MSM/EMU OIL CREAM for arthritis

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Zany_in_CO

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As a member of the Southern Soapers Yahoo Group in 2006, I was privileged to take a class from Linda Lazlo on making MSM/Emu Oil Cream for arthritis. This recipe is based on her formula. After a bit of research, I later tweaked the formula to contain the optimum amount of MSM (10% of water weight) and Emu Oil (7%) for effectiveness. I made this cream for my mother, my dear hubby and for me ever since.

NOTE: This recipe is intended for experienced lotion & cream makers. If you have never made lotion before, please take some time to learn the basics first.
 

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I was reading the ingredients and was wondering… can you use aloe juice to replace water in any lotion? Have you used it? Is it a better lotion? I need to make more of my face creamy today and would like to try it… interesting!
 
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I was reading the ingredients and was wondering… can you use aloe juice to replace water in any lotion? Have you used it? Is it a better lotion? I need to make more of my face creamy today and would like to try it… interesting!
Pretty much yes, but you would have to adjust the pH and the preservative.
 

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can you use aloe juice to replace water in any lotion? Have you used it? Is it a better lotion?
Maybe. Yes. and Meh (since I like my basic lotion well enough with or without it). 😁

Per @AliOop 's advice -- you'll be okay if there are no other botanicals (or milks) in the formula to undermine the efficacy of the preservative and you use the max % of preservative recommended by the manufacturer.
 
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Don't yell at my everyone, but I will mention Emu does not do much for rheumatoid arthritis and a very beautiful large animal is killed just for a layer of fat. Here in the US Emu meat is eaten in very small amounts so please do your research before using Emu oil. No, I am not kidding that is what the Emu is raised for the layer of fat on their back. Maybe you could make the lotion and replace the Emu oil with Meadowfoam oil. How many worry about using lard, when the whole piggy is used but will use Emu? Just saying... nothing against you Zany, I know it was really popular and I started researching when I found out about an Emu ranch south of me. CBD or Meadowfoam with MSM works better for my daughter. I should not say better since I never used EMU but I did give her a jar of Zany's lotion a few years ago.
 

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Here in Mo they were cooking up emu meat and feeding it at the homeless shelters and it seemed to be received very well.
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Here in Mo they were cooking up emu meat and feeding it at the homeless shelters and it seemed to be received very well.
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That is good to hear, that someone is finally using the meat.

I was reading the ingredients and was wondering… can you use aloe juice to replace water in any lotion? Have you used it? Is it a better lotion? I need to make more of my face creamy today and would like to try it… interesting!
You can use aloe juice but I do not recommend replacing water especially if you are selling or giving away your lotion unless it is fully challenged tested. I recommend replacing no more than 10% of your water. If it is for your own personal use then you can do whatever you want. Aloe juice is bug food in lotion. I also do a lot of research on preservatives and do a dual preservative system or use phenonip if your emulsifiers support a paraben-based preservative. Always make sure your ingredients are compatible and effective with your preservative.

If you are using Zany's formula I highly recommend you follow it exactly as she has written it. She has made this for years and I am sure it was challenged tested so her preservative system is only reliable as long as you do not change the formula. Zany has long held wholesale accounts for selling her products, so it is really nice of her to share this formula.
 

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She has made this for years and I am sure it was challenged tested so her preservative system is only reliable as long as you do not change the formula.
😁 Actually, I never sold this. We have been using it since 2006 with no negative effects so I did not feel the need to have it challenge tested. I included a link to Cindy Jones services here in CO. Far less expensive than most.

Here in Mo they were cooking up emu meat and feeding it at the homeless shelters and it seemed to be received very well.
That reminded me. When we first moved into this neighborhood in 1995 there was an Emu ranch nearby where everyone used to take the little ones to see the big birds. They sold the meat out of large coolers on the premises. It was popular at the time. I don't know if they processed or sold the fat or not. :smallshrug:
The ranch is gone now and that area has been developed. The owners probably made big bucks on the sale as more and more land is being zoned for residential development.
 

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You can use aloe juice but I do not recommend replacing water especially if you are selling or giving away your lotion unless it is fully challenged tested. I recommend replacing no more than 10% of your water.
I don’t sell, but I’ve decided to just stick with my current recipe that I love! I add aloe powder anyways… it just made me curious! Lol!
 
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