Emu Oil is great for the skin. It comes from the fat of the Emu(imagine that :p) during processing and is often used to make medicines. An Emu is similar to an ostrich but smaller(in case you were wondering).
Many folks use the oil as an anti-inflammatory rub and to promote healing of wounds. It has been used on animals to prevent cracked or peeling paws and reduce the irritation of flea bites.
It is definitely great for dry skin.
I used the 100% Pure Ultra Premium Emu Oil from Insta Natural on my knees, ankles, elbows, and lower arms. It feels real good to rub on your arms after you have been using bleach water (yes I know I should wear rubber gloves but I couldn’t find the things).
The only problem I had with it was that my knees broke out in an itchy rash and the Emu oil was the only new thing I could think of that might cause it.
Research revealed the problem – Emu oil will carry urushiol (from poison ivy/oak) into the skin.
Even if you are not normally allergic to urushiol if you have some on your skin and the Emu oil helps it penetrate you will have a reaction. I’m pretty sure that’s what happened to me. The oil was put on without washing my knees after having been out in the yard doing some gardening.
So let that be a caution to ya – wash before you put it on. At least if you have been outside (even if you don’t think you have been near any poison ivy) after all it is better to be safe than sorry. And believe me if you get that itchy rash you will be sorry.
The Emu oil is good for hair too. Especially split ends or frizzies. It also helps to put some on your hair if you have been out in the sun for a while. Sun can really dry the hair out and it needs a good moisturizer.
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