I am in love! It’s true. I have finally found a lanolin product that doesn’t stink like lanolin and it works. Koru Naturals has some amazing products. I was able to try their Emu Oil and the Koolpurrie Restoring Balm. I admit to being a bit hesitant about this review. I grew up raising sheep. I’ve been covered in Lanolin many times and I hate it! I’ve also been around Ostriches and Emu a handful of times. I checked out the website and the reviews and decided that the benefits sounded like they would outweigh any of my least favorite smells.
I grew up in California and never had very dry skin. Then I moved to Idaho for college. I discovered how quickly super cold weather can dry out your skin. I think I’ve tried every product you can find in stores and something might work for awhile but as soon as my hands would get wet it would just come right off. Nothing would absorb completely into my skin and make a noticeable difference. That was my first reason for trying these products. Colby was my second reason.
That poor boy started throwing up twenty to thirty times a day around five years ago. I cannot even tell you how many different medications ad techniques we tried to keep him from doing that. His right cheek was constantly red and raw from throwing up while he was laying down. Underneath his chin would get raw and underneath his hair on the back of his head would get that way also. I had two problems when that would happen. First how do I keep his face from getting more raw and second, how do I get the throw up off him without taking the protection away from his face
I hoped that the emu oil would help my skin and that the Koolpurie Restoring Balm would help Colby. They both worked so well that I am continually amazed at how moisturizing they both are. All the reviews of the Emu oil I read said how little you needed to use to make a difference. It’s true, you don’t need very much at all. The size of a pea or a dime is plenty for your hands. The lotion itself is milky and has no odor to it at all. This oil is not clarified but refined which means that none of the healing properties have been removed. It soaks into your skin fairly quick and when I wash my hands I couldn’t see any of the product washing off and my hands still felt moisturized.
I used this on my face as well and loved it. The only issue i had was when I used to much and got it a little too close to my hairline. My hair would be a bit greasy that day but the next day would look fantastic! If you use a small amount on your hair it helps with static and frizz. Jahnna has super thick hair that gets very frizzy in the winter and this helped a lot!
This is what Colby looked like a lot during this winter. He was sick so often that it was almost impossible to use anything but a barrier cream I got from the hospital or using a diaper rash cream that had a lot of zinc in it. He went to school like this on the days he went to school. Shortly after receiving the Koolpurie Restoring Balm I used a small amount on Colby’s face. I don’t know that I really expected this work but it did. His face looked so much better the next morning. I kept putting it on and haven’t had to use any barrier cream since.
I love using the balm on my knuckles as well. The emu oil takes care of the knuckles but at night I rub a little balm on them and I haven’t had any of the deep cracks I usually get each winter. It’s so nice not to have my hands hurting all the time. The balm makes a great lip moisturizer also. I’ve stopped using my other chapsticks and have started using this each morning instead. I cannot tell you how much I love that this has lanolin in it and doesn’t remind me of sheep.
Both products are incredibly affordable. A 4 oz bottle of Emu oil is $18.20 and it will last you a long time. The Koolpurrie Restoring Balm is $12.50. We haven’t even used a quarter of the container because it is so moisturizing. I plan on having both of these on hand at all times.
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