Mother’s Day Newsletter 2018

Hi from Emu Ridge and beautiful Kangaroo Island.

Autumn is here and we continue to have beautiful weather. We are all hoping some rain arrives soon as it has been extremely dry.

Larry is working on a new still and we will be excited to reveal the changes in the next newsletter.

On the 8th of April we were  proud to have recently celebrated Emu Ridges 27th Birthday, time certainly flies.

We thank you for your continued support.

Warm regards from Larry, Bev and the Emu Ridge staff.


Cover Photo – While volunteering her time on Kangaroo Island at the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil distillery UK artist Laura Hepworth designed this beautiful pastel for Bev and Larry Turner the owners.
The Superb Fairy-Wren is voted Australia’s favourite bird, Malurus cyaneus – Maluridae.


We are super excited to have this AMAZING SPECIAL available for Mother’s Day! The Duo Pack Was $39.95, now only $20.00 and you receive a Hand Cream & Body Mousse which individually retail for $25.95 each! You won’t find a special like this anywhere else and is only till stocks run out. So get in quick as they’ve been running off the selves.


Phil Lacey was recently featured on Landline ABC. He manufactures our Emu oil. It was a great program which highlighted Emu Farming and it’s sustainability as well as all the wonderful uses for the oil. You can view the story hereand of course we’ve got plenty of information on the oil here on our blog. With only 12 Emu Farms in Australia make sure you purchase 100% pure Australian Emu Oil for the best quality.


This is a great activity for those of you with children looking for something to do in the School Holidays, make some for Mothers Day, add a few of your favorite flower petals!

With Winter nearly here, the cold & flu season arrives as well! These DIY shower discs will unblock any stuffy nose without the use of harsh chemicals. Just place them in the bottom of your shower. They are great to pop in the toilet to! You’ll find the full recipe here.
We cannot forget our popular Vapor Rub Eucalyptus Sweets which we stock in our shop & online.


What’s Been Happening At Emu Ridge?

UPDATE on Emu’s & Wallaby’s

Our Emu’s have grown so much over the last 7 months as you can see in the picture. They are still curious as ever and even enjoy some play time with Chopper our Kelpie/Border Collie dog.

Our Orphaned Tammar Wallaby’s

It was time to say goodbye to our orphaned Wallaby’s that Bev hand reared this season. We always release our orphans onto our farm so they can live free without any restrictions. Its always a happy sad day. Wallaby’s are quite different to Kangaroos and Possums, they have very strong wild instincts, so once released you don’t really see them again. However, Alina the youngest of the four is still living around our shop.

Kapunda Farm Fair 2018

Bev and Coralie from Rustic Blue were just recently at the Kapunda Farm Fair near the Barossa Valley. It was a great opportunity to showcase our great products such as Eucalyptus, Emu, Tea Tree oils, KI Honey, Soaps and other wonderful natural products. It was pretty good weather and thanks to everyone for visiting our stall, it was lovely to meet you all!


Kangaroo Island Wool

We are excited to stock the new  range of Kangaroo Island Merino & New Zealand Possum fur  garments.
“Merino Possum is 55% warmer than wool alone. Its lightweight seamless and easy to care for. Feels divine, so soft, No pill and zero itch.” – Kangaroo Island Wool
Shop online here and use the code EMU-RIDGE to get FREE worldwide shipping!

Renewed interest in health properties of Australian Emu oil

A great story recently on ABC Landline about Emu oil.

South Australia has one emu farm and we are proud to be the label for this fantastic product. Wayne has been farming emus for over 20 years and we are proud to support this South Aussie battler, promoting, bottling and selling his Emu Oil. It truly is an amazing 100% pure natural Australian Product, which is what Emu Ridge is all about!

Emu Ridge believes in farming our natural resources in a sustainable way, promoting and selling PURE NATURAL AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS.

This link will take you to the recent ABC Landine Story

If you missed the landline story click on the image and it will take you to it.

Im sure you will find these 2 links very interesting about Emu Oil  – Australian Emu Oil and more Interesting facts about Emu Oil

You can also purchase our 100% Pure Australian Emu Oil here.

You can purchase our 100% Pure Australian Emu Oil here.

Emu Oil has been used by the Australian Aboriginals for thousands of years. They have relied on its consistency of healing and therapeutic qualities to survive Australia’s harsh climate.

From the number of studies conducted it has been shown that Emu Oil really does work. It is one of nature’s finest emollients and moisturizers. It’s well known in the pharmaceutical industries, the Institute of Sport in Canberra, and is currently being used worldwide by sporting bodies.

Emu Oil is rich in Vitamins A, D,E, F & K2 and Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9 oils. It is very moisturizing and healing, it protects, nourishes and softens the skin. Emu Oil has the unique ability to penetrate the layers of skin so essential nutrients can be carried more efficiently deep beneath the surface. Emu Oil has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and has an anti-degenerative effect on skin cells. Emu Oil will build up a natural layer of moisture whilst opening up the pores of the skin letting your skin breathe naturally.

MOISTURISER: Emu Oil can be used on all parts of your body ie hands, arms, face, legs, hair etc. Great for sunburn or wind burn. (Apply after heat has gone.)
MASSAGE: It is a great carrier oil for mixing with other oils.
ARTHRITIS, INFLAMMATION, ACHING MUSCLES: It will penetrate deeply and work to cut down inflammation, open up blood capillaries and promote increased blood flow and oxygen to problem areas. This is essential for the healing of muscle and joint problems. (Mix half Emu Oil and half Eucalyptus oil for an excellent liniment.) People have also had allot of success taking it orally as well 1 or 2 teaspoon a day. this may also help gut issues, see the above links.

