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Where does emu oil come from?

The emu is a large flightless bird native to Australia which stands up to 2m high (6.5ft) and weighs up to 50kg (121lbs). The bird has been prized not only for it's therapeutic oil, but also for its low-fat meat, skin, eggs and feathers. The Australian indigenous population have traditionally used emu oil for around 40,000 years for everything from the treatment of wounds, joint/muscle pain, skin conditions and numerous inflammation-related issues.

Emu oil comes from the adipose tissue (fat) of the animal, which is rendered into a nutrient-dense oil for use in cosmetics, dietary supplements and therapeutic goods. There is no other natural oil quite like it. Although some emus are farmed overseas, nothing comes close to the quality of oil from superior birds farmed in Australia. This is due to the genealogy, climate, habitat and farming processes, all of which guarantee a more nutrient-rich, biologically active and ultimately more effective product. Although emus are killed in the process, farms like the one we single-source all our oil from, do so in an ethical, cruelty-free and sustainable way. That is why it is very important to only buy emu oil from regulated and conscious producers like OzWellness.

Helps many skin, hair & inflammation related issues...

  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Dandruff & dry scalp
  • Eczema & psoriasis
  • Muscle & joint pain
  • Acne & blemishes
  • Cosmetic & anti-aging
  • Stretch marks
  • Hair growth
  • General haircare
  • Burns & wounds
  • Dry skin & rashes
  • Scar reduction
  • Sun & dark spots
  • Pregnancy & babies
  • Cracked heels
  • Beard care
  • Piercing & tattoos
  • Pet care
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What makes emu oil so effective?

Recent research, including human clinical trials and pre-clinical studies, have started to substantiate the benefits of emu oil for a wide range of skin, hair and inflammation-related issues. Due to its small particle size, emu oil is transdermal. This means it can penetrate deep into the skin, in doing so delivering its many anti-inflammatory, bacteriostatic, moisturising and reparation properties. It is incredibly high in omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids (up to 70%), vitamins A, D, E, F & K2, and anti-oxidants.

This nutrient-dense biological profile makes emu oil very effective in the treatment of many conditions when applied topically or taken orally. It can be used to assist arthritis, joint pain, eczema, dermatitis, dry skin, wound healing, scars, fine lines, wrinkles, burns, sunburns, insect bites, dry scalp and has even been shown to promote healthy hair follicles. Good luck finding another oil or natural remedy capable of such a versatile list of applications. For this reason emu oil is the ultimate multi-purpose oil and should have a home in every family's medicine cupboard - shop now.

Anti-microbial & bacteriostatic properties

Emu oil is a natural remedy that prevents the growth of bacteria making it a good topical option to prevent infection and increase wound healing for cuts, bruises and burns. The oil is also beneficial in the prevention of scarring as it increases skin regeneration and collagen production.

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Anti-inflammatory

Emu oil has anti-inflammatory properties shown to provide relief for everything from arthritis, joint pain, swelling, stiffness, muscle pain to eczema, psoriasis, rashes, bed sores, ulcers, dry and itchy skin. It is rich in oleic acid, palmitic acid and linoleic acids. These essential fatty acids fight inflammation, ease muscle & joint pain and nourish the skin on a cellular level to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and scars.

Hydration with deep-penetration

Emu oil is a rich emollient with unique transdermal properties. It is composed of tiny particles with a similar lipid profile to the oils in human skin. This enables emu oil to penetrate through all 7 protective layers and deliver its many benefits much more than just skin deep. For this reason it is perfect to revitalise, soften and provide high levels of hydration to skin prone to cracking and drying out.

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Regenerative

Emu oil helps stimulate healthy cell renewal and is very effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines and rejuvenating aging or sun-damaged skin. It is high in antioxidants and vitamin A, a polyunsaturated fat responsible for new cell production and growth. This enables emu oil to expedite the healing of wounds and burns, as well as overcoming numerous skin conditions.

Packed full of vitamins, EFAs and other nutrients!

Omega 3, 6 & 9 (EFAs)

Ultra-important for many health functions! The body can not produce these, so they need to be supplemented through diet or other sources like emu oil which contains at least 70% EFAs.

Omega 3

Nourishes dry & damaged skin, reduces irritation, fights inflammation, minimises the effects of sun damage & pigmentation and soothes sensitive compromised skin.

Omega 6

Improves the appearance, texture & function of skin and helps with inflammatory skin conditions, improving hydration, water loss and maintaining the skin’s barrier function.

Omega 9

Beneficial for hydration and improving skin elasticity for plump, youthful radiant skin.

Vitamin A

An antioxidant & essential nutrient which protects against UV damage, increases healthy skin renewal, fights the signs of ageing, and helps minimise skin issues such as acne, hyperpigmentation and fine lines.

Vitamin D

Plays an important role in the health of your skin through skin cell development and repair. It also destroys free radicals and fights the signs of premature ageing plus promotes immune health.

Vitamin F

'F' stands for fat and is a combination of the essential linoleic and linolenic fatty acids. It helps to promote a strong and healthy outer skin layer, ensuring skin is hydrated, replenished, healthy and glowing.

Vitamin K2

Vital for skin health and minimising the signs of premature ageing. Also protects the body against heart disease and promotes bone health, dental health, brain function, and overall growth and development.

Vitamin E

A powerful antioxidant that helps hydrate, nourish and promote cell renewal. Its ability to reduce inflammation and protect the skin from free radical damage makes Vit E critical in the fight against sun damage and ageing.

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