Saturday, February 28, 2015

Review of Koru Naturals' Emu Oil and Lanolin Cream

I know what you're thinking: Emu Oil, right? I was thinking that, too, but when you see what this oil did for my daughter's out-of-control hair, you'll become a believer! Emu Oil is one of Koru Naturals' amazing products. I got to review both it and the New Zealand Pure and Simple Lanolin Cream.

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Koru Naturals is a New Zealand based company that uses all-natural ingredients and does not test on animals. Its products include ingredients such as tea tree, manuka, and rose hip oils, lanolin, and manuka honey. Specifically, the Emu Oil contains...wait for it...100% Grade A Emu Oil. Apparently, that means vitamins, minerals, and Omega fatty acids 3 and 6. I have to be honest: I am not a huge ingredients watcher. I am, however, a big fan of results. My daughter Therese has *very* dry and frizzy hair. Her hair is naturally curly and, apart from flat ironing it, neither she nor I has much idea of what to do with it. This first picture is what her hair looks like the day after she washes it. It has been brushed with a hair brush.

Obviously, it's a tad...big! She would never wear it out in public like this. Into a ponytail it would go! That always makes me kind of sad, because who doesn't want curly hair (I know - the people who have it!)? 

I put a few drops of Emu Oil into the palms of my hands and smoothed it over one side of Therese's hair. In this picture, you can see that she looks skeptical that anything could tame her frizz, but there is clearly a big difference!

Finally - she is happy! There is obviously a difference between the side of her hair that has received a very light treatment of the Emu Oil and the side that hasn't. The side with the Emu Oil has no frizz and the curls are defined and pretty. The other side has frizzies sticking up everywhere and is still big and out of control. Therese is happy!

I wish I had a time stamp on my camera so that you could see the elapsed time between all of these pictures. It is truly about 45 seconds from first to last. To say that I am thrilled with this product is an understatement. We have tried so many different things in Therese's hair from drugstore products to very expensive salon products, and I have *never* seen a result like this. I think her hair looks beautiful. It took so little product to get this result, too. And compared to our regular oil, the Emu Oil is so reasonable - only $9.85 for a 2 oz. bottle. My only complaint about the oil is the smell. It is definitely off-putting. Having said that, I am far more interested in the result, and I *will* be buying this product when we run out!

We also received and reviewed Koru Naturals' New Zealand Lanolin Cream. This product is another big winner and (spoiler alert) another one I will be repurchasing. In fact, my husband has told me to purchase two more (I have already promised mine to my father). 

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The Lanolin Cream is stellar for dry skin. Now, I thought I had dry skin, but when my father was over visiting, I remembered that *he* has massively dry skin. His hands are like sandpaper. I had him try the Lanolin Cream and he loved it. I told him at that point that he could have the jar when I was done reviewing it (and, honestly, I regretted it the moment I said it because I really like it!). I fully expected him to say no - he had enough stuff and was trying to divest himself of things and not acquire more. My dad is a minimalist. The fact that he immediately said he'd take it is the biggest endorsement this product could get - seriously. The fact that when I told my husband what I had done he told me to immediately order two more jars - one for the house and one for his office - is another great endorsement. 

What makes the Lanolin Cream great is its simplicity. There are no harsh ingredients and no harsh fragrances (it does have a pleasant mild one). It is exactly what you need for dry skin and cuticles. It doesn't burn or further irritate. Why I love it so much is that it absorbs immediately and it doesn't disturb my knitting. I am not afraid to knit (even with silk lace yarn) almost right after using it. My hands and cuticles get very dry and they snag my delicate lace yarns. The Lanolin Cream stops that right away and unlike any other hand cream (apart from those specifically designed to go with knitting that cost the world), it doesn't transfer to the yarn. That makes it my Holy Grail hand cream. Again, like the Emu Oil, the price is right - only $8.95 for a 100 gm jar! If you need a family size or want to use it for diaper rash, they do sell larger jars.

I am so happy to have found Koru Naturals through the Crew! There are so many products that I want to try. First up on my wish list is the Alpine Silk Gold Propolis and Lanolin Replenishing Cream. Because shipping is free over $35, I have to spend at least that, right? They have masks and scrubs, as well as skin and lip balms. The Crew was lucky enough to be able to review several more Koru Naturals products, so be sure to read all of the reviews by clicking the banner below!

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