There are numerous historical documentations that note the widespread use of Ostrich Oil by ancient Egyptian, Roman and African cultures well over 3,000 years ago for cosmetic and healing purpose such as healing burns and reduce scarring, heal lesions and reduce skin irritations such as eczema, dermatitis, bed sores, dry skin, psoriasis to name a few. However it has been the Emu industry sector that has done a better job of promoting the cosmetic and healing benefits of the Emu Oil in the market today. It has become a very viable and profitable commercial business.
The ostrich and emu are two birds with very similar features. Both are flightless birds and are also the two largest known bird species. For the most part, ostrich and emu oil are made up of the same elements, most notably omega acids 3, 6 and 9. The oils are also non-comedogenic, meaning that it will not clog skin pores.
Ostrich and emu oil are virtually identical in properties and both achieve the same wonderful results. However, not only will Ostrich Oil perform the same as Emu Oil, but in several areas it even surpasses the guidelines that have been set for Emu Oil by the Emu Oil Industry. Ostrich Oil has a higher content of Omega 3, 6, and 9 than Emu Oil. It also has a smaller molecular makeup than emu oil & human skin making it transdermal...meaning it can penetrate deeper into the skin and scalp giving you much better results.
Ostrich Oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, moisturizing oil with a pH balance close to that of the human skin. This oil is obtained from the fat of Ostrich birds and is well-known for its ability to penetrate skin and scalp layers since it has the same molecular size as human sebum. It seeps into all the lower of the skin and is considered to be a superior skin and hair care product.