I just found out that Cate Blanchett uses emu oil as a treatment for scars, burns, and even to smooth her elbows. While I had heard of it before, I had never done any research. But if Cate Blanchett, with her gorgeous complexion, says that it can save my skin, well, then I definitely had to do some digging. Here’s what I found out:
Emu oil, derived from the fat of the small, ostrich-like Emu (they are found in Australia) is often used in indigenous Australian culture as a remedy for everything from burns and scars to coughs and fevers. Really, it sounds like a bit of a cure-all. The liquid is high in fatty acids, containing omega-9’s, omega-6’s and omega-3’s, and several scientific studies have found that the oil also has anti-inflammatory properties when used topically.
Now, I’ve definitely used aloe all over before to try and treat burns. (Literally cut from a plant in my back yard. It was goopy. I don’t recommend it.) And vitamin E oil to work on scars. But I have yet to try something like emu oil. All of these positive properties have me thinking that the Aussie’s are really on to something. I’ve found some for just $31.20 and am seriously considering giving it a whirl.
Are you a fan of emu oil? Would you ever try it?
When we need a hydrating oil, we love using this one by Nuxe.