Blue-Emu pain relief cream is a non-prescription cream that contains emu oil, says Nutrition and Fitness Inc., the company that manufactures and distributes Blue-Emu products. Blue-Emu cream contains emu oil and is used to soothe tired joints or muscles, relieve chapped skin, and reduce inflammation.
Emu oil is taken from the fat of the emu, a small flightless bird that resembles an ostrich, during processing of the animal, says WebMD. Emu oil contains chemicals that might reduce pain and swelling, and it is used topically to treat inflammation, skin conditions, and insect bites. The oil has moisturizing properties similar to that of mineral oil.