Sunday, February 28, 2016

Horse Oil?


I saw this display at Marukai Ward the other day.  Horse oil beauty products? Say what? 

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The one that sold for $14.99 is all gone!
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When I got home I investigated. 
What is BAHYU?

BAHYU is oil obtained from horse fat just like other animal oil such as lard from pig fat or lanolin from sheep wool. It is 100% natural and additive free.

For centuries in Japan BAHYU has been widely known as a home remedy for burns, dry skin, cuts, chapped skin and hemorrhoids. BAHYU has been used safely without a doctor’s prescription, as it can be used in food and there are no side effects. Traditional Chinese medicines also recommend using BAHYU to treat eczema and acne.
Are horses slaughtered only to obtain the oil?
No. Horse oil is obtained from horses that are slaughtered for food. Traditionally Japanese people have a custom of eating horse meat. Fats from the horse meat are used to produce BAHYU. They DO NOT slaughter horses only to obtain the horse oil.

Japanese people eat horse meat? Say it isn't so. Well, they do slaughter whales  . . . so maybe it's true. 

Not sure if I'd use the products. Would you?

15 comments:

Honolulu Aunty said...

I would use it if it works. At least no waste, right?

Kind reminded me of Brad Pitt making soap and going through the rubbish dumps of medical instituions to get the fat from cadavers. TMI, I know.

jalna said...

True dat, Aunty. But wait . . . Brad Pitt and cadaver fat? Nooooo . . .

Anonymous said...

J: I subscribe to a French guy who lives in Japan and is fluent in Japanese from writing to reading (shame, yeah? moe bettah than me) and he featured the other day, horse sashimi. He also featured whale sashimi. I could hear all the Americans up in arms if they ever read those posts. I find most Americans are narrow minded when it comes to food and different countries. Once they get it, they do embrace it...but getting there is a lotta prejudice, i.e. sushi is "bait". Mom bought whale in Japan once...mom and bro said there was no fat so it was a bit chewy, nothing special at all. Seeing all the Nat. Geo. specials people eat stuff that we Americans would hurl at, like scorpins. But that's their source of protein so not for us to say it's gross. Would I eat any of that stuff? No but then I am very picky about what I eat anyway. I don't eat oxtail, blood sausage and stuff, lamb, etc. Then I have my seafood allergies, so I'm limited. I've also seen the asian countries serving dog as repugnant as it is to me that's THEIR culture. I just don't like the endangered animals and their parts being used on that stance. Horse oil? I have used Emu oil for arthritis and it was good. One 2 legged, the other 4 legged, you say potato I say po tah to. All animals are sentient to an extent, they all feel fear and pain...but I'm no vegan either. -N

jalna said...

N, I do believe that all creatures are sentient beings. I feel bad about squooshing an ant. But like you I'm no vegan either.

Kay said...

Yes, I know that horse meat is eaten. I've seen these products in Japan, but never tried them. I wonder if they're really good.

Honolulu Aunty said...

Not in real life - Brad Pitt and fat soap. It was in the movie "The Fight Club". Strange movie that my son really liked and I didn't.

K and S said...

basashi (horse sashimi) is quite tasty. would only trust japanese to serve it that way.

jalna said...

I never knew, Kay.

Aunty, I was thinking that it was some kind of urban legend and was gonna look it up. LOL.

Whoa Kat . . . so brave you.

Lorna Nishimitsu said...

Oh, no, I could never eat horse meat (don't eat veal or lamb, and would never eat whale). When we were in Kumamoto, lots of restaurants served horse meat, so I made sure I didn't go into those establishments. I love, love, love horses, love how they smell, their snorting, whinnying. I had 2, but because of their ages and health conditions, they were euthanized about 1 year apart. Just broke my heart.

jalna said...

You had two horses, Lorna?!!! That is so neat. So sorry that they had to be euthanized. I've never even gotten really up close to big animals so I'm kinda scared of them. And I wouldn't eat horse or whale meat too.

Susan said...

No horses for me, their eyes ...the stare... just too emotional to think of eating them.

jalna said...

You're right Susan . . . the eyes!

Leslie's pics said...

hmmmm...not sure if i'm bold enough to eat it but i would try the oil stuff...

Nippon Nin said...

A Japanese inn that we stayed last year, there are some sample of horse oil for face. It made my face so soft. I would like to try that shampoo.



jalna said...

Yah Les . . . I no can eat um.

Wow, Akemi . . . good to know.