Over the past year or so, I have loved trying out several different products from Koru Naturals, including emu oil, manuka honey propolis soap, skin clear cream, and emu oil shampoo and conditioner. While I enjoyed all of these products, my absolute favorite has been the emu oil. Since my initial review, I have purchased several more bottles, both for myself, and to give away.
While I have no problem with using animal products, many people do, so emu oil would be something they would not want to use. Because of this, Devonian has created a new type of beauty oil called GREEMU that has very similar composition to emu oil, but is made entirely of plant oils. (GREEMU is also distributed by Koru Naturals.)
GREEMU is marketed as the “green alternative to emu oil.” It contains macadamia seed oil, palm oil, shea butter, sunflower seed oil, and rice bran oil, creating a lipid composition very similar to emu oil.
My GREEMU oil arrived in a 4 oz. green bottle. I expect, from my experience with emu oil, that the bottle will last a long time since I only need a few drops per application!
My primary use for GREEMU oil was as a facial lotion. I spread a few drops over my face every morning and evening. It soaked in quickly and left my face feeling very soft and moisturized. Although it is an oil, it didn’t make my face break out or feel oily because it absorbed so nicely. Occasionally, I smoothed a few drops into the ends of my hair as a conditioning treatment. I had to be careful here—a little bit does go a long way! It leaves my skin so soft and works as well as any expensive wrinkle cream I’ve used.
I compared my Koru Naturals emu oil and the GREEMU by using the emu oil on the back of my left hand and the GREEMU oil on my right. The GREEMU oil was a bit thinner without the slightly creamy texture of the emu oil. It also took just a bit longer to absorb into the skin. Both worked very well for moisturizing, though. I also thought the oil was wonderful for my dry feet-rubbing it in before bed left my feet well moisturized the next day.
A year ago (before I discovered emu oil), I would have been very wary of the concept of putting oil on my face, but I have fallen in love with both these products (emu oil and GREEMU) and their ability to moisturize and soften my skin. I still would give a slight edge to emu oil, but really like both of them.