Although the emu is a native of Australia the Montana Emu Ranch Company raises its birds in the pristine Rocky Mountains of northwest Montana. These huge birds produce an oil that is rich in fatty acids including omega-3, -5, -6, -7 and -9. It has a fatty acid profile similar to that of human skin. Fatty acids are necessary for the health of our cell membranes.
Emu oil is a natural emollient that is deeply penetrating. It is a quickly absorbed moisturizer that softens and hydrates the skin while it promotes elasticity. It is non-toxic, greaseless and odorless. A study done at the University of Texas Medical School’s Department of Dermatology showed that emu oil is non-comedogenic (will not clog pores) in concentrations of up to 100%. It makes a great moisturizer for dry skin and for skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis.
Emu oil also acts as a transdermal carrier oil that quickly brings other ingredients into the skin, allowing them to be more effective. Research at the University of Massachusetts suggest that the delivery of nutrient properties directly into the blood stream might be greater with emu oil than other oils. This research also showed that emu oil has anti-inflammatory properties when topically applied. It may offer relief for those who suffer from arthritis.
In addition, emu oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial activity making it very useful for reducing pain and healing wounds. When used on burns emu oil has been known to help to rebuild the tissue beneath the burned skin, restore elasticity, reduce scarring and speed recovery
NOTE: Emu oil will solidify at temperatures below 65°. This will not adversely affect characteristics of the oil. If this occurs, place the bottle in warm water or warm area until oil liquifies.