If you haven’t heard of Emu Oil and it’s many uses until now, then this is the perfect blog for you to read today. 100% pure natural Emu Oil is perfectly safe to use on kids as young as 1 year old. Its wide range of uses includes skin protection, healing, and regeneration properties. It is very easily absorbed, and it penetrates deep into the layers of the skin.
What is Emu Oil?
Emu is the largest native bird of Australia. This flightless, soft-feathered, and brown friend can grow up to 2 meters (6.6 ft.) in height.
Although flightless, the oils extracted from this ancient specie are soaring high; benefiting nation after nation of its remarkable healing properties.
Emu Oil was first introduced to Europeans as a natural sunscreen and moisturizer. Today, this majestic bird provides a valuable oil for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.
What makes Emu Oil effective?
This oil is rich in Omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. Omega-6 or linoleic acid is not produced by our bodies but is essential for healthy skin. Nuts such as cashews and almonds are rich in omega-6 fatty acid which promotes healthy cell activity.
Omega-9 or oleic acid can be found in olive oil and avocados. Oleic acid is a godsend for dry, aging skin since it penetrates easily and deeply to replenish any lost moisture.
These two fatty acids have very effective anti-inflammatory, acne reductive, skin lightening and moisture retentive when applied topically or on the skin.
Where can Emu Oil be used?
I discovered emu oil 3 years ago while I was in search of a natural treatment for my hormone triggered dermatitis. My friend was using Venus and Mars Natural brand and I learned that this brand brought the emu oil to the Philippines. I immediately tried it and found it very easy to love as it was not sticky and it is easily absorbed.
To date, I still use this to moisturize my face and body when I feel that the weather is making my skin dry. I mix this with my face cream and foundation for that dewy effect that is popularized by South Koreans. We have also used emu oil to treat my son’s rough and irritated skin. This is also perfect to soothe small cuts, scratches and insect bites.
Who can’t use Emu Oil?
It is always advisable to test a product you are using for the first time on a small patch of skin like below the jaw line or the under side of the forearm. If there is no irritation or redness after a day of skin test, then it is safe to use!
We don’t have any bad experiences with emu oil but I have reminded my friends that this is not a vegan option for them. Also, if you are sensitive to chicken and eggs, this may trigger your allergies.
If you have used emu oil before or you tried using it upon my suggestion, let me know what you think about this wonderful oil!