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Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:14 pm      Reply with quote
My apologies if this has already been covered. I recently started using emu oil and really like the results. However, I recently discovered an ostrich farm near my home & the proprietor sells ostrich oil. I like the thought of knowing exactly where it's sourced, but the information on the web is confusing about the benefits vs. emu oil . Anyone have any personal experience? Thanks in advance.
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Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:41 pm      Reply with quote
Bunny7475 wrote:
My apologies if this has already been covered. I recently started using emu oil and really like the results. However, I recently discovered an ostrich farm near my home & the proprietor sells ostrich oil. I like the thought of knowing exactly where it's sourced, but the information on the web is confusing about the benefits vs. emu oil . Anyone have any personal experience? Thanks in advance.


I did a search and only found one member mentioning that they ordered Ostrich Oil for use after a peel. I have no personal experience and do not recall much discussion on it's use?

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?p=6444748

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Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:21 am      Reply with quote
Many of the claims made about emu oil are unsubstantiated, and some originate with the American Emu Association. There is very little on PubMed about emu oil in dermatology.

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Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:34 am      Reply with quote
Firefox7275 wrote:
Many of the claims made about emu oil are unsubstantiated, and some originate with the American Emu Association. There is very little on PubMed about emu oil in dermatology.


There is just a plethora of anecdotal evidence all over this forum and many others, Dr. Pickart is a big fan! Smile

I happen to love Emu Oil, but I also love many oils you say are no good for the skin?

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Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:48 am      Reply with quote
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Firefox7275 wrote:
Many of the claims made about emu oil are unsubstantiated, and some originate with the American Emu Association. There is very little on PubMed about emu oil in dermatology.


There is just a plethora of anecdotal evidence all over this forum and many others, Dr. Pickart is a big fan! Smile

I happen to love Emu Oil, but I also love many oils you say are no good for the skin?


Please stop erroneously paraphrasing me DarkMoon, I generally attribute positive and negative effects to specific fatty acids rather than simply specific oils. The problem with anecdotal evidence is most fail to take account of what products they have stopped using, or distinguish between an occlusive effect and a 'nourishing' effect.

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Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:55 am      Reply with quote
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DarkMoon wrote:
Firefox7275 wrote:
Many of the claims made about emu oil are unsubstantiated, and some originate with the American Emu Association. There is very little on PubMed about emu oil in dermatology.


There is just a plethora of anecdotal evidence all over this forum and many others, Dr. Pickart is a big fan! Smile

I happen to love Emu Oil, but I also love many oils you say are no good for the skin?


Please stop erroneously paraphrasing me DarkMoon, I generally attribute positive and negative effects to specific fatty acids rather than simply specific oils. The problem with anecdotal evidence is most fail to take account of what products they have stopped using, or distinguish between an occlusive effect and a 'nourishing' effect.


Firefox I am just going by your obvious dislike for anything containing (high amounts of) Oleic Acid which my skin LOVES!!!!!!!!

I did not erroneously paraphrase a darn thing!

You have your opinions and I have mine and that is all. Smile

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Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:05 am      Reply with quote
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Firefox I am just going by your obvious dislike for anything containing (high amounts of) Oleic Acid which my skin LOVES!!!!!!!!

I did not erroneously paraphrase a darn thing!

You have your opinions and I have mine and that is all. Smile


"oils you say are no good for the skin" = erroneously paraphrasing. Ditto "obvious dislike" which is also erroneously attributing emotions.

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Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:00 pm      Reply with quote
I think it is great you found and liked emu oil and if your skin like it, keep using it. Maybe see if you can get a small sample from the supplier and try it for yourself! I have also headed that some more shady emu oil sellers sell ostrich oil instead of emu because it is cheaper. I have never used ostrich oil before, but I could imagine it would be somewhat similar if sellers are selling ostrich oil in the guise of emu oil.

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Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:47 pm      Reply with quote
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I think it is great you found and liked emu oil and if your skin like it, keep using it. Maybe see if you can get a small sample from the supplier and try it for yourself! I have also headed that some more shady emu oil sellers sell ostrich oil instead of emu because it is cheaper. I have never used ostrich oil before, but I could imagine it would be somewhat similar if sellers are selling ostrich oil in the guise of emu oil.


