50 benefits of using Emu Oil

Emu oil was first used thousands of years ago by the Aborigines of Australia and since has developed across Europe. Learning of its wide benefits, Emu oil in some countries is offered as a luxury gift and given as a sign of health and well-being.

By the end of the 20th century, Emu oil had begun to be widely used in sports, by burn centres and as a natural pain relief. The finding of uses from Emu Oil are vast and in today’s more aware times, why used over-processed, over-formulated, petrochemical and synthetic compounds on your skin when you could be using more natural, more sustainable and some would say far more effective products.

So below to help you get a true understanding of what Emu oil may help with we have listed just 50 of these reasons why Emu Oil is fab to use.

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A natural Anti-inflammatory, highly penetrating oil which carries deeper into the body through barrier layers, taking its healing process to where you need it most.

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It’s non- comedogenic, which means it will not block your pores causing spots or other irritations.

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Its bacterio-static too, which means bacteria can’t grow in it …. Therefore it lasts a long time, it won’t go off.

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It contains all natural Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, Sapogens (natural skin softeners) and Terpines (known antiseptics).

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It is safe to use on adults, children and even your pets.

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Being a good emulsifier Emu Oil produces a cream which will not feel oily on your skin or scalp and can be absorbed quickly for maximum benefits.

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Arthritis – Has been shown to help reduce the pain and inflammation associated with arthritic conditions.

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Muscle Aches – May help reduce inflammation and loosen tight muscles from physical exertion.

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Joint Pain – Penetrates deep into the tissues and may help ease and reduce inflammation and pain.

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Night Cramps / Growing Pain – Cramps/ Growing pains may be significantly reduced if Emu oil is rubbed into the affected area just before going to sleep at night.

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Fibromyalgia – Rubbed into the body and affected areas or taken orally in capsule form, Emu oil works deep within the body assisting painful areas and helping to ease aches and pains.

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Migraines/ Headaches – By rubbing the oil onto the temples, Emu oil has been shown to give relief and ease migraines and headaches.

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Massage – Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors have used Emu oil in their practises as its deeply penetrating qualities may help soothe and relax tighten muscles.

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Medication Carrier – As Emu oil is known and researched for being able to penetrate the skin carrying the oil to where it is needed, it may be used to carry other oil and natural medicines deep into the tissues ( See our Natural Emu Balm with essential oils for maximum pain relief )

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Eczema/ Psoriasis / Dermatitis - With natural moisturising properties, Emu Oil helps ease affected area by working deep within the skin layers, softening the skin and easing irritation.

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Scarring – Emu oil applied to the scared area may help fade and regenerate new skin cells, helping the scar to heal quicker and have less of a scarred appearance.

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Acne – As Emu oil is non-comedogenic it does not block the pores even though it is an oil. It may reduce redness and reduce scarring caused by acne when applied to the affected areas.

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Sunburn – Originally used a sunburn relief by the aborigines Emu oil has fabulous moisturising properties and antibacterial properties, cooling and calming the skin. Helping assist to reduce the redness and ease pain caused by sunburn.

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Plantar Fasciitis (Policeman Heel) – Emu oil may be rubbed into the affected area to help ease pain and discomfort within the muscles and reduce any inflammation.

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Back Pain/ Knee pain/ Shoulder pain – Apply Emu oil to the affected area, it will penetrate deep into the body’s tissues and may help ease pain within the body.

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Minor Burns – May helps cool the pain of a burn, ease the affected area and the antibacterial element within the oil help to keep any infection away.

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Lacerations – When applied to the area Emu Oil may help with the healing process, ease pain, and is wonderful for preventing and lessening scarring.

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Insect Bites – May help reduce the redness, itchiness and irritation cause by bites.

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Nails – Applying Emu Oil to the fingernails and toenails may help soften cuticles and increase nail strength and growth over a period of time.

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Wrinkles – Emu Oil is a marvellous moisturisers for the face and all over the body. It does appear oily but absorbs quickly into the skin. It can assist in helping plump the skin in thin areas, especially around the eyes therefore reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

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Stretch Marks and Pregnancy – Due to its natural properties Emu oil is safe to use during pregnancy to help with any aches and pains being pregnant may cause. It may also be applied to stretch marks and help skin regenerate and regain some elasticity whilst helping to aid healing and repair any stretch marks that may have occurred.

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Face Redness/ Rosacea – Emu oil’s anti-inflammatory properties help to ease and reduce the appearance of redness on the face and moisturise the skin.

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Lip Care – Emu oil is a powerful moisturiser and may help ease chapped lips and help them stay moisturised. It is better than using usual lip-balms/ creams due to penetrating within the lips rather than just locking in moisture.

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Scrapes and Bruises – Emu oil applied to the affected area will help ease and heal the scrape and bruise pain, assisting it to heal quicker.

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Insect Stings – Emu Oil dabbed onto a Bee or wasp sting may give quick pain relief, reduce redness and aid faster healing on the area that has been stung.

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Ear Aches – Massaged behind the ear, emu oil may help ease the discomfort and give relief from ear aches.

