emu oil is very thick and creamy.
Is this normal? Why does my emu oil change appearance from
time to time?
Emu oil naturally has a creamy semi-solid consistency and only
begins to liquefy above 75-80 degrees. When your emu oil becomes
very thick simply warm it under hot water. It will return to its
natural consistency again when it cools. Consistency will often
change during different times of the year, and often, but not
always, according to the weather and ambient temperature.
Emu oil will naturally divide into 2 fractions, one more
solid, one pure liquid over time, if left unmoved and under
certain temperature factors. Together, these two fractions
contain the entire benefits of emu oil. Separated, they do not
contain all the beneficial components of the oil.
years past, some companies offered only the top liquid
component, touting it as the "best" of the emu oil; however, we
now know much more about the oil and research has concurred that
both fractions must be present to be most beneficial for
softening skin and reducing pain and irritations. When your oil
separates, simply shake it together.
Please review the
articles found in the research area of our website for
additional information regarding the natural state and
components and composition of fully refined emu oil.
I tell if emu oil is of high quality?
Q: I have tried
some emu oil and wish to try some more. I am interested in how
to buy the best quality and what it takes to make this quality.
The one I tried was a milky substance with a yellow tint and
kind of thick at room temperature. Is this best?
A: 100% pure certified emu oil is a totally unique
natural product. As ambient temperature varies, the consistency
of emu oil will vary from thick at cold temperatures to
completely liquid at high temperatures. For best quality choose
oil that is cream to light yellow in color, odorless, and
tasteless or very bland. A dark yellow, red or brown tint
indicates a low quality product or a poor refining process.
The best way to determine the quality of emu oil is to check
for yourself that it is: odorless, tasteless, light in color and
contains no peroxides. Some vendors use herbs (citrus or
rosemary, for example) to cover up odors in lower quality oil.
Peroxides cause the oil to break down and to deteriorate
rapidly, reducing the shelf life. Our emu oil is odorless,
tasteless, ingestible, and has absolutely no peroxides.
If you can't inspect the oil in person then it's best to buy
directly from a reputable vendor. High Cascade oversees all
aspects of emu oil production and can ensure top quality and
freshness. We hand raise our emus on our ranch and feed them
only the highest quality feed. Absolutely no steroids, hormones
or antibiotics are used. We also control the processing,
refining, packaging and storage of the oil.
the different grades of emu oil? Which is best?
oil is relatively new to the west, the FDA still hasn't
developed a grading system for emu oil. Many vendors use
the system set by the American Emu Association that defines
three grades of emu oil: crude, once refined and fully refined.
This system doesn't tell you the exact quality of an oil, it
just tells you which category the emu oil is in. Even
within the different grades of emu oil there are variances
allowed. High Cascade adheres to the highest possible standards
and allows only the purest oil from the best fat to be packaged
for human use. This same high quality emu oil is used in all
High Cascade products.
Emu oil for human use should be
"fully refined," and not just filtered or refined. Even fully
refined emu oil can have an "off" color or taste and contain
peroxides that cause the oil to deteriorate. The best way around
vendor claims is to determine the quality for yourself.
Please read the guidelines mentioned in the above answer for
determining the quality of emu oil.
What is the
difference between your High Cascade Pure Certified Emu Oil and
your Veterinary Quality Emu Oil?
All of our 100% pure,
fully refined certified emu oil is odorless, tasteless,
ingestible and is of pharmaceutical quality. Our 100% pure and
refined "Veterinary Quality Emu Oil" is intended for use on
animals and is NOT odorless or tasteless. It is, however,
perfectly safe for human use.
I was wondering about the emus you use. Are they fed
organically and raised without chemicals?
hand raise our emus the "old fashioned way" on our ranch in
Oregon with absolutely no steroids, hormones or antibiotics. If
you're in the Eagle Point, Oregon area call toll free (800)
814-3687 to visit the ranch.
Tired of Being Blue
Q: Do you use any artificial dyes
in your What a Relief gel? I used another brand and it turned me
A: Absolutely not! Our
What a Relief!
Gel is a natural off-white gel that rubs into the skin without a trace.
Q:I had purchased the Super Blue Stuff from television
and find great relief from it, except in the pocketbook area! It's very
expensive and very stinky, and after a month turns to super greenish
stuff. How does your product compare to the ingredients in sbstuff?
I really liked it, but your prices are better and maybe in gel form it
won't turn color? And it may spread easier? And it is less money?
What a Relief!
Gel is the original emu oil, MSM and Aloe pain relief formula and the
ingredients are nearly identical to Blue Stuff. However, our product
costs up to 40% less and it doesn't contain any water, artificial
ingredients or dyes.
Skin sensitive to fragrance
Hi - I love the 4-in-1 dog shampoo, and I just got a trial size of emu
oil, which is great. I think I would like some of your other products -
face cream, nail oil -- but I can't wear anything that has a scent. What
do you suggest?
A: None of the emu oil products
(Emule' Certified Emu Oil, High Cascade Certified Emu Oil, Emule' Nails
and Emule' Vanity Oil) have an added fragrance. Our oil is odorless,
tasteless oil, 100% fragrance free.
4IN1 Pet Shampoo, 3IN1 Pet
Bar, WorkMate Hand Lotion, Buzz Off Lotion, Horse & Rider Shampoo, Alpha
Renew, and Natural Renew have NO FRAGRANCE ADDED. Each of these
products derives their fragrance from the ingredients, i.e. cedar,
patchouli, citronella oil, lemon, and such.
