We’re really into this thing we call ancestral skincare.
Ancestral skincare is the embodiment of ancient practices for modern times. While industrialism has brought us many benefits, it has also caused us to lose some of the traditions our ancestors had been perfecting for centuries (like skincare).
With skin issues and autoimmune diseases breaking out more than ever, it’s time to go back to our roots. We believe the answer to our skincare woes might not lie in the hottest new trend but in the oldest one.
One of those old trends is emu oil. Derived from the fat of the emu bird, this oil has been used to heal and protect skin for around 40,000 years. That’s a lot of historical five star reviews.
Read on to discover the amazing benefits of emu oil, plus how we use it for our skin and body health.
What Is Emu Oil?
Emu oil comes from the emu bird, a unique flightless creature that can only be found in Australia. Emu oil has a lot of similarities to tallow, while carrying its own unique molecular structure and skin benefits.
We chose to introduce emu oil into our skincare line because it’s rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, and penetrates deep into the skin. It’s basically magic in a bottle.
Emu oil can be used for:
- Dry and chapped skin
- Cracked heels
- Stretch marks and scars
- Natural bug repellant
- Skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema
The Benefits of Emu Oil
There are more benefits of emu oil than we can count—and even more still being discovered. Here are the highlights:
1. Emu Oil Contains Rich Anti-Inflammatory Properties
What’s the one most common factor when it comes to skin issues? Inflammation. Sometimes, the problem is only skin deep. Other times, the root cause of inflammation may be a chronic illness or chronic stress. Whatever the cause, emu oil can penetrate deep into the skin with anti-inflammatory goodness and speed up the healing process.
2. Emu Oil is Rich in Fatty Acids
Omega 3s and omega 6s are abundant in emu oil—and these fatty acids aren’t made in a lab. They are whole, unprocessed, and translate easily to your skin’s own molecular structure. Fatty acids help plump the skin and can decrease signs of aging.
3. Emu Oil Penetrates Deeper into the Skin
Emu oil has a unique molecular composition and contains smaller particles than other common oils, like coconut and olive oil. This allows it to penetrate deeper into the skin—nourishing and comforting inflammation.
4. Emu Oil Has a Similar Chemical Makeup to the Human Body
The chemical makeup of tallow is one of the reasons it’s been so successful in skincare. Ancient civilizations used tallow to soothe and heal their skin—and cultures that had access to emu oil harnessed it the same way. The similarities between emu oil and the chemistry of the human body allow the oil to provide the exact mineral requirements needed for optimal healing.
5. Emu Oil is Extremely Hydrating
Hydration can do a lot for the skin. Scars, wrinkles, and dullness can all be softened with just a little extra moisture. Unfortunately, a lot of the moisturizers in the skincare market contain chemicals, fillers, hormone disruptors, and ingredients you just don’t want on your face and in your body. Emu oil is a more natural way of achieving the desired moisture—without harsh chemicals or sketchy fragrances.
How to Use Emu Oil
Emu oil is typically used on the skin, but it can also be ingested. Some people opt for emu oil supplements instead of fish oil—since it contains a lot of the same fatty acids with minimal processing.
When you purchase emu oil for your skin, make sure the oil doesn’t have any fillers or chemical ingredients. It should be minimally processed so the vitamins and minerals stay intact.
Using Emu Oil for Your Face
Emu oil is perfectly safe for your face and offers a myriad of benefits to all skin types. In our family, we’re harnessing the power of emu oil to help with breakouts, eczema, psoriasis, aging, and inflamed skin.
Emu Oil for Breastfeeding Moms
When it comes to breastfeeding, your first concern is always your baby’s health. But when irritated breasts enter the scene, the desperation gets real. Emu oil is a great remedy that provides instant moisture and relief for dry and irritated breasts. You can also feel good about the ingredients—especially when there are no added fragrances or fillers. Just make sure you wipe off any excess oil before feeding your baby.
Emu Oil Is a Revolution in Skincare
Tallow and emu oil are two of the most powerful ingredients in skincare. Not only do they have a proven track record that’s centuries old but they also do a much better job of matching the natural molecular structure of our skin’s DNA. When you experience irritation, these ingredients enter the scene as a liquid band-aid.
Plant-based and chemically modified skin remedies simply can’t achieve this.Stay tuned for our Hydrating Tallow Stick (with Emu Oil) releasing this Friday!