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Nosebleeds – Putting Emu oil onto the nasal tissues may help stop bleeding and repair the damaged area.

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Chicken Pox/ Shingles – Emu oil is researched and safe to use on children. It may help relieve the itchiness that is caused by chicken pox, heal the pox and regenerate new skins cells where the pox have formed. It may also help ease the pain and discomfort caused with shingles.

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Wind Burn – Emu oil applied to the area may reduce dryness and lesson discomfort.

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Irritable Bowel IBS/ Cronhs / Stomach upset – Emu oil taken in capsules form may help ease and lessen discomfort caused from such things as stomach upset and irritable bowel. The help aids reducing inflammation within the bowel and reduce pain.

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Stomach Ulcers – Emu oil taken internally by capsule form may help ease and reduce stomach ulcers. As natural anti-inflammatory it is able to work inside out and aid the body with essential fatty acids which your body needs but does not produce naturally.

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Dietary Supplement – Emu oil taken internally may help aid your diet and provide your body with natural vitamins and Omegas it may be lacking. Emu oil contains natural fatty acids and these have been shown to highly benefit the skin, hair, muscles and joints.

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Dandruff – Emu oil may help moisturise the scalp and relieve itchiness making it less flaky.

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Hair Loss – Emu oil may help regenerate skin and hair cells and increase the thickness of thinning hair.

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Hair – Spilt ends / Breakages – Using the oil sparingly on the ends of your hair may help reduce split ends and hair breakages. If your hair is naturally greasy then leave the oil in your hair for around 15 minutes and then wash out. If you hair is dry you can get away with leaving the oil in the hair working into the hair cells and help lessen breakages.

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Rashes – Emu oil may help ease discomfort, reduce redness and prevent irritation caused by rashes on the body,

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Nappy Rash – Emu Oil applied to the child’s nappy rash may help ease inflammation, redness and work deep into the skin to soften and moisturise the baby’s skin.

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Cracked Skin – Rubbing generous amounts of Emu Oil into cracked and dry skin can moisturise and soften the area.

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Hair Growth – Emu Oil has been known to revive dormant hair follicles leading to possible hair growth and faster hair growth.

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Cholesterol Reductions – Scientific studies have shown that taking digestible certified edible Emu oil may help reduce in the level of bad cholesterols in the bloodstream.

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Make up Base – Emu oil is great as a pre make up base, use only a small amount on dry skin for a fabulous primer for foundation.

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Hand Lotion – Emu oil used as a hand moisturise will soften and moisturise the hands leaving them feeling soft and supple.

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Age spots – Apply Emu Oil to age spots each night to help assist with lessening the appearance and regenerate new skin.

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Pets Cuts, Scrapes and skin complaints – Apply Emu oil to affected areas of skin on your pets as this may help heal and ease the pain for them.

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Pets- Skin conditions and stomach upset – Emu oil may be added to your pet’s food to help with any skin conditions, working from the inside out and may help ease discomfort and ease stomach upset.

So now you have seen just some … well 50 reasons to using Emu Oil as an alternative, just have a think of how man products you can take off your shelf, out of your medicine cabinets and the money you can save by just using one product.

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How Does Emu Oil Help with Muscle and Joint Relief?

In everyday life, at some point, we have to deal with our body’s aches and pains.

Whether it be a sore back, aching knees,  or you suffer from conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, RSI or sciatica we quite often would take paracetamol, prescribed medication or apply a topical gel or cream to help us out.

In Australia, people found that emu oil is a natural anti-inflammatory as well as having many other benefits (more about that here). It then later became noticeable that emu oil was providing other benefits to the body due to the vitamins and omegas found within.

How can Emu oil help our muscles and joints?

Emu oil has a deeply soothing effect on inflammation. Its anti-inflammatory aspects are one of the better-studied properties of Emu oil but did you know it also has:

More than skin deep

Emu oil does not only help to assist surface level inflammation. Due to its thin oil consistency, it is able to penetrate the layers of the skin working accessing the muscles and joints.

Emu oil contains no phosphorus molecules

Our skin is phospholipid deficient, which means there’s no phosphorus in our skin. It will not let anything containing a phosphorus molecule penetrate through it. Anytime you put anything on your skin that is phospholipid deficient, or has no phosphorus, it penetrates right through.

Emu oil is a non-polar monounsaturated fatty acid as well which means that nonpolar fatty acids move through cells more easily. It also has short-chain fatty acids like most animal fats. However, Emu Oil acts like a long-chain fatty acid similar to most plant oils. Emu oil is also non-comedogenic, meaning that when applied it will not block pores as is penetrates quickly and deeply into the skin

Not just for a quick fix

Most pain in the muscle and joints is caused by overworked muscles, injuries, sport or work-related activities. In some cases, muscle and joint pain will subside within a few days. But for some people who suffer from conditions such as arthritis, RSI and sciatica these muscles and joint pains are reoccurring and need regular treatment in order to help the body function.

Most of us do not want to be taking pain killers on a long-term or regular basis. So this is when Emu Oil can be a great alternative. Especially when coupled with a massage. The massage element will help release tension in those muscles and joints but combined with Emu oil this allows the anti-inflammatory aspects to work into the body.