All the Emule' hair
and body careproducts (Protein Shampoo, Protein Conditioner, Hand
Lotion, Body Oil Mist, and Body Shampoo) have a very light fragrance
added called Oregon Rain.
Q: I am very restricted on
the ingredients I can use on my skin. Specifically, all products I use
must be free of salysilates . . . I've looked over the ingredients you
have listed and would like to know if there are any other inactive
ingredients not listed. Thanks for your help.
all the ingredients are listed on the web site.
Emu Oil and
Q: My son is 8 months old and has the Chicken Pox.
I was surfing the net to see how to prevent scarring and came across
your site on the uses of Emu Oil. Would you recommend the use of Emu Oil
on Chicken Pox to reduce scarring and aid in healing the sores. If
so, when would be the best time to start applying it?
Yes! You should begin using Emu Oil immediately; it is safe for all
ages. You should use a Pure Emu Oil product (no other ingredients) and
apply it to the sores 3-4 times a day. Not only will it help prevent
scarring, but it helps stop the itching as well. You should start as
soon as possible.
Emu Oil and Lupus
Q: I am
emailing you about my mother, she has lupus really bad and I wanted to
know if your product of the emu oil would work for her. She has constant
pain from head to toe. She is 67 years old. I've seen another product
out there and it's called SUPER BLUE STUFF, with emu oil in it. What I
need to know is it the oil that is helping with the pain or not. Because
if it's just the oil then we are in business. Please let me know
something as soon as possible. Thank you for your time ......My mother
needs to have real relief of this pain.
A: Emu oil
is generally best used for pain in its purest state, undiluted with
other products. However, combined with other products like MSM & aloe in
What A Relief!
and has other added benefits such as an "icy hot" sensation that some
people enjoy (almost identical in formula to Blue Stuff but at a
fraction of the cost). I always recommend that people try using the oil
alone first. People generally feel relief very quickly. Have your mother
apply the oil 3-5 times a day to the painful areas. I also recommend
that she take Emu Oil internally, or take our Emu Oil Gel Caps. After
you swallow the Emu Oil, the residue absorbs immediately through the
mucous membranes of the mouth. High Cascade is one of the only companies
in the United States with odorless and tasteless oil.
Q: My dog has been diagnosed with ringworm. It is
affecting a few areas but I am especially concerned about his paws. I
have tried some oral medications but I don't seem to be having any luck.
Do you recommend...emu oil and if so what products?
Absolutely. I would recommend the Veterinary Quality Emu Oil, applied
several times daily. Your dog may try to lick it off, so try to keep him
calm and spend around 5 minutes rubbing the oil into his paws. This will
give the oil time to penetrate before he can lick it off.
is your emu oil processed?
Adult emus have a large pocket of fat
on their back. We render the fat to remove impurities during the
refining process. However, this "crude emu oil" still has some
coloration, taste, and odor. We then refine the emu oil again so that it
is odorless and tasteless. When you see emu oil advertised as "refined"
or "fully refined" that doesn't tell you enough to determine the quality
of the oil. The highest quality oil is fully refined, but it is
also odorless, tasteless, has no peroxides and can be ingested. Lower
quality emu oil will have an odor or a dark yellow, red, or brown tint,
and it will contain peroxides. Peroxides break down the emu oil and
cause it to deteriorate rapidly, which reduces its shelf life.
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Administer Emu Oil to a Cat
Q: I have a 9 year old cat
with severe arthritis (from a congenital abnormality) in both back knee
joints. He doesn't like baths or things put on his skin/fur. How does
one use emu oil on a cat? Is it greasy? Will it rub off all over my
furniture? Is it easily washed out of fabrics? What happens if he licks
it off--which he will probably do? Will it make him sick?
If you're applying the oil to a wound, apply a small amount and
distribute over the area several times daily. Use no more than can be
absorbed within a few minutes or else it could end up on your furniture.
The oil will wash out of most fabrics. If you're giving your cat emu oil
for arthritis or dry, flaky skin or other systemic ailments, it should
be administered orally. Mix the oil in with your cat's food. The usual
dosage would be 1 teaspoon once or twice daily depending on the
condition. No, the emu oil will not make your cat sick. Our emu oil is
100% pure and is odorless, tasteless, and perfectly safe for consumption
by animals or humans.
Shelf Life of Emu Oil
recently ordered some of your emu oil products, and was wondering what
the shelf life of them is? Do they go rancid over time, and will they go
bad in summer outdoor weather? Do I need to keep it in the fridge?
A: All products that contain emu oil, as well as other
oils, should be stored at room temperature and never exposed to extreme
heat. An example of extreme heat would be leaving sunscreen out by the
pool all summer long, which would significantly reduce shelf life. Emu
oil can be stored in the refrigerator; however, it must be brought back
to room temperature for dispensing. High Cascade Certified Emu
Oil is refined to pharmaceutical quality, meaning that all the
peroxides have been removed and as a result, its shelf life is at least
Emu Oil and Stretch Marks
Q: Help! I have
had three kids and I badly need to get rid of my stretch marks. A friend
of mine said that emu oil helped get rid of hers. Does it really work?
A: We haven't done any clinical studies on this, but
we've received hundreds of testimonials over the last nine years from
people who have had positive results using emu oil for stretch marks,
scars and wrinkles. Research shows that emu oil helps thicken skin by as
much as 14% and improves the elasticity of the skin, which allows the
skin to stretch easier without damage. Emu oil contains three essential
fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, and 9) that are essential for healthy skin.
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