I had heard of emu oil before, but I had never had the opportunity to try it before. Luckily, I got a bottle of Ultra Premium Emu Oil from InstaNatural (click link to order) along with another order I received. Bonus!
Emu oil is extremely versatile and has both oral and topical uses. WebMD says:
Some people apply emu oil to the skin for relief from sore muscles, aching joints, pain or inflammation, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, shin splints, and gout. It is also used topically to improve healing of wounds, cuts, and burns from radiation therapy; to reduce bruises and stretch marks; to reduce scarring and keloids; to heal surgical wounds caused by removing skin for skin grafts; to reduce redness due to acne; and to soften dry cuticles and promote healthy nails. Emu oil is also used topically athlete’s foot; diaper rash; canker sores; chapped lips; poor circulation; and skin conditions, including cancer, dry skin, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles or age spots. It is also used to protect skin from sun damage and to promote more youthful looking skin.
I wonder what emu oil can not do?
In Florida, where I live, it’s either really humid in the summer or pretty dry in the winter. No matter what, my skin is terribly dry on my hips. I’ve talked about them before. Lotions and creams have never given me much relief. But, Insta Natural’s emu oil helps to quell the itching that I get and helps to moisturize and relieve my skin.
Emu oil has been linked to relieving muscle and joint pain. I have a coworker with an immune disorder and related joint issues and she swears by emu oil for the relief of her pain. Luckily for you (not so much for me), my left wrist had a flare-up of tendonitis. I haven’t had this issue since high school. But, I was able to use the emu oil at night to help relax and relieve some of the pain so that I could sleep at night. I was able to rub the rest of it into my hands to moisturize them. The emu oil never left my hands (or hips for that matter) oily or greasy. The oil absorbs nicely.
Emu oil can be used to moisturize hair. Just rub 4-6 drops of oil through your hair to combat dry hair. Do this overnight for better absorption.
I’m not sure where emu oil has been all my life, but now that I’ve found it, I’m not sure that I can live without it.