Emu Bird Photo

Discover the Ultimate Benefits of Emu Oil

Article Summary: Pure, pasture-raised emu oil is a key ingredient in all Good & Simple Face & Body Balms. This fatty oil has a long history of use in natural skin care and as a wound healing solution. It was and still serves as a very healthy fat source that provides significant skin/nutritional benefits in today’s modern world. When emu oil is combined with other key ingredients such as grass-fed tallow, golden jojoba oil and essential oils, you have a powerful blend of natural ingredients that hydrate, soothe, and enhance our body's natural state-of-being and our skin's natural beauty and texture. Keep reading to find out more about this powerful ingredient.



Emus are beautiful, flightless birds native to Australia. They were brought to the United States (1900s) and serve as an excellent source of lean red meat, as well as contributing wholesome by-products such as oil, fat, feathers and more.



Emu oil is a refined fatty oil made from the fat of the emu bird.

This fatty oil has a long history of use in natural skin care and as a wound healing solution. It was and also still serves as a very healthy fat source that provides significant skin/nutritional benefits in today’s modern world.



Our emu oil is sourced from pasture-raised, non-GMO, unvaccinated emus living a good life on a chemical and pesticide-free farm in Michigan.

Side Note: Before we began using emu oil in our balms, we took a road trip to the Michigan farm to meet the owners. In speaking with them, we learned about their emu birds, the care they receive and their living conditions, as well as their oil refining process and general outlook. The farm uses nose-to-tail practices to ensure every part of the emu is used and respected. Even the emu egg shells are purchased by local artists and carved with beautiful designs.

By selecting this premium grade emu oil, our balms contain a more nutrient-dense profile than using processed oil from conventionally-raised birds.  

This selection also demonstrates to the industry that we want more earth-friendly and regenerative farming practices. We choose to exercise our purchase power knowing we can all make a difference each and every time.



  • Pure, Pastured, Non-GMO, Unvaccinated



  • Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, anti-inflammatory
  • Deeply penetrating moisturizer high in Omegas 3, 6, & 9
  • Efficient carrier oil that carries accompanying ingredients into the sub-dermal layer of the skin
    • According to the American Emu Association, "...emu oil transports products quickly through the skin, getting ingredients to the source of the problem, allowing over-the-counter (OTC) and cosmetic products to work better. Many products contain phospholipids, which make absorption more difficult. Absence of phospholipids makes emu oil highly penetrating and allows it to absorb through the skin more easily." (Source: American Emu Association FAQs, https://aea-emu.org/faq/)
  • Excellent for helping relieve skin dryness, irritation, and redness
  • Positive effect on collagen production
  • May reduce the signs of aging, hyperpigmentation and the appearance of scars
  • Sourced from pasture-raised, non-gmo emus living a good life on a chemical and pesticide-free farm right here in Michigan
  • Find this ingredient in ALL of our Face & Body Balms. Shop all products here.


    Emu Mob Photo

    (Photo: Emus grazing in pasture.)



    By selecting premium quality emu oil and combining it with other key ingredients, we create a nutrient-dense balm that supports healthy and balanced skin. This choice in turn supports earth-friendly and earth-healing farming practices (free of pesticides, herbicides, etc) resulting in each animal receiving the care and attention needed to thrive.

    When we choose differently, we demonstrate to the industry that we want more earth-friendly, organic, and regenerative farming practices. Purchase power at its finest!

    We can all make a difference.

    What we put on our skin is just one component of living a healthy lifestyle.

    Support your skin and body with healthy, nutrient-dense skin care products.



    You will find this ingredient in ALL of our face and body balms. Interested in exploring the rest of our capsule line? Shop all products here.



    Interested in learning more about other ingredients we use in our face & body balms? Please take a peek at our Ingredients page where we give a brief overview of each ingredient along with products that use them as a part of the formulation.

    We are 100% transparent and share all of the ingredients that we use in our balms. No hidden ingredients cloaked with "fragrance" or "proprietary ingredient" language. What you see is what you get. :)



    If you would like to take a deeper dive into emu oil and the benefits of using this ingredient for natural skin care, below are a couple of articles to get you started:

    We always encourage you to dig in and do your own research. What your body needs and what suits you best will be unique to you  - and this may vary and even shift as you move through life. Take time to listen in and discover what it is that you need.

    Have comments or questions about this ingredient or article in general?

    Leave a comment below, we would love to hear from you!


    Anne & Jen
    Owners, Good & Simple



    Good & Simple is a handcrafted line of face and body balms formulated with premium, wholesome ingredients. Our balms are nutrient-dense, nourishing for your skin, and serve as a multi-purpose solution to your skin's unique needs. Yes, it can be easy.

    Let go of complicated skin care and experience the ease of a simple, clean, nourishing skin care routine that you and your family will love. Clear your counters because in this instance, less is definitely more. 

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