I HAVE BEEN USING EMU OIL FOR PROBABLY 20 YEARS. ITS SO GOOD FOR BURNS AND CAN PREVENT SCARING IF NOT ALLOWING BURNS TO SCAB. EVERYONE SAYS FOR MY 67 YEARS MY SKIN IS NOT TOO MANY WRINKLES. I RECOMMEND EMU OIL TO EVERYONE FOR ANY SKIN PROBLEM. SOME TAKE MY ADVISE AND SOME DONT.. THEY JUST DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE MISSING.. IN THE MALL THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF SKIN CREAMS THEY LIKE TO PUT ON YOUR HANDS.. THERE COMMENTS ARE USUALLY THAT I ALREADY HAVE SOFT HANDS ...WHAT DOESNT GO ON MY FACE GOES ON MY HANDS AND ARMS.. MY HUSBAND USES THE OIL FOR HIS ELBOW WHICH ARE REALLY DRY AND I USE IT FOR THE HEELS OF MY FEET....ONE THING THOUGH. THE BOTTLE HAS MY CAT LICKING THE TOP AND WAITING FOR MY NEXT USE.. HE IS JOHNNY ON THE SPOT FIRST THING IN THE MORNING AND LAST THING AT NIGHT FOR HIS DAILY FIX.
SINCERELY PAT ARNOLD
PAT A. [pata1316@.com]
I wrote to you once before and had always hoped you would use my idea but have never seen it in your uses.
I had horrible feet. I love to go barefoot and over the years my skin under my feet and especially the heels became rough, dry and cracked. Deep cracks. My Aunt first bought me Purple Emu as a X-mas gift, along with other creams to try on my feet. I used some of the other creams but was skeptical about Emu oil. Avon, Dr. Scholl's, True Blue Spa, Bath and Body Works nothing worked. Finally I tried the Emu oil. Within weeks I noticed a difference in my skin it was smooth to the touch. I continued to us the oil and within a few months the cracks were gone.
My boyfriend has psoriasis on his elbows. I let him try Emu oil and it helped clear his dry patches. He liked it so much that he stole the bottle from me.
I have rheumatoid arthritis complicated with Sjogren's (VERY dry skin, dry eyes) I get deep cracks on the ends of my fingers that are very painful, and sometimes crack deeply enough that they bleed. Since I have been rubbing the Purple Emu oil on every night, they are MUCH better, and I usually start the day with nice soft, uncracked fingertips! Thanx for all your research and such wonderful products, Nettie! Joy Kamradt (jajkam34)
A neighbor who works at a restaurant and has bleached, callused, irritated hands, called to say that another neighbor that we had given some Emu oil to had given her some, and she decided to try it on her hands, and that within one week her hands were soft, painless, and getting better every day!
Peggy and Glenn G., Camas Valley, Oregon
I have also been using this oil on my scar that I have from a past hernia surgery, it is fading dramatically.
I have been using it on my stretch marks on my back, they are almost 100% gone in only about 2 weeks of use, incredible! ! Also on red spots from a past rash, also fading big time :)... even my parents have been begging me for this oil before bed for their dry skin.. we all love it and wont be without it.
Thanks for making this available to us all. Bye and I'll be in touch
Mike L., AZ
Skin: The importance of the maintenance of the normal skin barrier with emu oil.
by Dr. Leigh Hopkins
The skin serves numerous functions but the primary protective or barrier function is the most obvious. All of the cells in our bodies have miniature barriers called cell-walls to separate each cell. The cell wall, in turn, must have many mechanisms that enable the cells to communicate with other cells through pores, channels and receptors. This communication is necessary since all the cells must function in an orchestrated fashion to accomplish everything that we do in our daily lives. The cell wall barriers are simply layers of fats that surround the watery contents. Therefore, the communication mechanisms must operate through these fatty cell walls. In fact, many of the substances that are involved in this communication process are various fats since it is easiest for fats to move within the fatty layers that comprise the cell walls. Our societal attention to fats as only sources of calories and a sign of being overweight does a critical disservice to the major importance that fats play in our body's biochemistry and physiology.
Fatty substances control the majority of our body's physiology through receptors that activate many important genes.
Likewise, our skin barrier is comprised of a supporting structure of collagen, a protein, that contains fats that serve a critical function. These fats prevent the excess loss of water through our skin and prevent the cells of our body from becoming dehydrated and dying. A major sign of a defective skin is the dryness that results from excessive water loss. This water can not be applied topically but must be ingested otherwise we would drown in our shower. To prevent the excessive water loss and the resulting dry skin, we must repair the skin barrier. We find that the skin composition in individuals with dry skin is due to an improper mixture of the skin fats. This is due to a deficiency in our diet of the correct fats. On a nutritional basis, we can provide these necessary fats through the skin. The skin is not a usual means to acquire nutrition but it can absorb enough fatty substances to correct the fat imbalances that are the cause of the defect in the skin's barrier function and thus correct the dry, itchy skin problem.
Essentially, all moisturizing lotions on the market do not contain nutrition for the skin but rather serve to provide an artificial barrier through the use of petrolatum. Petrolatum is an inert substance that does not allow water to escape through the dry skin. Petrolatum is not a means to correct the underlying problem but it is a temporary solution. However, if you want to have a normal healthy skin that is as soft as baby's behind, you must supply the correct composition of fats to the skin.
The fatty acid composition of emu oil is very close to the correct composition of these fats as found in normal skin. Thus, emu oil is an excellent moisturizer that returns the skin to its natural barrier function. Emu oil can make the skin feel soft, more elastic and firm due the restoration of the normal fats in the skin.
Note: This information is provided for strictly educational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. For diagnosis and treatment, consult your physician.
Winterizing Dry Itchy Skin
Dry, itchy skin can become a real problem as the cold winter months set in. Because rooms are heated, the humidity in the air is lower than at other times. Add long sleeves and woolens to this and your skin becomes dehydrated. When the skin becomes dehydrated, exfoliation slows down and the formation of abnormal clumps form on the skin's surface, making it rough, dry and occasionally itchy, as show above on Rose Henderson's elbow.
People with atopic dermatitis are especially vulnerable to itchy skin during winter months. Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition frequently associated with allergies, asthma or hay fever. It is unusually sensitive and may sting when exposed to fragrances, perfumes or some additives.
Here we have a close up of the elbow shown above. Emu oil has not yet been applied. Note that subject has been scratching the dry itchy skin. Skin is broken in at least a couple of places and there is scabbing over in at least one area. Henderson tells us that during winter months she will often wind up with a rash running from her elbow half way to her wrist. This season she decided to try using Purple Emu's Pure Refined Emu Oil on her skin breakdown. "I liked the fact that it was an all natural product and that it was from birds grown here in the United States." Henderson went on to say that she had researched emu oil extensively prior to purchase and felt more comfortable with the quality of oil produced in the United States, as well as being sure that birds were raised humanely. "I read about the emu oil certification program set up by the American Emu Association and made sure that the oil was certified as Fully Refined."
"The emu oil stopped the itching immediately" Henderson reported, "I used it three times a day and within 4 days the skin was back to normal." Rose went on to tell us that she is now using the pure emu oil as a moisturizer after baths. "I'm using it as a preventative now, to winterize my skin."
Purple Emu Pure Refined Emu Oil is tested by an American Oil Chemist Society certified lab and meets AEA standards as Fully Refined.