Emu Oil Australian
EMU OIL has been used by the Australian Aboriginals for thousands of years. They have relied on its consistency of healing and therapeutic qualities to survive Australia’s harsh climate. From the number of studies conducted it has been shown that Emu Oil really does work. It is one of nature’s finest emollients and moisturisers. It’s well known in the pharmaceutical industries and is currently being used worldwide by sporting bodies.
Emu Oil is rich in Vitamins A, D, E, F, K2, Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9. It is very moisturising and healing, it protects, nourishes and softens the skin. Emu Oil has the unique ability to penetrate the layers of skin so essential nutrients can be carried more efficiently deep beneath the surface. Emu Oil has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and has an anti-degenerative effect on skin cells. Emu Oil will build up a natural layer of moisture whilst opening up the pores of the skin letting your skin breathe naturally. Emu Oil is extremely low allergenic therefore, ideal for sensitive skin. It produces no known side effects and in its natural state doesn’t support and bacterial organisms.
Moisturiser: Emu Oil can be used on all parts of your body, i.e. Hands, arms, face, legs, hair etc. Great for sunburn, or wind burn (apply after heat has gone).
Massage: Emu Oil is a great carrier oil for mixing with other oils.
Arthritis, Inflammation, Aching Muscles & Digestive Disorders: Taken internally or externally it will penetrate deeply and work to cut down inflammation, open up blood capillaries and promote increased blood flow and oxygen to problem areas. This is essential for the healing of muscle and joint problems. Internally: 1-2 tsp daily. Externally: mix half emu oil and half eucalyptus oil for an excellent liniment.
Eczema, Dermatitis & Psoriasis: It will significantly reduce irritation and inflammation of the skin.
Bites: Emu Oil relieves and soothes irritated skin and insect bites (it also works well adding some Eucalyptus Oil to the Emu Oil).
Burns & Cuts: It promotes faster healing to these areas with reduced pain and scarring. (With burns wait for heat to go first).
Its also safe to use anywhere for pregnant mums, babies and animals.
These links will take you to more detailed information on the many other uses for Emu Oil
We receive so many repeat orders for our emu oil and this link will take you to some wonderful testimonials that our customers have sent, scroll down till you see reviews.
Does Emu Oil really come from an emu? – Yes, Emu oil is taken from the fat of the emu, the adipose tissue. Depending on the method of extraction and the diet of the emu, the oil can be anywhere from an off-white, creamy texture to a thin, yellow liquid. Thousands of years ago, the Aboriginals of Australia, known to be one of the oldest groups of people on Earth, were the first to use emu fat and oil to treat skin infections.
Is your Emu Oil 100% pure? – Yes it is
Why does Emu Oil go hard? – It changes consistency with temperature it is like coconut oil, this is the best way for you to understand. Simply shake before use and warm if you need to, I transfer it into a jar so its easy to get out at anytime. It is a wonderful product.
Emu Oil is naturally a creamy semi-solid consistency and only begins to liquefy above 24 degrees C. When your Emu Oil becomes very thick simply warm it under hot water. It will return to its natural consistency again when it cools. As ambient temperature varies, the consistency of Emu Oil will vary from thick at cold temperatures to completely liquid at high temperatures. If left undisturbed at room temperature for a number of weeks, Emu Oil can naturally divide into 2 fractions, one liquid and the other more solid, creamier form. The longer it is left, the more separation occurs. Together, these two fractions contain the entire benefits of Emu Oil. Separated, they do not contain all the beneficial components of the oil.
Some companies offered only the top liquid component, touting it as the “best” of the Emu Oil; however, we now know much more about the oil and research has concurred that both fractions should be present to be most beneficial for softening skin and reducing pain and irritations. When your oil separates, simply shake it together.
Where can we find and buy Emu Oil? – Our Emu Ridge Emu Oil can be purchased online. When shopping for it, make sure to purchase it from a reputable company because it’s sometimes mixed with other less expensive oils. Look for a bottle that guarantees that it’s 100 percent pure-grade oil. Because of emu oil’s popularity, some companies have begun to breed emus in inhumane conditions in order to turn over a quick profit. Look for emu oil that’s derived from emus that were raised exclusively on Australian soils and were not fed GMO feed, antibiotics, growth hormones, vaccinations or pesticides. This is not allowed in Australia.
