Emu Oil      Shelf Life of 1 year     (42%oleic acid )
Botanical Name: Dromaius novaehollandiae

Importance: Research has shown that emu oil is almost 100% Triglyceride which means makes it one of the very best natural transdermal carriers known. What does that mean? When emu oil is mixed with medicinal herbs it carries these medicines across the skin barrier.

Emu oil is a traditional animal fat derived from the Dromaius novaehollandiae - a large, flightless, and rather funny-looking bird native to the vast, arid lands of Australia. Emus are remarkable not only for their astonishing height (they are the second largest bird in the world after their gangly relative, the ostrich), but also for their unique avian ability to build fat stores for survival. 

It wasn’t until relatively recently, in 1860, that a scientist formally documented the extensive benefits of emu oil in written form. While collecting information for his work “Gatherings of a naturalist in Australasia,” G. Bennet marveled at the use of emu oil by Aborigines and early white settlers to heal wounds, reduce pain and relieve muscular disorders with great success.

Emu oil is taken by mouth for improving cholesterol levels, as a source of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, for weight loss, and as a cough syrup for colds, H1N1 (swine) flu, and flu.

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 for 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.

Emu oil is also applied to the skin to reduce pain and irritation from shingles, bedsores, hemorrhoids, diabetic nerve pain, insect bites, earaches, eye irritation, "growing pains," and frostbite. It is used for rashes, razor burn, and nicks.

In veterinary practice, emu oil is used to reduce swelling in joints, prevent cracked or peeling paws, calm "hot spots," and reduce irritation of flea bites.


  • Headaches
  • Reducing cholesterol
  • Weight loss
  • Coughs
  • Skin and hair conditions
  • Burns
  • Wounds
  • Muscle and joint problems
  • Earaches
  • Eye irritation
  • Shingles
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Insect bites
  • Diabetic nerve problems
  • Other conditions

Scientific analysis has enabled further insights into the exact nutritional benefits of emu oil and ‘demystified’ the folkloric beliefs behind this sacred superfood. Emu oil is made up of a unique fatty acid blend that is distinct from other common animal- and plant-derived resources. Made up of a dynamic mix of omega-3s, -6s and -9s, emu oil contains significant amounts of oleic acid (42%), as well as conjugated linoleic (or CLA) and palmaitic acids (about 21% each in composition). The golden oil also boasts an impressive amount of fat-soluble activators that work synergistically with the fatty acids to deliver optimal nutrition to cells. These fat soluble vitamins are desirable in a generally deficient modern diet, and include vitamins D3, E and K2 (as MK-4).


This website goes further into extreme depth on the many uses of Emu Oil.





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