Over 4,000 years ago, the Australian Aborigines began using Emu oil for healing and pain relief. After a hunt, they would wrap their elders in the skin of the Emu bird to lesson their aches.

Not until the mid-1800s, did Emu oil begin to be used outside of Australia and New Zealand. European explorers extolling its virtues, returned to their native countries bearing the oil as a gift.

In the mid-1980s, ranchers in the U.S. began to raise Emus for their meat and bi-products. By the mid-1990s, Emu oil began being used by athletic trainers in professional football and basketball, and by burn centers worldwide to heal skin tissue and reduce scarring.

Today Emu oil is regulated by the American Emu Association to guarantee quality. Emu meat is prized throughout the world as a delicacy for its flavorful, dense texture and lean fat content. The oil and other byproducts are used in many products worldwide.

What does Emu oil consist of?

Emu Oil consists of the following fatty acids:

  • Myristic 0.8%
  • Palmitic 21.5%
  • Palmitoleic 4.8%
  • Steric 10.9%
  • Oleic 45.6%
  • Linoleic 13.9%
  • Linolenic 0.6%

There are only three sources in the world that contain ideal ratios of Omegas 3, 6 and 9 for your body. They are deep sea fish oil, seal oil and Emu oil.

Is Emu oil edible?

Only pharmaceutical grade Emu oil is equal to a food grade. It is consumable having been refined at high temperatures for prolonged periods to eliminate any potential contaminants.

There are 3 grades of Emu oil manufactured. They are crude, cosmetic and pharmaceutical. Never consume any Emu oil unless you have been assured that it is a safe pharmaceutical grade

Since Emulate Emu oil is a pharmaceutical grade, it is completely safe to eat as long as you have not exposed the contents of the bottle to any bacteria or unsafe conditions.

Will my products spoil?

Since we use little or no preservatives, your Emu oil and Emulate products can spoil if not used within 18 months of purchase. However, shelf life can be extended through refrigeration if you don’t believe you will use them within that time.

Why Emulate Emu oil and not others?

Emulate sells only FRESH, PHARMACEUTICAL grade American Emu oil which is regulated by the American Emu Association (AEA) for quality. Emu oils from Australia and ranches that are not certified by the AEA do not meet regulated standards. Absolute freshness ensures maximum healing performance.

What are suggested uses?

Arthritis, Carpel Tunnel, Tendonitis and Fibromyalgia

Apply pure American Emu oil at least twice daily or take the Emu oil capsules for relief of chronic pain, stressed or strained muscles and any type of joint ache.

Sports Injuries

Doug Atkinson, an NBA team trainer for 30 years began using Emu oil on one of his Dallas Mavericks players. The player had under-gone surgery on both knees and after two years in rehabilitation, was still unable to play. Within six weeks of using pure Emu oil, the inflammation and swelling was gone and the player was able to practice and play without limitation.

Uses for Skin Care

Pure Emu oil has been used throughout the world in burn centers for healing and relief of pain from burns and the reduction of scarring. The oil does not remain oily, heals quickly, does not clog pores and reduces pain.

These qualities make it excellent for skin care. Our Facial Cleanser, Body Creme, Moisturizer and Lotions rejuvenate skin quality and texture by creating new cell growth.

For sunburns, apply pure Emu oil for relief of pain and quick healing of the burn. The Emu oil absorbs quickly and offers immediate relief.

For treatment of Eczema, Psoriasis or Dandruff, apply pure Emu oil to the areas affected, and continue frequently until healed.

Pure Emu oil makes a great after shave conditioner for men’s skin.

For bug bites, mosquitoes, spiders, noseeums, etc., apply emu oil to relieve the pain and reduce swelling. Continue application until the swelling and pain subside.

Veterinarians use pure Emu oil to treat skin disorders and heal scars on animals, especially proud flesh on horses.

For treatment of acne, apply to breakouts to heal the skin and reduce scarring. Emu oil will absorb and not leave an oily residue.

Breast Feeding Soreness and Stretch Marks

Early stages of nursing can be painful. Applying pure PHARMACEUTICAL grade Emu oil to the nipples can help decrease soreness and chafing, without harming the baby.For stretch marks during and following pregnancy, apply pure Emu oil to heal and reduce discoloration that often occurs.

Diaper Rash

Heal your baby’s diaper rash by applying with each diaper change. Teething, Cold Sores and Sore Gums For children who are teething, rub pure PHARMACEUTICAL grade Emu oil on the gums for relief of pain.Cold sores can shortened and pain relieved by applying pure PHARMACEUTICAL grade Emu oil to the internal or external area of the sore.

Muscle Ache and Growing Pains

Children and young adults suffer from “growing pains” – those aches that accompany rapid growth. Topically apply pure Emu oil to the areas where pain seems to be concentrated for relief and healing.

Ear Ache

If an ear ache occurs, warm pure Emu oil in a bottle in warm water. Test the temperature first, then drop 1 to 2 drops into the ear that aches. This will reduce swelling and help heal the infection. Pain should subside quickly.


If signs of shingles occur, apply pure Emu oil repeatedly. Pure Emu oil can lesson the irritation and degree of outbreak of the rash, and accelerate the healing. It is advised that you consult a physician for additional treatment.


Often the symptoms of diabetes cause reduced circulation in hands, feet and legs. To increase the circulation and improve the health of these extremities, massage pure Emu oil into the areas daily.

Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Massage Applications

Pure Emu oil is beneficial in massage and chiropractics. It loosens muscles and helps the massage and/or spinal adjustment retain its position longer.

In acupuncture, pure Emu oil works well as a carrier for Chinese herb formulas, and can also help desensitize areas where needles are applied.

For physicians, pure Emu oil accelerates healing and reduces swelling due to injuries or surgery. For more information see Medical Studies on our website.