Are there any possible side effects of Emu Oil? – Emu oil is known to be hypoallergenic because its biological makeup is very similar to that of human skin. It’s so popular because it does not clog the pores or irritate the skin. If you have sensitive skin, apply only a small amount of it first to be sure that your skin won’t have an allergic reaction. Emu oil is known to be safe for internal use as well, as it contains beneficial essential fatty acids and vitamins. Studies show that adverse effects are uncommon.
Are Emu’s farmed for the oil? – Yes, Emu farming helps to protect our environment. The Emu is native to Australia and can live in harmony with our land, thus reducing the chemical dependence and land clearance needed for introduced species. The Emu is the largest of all Australian birds, it cannot fly, and can run at speeds of 48kms per hour!
Does all Emu Oil contain vitamin K2? – No, only Australian emus have it. Emu oil high in vitamin K2 (MK-4). Its because of the genetics from emus only found in Australia. All emus outside of Australia are interbred and do not contain the same genetics. In addition, Australia also has very strict ruling on how the emus are farmed and fed. No GMO food or antibiotics, growth hormones or chemicals of any kind. They must be allowed to live and reproduce in their natural habitat eating their natural diet.
Did you know that without vitamin K2 in your body it doesn’t absorb other vitamin supplements. It can even be bad for your body..
It directs calcium where to go in the body, sending it to the right places and preventing it from going to the wrong places. You want calcium in your bones and teeth. You don’t want calcium clogging up your arteries or forming kidney stones in your kidneys. Vitamin K2 is the messenger regulating both good and bad calcification. Excess calcium in one part of the body (arteries), and a lack of it in another (bones), may occur even in spite of calcium supplementation, this is known as the calcium paradox. The underlying reason is a vitamin K2 deficiency. Without vitamin K2, the body cannot direct calcium to the bones where it is needed; instead, the calcium resides in soft tissue (like the arteries) leading to a combination of osteoporosis and atherosclerosis. MK-4 tends to accumulate and act in the peripheral tissues, helping prevent against unwanted and/or unhealthy calcium accumulation. It’s also integral to gene expression and activation.
Vitamin K2 is an important fat soluble vitamin that plays critical roles in protecting your heart and brain, and building strong bones. It also plays an important role in cancer, protection improving varicose veins and preventing menopause symptoms. Vitamin K2 may reduce neuronal damage and that supplementation may hold benefits to treating Alzheimer’s disease, although more research is necessary in this area.
Other high sources of MK-4 (vitamin K2) is a traditional Japanese dish Natto, made of fermented soybeans and goose liver pate.
We highly recommend you purchase an airless refillable pump for ease of use with your emu oil!
Emu Oil Composition
Emu oil comes from the emu, or dromaius novaehollandiae, the second-largest living bird by height, after the ostrich. Much like the ostrich, emus have long necks and legs, and they can reach up to 6.2 feet in height. Emu oil is derived from the adipose tissue of the bird.
The therapeutic qualities of emu oil come from its unsaturated fatty acids, making up about 70 percent of its composition. Studies suggest that the combination of omega-9, 6 and 3 fatty acids bring about emu oil’s anti-inflammatory and other beneficial actions. It also contains variable levels of several compounds with antioxidant properties. Its benefits lie in the high levels of essential fatty acids and vitamins, including:
- Oleic Acid — Oleic acid is a monounsaturated, omega-9 fatty acid. It’s a common fat in the human diet that’s been associated with decreased LDL cholesterol and possibly increased HDL cholesterol. In emu oil, the oleic acid helps transport the bioactive compounds into the skin, allowing the oil to absorb quickly when it’s applied topically.
- Linoleic Acid — Linoleic acid is a polyunsaturated, omega-6 fatty acid. Linoleic acid helps boost skin health by reducing the appearance of sun spots or aging when it’s applied topically. Studies have shown that linoleic acid helps lighten ultraviolet-induced hyperpigmentation of the skin by inhibiting melanin production.
- Linolenic Acid — Linolenic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid that helps reduce inflammation, and it’s commonly used to help prevent chronic diseases, such as heart disease and arthritis. When consumed, omega-3 fatty acids boost brain health and aid growth and development.
Emu oil is also made up of eicosanoids, which are signaling molecules that exert complex control over many bodily systems. Eicosanoids act as messengers in the central nervous system, and they control growth during and after physical activity, along with inflammation as a result of exposure to toxins or pathogens. Eicosanoids are formed primarily from omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, which can be found in the tissue of mammals, like the emu.
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