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50 Reasons to use Emu Oil

1 fl. oz Emu Oil

Pure Emu Oil has been known for centuries for its healing, moisturizing and antibacterial properties

1) Sunburns: Emu Oil has tremendous moisturizing properties and antibacterial properties.
2) Arthritis: Emu Oil has been shown to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with arthritic conditions.
3) Muscle Aches — Emu Oil can help reduce inflammation and loosen tight muscles from physical exertion. Some professional sports teams use Emu Oil in the training room.
4) Joint Pain: Emu Oil penetrates deep into tissue and help reduce inflammation and lessen pain.
5) Eczema: The Emu Oil’s natural moisturizing properties help control eczema by softening the affected area.
6) Acne: Emu Oil does not block pores even though it is an oil. Emu Oil can reduce redness and reduce scarring from acne when applied to affected areas.
7) Stretch marks: Emu Oil, when applied to stretch marks, can help skin regenerate and get back some elasticity.
8. Scarring: Applied to affected areas, Emu Oil can help fade and regenerate new cells.
9) Cracked heels: The moisturizing and antibacterial traits of Emu Oil create the perfect remedy for cracked heels.
10) Minor Burns: Emu Oil helps cool the pain of a burns while the antibacterial properties help keep infection away.
11) Lacerations: Emu Oil is wonderful for preventing and lessening scarring. When applied to lacerations on kids, adults and even pets, it can drastically help the healing process.
12) Wrinkles:Emu Oil is excellent for moisturizing and can help plump skin in thin areas, especially around the eyes, therefore reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
13) Moisturizing: It can be used for a moisturizer on the face or all over the body. It does look oily, but absorbs quickly into the skin.
14) Chapped skin: Emu Oil used on really dry patches can instantly sooth and heal.
15) Insect bites: The Oil can help to reduce the itchiness of insect bites.
16) Nails: Applying Emu Oil to fingernails and toenails can help to soften cuticles and increase nail strength over a period of time.
17) Hair loss: Emu Oil can regenerate skin and hair cells and can help to thicken thinning hair.
18) Hair breakage: Using the Oil, sparingly, on the end of your hair can help to reduce split ends. Depending on how greasy your hair in naturally you might be able to get away with leaving it in. If not then leave it for about fifteen minutes then rinse thoroughly.
19) Face redness: Emu Oil can help to reduce facial redness by moisturizing skin.
20) Pre-foundation base: The Emu Oil used sparingly on dry skin as a wonderful primer for foundation.
21) Tighten skin: Emu Oil can help to firm and plump skin.
22) Hand lotion: Emu Oil is highly moisturizing and can help to make hands more supple and soft.
23) Dietary supplement: Emu Oil softgel capsules can be taken to aid the diet as the oil contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids which your body needs but does not produce naturally. These essential fatty acids have been shown to be highly beneficial to skin, hair, muscles and joints.
24) Dandruff : Emu Oil helps moisturize the scalp making it less flaky.
25) Lip care: Emu Oil is a powerful moisturizer and it can moisturize the lips, working better than petroleum jelly,  as it penetrates the lips rather than just locking in moisture.
26) Age spots: Emu Oil applied on the spots each night can help lessen the appearance.
27) Gum Disease: The oil can be used on a tooth brush along side toothpaste to help repair gums.
28) Massage: Emu Oil has deep penetrating qualities, and can help soothe and loosen tight muscles. Massage Therapists and Trainers love Emu Oil.
29) Scrapes: Emu Oil rubbed on a scrape can ease pain and bring faster healing.
30) Insect stings: Emu Oil on dabbed on wasp or bee stings can give quick pain relief and faster healing on the sting area.
31) Ear Ache: Massaging Emu Oil behind the ear can give relief from ear aches.
32) Migraines: Emu Oil in studies has been shown to give relief from migraine headaches by rubbing the oil on the temples.
33) Surgical scars: Using refined high quality Emu Oil on surgical scars, can quicken healing and lessen scar appearances.
34) Skin grafts: Emu Oil applied to grafted areas can lead to quicker healing and less scarring.
35) Eye Irritation: Can be used on eye patches to reduce irritation.
36) Frostbite: Emu Oil rubbed into frost bitten areas can help soothe and heal the skin.
37) Cholesterol reduction: Scientific studies show taking Certified Refined Emu Oil Softgels can help reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream.
38) Hair growth: Emu Oil has been known to help revive dormant hair follicles, leading to possible hair growth and faster hair growth.
39) Night cramps: Cramps can be significantly if Emu Oil is rubbed into the affected area just before going to sleep at night.
40) Split ends: Emu Oil has amazing moisturizing properties, so the oil can be applied to the ends of hair to help repair split ends.
41) Nosebleed: Putting Emu Oil on the nasal tissue can help stop bleeding.
42) Poisonous plant rashes: Rubbing Emu Oil into rashes can provide minor, and sometimes total relief from the rash.
43) Shingles: Emu Oil can help ease discomfort associated with shingles.
44) Chicken Pox: Emu Oil is researched and safe to use on kids. It can help relieve the itchiness of chicken pox.
45) Diabetic bruises: Emu Oil applied to bruises can help reduce appearance of bruises
46) Fever blisters: Emu Oil helps reduce pain and swelling.
47) Wind Burn: Emu Oil on the affected area can reduce dryness and lessen discomfort.
48) Shaving rash: Emu Oil can be used as an excellent after shave to moisturize the skin leaving it softer and reducing any irritation.
49) Medication carrier: Emu Oil is known and researched to penetrate the skin effectively, and it can be used to carry other oils, medications and substances deep into tissue.
50) Cracked skin: Rub generous amounts of Bedrock Emu Works Grade A refined Emu Oil into cracked and dry skin to see the dryness disappear.

