Simmia Holdings Pty Ltd trading as Talyala Emu Farm is a small family owned company which has been selling 100% Australian Pure Emu Oil Products for over 20 years.
Simon & Mia Murphy are the owners and managers of Talyala Emu Farm. We purchased the business in February 2014 from Phil & Chris Rogers, who started operation in 1992 at Murray Bridge in South Australia. The business moved to another farm in Keith, South Australia after Murrary Bridge and then to Victoria.
Since taking over Talyala Emu Farm, we have prided ourselves on developing a range of high quality emu oil products. Our product range includes Emu Oil Shampoo, Conditioner, Hydrating Body Cream, Massage Oil, Lip Balm, Rub, Emu Oil Moisturiser, Hand & Body Wash and Soaps. Our products are free from SLS, Parabens, Petrochemicals, Ethanol Alchohols, Glycol and Silicons. Please feel free to contact us on 1800 18 18 15 for information about any of our products.
We source our oil from a range of independent emu farmers all over regional Victoria & New South Wales.
Emus are a native animal so don't need much maintenance. They roam in large fields or pastures, often left 'bushy' as well as some clear space to mimic the wild habitat. The emus are free range and are able to wander the large paddocks as they please. Their diet usually consists of barley, lupins, wheat as well as all sorts of plants, fruit & insects which they find as if they were in the wild. All grain is put through a roller mill to crack the grain for better digestion. They are not fed anything genetically modified. No hormones or antibiotics or anything is used at all. Our Emu Oil is 100% Pure with nothing added to it at all.
Once harvested, the emu oil is passed through microfilters and gently heated. Once gently warmed and mixed the oil will become slightly opaque with a slight yellow colour. Warm water and heat jackets are the industry standard for warming the oil.
The oil hardens at lower temperatures and aesthetically, looks cloudy; The “cloudiness” is the separation of long chain and short chain fatty acid in the oil, which occurs when the oil is stored including encapsulated. Emu oil consists of these elements.
This is a good sign as it shows that the oil is “complete” and has not been tampered with or super refined. The cloudiness also disappears at certain ambient temperatures. The Americans for example declare clear oil as “clean” and they ensure this with a process called molecular distillation, which is a highly manufactured oil and not a natural product. Triglycerides are transformed into ethyl esters and the biological activity is stripped from the oil. Each batch of oil is tested for impurities.
There have been scientific studies confirming the presence of Vitamin K in emu oil, and the fatty acid composition has been proven. You can read about the scientific research into emu oil and see the studies here: http://www.rirdc.gov.au/search-results?searchCriteria=emu+oil