When you use products containing emu oil make sure you are purchasing from a reputable company. There are different grades that affect the shelf life of emu oil. Ours is Grade A which is the highest quality and lasts up to 2 years if stored properly in a cool. dry location.
High quality refined emu oil has no odor, is light in color, and is very bland to the taste (fully refined emu oil can be ingested). A dark yellow, red or brown tint indicates a low quality product or a poor refining process. Some vendors use herbs or essential oils to cover up odors in lower quality oil.
Also check to see where the oil was sourced. Oil from the USA that is AEA Certified is your assurance of top quality. While some emu oils from Australia also meet high quality standards, be careful about oil from other countries like China or India, which don’t have similar strict quality guidelines in place and may not raise the emus humanely like they are on our farm.