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What "Organic"
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Marketing Ploys About Emu Oil

When you purchase emu oil, ask where they get it. We get phone calls regularly from people who want to buy our emu oil wholesale in bulk so they can bottle it and sell it retail. They have no input at all into the end product itself or what the true quality really is.

When emu oil is properly refined it should be lab tested to verify that it meets or exceeds the oil standards which are set by the American Emu Association (AEA). Oil that meets these standards is "Grade A" emu oil and suitable for any application you desire.

So, when you purchase emu oil, just verify that it meets the standards set by the AEA. You can see the AEA seal of approval right from the refinery on our emu oil below.


It should be noted that a sample of emu oil from two completely different emu oil producers can both meet AEA requirements and still have a huge difference in quality.

Also, AEA standards are not difficult to meet with ordinary refining methods, so all the "Organically Refined" - "Pharmaceutical Grade" - "Molecularly Distilled" - "Cosmetic Grade" processes are unrealistic and unnecessary.

Actually, the consumable oils we have all used every day for our entire lives is refined with ordinary refining methods and equipment and refining emu oil that same way easily produces a quality emu oil that is well within American Emu Association (AEA) standards.

"Organically Refined"
As long as no harsh chemicals are used, every producer can claim "organically refined". The starting product is what needs to be "Organic." If you "organically refine" soured milk, when you get through, you still have soured milk!

"Pharmaceutical Grade"
If emu oil or any consumable oil is properly refined, it could be called "Pharmaceutical Grade," which means it is ingestible.

"Cosmetic Grade"
All refined oils are "Cosmetic Grade."

"Molecularly Distilled"
From the doctor who oversees the refining of our emu oil:
"The term, Molecularly Distilled sounds WAY better than other refining methods, but molecular distillation is basically for heat sensitive oils, especially fish oil, where you can perform the operation under high vacuum and lower temperature.

Fish oil contains very highly sensitive fats such as EPA and DHA and needs to be handled or purified carefully. Molecular distillation therefore is ideal for fish oil. Emu product however, is very stable compared to fish oil so emu oil does not need to be molecularly distilled."

Molecular distilling was adopted during World War II. Thousands of gallons of engine oil (for vehicles, airplanes, ships, etc) could be "recycled" with molecular distillation because it removes metal. Fish oil is molecularly distilled to remove mercury, etc., and that is the only reason it is used.

Emu oil that is 'molecularly distilled' should be much more expensive (but it isn't on the Internet). Traditionally refined emu oil produces a quality emu oil that is well within American Emu Association (AEA) standards and suitable for any application you desire.

Chemicals Should NEVER Be Used To Refine Emu Oil....

Chemicals should NEVER be used in refining to "kill" the impurities in oil of any kind. Not only would you still get the impurities (they're just unable to grow and make the oil get rancid), but you get the chemicals.....very UNdesirable.

Refining In A Nutshell

In a nutshell, the oil is pressed at high pressure through a series of filters at the correct temperature. Then the oil is spun at high speed in a centrifuge at the correct temperature to remove moisture. A vacuum is also drawn on the oil for deodorization. The oil is then tested in the laboratory to insure it meets the AEA oil standards.

About Lab Testing Emu Oil

Lab testing is really a quick and fundamental procedure for any consumable oil. In basic terms, a sample of oil is mixed with different chemicals to produce certain colors. If the color is correct after mixing, the oil meets the standards. A chart with various shades of the necessary colors gives the number results.

It is possible and easy to find all sorts of "problems" in any product on the market with enough lab testing. Again, ordinary refining methods produce grade A emu oil that is absolutely suitable for any application you desire including orally ingesting the oil (a common, beneficial practice).

We have been personally involved in refining hundreds of gallons of emu oil and the refining system is closed from start to finish. There really isn't a stopping place you could define as "pharmaceutical" or "cosmetic", etc.



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23853 C.R. 114
iola, Texas 77861