Emu oil’s unique combination of polyunsaturated fatty acids has anti-inflammatory properties which can penetrate down into muscle tissue and joints, relieving the aches and pains associated with arthritis and rheumatism, sporting injuries and tension related muscular soreness, and removes redness and swelling from the skin without clogging the pores or leaving a greasy residue.
Emu oil with it’s combined effects of the naturally occurring Vitamin E and A – of which it is one of the richest sources – and the anti-inflammatory properties, aids in skin repair, promotes faster healing with less pain and scarring on open wounds, burns, blistering, sunburn and other skin injuries, and removes the itch and sting of insect bites.
An excellent moisturiser in its own right, Emu oil enhances the skin’s water retention abilities, which in effect transforms rough, dry skin to a smoother, healthier texture, inhibits wrinkles and other ravages of aging, and aids in cell rejuvenation, giving the skin the appearance of being younger and softer.
Anecdotal evidence and clinical experiments would suggest that Emu Oil is a most effective alternative to cortisone in the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, in that it relieves itching and irritation, removes redness and the appearance of aggravation, softens the skin, and allows the condition to heal where the skin is broken, and removes dryness and flaking of the dead skin.
Some of the properties of Emu Oil:
- Anti-inflammatory activity
- Cholesterol reduction
- Penetration enhancer
- Significant epidermal proliferative activity
- Significant wound healing agent
- Significantly reduces recent keloid scarring
- Appears to promote faster healing of burns with less pain and scarring
- Anti-arthritic activity
- Excellent emulsifier
Contains the correct ratio of omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 that the body requires. Omega 3 and 6 are essential fatty acids that need to be sourced from our diets. Omega 9 is non-essential as the body can generate it, however if your diet is lacking in unsaturated fats, then Omega 9 cannot be produced.
How Omega-3, 6 & 9 can help our bodies and our hair.
Omega-3 fatty acid is considered one of the essential fatty acids, because our bodies cannot make it. It is known for being an anti-inflammatory agent, which can ease any number of medical conditions and counteracts the pro-inflammatory properties of omega-6.
How does Omega-3 help with hair?:
- Increases hair elasticity
- Reduces hair breakage
- Nourishes hair follicles
- Increases hair strength and thickness
- Prevent or reverse hair loss
- Improve flaky/dry scalp
- Improve scalp circulation
You can get omega-3 in your diet with seafood (salmon, sardines, halibut, tuna, herring, mackerel, cod), seeds & nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, flaxseed’s, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds), and fruits & veggies (strawberries, cabbage, broccoli, turnip greens, spinach).
Omega-6 is another essential fatty acid that our bodies cannot produce. It supports brain development, the immune system, and helps regulate blood pressure.
When it comes to hair Omega-6 helps:
- Controls water loss in hair
- Stimulates hair growth
- Controls/helps improve eczema and similar skin/scalp conditions
Omega-9 is a non-essential fatty acid, because our bodies are able to generate it from unsaturated fats. Omega-9 helps regulate bad cholesterol and supports immune function.
Omega-9 in the hair:
- Controls water loss in hair
- Makes hair softer and more pliable