Where have you seen this, just curious I buy Emu Oil from a source I trust. This does make me wonder if the supplier is selling the retailer Ostrich Oil or Emu Oil? hmm

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Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:39 am      Reply with quote
It is actually on the garden of wisdom site on the emu oil page. Not sure how long it has been posted there but I know many shop from GOW including myself and I find them to be an honest and reliable seller, but of course there is no proof or anything. Just something to keep in mind if you are planing on getting emu oil, get if from a site that you trust or has been recommended to you.

Http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/catalog/item/3987807/3778598.htm

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Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:43 am      Reply with quote
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It is actually on the garden of wisdom site on the emu oil page. Not sure how long it has been posted there but I know many shop from GOW including myself and I find them to be an honest and reliable seller, but of course there is no proof or anything. Just something to keep in mind if you are planing on getting emu oil, get if from a site that you trust or has been recommended to you.

Http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/catalog/item/3987807/3778598.htm


Thanks kmrmv8,

The last few times I purchased Emu Oil was from GOW so I feel a lot better, if they put a warning up I am guessing they are checking to make sure what they sell is the real deal! Smile

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Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:52 am      Reply with quote
What would be the difference between the two?
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Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:59 am      Reply with quote
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What would be the difference between the two?


I am not sure to be honest Lotus, I know I have used Emu Oil (assuming it was) and like it, I really do not have any information on what benefits Ostrich Oil has for the skin?

I just don't care for deceptive business practices, if you say you are selling me XYZ, I want XYZ, it is the principle of it that bothers me. Wink

You might read the link on GOW, it does not tell the difference but it is informative.

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Pub Med studies on the benefits of Emu Oil:

[Anti-inflammatory activity and healing-promoting effects of topical application of emu oil on wound in scalded rats].
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15837639

Promotion of second intention wound healing by emu oil lotion: comparative results with furasin, polysporin, and cortisone.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9858176

Orally administered emu oil decreases acute inflammation and alters selected small intestinal parameters in a rat model of mucositis.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20377926

General info:
http://www.emuseproducts.com/emu_oil_benefits/

Emus are indigenous to Australia, therefore, Emu Oil is commonly available here as a general cure-all for everything. It is so safe it can be taken internally. Plus it can be used on horses and pets.

I've been using it for years as a facial moisturiser and I think it's great stuff. Whether Ostrich Oil compares, I wouldn't have a clue - I've never really heard anything about it. Personally, I would be inclined to stick with the tried and proven Emu Oil if possible.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:38 am      Reply with quote
Keliu wrote:
Pub Med studies on the benefits of Emu Oil:

[Anti-inflammatory activity and healing-promoting effects of topical application of emu oil on wound in scalded rats].
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15837639

Promotion of second intention wound healing by emu oil lotion: comparative results with furasin, polysporin, and cortisone.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9858176

Orally administered emu oil decreases acute inflammation and alters selected small intestinal parameters in a rat model of mucositis.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20377926

General info:
http://www.emuseproducts.com/emu_oil_benefits/

Emus are indigenous to Australia, therefore, Emu Oil is commonly available here as a general cure-all for everything. It is so safe it can be taken internally. Plus it can be used on horses and pets.

I've been using it for years as a facial moisturiser and I think it's great stuff. Whether Ostrich Oil compares, I wouldn't have a clue - I've never really heard anything about it. Personally, I would be inclined to stick with the tried and proven Emu Oil if possible.


From the GOW link they are showing they are selling genuine Australian Emu Oil! Smile

Grade 'A', Australian Emu Oil, produced under the Strict Australian Emu Oil regulations (equivalent to the USDA). The birds are totally free range, feeding on an all natural diet, which includes natural plants with antibiotic properties. No growth hormones or medicines are used, and they are not fed on corn, meat meal or hydrogenated oil feed. This is the real thing, as natural as you can get. All the natural fatty acids are preserved by low temperature refining processes and refrigerated storage.

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