Emu oil has been used around the world to commonly treat arthritis, rheumatism, eczema and other inflammatory problems. However, did you know it’s actually an excellent base for skincare? Here’s why…
#1 – Since emu oil contains fat lipids similar to those found in the top layer of human skin, it is easily absorbed into the skin and penetrates deep within the surface. (Axe, 2016)
#2 – Emu oil is bacteriostatic, meaning it does not promote the growth of bacteria. It’s also hypoallergenic, which means it has low skin irritation and non-comedogenic, which means it doesn’t clog your pores. (VetPro)
#3 – Research suggests that applying emu oil to the skin may help increase the number of healthy skin cells. Emu oil stimulates the skin to reduce the appearance of skin wrinkles, and rejuvenate aging or sun-damaged skin. (Johnson, 2017)
#4 – If that’s not enough to convince you, emu oil is often suggested to cancer patients to help with dry skin caused by radiation treatments. (Johnson, 2017)
Ways to incorporate emu oil into your skincare regime:
– Use it as a makeup remover
– Use it as a body and face moisturiser
– Use a few drops of emu oil as a bath oil
– Use it to treat face acne
– Use it as a relaxing massage oil
– Use it on your cuticles to promote healthy nails
– Use it on your legs and stomach to prevent stretch marks
– Use it as an anti-aging preventative product
– Use it for smoothing rough elbows, knees and heels
– Use it for reducing itching and flakiness of dry, cracked skin
– Use it to treat insect bites, poison ivy and skin irritations
– Use it to sooth sunburn, rashes, cuts and wounds
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Emu oil’s natural anti-inflammatory properties can be used to treat a range of health issues. The most common are psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, inflammatory pain and discomfort of the muscles, joints and skin.
It’s no secret Australian Aborigines have used emu oil in a multitude of ways to naturally treat aches, pains and skin conditions over thousands of years. (Fun fact: According to their oral history, emu oil has been used for over 40,000 years!). It’s only natural that after prolonged trial, usage and success; studies have found many more amazing benefits to using emu oil – making it a wonderfully holistic product to promote general wellbeing and health!
Emu oil may be helpful for…
1. Skincare and Anti-Aging
Researched suggests that applying emu oil to the skin may help increase the number of healthy skin cells. Emu oil stimulates the skin to reduce the appearance of skin wrinkles, and rejuvenate aging or sun-damaged skin. It’s also been recommended for use in the treatment of skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, alopecia, rosacea, hypopigmentation and even chickenpox and shingles!
2. Repelling Insects
Applying emu oil to the skin before heading outdoors can help repel bugs This is partly due to substances called terpenes found in the oil. Many insects are disoriented or repelled by terpenes, and putting the oil on exposed skin can keep the bugs at bay.
3. Reducing Cholesterol
When induced orally, emu oil may reduce cholesterol in the body. In 2004, researchers found that hamsters that consumed emu oil had significantly lower cholesterol levels than those that received coconut oil in their diet.
4. Treating Ulcers
According to research, emu oil may also help treat ulcers. In people who had ulcers, applications of emu oil had a protective effect. In some cases, the emu oil even reduced the size of the ulcers!
5. Breast Sensitivity
According to research, emu oil may also reduce the breast sensitivity common in breastfeeding mothers. Soreness, engorgement, cracked and dry skin can be experienced by some women. Researchers found that when breastfeeding mothers used an emu-based cream for a 24 hour period beginning soon after delivery, the breast areola and nipple skin was more hydrated.
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Spring season means beautiful blooms, warmer weather and longer days. For some, it’s a whirlpool of allergy triggers, skin irritations and flare ups. Not to mention runny noses and puffy eyes! For those of us who fall into the latter category – emu oil products may be the one thing you need in your Spring arsenal.
Emu oil has been known to treat dry and itchy skin, sun burn, rashes, skin irritations and acne. It is even used to treat harsher skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and rosacea.
Why? For starters, emu oil contains Vitamin A – a powerful antioxidant that plays a critical role in maintaining healthy skin and reducing inflammation. (Axe, 2016)
Here’s more reasons why you should try emu oil for your skin and immune system…
Reasons why you should try emu oil skincare
#1 – Since it contains fat lipids similar to those found in the top layer of human skin, emu oil is easily absorbed into the skin and penetrates deep within the surface.
#2 – Emu oil is known to be hypoallergenic because its biological makeup is very similar to that of human skin. It’s also non-comedogenic, meaning it does not clog the pores or irritate the skin.
#3 – Studies show it effectively retains moisture longer than mineral-based skincare and therefore soothes particularly sensitive skin.
#4 – Further studies show it improves redness, itching and scales associated with chronic skin inflammation.
Reasons why you should try emu oil to boost your immune system
#1 – The Vitamin A found in emu oil also boosts the immune system, helping fight conditions like the common cold, cough or flu (Axe, 2016).
#2 – Emu oil may be effective for your overall health, especially when you have allergy flare ups or a cold. It can be placed within or around the nose to sooth soreness and congestion caused from blowing your nose frequently.
#3 – Allergy flare ups, such as respiratory allergies (i.e. Asthma) are inflammatory in nature, so applying emu oil on your chest, throat and sinuses may provide relief.
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Emu oil has a multitude of benefits on human health, and these benefits are mostly due to the high levels of essential fatty acids and vitamins contained in the oil. Accounting for approximately 70% of its composition, the therapeutic qualities of emu oil mainly stem from its unsaturated fatty acids; Omega 3, 6 & 9. Studies suggest that the combination of these 3 fatty acids bring about emu oil’s anti-inflammatory action.
So what exactly is Omega 3, 6 & 9?
- Oleic Acid — 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 — 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 — 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.
Source: Dr Axe, 201
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