Emu Oil is generally considered to be hypo-allergenic. Allergic reactions are extremely rare since the fatty acid profile in the oil is similar to our skin cell profile, and has even been used in burn units.
Emu Oil has more in common with olive oil than an animal fat with the exception of the therapeutic properties. Although olive oil contains high levels of oleic acid, it is in an inactive form. The oleic acids in Emu Oil are extremely active.