Banksia Pod Scented Pots, Uniquely Australian

These beautiful banksia creations are handmade by Anthony Hansen from the Banksia Seed Pod which are found in Southern Western Australia and are unique to Australia. The creations include Oil Pots and 2 different types of candle holders. These make perfect gifts for any occasion including Mothers Day which is just around the corner! We can wrap, pop in a card and post gifts worldwide!! For wrapping and gift cards use the Notes option under Shipping Address.

To purchase these iconic products please click the following links Oil pots $12.00, Tea Candle Holders $28.50, Large Tea Candles $30.00.

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Use Tea Tree oil because Nail and Foot Fungi isn’t Nice!

Nail and foot fungi isn’t nice! As soon as you notice signs, mix together a few drops of tea tree oil, and a teaspoon of olive oil. Soak a cotton ball in the mixture and apply to affected area pressing it on gently but firmly so the liquid comes out. Let this dry naturally. Alternatively, you can place 4-5 drops of tea tree oil in enough water to soak your feet in, and do that for 15-20 minutes. Both treatments should be done morning and evening.


Heather’s Aussie Birthday!

Our Wwoofer Heather had a special treat for her birthday by Lea, playing Happy Birthday on the piano followed by delicious home made Black Forest Cake and balloons Yay! Hope you had a great day Heather and all the best for many Birthdays to come! xo


Old Fashion Fun at Emu Ridge!

While the parents shop the kids have been busy with our activities. This is Larrys Sticks and Stones game, but  i’m sure you would all know it O’s & X’s.  Here’s idea too –  an easy to make weekend project!  Great fun out by the bbq area! #puttheiphoneaway

Camping Recipes

Camping during the holidays? These Campfire Cones look just delicious, a great treat for the whole family. The easy instructions are here.


Don’t forget we sell our 100% Australian made Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil order some right here for your next camping trip! It makes a great all natural mosquito repellent! Eucalyptus Oil is also antibacterial & antifungal great for cleaning or treating cuts,burns & infections. Its has a great aroma for decongestion. Also helps promote circulation for sore joints and muscles mixed with a carrier oil (we sell & recommend Emu Oil) its great for a relaxing campfire massage! And so much more!! It really is a great versatile all Natural product to have at home & when out exploring our beautiful Aussie wilderness!! enjoy.


Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil

This unique oil is the only one of it’s kind in the world. It is distilled from the leaf of the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia). Emu Ridge is the only commercial Eucalyptus Distillery remaining in South Australia.
Distillation of the oil began in the 1880’s and dozens of stills were established, making it one of the Island’s major industries.
One company, F.H.Faulding & Co purchased Emu Ridge in 1923, establishing two plantations in 1938 for the purpose of systematically harvesting it on a rotational basis. (The Narrow Leaf responds well to pruning.) Most success, however, was achieved by individuals who set up stills as a seasonal sideline.
Our oil is distilled in the traditional method at Emu Ridge. The leaf is placed into a pot containing water, beneath which a fire is lit, steam carrying the oil is passed through a system of cooling pipes, the oil separates and is piped off into containers. The raw oil undergoes another refining process to produce the final product crystal clear oil.
Native farming is far better for our environment, no sprays and chemicals, a great renewable resource and natural product.


In and around the house:
A disinfectant for cleaning floors, toilets etc
A deodorizer, a spot & stain remover, e.g. soiled clothing, anything sticky, stickers, chewing gum, paint & ink marks.
Cleans bathroom tiles, brass, ovens, plastic & vinyl. For washing woollens & clothing.
The Body:
For cuts, burns and abrasions, the oil is a natural antiseptic, acne, relieves insect bites, is an insect repellent, soothes muscular aches & pains, a mouthwash, hand & skin cleaner, training oil, in the bath for a feeling of wellbeing, a decongestant for colds and flu by vaporisation, inhalation or embrocation, for sore throats, (adults a few drops with a teaspoon of honey).
In the workshop:
Cleans paint brushes, removes tar & stains & is a penetrating oil for any seized or rusted parts.
For cleaning pets, removing fleas, fly strike

Weekend Notes visits – Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery on Kangaroo Island

WeekendNotes Adelaide recently wrote a great story about Emu Ridge. Thanks Hayley Rich for this image and the great article,  click here to view the full story.

The essence of Australia

If there were ever such a thing as a national aroma, Australia would most certainly be represented by the refreshing, earthy, and crisp scent of eucalyptus oil.

It was the Australian Aboriginals who first recognised the healing power of the humble eucalyptus and used it medicinally to treat pain, illness, and infection.

Today the oil distilled from eucalypts is still used for these very purposes and many more. As well as possessing anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties, eucalyptus oil is also an effective household cleaning agent and acts as a natural insect repellent. Plus, it smells great.

To purchase and learn more about eucalyptus oil click here .

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