What to look for when buying emu oil

There are a few things to keep in mind when buying pure emu oil products – follow this guide to ensure you find a quality product that suits your needs.

It’s an oil, not a cream

Pure Australian emu oil is a natural product and can vary in colour from yellow to white. When warm, it’s a liquid (a similar consistency to olive oil), and it solidifies when cold. It’s important to know this so you can be sure you’re buying the right product for your needs. Many products on the market today have the words ‘emu oil’ in large print, with ‘cream’ or ‘crème’ appearing in very small type underneath. We think this is misleading – it means you might believe you’re buying a bottle of pure emu oil to treat arthritis or psoriasis, when you’re really getting a diluted product. If in doubt, read the label to make sure it says ‘100% emu oil’.

Make sure the PRODUCT you buy is listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration

M All pure emu oil should have an AUSTL Number on the label – this tells you that the oil product you’re buying is listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia. The number will be displayed on the label and should look something like this: AUSTL95322 (it usually has five or six numbers following the letters AUSTL). 
All products have to go through stringent testing and must be processed and bottled at licensed premises (pharmaceutical companies).


Unfortunately there are still some products labelled as emu oil on the market that do not meet these criteria – they’re usually the cheaper versions.

Watch out for added fragrances

Pure, fresh emu oil has no scent, so beware of anything claiming to be ‘pure emu oil’ that has fragrances added, such as lavender. It’s likely that it is old and the fragrance has been added to cover up the rancid oil smell.

Do you want an oil to use topically or capsules to take internally? 

As a guide, pure emu oil capsules are often the best option for long-term use. Capsules are used to treat the same conditions that the topical oil addresses – for example, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis and aches and pains. We have many customers who now use Talyala Emu Oil Capsules for these conditions and most find that once they start taking capsule form they don’t need to use the oil topically nearly as much. This makes treatment much easier for people who have a number of areas to address, such as a sore neck, back and knees – the capsules work directly on the symptoms from the inside. Get to know how the different products work. There are many fantastic emu oil-based products available, but it’s a good idea to get up to speed with their intended use. For example, an emu oil moisturiser is great for your face, but it won’t do much for your aches and pains. Likewise, an emu oil rub is ideal for aching muscles and joints, but you would never use it as a face moisturiser!


This is where pure emu oil comes into its own – you can use it for just about everything, including arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, aches, as a face moisturiser, and to treat burns and sunburn.

Look for a guarantee

It’s our belief that if you have a good product, you should guarantee it. Talyala Emu Farm has been guaranteeing products for more than 20 years and we pride ourselves on selling high-quality, fresh emu oil products. Our guarantee is simple: If you’re not happy with the results of our product, contact us and we’ll arrange a refund. 

 Can you trust your vendor?

When buying emu oil, it’s important that the company you’re purchasing from understands the product and offers a good level of service and information. The company should have a freecall phone number so you can call with any questions, and a real street address. If you have any questions or concerns about Talyala Emu Oil products, please call us on our toll-free line: 1800 18 18 15, or use our Contact Us form

Try our Emu Oil for yourself. 

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