Songline USA Processed Oil
Songline Emu Oil is processed using a physical refining process. First, the fat, which was immediately vacuum sealed and frozen at the USDA meat processing plant, is rendered and filtered. Then the oil is treated with natural clays (rather than harsh chemicals) under low absolute pressure at high temperatures. Impurities, pigments, and bacteria are absorbed into these clays and removed through filtration.
Vacuum deodorizing ensures sterilization, removing all bacteria and other impurities. This technology is widely used in food processing. It has a long history of being the most effective and efficient method of producing a safe, sterile, consumable product.
Coming from an animal source, Emu Oil must be brought up to an acceptable temperature for some time to ensure that viruses, fungi, and bacteria that may have been picked up at the meat processing plant are removed.
The final proprietary process finishes the oil to ensure a creamy product with no separation. The process is done under GMP (General Manufacturing Practices) for food products.
We then add .01% Natural Vitamin E (not synthetic) derived from the Rosemary plant to the finished oil because it contains antioxidants. All oils are subject to oxidation, a chemical reaction that produces free radicals, creating a chain reaction that damages the oil. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by giving up some of their own electrons. In making this sacrifice, they act as a natural "off" switch for the free radicals, which terminates that chain reaction and extends the shelf-life giving you a lovely fresh, stable oil.
All of our emu oil is processed according to the AEA Trade Rules and carries the American Emu Association Certified Fully Refined Seal.