What is an Emu

According to Wikipedia, the Emu is the largest bird native to Australia and it is the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. There are three subspecies of Emus in Australia. The Emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest, and arid areas.

The soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds reach up to 2 meters (6.6 ft) in height. They have long thin necks and legs. Emus can travel great distances at a fast, economical trot and, if necessary, can sprint at 50 km/h (31 mph) for some distance at a time. Their long legs allow them to take strides of up to 275 centimeters (9.02 ft)[6] They are opportunistically nomadic and may travel long distances to find food; they feed on a variety of plants and insects, but have been known to go weeks without food. Emus ingest stones, glass shards and bits of metal to grind food in the digestive system. They drink infrequently, but take in copious fluids when the opportunity arises. Emus will sit in water and are also able to swim. They are curious birds who are known to follow and watch other animals and humans. Emus do not sleep continuously at night but in several short stints sitting down.

Emus use their strongly clawed feet as a defense mechanism. Their legs are among the strongest of any animals, allowing them to rip metal wire fences. They are endowed with good eyesight and hearing, which allows them to detect predators in the vicinity. The plumage varies regionally, matching the surrounding environment and improving its camouflage. The feather structure prevents heat from flowing into the skin, permitting Emus to be active during the midday heat. They can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and thermoregulate effectively. Males and females are hard to distinguish visually, but can be differentiated by the types of loud sounds they emit by manipulating an inflatable neck sac. Emus breed in May and June and are not monogamous; fighting among females for a mate is common. Females can mate several times and lay several batches of eggs in one season. The animals put on weight before the breeding season, and the male does most of the incubation, losing significant weight during this time as he does not eat. The eggs hatch after around eight weeks, and the young are nurtured by their fathers. They reach full size after around six months, but can remain with their family until the next breeding season half a year later. Emus can live between 10 and 20 years in the wild and are predated by dingos, eagles and hawks. They can jump and kick to avoid dingos, but against eagles and hawks, they can only run and swerve.

The Tasmanian Emu and King Island Emu subspecies that previously inhabited Tasmania and King Island became extinct after the European settlement of Australia in 1788; and the distribution of the mainland subspecies has been influenced by human activities. Once common on the east coast, Emu are now uncommon; by contrast, the development of agriculture and the provision of water for stock in the interior of the continent have increased the range of the Emu in arid regions, and it is of Least Concern for conservation. They were a food and fuel source for indigenous Australians and early European settlers. Emus are farmed for their meat, oil, and leather. Emu is a lean meat and while it is often claimed by marketers that the oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, this has not been scientifically verified in humans. The Emu is an important cultural icon of Australia. It appears on the coat of arms, various coins, features prominently in Indigenous Australian mythology, and hundreds of places are named after the bird.