I was in my small-town pharmacy the other day and while I was waiting for my order I noticed a large display for “Emu Oil.” Of course I thought that must be a name brand of some sort, but it turns out to be actual emu oil. The health benefits are apparently limitless; it’s an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, stimulates skin, hair and nail growth, has a natural SPF, is a natural emollient and moisturizer, hypo-allergenic, prevents and diminishes scarring/stretch marks, and is great for skin disorders and allergies. Uhhh-huhhhh.
That said, here’s my question. Just how do they collect emu oil? And what do they do with the rest of the emu? I can only imagine that the emu is not happy with the process. I’ve looked all over the web, and while site after site touts the benefit of this miracle product, none would say WHERE they get it from. Methinks there may be a conspiracy here. Maybe they don’t actually get it from emus. Maybe there’s a black market for emu oil production. Maybe the process is too unspeakable to talk about… sort of like how they get gelatin. Should we mount a hidden-camera expose on emu oil? Anyone have the insider’s skinny on this?