Emu oil may provide all the benefits that are needed to help relieve aches and pain without having to take daily pain killers or anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen.

So from common joint issues to muscle soreness and ongoing chronic pain. Emu Oil can provide instant and long-term relief to symptoms to lessen or remove the need for "traditional" pain relief medicines.

Is Emu Oil good for Arthritis?

For many Arthritis is a daily struggle. A struggle to get out of bed, a struggle to walk or even a struggle to complete simple daily tasks we come across.

Often Arthritis is associated with the older generation, however, this is not the case. In the UK over 10 million people suffer from Arthritis and we can be affected by Arthritis at any age, including children.

So what is Arthritis?

Arthritis simply means ‘inflammation of the joints’, it can be crippling and painful and often expensive due to the prescription medication being prescribed for suffers. However, there are negative side effects to using this medication and ingredients are not natural having other effects on the body meaning more medications being prescribed.

There are two types of common Arthritis;

Since the discovery of Emu oil in the mid-1800’s it has been found that Emu oil helps inflammation and provides relief for aching muscles and joints.

So why is Emu oil good for Arthritis?

Today the use of Emu oil is becoming more popular as we look for natural alternatives to aid in treating a variety of conditions and provide a natural pain relief. When massaged into the skin the Emu oil saturates all underlying tissues and enables muscle and joints to be reached becoming more effective than applying a topical gel or using medicines such as ibuprofen and paracetamol! Arthritis suffers will benefit from using Emu oil as its natural properties not only help assist with inflammation but also help aid the reduction of tension, swelling and provide relief from aching muscles and joints.

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Here is our guide to what products we would recommend;

Emu oil Balm – A natural anti-inflammatory pain relief using 100% natural Australian Emu oil, blended with coconut oil and a combination of essential oils chosen for their healing abilities. Essential oils include;

The Emu balm can be rubbed into the affected areas to help relieve inflammation and pain for Arthritis

Pure Emu Oil – Our Emu Oil is 100% natural Australian Emu Oil and is used throughout all of our products. When massaged into the desired area of the body it is absorbed quickly into the skin and can help assist to soothe redness, inflammation and provide relief of aches and pains.

Emu Salts – Using our natural Emu oil and combined with healing essential oils and Dead Sea salt a scoop of these salts added to a bath to help soak those aches and pains away are a great relaxer for those suffering from Arthritis. They can also be added to warm water to soak just the hands or feet and target areas where Arthritis is present.

Emu Capsules – Our capsules contain 500mg of natural Emu Oil, the capsules assist in reducing pain and inflammation associated with Arthritis, joint conditions and the maintenance of general well-being.

For more information on our products and how we can help you, browse our website today!

Reference: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Arthritis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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Massage, sports and me : A professional testimonial - Why I use Emu Products?

Here at Lorem, we are always interested in what our customers have to say about our products. The feedback that we receive is a key factor in us getting it 100% right in what you want.

We spoke with one of our customers, Fiona McLean, who not only uses the products for herself but also uses them for her clients here’s what Fiona had to say;

"As a Holistic and Sports Therapist in my business One2One Complementary Therapies I am always looking for products that will assist my clients and I am so glad that I found yours. I first came across them at the Great Dorset Steam Fair. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and was having issues with my shoulder so I decided to try some of the Emu balms for myself as I had nothing to lose other than the pain if it worked. To my surprise, it actually really did help reduce the pain in my shoulder and I knew then that as a therapist this could also help my clients.

I will continue to use the Emu oil products and continue to recommend them to others as I’m very happy to say I’ve found a product that really works well!

My absolute favourite go-to product has to be the Emu balm. For myself as I suffer from Fibromyalgia I use this to rub into any areas that are playing up, but also find with having Neuralgia the balm rubbed into my right leg helps to ease the pain. It enables me to work throughout the day without any pain and I always carry a small pot of the balm around with me if I need to reapply.

I always encourage all my clients to try the Emu Balm, I personally wouldn’t recommend any products that I did not believe worked and I am so happy to find your products because wholeheartedly can say these really do work.

My absolute favourite go-to product has to be the Emu balm. For myself as I suffer from Fibromyalgia I use this to rub into any areas that are playing up

As a therapist, I use the products to assist with easing the pain for my clients. I work closely with the local wheelchair rugby club ‘The Dorset Destroyers’ and they have found the balm help them before, during and after their game, so much so they have now purchased the Emu balm to keep in their team medical bag. I am also the sports therapist for Lytchett Minster RFC and a pot of balm is always carried to any game in my pitch side bag for dealing with the odd knocks and bruises. The majority of users through the ‘Dorset Destroyers’ use it in conjunction with their medication but some use it instead of their medication and this proves how effective a product it is.

I have also used the Emu oil on some clients who suffer from Psoriasis and they find it works, leaving their skin soothed. It lasts a long time and doesn’t leave their skin feeling oily as the Emu oil is absorbed quickly into the skin".

Fiona McLean – Sports Therapist at One2One Complementary Therapies

 

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