The more I use it the more I appreciate this new find, Emu oil. On a basic level, Emu has hormone-like compounds called Eicosanoids that trigger the body to increase blood flow to an area also encouraging cells to soften their outer membrane to allow more oxygen in and more toxins out. These two factors encourage skin health and deep penetration to the dermis where new cells are generated - making it an excellent carrier for essential oils, especially pain blends. I started using a high-quality Emu oil when I read about its ability to promote root stimulation for hair growth. I created a blend of Emu oil and essentials oils; Root Stimulating Hair Growth Serum for my thinning hair and I'm loving the results so yes, I'm absolutely sold on Emu oil! It's quickly absorbed into my skin and scalp and a little goes a long way! Emu oil contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 - Omega 9 is the major fatty acid and responsible for quick transport of bioactive compounds into the skin and deep penetration. Its overall composition is very close to our own skin's fatty acid composition. Ok! Now that you have a basic background on Emu oil let me just say that I realize it's not vegan-friendly but because it's a by-product of the Emu meat industry so I feel it's sustainable. If you want an alternative, please consider organic rosehip seed oil. For this pain blend, I chose warming oils like Black Pepper and Clove that the Emu Oil could take deep into the tissues of sore muscles joined by the cooling and pain relieving properties of essential oils like Birch and Peppermint. I also added Helichrysum for its renowned healing properties, but you could substitute Frankincense as well.
- Add essential oils first then fill the remainder of roller bottle with Emu oil. Apply topically, as needed.
- Note: Omit Birch if allergic to aspirin or on blood thinners.