Review of Thunder Ridge Emu Oil Products
Thunder Ridge emu oil is produced from one of the largest emu farms in the eastern United States.
Thunder Ridge’s CEO, Anne Geller, has been raising emus since the early 1990’s and her company offers a variety of emu oil products; ranging from emu soaps, moisturizing lotions and nutritional supplements.
Thunder Ridge is reported to also be a member of the American Emu Association (AEA) and their emu oils are AEA-Certified Highly Refined.
So how is this help you, the consumer? Well, apparently the advantages of using emu oils from AEA is that the emu oil manufacturer is supposed to follow specific “Emu Oil Trade Rules” to ensure you’re actually getting a high quality emu oil. The emu oils are also supposed to be tested by an American Oil Chemist Society (AOCS) chemist to verify the purity and the manufacturers are supposed to follow Good Manufacturing Practises (GMP).
Information on the Thunder Ridge website states they feed their emus an all-natural feed consisting of grains and minerals. They apparently don’t use any antibiotics, steroids, growth-hormones, or animal proteins in the feed. They also claim that all of their emu oil products completely drug-free.
Why I Like Thunder Ridge Emu Oil
I had actually first tried Thunder Ridge emu oil a few years ago when I started using these kind of oils.
I found the oil to have very smooth texture and it absorbed quite easily when I tried massaging it into my skin. The oil was odorless and I couldn’t detect any traces of rancidity. The oil in my bottle had a light whitish, yellow color.
Research indicates that one of benefits of emu oil is its ability to reduce inflammation.
I tested my Thunder Ridge emu oil on some minor skin scrapes and cuts and I think it helped keep my skin smoother and it appeared to help my skin heal faster.
I think a good emu oil should help restore moisture to the skin and also reduce dry, cracked skin. I found this particular brand of emu oil seemed to keep my skin really smooth and hydrated.
Size and Cost of Thunder Ridge Emu Oil
This emu oil is available in a variety of different sizes. I created a list below to show you the different prices and sizes available. This information if from the Thunder Ridge website and subject to change without notice.
You may find it more cost-savings by buying the emu oil in bulk. For example, the 2 ounce bottle works out to $7.00 per ounce, whereas the large 32 ounce size is almost 50% cheaper at $3.59 per ounce.
Emu oil has a long shelf life. You can usually safely store it at room temperature but you could also store a larger bottle in the fridge and use it to refill a smaller bottle whenever you need more.
While emu oil is highly refined, I would avoid exposing it to high levels of heat. I think high temperatures may negatively affect the fatty acids in the oil.
Where to Get Thunder Ridge Emu Oil
You probably won’t be able to find this product in retail stores, so the best place would be through on-line retailers.
You may find a variety of different prices so remember to look at the total cost; including shipping, so you can get the best bang for your buck.