Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Quite awhile ago, my husband had an employee who gifted us some of their homemade soaps and lotions.  This included a body cream with emu oil.  I never thought much of it.  I just set it aside, until one winter day when my hands were chapped and a very popular brand of lotion made my skin burn.  I pulled out the natural lotion, and immediately felt soothed.  Since then, it has become my absolute favorite for my skin.  As we no longer have a contact for the family who made the lotion, I do not have access to this lovely cream, and was becoming a little worried when this little container was starting to empty.  Then I was given the opportunity to review GREEMU, from health and beauty company Devonian.

Review:  GREEMU from Devonion

What is GREEMU?

GREEMU is a plant-based beauty oil designed as a green alternative to emu oil.  It can be used to nourish and protect your skin and as a treatment for dry hair.  For those that desire an animal-free beauty oil, Devonian has developed GREEMU to replicate the properties and compositions of Grade A emu oil, except that it is made entirely from plant oils and butters.

I received a 4 oz bottle, with clear directions for either skin or hair use.  It does also include a warning not to use if you have allergies to plant oils, and of course to discontinue if any irritation occurs.  GREEMU consists of five ingredients:

Macadamia Oil
Palm Oil
Shea Butter
Sunflower Seed Oil
Rice Bran Oil

These ingredients are known for their moisturizing, healing and antioxidant properties.  I've never used straight emu oil, but I have heard good things about it.  So I decided that if it's supposed to work like emu oil, I might just try to see if GREEMU could eventually replace my beloved emu-oil based body cream.  I had a dry spot on my ankle and elbow, and decided I would give those spots special treatment with my new oil.

What did I Think?
The oil is a thick, almost-clear oil that only requires a small drop or two.  You just spread it and allow the skin to absorb it.  If you use too much, you will feel oily for a bit, but it's easy to moderate and feels better to apply than lotions.  It has no odor or smell, which is nice.  After the first two weeks, I can't say that I noticed any positive difference in the areas I was specifically treating for dry skin.  I decided to increase the frequency of use, to see if there were any notable changes.  Unfortunately, the slightly dry spots both started to feel scaly and appeared ashy in color.  I'm not sure why this happened to me, but it was certainly unsightly.  It's hard to say how this would compare to pure emu oil since I've never used it, but I have not seen positive results at this time.

Want to Know More?
Greemu is distributed by Koru Naturals, and you may remember I have reviewed some of their natural products before.  I loved their soap and have my eye on some other products as well.  You can also find out more on their website, Facebook and Pinterest.

The good thing about the Schoolhouse Review Crew is that you can get multiple perspectives of the same product, so be sure to check out more reviews!

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