Parents stock their medicine cabinets with all sorts of remedies to keep their kids healthy; from insect repellent, to antibacterial creams to treat grazes and bruises, moisturiser to relieve dry and cracked skin during winter weather, and vitamins or minerals to aid digestion. Would you believe us if we told you that one all-natural product may help treat all these ailments and more? (You guessed it; emu oil)
There are so many great uses for emu oil, it truly deserves a spot in the family first-aid kit!
Here’s why no family should be without a bottle of emu oil…
1. It may soothe problem skin
Do you have a cabinet full of half-used creams that you tried out for your kids’ chapped skin, eczema, rosacea, bug bites and rashes? If you’re having trouble finding an effective cream to treat these skin conditions, why not try a natural remedy instead, and add a few drops of emu oil to your kids’ skin. The anti-oxidant rich emu oil is easily absorbed into the skin, and may soothe a range of skin complaints, including dry, flaky and cracked skin. Emu oil is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin and babies too.
2. It may relieve the pain of bumps and bruises
Active little ones are always running around, jumping up and down, and inevitably getting bump and bruises. To help reduce swelling and relieve the pain, you can try applying emu oil onto the affected area and massaging into the skin. The potent anti-inflammatory effects of emu oil allow it to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin and provide relief from pain. When the kids suffer from minor injuries due to bumps and tumbles, you know what product you need to whip out immediately.
3. It may treat cuts, scrapes and scratches
Emu oil is a great remedy for minor skin wounds, again, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and bacteriostatic properties (that help relieve pain and prevent bacterial from reproducing). The antioxidants in emu oil may also help protect the skin from further damage, and the linoleic acid found in pure emu oil may help to prevent scarring. Whenever you are treating a family member for a cut or scrape, remember to apply emu oil to the affected area.
4. It may boost your inner health
Sometimes (when no one is scratched, bitten or bruised and needs attending to) we get some time to think about our family’s general health and wellbeing. When you need an all-purpose health boost for your kids, emu oil could be the holy grail product you need. Emu oil is a rich source of omega fatty acids, which your body needs but does not produce naturally. These essential fatty acids have been shown to be highly beneficial to skin, hair, muscles and joints, and may also help regulate mood and settle digestion. If your family is not a fan of oily fish such as salmon, then a spoonful of emu oil is a great dietary supplement to help the whole family boost their inner health.