Emu oil is an ancient medicinal oil used by Australian aborigines for centuries. Emu oil is derived through the fat of the Emu, a flightless bird native to Australia. The oil has healing properties that have been crucial to the Aborigines survival and way of life. It had traditionally been used to treat open wounds, burns, and other injuries suffered in surviving life in the rugged outback. More recently, as the oil has become commercially available and researched, new uses have been discovered. Emu oil is known to effectively treat psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, sun burns, stretch marks, dry skin, joint and muscle pain, and has a powerful anti-inflammatory property.
Emu oil has very unique properties which give it the ability to both penetrate and heal the skin giving you a nourished radiant shine. The oil contains collagen in an extremely concentrated form, is made up of 70% mono and poly unsaturated fat, is 100% phospholipid deficient, and contains linoleic and oleic acids. Because our skin is also phospholipid deficient it is “programmed” to block phosphorus containing medium and absorb phospholipid deficient medium such as Emu Oil. Emu oil is able to penetrate all 7 layers of skin and reach muscle, cartilage, and other connective tissue in a very short period of time due this phospholipid deficiency. It is one of less than a handful of substances capable of doing this. The high collagen concentration is known to provide a skin thickening agent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks. The high unsaturated fat composition and presence of Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty (linoleic and oleic) acids make Emu Oil a sought after dietary supplement as well. It is taken in an effort to lower LDL cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol, protect from free radical damage, and prevent ulcerative Colitis.
The unique regenerative and healing properties of Emu Oil make it one of nature’s truly special gifts.