Monday, May 11, 2009

The Wonders of Emu Oil

I have been hearing good things about Emu oil lately. I know Emu oil is not widely available here in the Philippines but there's one online retailer here that sells Emu oil and Emu oil-based products. Emu oil is known to have a moisturizing effect on the skin, it is also believed to be able to heal skin from fungal infections and diseases like eczema and psoriasis. I haven't tried any of Emu oil-based products but I wanted to try it on the near future. I've been very short in budget lately so I think that Emu lotion can wait. :D

Emu oil, according to Wikipedia,
is an oil made from the fat of the emu, a bird native to Australia. It has been used for thousands of years by the Australian aborigines for the treatment of burns, wounds, bruises, and as a pain reliever for bone, muscle, and joint disorders. The largest component is oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. Emu oil also contains about 20% linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid) and 1-2% linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid). There is some evidence to suggest that the oil may have medicinal benefit.It is frequently used topically to soften skin and is found in ointments for dry cracked heels.
Sounds like a wonder oil to me. I have a very dry skin but I don't like that sticky feel creams and lotions from the US give me. The weather here in the Philippines is so hot, you won't be able to stand "healing creams". Emu oil is said to be fast-absorbed by the skin. Leaving you with no sticky feel but a very moisturized skin instead. I will definitely try Emu oil products. I'll let you know when I laid my dry hands on one of these.