We recently had the opportunity to try out and review a great product from Devonian – GREEMU. Distruted by Koru Naturals, GREEMU is an oil that is made from plant oils blends and butters that are designed to replicate the fatty acid composition and properties of emu oil.
We received a 4 fl.oz. bottle of GREEMU oil to use during our review period. Having used Emu oil in the past (check out my review of the Koru Naturals Emu Oil), I was excited to give their “green” version a try.
What is GREEMU
It has long been suggested that Emu oil has many benefits to the skin. Emu oil comes from the fatty tissues of the emu bird, which is a flightless bird that comes from Australia. As a beauty oil, the fatty acid make-up of Emu oil has been shown to provide benefits like smoother skin, clearer skin, shiny hair, eczema improvement, and has been successful as a moisturizer for those with sensitive skin. However, many people wish not to use an animal product if a suitable product without animal product is available – enter GREEMU.
GREEMU was established as an alternative to the Emu oil. It is made from Macadamia Seed Oil, Palm Oil (Organic and Sustainable Certified), Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Rice Bran Oil. This combination has been found to replicate the benefits of the Emu oil.
How We Used GREEMU
There are many different uses for GREEMU. I first want to use it for myself as a facial moisturizer. I have very dry skin and have trouble finding moisturizers that I feel last long enough – meaning that don’t just absorb into the skin and dry it out again quickly. GREEMU is perfect as a moisturizer. It is light and easy to apply. To me, it feels a little greasy after application but that goes away within seconds really of finishing the application. And it isn’t bothersome so I haven’t worried about it. The feel of my skin after application is very smooth.
It has also been stated that GREEMU (and Emu oil) is excellent hair. I used on my child’s hair as a detangler and it worked wonders. I really like that it is a natural product that I can use on her baby fine hair without having to spray into the air a chemical. It helped her hair become easy to comb. Additionally, I used it on my hair after styling and found that it did give it a little shine.
We used the GREEMU oil on my son’s nose after he had a cold and was very chapped and red around his nose. It almost instantly provided relief for his sore nose and the redness went away within a day. We are now using it on an unknown skin irritation on my daughter. As this just recently appeared, I’ll have to update you on this later after we have used it for a solid few weeks to see if it provides an improvement. Again, as she is 2, I like that it is a natural product that we are trying as opposed to chemical alternatives.
What We Thought of GREEMU
Overall, I have to say I liked the GREEMU product. I love using GREEMU as a nightly facial moisturizer. I feel it is a very economical alternative to some of the expensive facial moisturizers I have purchased in the past and have found my skin to be softer overall after use for a few weeks.
I think there are probably many other uses for this product and I will certainly recommend it to my friends. I think the GREEMU product is an excellent non-animal based product that can suit any skin type.