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Our Natural Emu Oil Refining Process

Montana Emu Ranch Company emu oil is safe and sterile for human consumption and broadly recognized in the market place for its quality. In our all-natural process, the fat is first specially rendered to clean and prepare the oil for final processing. This step is very important. Insufficient rendering of the fat will affect the stability of the final product and prevent it from being considered “top grade”.

After rendering, our oil is ready to begin the refining process. Emu oil, being low on soaps (formed by long chain free fatty acids), does not require a harsh chemical refining process. Instead, a process called “physical refining” is adequate for preserving the oil and purifies it with no odor. Physical refining uses natural clay filters to absorb impurities, known as the bleaching step.

After bleaching, our oil is deodorized to remove any possible pesticides, hormones or oxidized components. Being from an animal source, it is important that emu oil is brought to an acceptable temperature for a precise period of time, as this ensures any bacteria or contaminates are removed. In the final step, our finished emu oil is carefully handled to ensure a creamy product. This process is completed under FDA defined HACCP and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) for food products.

All of our refined emu oil is independently tested and approved by a certified AOCS chemist according to the American Emu Association Trade Rules and carries the AEA “Certified Fully Refined” Seal.