About Emu Oil
As you may know, vitamin E oil and other essential oils work well to soothe and heal the skin. But what if there was something that moisturizes damaged, dry skin even better than these products-and helps to heal and protect the skin, too? Let us introduce you to emu oil!
What is Emu Oil?
Emu oil is a completely safe, 100% natural moisturizer and pain reliever. Emu oil is used in skin care and beauty products for the body, skin, nails, and hair; in pet products to reduce itchy skin from fleabites and to make a dull coat shine. Most importantly, emu oil can be used alone or combined with other ingredients to relieve pain. Emu oil contains no steroids or hormones, and is known for its normalizing abilities-it can slow down an over-performing body function or speed up one that is not performing well enough.
Emu oil can:
penetrate through and condition multiple layers of skin
reduce swelling and muscle soreness
heal burns, wounds, injuries, minor cuts and scratches
prevent and reduce scarring by enhancing the skin's growth activity
improve condition and rate of growth of hair, skin and nails
soothe discomfort from sunburns, insect bites, acne, eczema and rashes
help skin to withstand colder climates.
Characteristics of emu oil:
a low irritant
non-comedogenic (will not clog pores).
low irritating potential
enhances growth of skin
stimulates hair follicles to proliferate and grow
has a natural SPF that enhances sunscreens
can be taken orally, ingested and injected
How does Emu Oil work?
Emu oil works better than other natural oils for several reasons:
1. Emu oil is almost 100% triglyceride lipid. Triglycerides (a type of fatty compound) are abundant in human skin lipids, meaning that the composition of fatty acids in human skin is very similar to that of emu oil. This makes the absorption of emu oil into human skin faster and more effective.
2. It is high in oleic acid, which increases its ability to
carry compounds through the skin.
3. It does not contain phospholipids, which make absorption more difficult. This absence of phospholipids makes emu oil highly penetrating and allows it to absorb through the skin more easily.