If you’re looking for a one-stop, natural, beauty alternative to stimulate hair growth or reverse thinning and balding, moisturize skin, delay the signs of aging, protect skin from scorching sun, or soothe tired muscles, emu oil is the answer. It's been clinically shown to help regrow hair and is a great total body moisturizer. Emu oil is almost 100% triglyceride lipid. Triglycerides (a type of fatty compound) are abundant in human skin lipids, meaning that the composition of fatty acids in human skin is very similar to that of emu oil. This makes the absorption of emu oil into human skin faster and more effective.
So what does Emu oil do?....
Emu oil can:
- Improve condition and rate of growth of hair, skin and nails
-Penetrate and condition multiple layers of hair and skin
- Stimulates hair follicles to flourish and grow
- Block DHT: When DHT attaches itself to the hair follicle, it begins to kill it. There are certain natural products that have the ability to block or "keep" the DHT from attaching to the hair follicle. If the DHT cannot attach to the hair follicle, it cannot kill it.
- Reduce swelling and muscle soreness
- Heal burns, wounds, injuries, minor cuts and scratches
- Prevent and reduce scarring by enhancing the skin's growth activity
- Soothe discomfort from sunburns, insect bites, acne, eczema and rashes
- Help skin to withstand colder climates.
Emu oil is:
- Anti-bacterial - A low irritant
- Anti-inflammatory - Non-comedogenic (will not clog pores).
- A natural sunscreen
As a moisturizer it promotes anti-aging of the skin. Researchers believe that its unique combination of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids may be an explanation for its ability to enhance the readiness of the upper layers of the skin to hold water. Like Viviscal, an expensive marine protein extract, it increases the thickness of human skin and scalp 2.5 times, contributing to the appearance of healthier, more resilient skin.
As a hair stimulator, topical applications of emu oil show particularly incredible results in treating frontal baldness – the most difficult type of hair loss to cure. Many people who suffered from hair thinning on the frontal areas of their scalp have reported dramatic results after just several weeks of treatment. In most cases, regular scalp massages with emu fat result in the growth of new fuzz on the frontal parts of the scalp, even in people who were completely bald on those areas.
Emu Oil is naturally a creamy semi-solid consistency and only begins to liquefy above 24 degrees C. When your Emu Oil becomes very thick simply warm it under hot water. It will return to its natural consistency again when it cools. As ambient temperature varies, the consistency of Emu Oil will vary from thick at cold temperatures to completely liquid at high temperatures. If left undisturbed at room temperature for a number of weeks, Emu Oil can naturally divide into 2 fractions, one liquid and the other more solid, creamier form. The longer it is left, the more separation occurs. Together, these two fractions contain the entire benefits of Emu Oil. Separated, they do not contain all the beneficial components of the oil.
Some companies offered only the top liquid component, touting it as the "best" of the Emu Oil; however, we now know much more about the oil and research has concurred that both fractions should be present to be most beneficial for softening skin and reducing pain and irritations. When your oil separates, simply shake it together. So don’t be mislead! Do your research to find the best quality emu oil.
Additionally, for my animal lovers, the Emu bird is not harmed or killed in the harvesting of the oil. The birds are raised on farms and when there's enough fat stored in their backs, a "lipo suction" surgery is performed to remove the fat. The procedure is repeated once the fat has grown back enough to perform another surgery. So don’t hesitate to take advantage of this wonderful, natural beauty aid.