meets the specifications for the Emu Oil fully refined trade rules.

So with all of its' anti-inflammatory, healing properties and omega oils, I believe Emu Oil aids in good health all around. At Progressive Emu you can find a variety of products that are certified: 100% Progressive Emu Oil, Skin and Body Lotions,Sports Cream and Glucosamine Cream which provides relief from inflamed joints and sore muscles. Since it is a cream and not an oral pain reliever, it does not pass through the gastrointestinal tract, so you will not have stomach discomfort.

The Gel caps they offer contain Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids. They are to be taken orally and help stimulate skin and hair growth, maintaining bone health, regulate metabolism, maintain reproductive capability, brain function, reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Omega 3 stimulates blood circulation and has shown to lower blood pressure and help rheumatoid arthritis.

If your body needs help, Emu Oil might be the natural product to turn to.


suZen said...

Thanks for this info - I'll be trying this. I've sampled so much of whats out there and while I am getting around to accepting my aging face, I do like SOFT! suZen

Angela said...

I love finding out about new oils aside from your fish and flax that provide such omega goodness. Great info!

AC Associates said...

I, like you, have tried ALOT of products and not too happy with some of them. They didn't produce the results as promised.
I'm not at that point yet where I accept my aging face...haha...who IS that in the mirror?! I do try to keep my skin youthful. Lucky for me I don't have too many facial lines...yet, but I am starting with the dreaded 'bags'
I received my emu oil the other day and after using it a couple days I do beleive it has softened the areas I applied it. I used it on my cuticles too! loved it!
Maybe it may somehow help do away with the bags...wouldn't that be wonderful?!
Let me know what you think if you do purchase it.

Hello Angela,
Thanks! I'm also searching out healthy products. Emu oil contains omegas too! It's not only for the skin, but you can get the capsules to take orally. I still alternate between flax and fish oil. I may try the emu
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