Pure Australian Emu Oil
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Pure Emu Oil has been used by indigenous Australians for centuries as a powerful, non-toxic remedy for skin healing, arthritis and inflammation.
Why is Emu Oil so good for skin?
Emu oil is made up of 70 percent essential fatty acids (omega-9, 6 and 3) and contains antioxidants and vitamins E and A. It can be used topically and taken internally to support joint, gastrointestinal and bowel health.
Because emu oil’s fatty acid composition mimics our own so closely, our skin’s layers allow it to pass through without clogging pores.
"Our skin is phospholipid deficient. In other words, there's no phosphorus in our skin. If you put anything on your skin that has phosphorus in it, your skin is 'programmed' to keep it from penetrating. Anytime you put anything on your skin that is phospholipid deficient, or has no phosphorus, it penetrates right through." says Allen Strickland, pharmacist and oil researcher.
Emu Oil is phospholipid deficient, allowing it to penetrate deeply and carry active compounds through the skin.
Emu Oil Benefits:
Skin: Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, stimulates cell renewal and reduces scarring. Useful in the treatment of arthritis, muscle pain, burns, dermatitis and acne.
Hair: Stimulates hair follicles, deeply moisturises and encourages ‘sleeping’ follicles to awaken.
Internal: Useful in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal disease as well as joint health.
- Linoleic acid - good for relieving muscle aches and joint pain
- Oleic Acid - serves as a skin cell regenerator and anti-wrinkle agent
- Vitamin E & A - provides the body with a major antioxidant and healing agent
- Sapogens - naturally softens the skin
- Massage/body oil base- add 2 drops each of lavender, frankincense and copaiba for a skin rejuvenating full body treatment.
- Hair treatment- add 2 drops rosemary essential oil to a tbsp. Emu Oil and massage into the scalp to stimulate hair follicles.
- Facial moisturiser- on its own or with your choice of carrier and essential oils.
- Sports rub base- add 5 drops Pan Away essential oil to 30 ml Emu Oil for penetrating deep tissue relief.
- Add to a warm bath with Epsom salts to soothe tired muscles and joints.
- Baby Balm- Blend with shea or cocoa butter for a moisturising and protective balm.
Emu Oil Research Studies
Emu oil contains high amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants. It has potent anti-inflammatory actions and thus can be used topically and orally to treat conditions such as mucositis, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and auricular inflammation, and to prevent chemotherapy-induced bone loss. Emu oil also has a hypocholesterolemic effect, transdermal penetration-enhancing activity, cosmetic and insect repellent activity.
This study demonstrated that Emu Oil can counter 5-FU chemotherapy-induced inflammation in bone, preserve osteoblasts, suppress osteoclast formation, and potentially be useful in preventing 5-FU chemotherapy-induced bone loss
Composition of Emu Oil: The Micro View
Dr. Leigh Hopkins, AEA Oil Standards Team (Research Leader)
Summary: When compared with human skin oil, the fatty acid composition of emu oil is found to be quite similar. In both types of oil, mono-unsaturated oleic acid is the most prevalent fatty acid, followed by palmitic acid, then linoleic acid, which is an EFA. This similarity may be one of the factors enabling emu oil to have such a positive action on human skin.
Side effects of emu oil
There is no known danger of using emu oil over a long period of time. It’s recommended to avoid putting emu oil on burns for a 48hr period after burn occurs.