You may be surprised to find that ostriches have been used as a natural source of skincare and nutrition for thousands of years. In fact, the products derived from ostrich are sometimes even more effective than modern ones! Ostrich oil, for example, is made from the fat in ostrich skin. There are multiple benefits of ostrich oil, including improving your skin, helping you look younger, and keeping you healthy.
Ostrich Oil is an organic, anti-inflammatory, non-comedogenic, soothing oil that provides intense hydration. Ostrich Oil is the oil extracted from Ostrich’s fat and it contains Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) Omega-3, 6 (Linoleic acid), and 9 (oleic acid). It has been used by ancients in multiple problems for several years. These problems include:
- Muscular and joint pains
- Lesions and abrasions
- For dry and flaky skin,
- Arthritis & Rheumatism
- Skin problems like eczema, dermatitis, and Psoriasis
- Hair fall, dandruff, and breakage of hair.
You might think how is Ostrich oil beneficial for all these problems?
The answer to the cure of these problems is that it contains EFAs, along with amino acids and vitamins that rejuvenate the cell membranes and help in the proper functioning of cells. EFAs are responsible for cell division, cell growth, and recovery. Because of this, it often heals minor cuts, lesions, abrasions, and injuries. It is highly penetrating, which makes it easy for the oil to penetrate through the cell membrane.
The benefits of ostrich oil are not limited to healing cuts and lesions. It also provides relief for joints and muscular pains. As ostrich oil is anti-inflammatory, it reduces inflammation and redness. Arthritis and rheumatism do not have any cures, but ostrich oil helps to provide relief from chronic pains.
Ostrich oil moisturises the skin, making it really soft and supple. If you live where the weather is harsh and dry, ostrich oil is the best replacement for your moisturiser and as oils have less questionable ingredients in them, they are good as moisturisers for your face and body. In fact, many skincare products now contain ostrich oil for the purpose.
Ostrich oil, being non-comedogenic, can treat eczema, rosacea, lip dermatitis, and psoriasis. Non-comedogenic simply means that it does not clog pores. So, it does not let oil, dust, bacteria, and dead skin cells clog the pores, which leads to the reduction of pimples and acne. Also, it reduces inflammation caused by these skin problems.
Ostrich oil prevents hair fall and breakage of hair. Eczema is not only limited to the visible parts of the skin, it can affect our scalp, too. Ostrich oil helps reduce the itchiness and dandruff from the scalp.
It will heal your skin and reduce common symptoms, such as wrinkles and bags under the eyes with its moisturising abilities. Your skin will get softer, smoother, and will heal faster.
If you’re dealing with any type of skin reaction or acne, ostrich oil might be the answer.
A lot of skincare products cause allergic reactions, but that’s not the case with ostrich oil. Since it’s hypoallergenic, there’s very little chance that you’ll have a negative reaction to it.
Your body produces omega-3 fatty acids, but sometimes we need a little extra help, especially if we’re not getting enough omega-3s in our diets. Luckily, there is enhanced ostrich oil. With EFAs, your nervous, cardio, and immune systems can regulate blood pressure, heart rate, inflammation, and metabolism. They can also help you fight intruders like infections.
Ostrich Oil can be used in its pure form, or you can use it with other essential oils. Many skincare brands and pharmaceuticals are using ostrich oil in their products. In Pakistan, some brands are using ostrich oil for their products. I came across this brand, Ostruce, that is using Ostrich Oil in their skincare, haircare, and pain-relieving product as a key ingredient along with other ingredients that enhance its properties
There are a few ways to use it:
1. As a massage oil. Massage it into sore or tight muscles, aches, pains, sprains, or inflamed joints.
2. In aromatherapy diffusers. Add some drops to your diffuser to help you feel calm.
3. As a hair conditioner. Massage it into your scalp before you shampoo as an extra conditioning treatment that won’t weigh down your hair.
Ostrich farming is the future. Not only do they provide us with ostrich oil, which is a healthier alternative to chemical-based products, but their meat is healthier than traditional methods of beef production. Only by bringing ostrich farming mainstream can we achieve our mission, which is to provide a better food system for all of us.
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