Emu Oil like that used in Calendulis Plus Cream and Grahams Bath Oil is a food by product coming from the fat of the emu. The fat is taken through a process to refine, sterilise and deodorize it. A process much more advanced than when its advantages were first noted and the oil was first used.
The use of emu oil dates back 40 000 years. It was first used by the Australian Aborigines who had many uses for it. However it was predominantly used for the relief of minor aches and pains and to hasten wound healing. The Aborigines also used the oil to protect their skin from the harsh elements of the Australian wind and sun.
Emu Oil was introduced to the first European settlers by the Aborigines. It was one of the many natural remedies the settlers adopted. It was used as a skin moisturiser and to treat bruises and burns.
Today with modern science we know a lot more about the benefits of emu oil. But it would appear that the Aborigines of those early days got it right. Emu oil is a very useful natural product with many health benefits.
Just what does emu oil do?
1. It has natural anti inflammatory properties, therefore soothing post operative wounds and irritated eczema skin. It also reduces pain, swelling and stiffness in joints.
2. It is high in the essential fatty acids, omegas 3 and 6, which are needed for overall health maintenance, including lowering cholesterol, maintaining a healthy heart and reducing inflammation.
3. It has non pore clogging properties which help to keep the skin healthy. Clogged pores will lead to acne and unfavourable skin conditions.
4. Emu oil penetrates deep into the dermis of the skin taking with it active compounds which will have a positive effect in the body.
5. It promotes faster healing of skin tissue and lessens scaring of damaged skin.
6. Skin and hair growth is believed to be stimulated by emu oil.
7. Massaging with emu oil post exercise has been found to minimise muscle strains.
8. Allergic reactions to emu oil are very rare making it a safe product to use.