what-is-emu-oilAs cosmetic and personal companies begin to incorporate emu oil into their products, people are quickly discovering how beneficial this natural oil is.  They are observing that it improves the quality of products they normally use.  It adds luxury to all sorts of body care products that range from handcrafted soaps to hair care and face moisturizer.

According to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, the emu was first brought into the United States in the 1930’s.  The first uses of emu oil in the United States are unknown; however, cosmetic and personal care products companies are discovering that it can be used in a variety of products.  The vast range of potential uses extend from topical skin treatments to lotions, soaps, creams, hair shampoos and conditioners.  Handcrafted soap makers prize the ingredient because the high fat content creates a rich lather in addition to the wonderful moisturizing properties.  Because the oil absorbs fragrance so well, consumers can revel in the luxury they get from cleansing and moisturizing ingredients of personal and body care products containing emu oil.

 

Gentle Oil Has Many Benefits

In the cosmetic and personal care products industry, emu oil skin benefits are significant enough to make Mark Potter, a chemist at Donna Karan Beauty Company praise the oil, stating that “emu oil is emerging as the world’s next cosmetic rage.”  He went on to add that “I think it will be another aloe vera.”  Potter made these remarks in a Vogue Magazine article in the September 1999 issue of the magazine.  He also noted that it’s the ideal oil.  It is also worth mentioning that the Donna Karan Beauty Company was the first American company to make the oil an ingredient in commercial beauty products.

Patents on Emu Oil

PAT. NO. Title
1 7,939,107 Full-Text Emu oil and fruit composition
2 7,371,407 Full-Text Use of Emu Oil and its various fractions as a carrier for antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral medications and preparations
3 7,048,950 Full-Text Use of Emu Oil and its various fractions as a carrier for antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral medications and preparations
4 6,733,751 Full-Text Use of Emu Oil and its various fractions as a carrier for antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral medications & preparations
5 6,645,506 Full-Text Topical compositions containing extracellular products of Pseudomonas lindbergii and Emu oil
6 6,531,126 Full-Text Use of emu oil and its various fractions as a carrier for antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral medications and preparations
7 6,528,040 Full-Text EMU oil-based formulations for use as an analgesic, anesthetic and antipruritic
8 6,303,132 Full-Text Administering progesterone using EMU oil
9 6,103,246 Full-Text Creams and lotions containing emu oil
10 5,958,384 Full-Text Use of emu oil for stimulating skin and hair growth
11 5,929,113 Full-Text Compositions comprising EMU oil or active fractions thereof and methods of using these compositions as insect repellents
12 5,849,334 Full-Text Composition comprising a local anesthetic and emu oil and methods of use thereof
13 5,801,196 Full-Text Methods of using emu oil and active fractions thereof as an insect repellent
14 5,744,128 Full-Text Use of emu oil for stimulating skin and hair growth
15 5,698,227 Full-Text Compositions comprising lidocaine and emu oil and methods of use thereof
16 5,677,338 Full-Text Methods of using emu oil and active fractions thereof as an insect repellent
17 5,662,921 Full-Text Therapeutic uses of emu oil
18 5,626,882 Full-Text Method of using EMU oil as an insect repellent
19 5,472,713 Full-Text Therapeutic uses of emu oil
20 5,431,924 Full-Text Anti-inflammatory composition derived from emu oil

Important Scientific Studies

Emu oil has been increasing in popularity for use in cosmetic and personal care products because of its many benefits for the skin.  The numerous potential uses and benefits of emu oil warrant further research.  Through continuing research, scientists will investigate all of the possible uses for this gentle oil, and in the process, they may discover that as Mark Potter of Donna Karan’s beauty company observed, this “ideal oil” is far more effective than anyone ever imagined.