ECZEMA, DERMATITIS AND PSORIASIS: It will significantly reduce irritation and inflammation of the skin.
BITES: Relieves and soothes irritated skin and insect bites. (Also works well adding some Eucalyptus Oil to the Emu Oil.)
BURNS AND CUTS: It promotes faster healing to these areas with reduced pain and scarring. ( Hospitals are using it these days for burn victims)

Emu Oil is extremely low-allergenic therefore ideal for sensitive skin. It produces no known side effects and in its natural state, doesn’t support any bacterial organisms.

OUTBACK SCENE: Wayne Piltz, Southern Emu, Moorook, with some of the emus on-farm.

 OUTBACK SCENE: Wayne Piltz, Southern Emu, Moorook, with some of the emus on-farm.

Southern Emu director Wayne Piltz, Moorok, who farms emus with son Darryn, has been in the emu industry for more than two decades and said it has been through some tumultuous times.

“I was involved in the initial build-up in the early to mid 1990s,” he said. “At that stage there were more than 100 farms. I found out last year that I’m the only licensed emu farm left in SA.”

They have 600 birds on the property, with about 28 hectares fenced into emu pens.

“This year we might hatch 600 chicks if we know we have the markets for them,” he said.

He has selected breeders, which can each produce up to eight eggs at a time.

Emus build up fat supplies in spring and summer ahead of their breeding season from March to June.

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If your interested in Emu Eggs and Emu Products see this link.

Emu farming helps to protect our environment. The Emu is native to Australia and can live in harmony with our land, thus reducing the chemical dependence and land clearance needed for introduced species. The Emu is the largest of all Australian birds, it cannot fly, and can run at speeds of 48 kms per hour.

Since 1991 we have believed that farming our natural resources in a sustainable way is our greatest asset. Eucalyptus is but one of the things that grows naturally on our property. The government is making it very hard for us to farm this way on Kangaroo Island! Our Wallabies and Kangaroo’s are culled (shot ) and left to rot in the ground. They revoked our Emu Farming licence and we are now only permitted to sell emu eggs for both edible and hollow eggs sales, not for meat and leather. We will continue to fight these regulations. Farming our natural resources is far better for the environment. We used to be sheep farmers way back in another life!
I hope you enjoyed this story ~Bev~

DIY Reed Diffuser Refills

A common question, I have an empty diffuser bottle and sticks and it’s to nice to throw away? Can I make my own refill when my Diffuser runs out?

 So here are a couple of easy options for you!

How To Make Homemade Reed Diffusers
This is a great way to disperse Emu Ridge essential oils around your home.

A glass or ceramic container with a narrow opening at the top.
Essential oils of your choice Emu Ridge Eucalyptus and Lemon Mrytle work great together.

To keep it natural use a thin lite oil like Sweet Almond or Safflower Oil. You can also use either Vodka and water or rubbing alcohol, Reeds or bamboo skewers. You can find replacement reeds online pretty inexpensively, but if you have bamboo skewers in the kitchen or craft room, just trim off the pointy ends before use.

Below are 3 recipes you can use to make your own naturally without those nasty chemicals. Number one is the easiest!

1. If you’re using an oil base, you will want to use 30% essential oil to 70% base oil. You can experiment with the percentages to see what works best for you. If you find that the oil is not getting drawn up the reeds  at the speed at you would like then try adding in a little vodka to help.

2. If you’re using the vodka or rubbing alcohol and water mixture, you will want to add approximately 12 drops of essential oils with 1/4 cup of water then add about 2 tablespoons of vodka or rubbing Alcohol this makes it water soluble.

3. Pour the mixture into your bottle and place one end of the reeds or skewers into the solution, allowing it to saturate the reeds. Then take them out, and place the opposite ends into the bottle. You will want to rotate which ends are in the scent solution about once a week.

HINT: The rattan reeds work much better than bamboo skewers as they have hollow channels through them which  help to wick the oil up them and disperse the scent.

Have fun!

We also have the option of purchasing this gorgeous Reed Diffuser

We sell this refreshing  fragranced Reed Diffuser by Maine Beach. It is infused with native lemon myrtle, wild orange, eucalyptus & jasmine. Click here to order

Kapunda Farm Fair 2018 – Kangaroo Island Produce from Emu Ridge Eucalyptus & Rustic Blue Gallery

 

KAPUNDA FARM FAIR 2018

( Update we really enjoyed our time at the Fair it was very successful and thank Mr Bill Adams for pestering us at the YP Field Days for the last 6 years! His hard work finally paid off, and what a trooper he is)

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus and Rustic Blue Gallery from Kangaroo Island are very pleased to be offering their produce for the very first time at the Kapunda Farm Fair.

Emu Ridge will have their Eucalyptus oil and associated natural products as well as the very talked about South Australian Emu oil and some great Specials on the day. Emu ridge is the only commercial Eucalyptus oil distillery in South Australia.

Rustic Blue will have a range of Kangaroo Island Merino wool and possum fur clothing and accessories and locally made jewellery, bags and affordable Australian gift ware.

We look forward to the locals in that area supporting us and look forward to meeting everyone.

The 11th Kapunda Farm Fair will be held at the Kapunda Harness Racing Complex on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of  April 2018.

Admission charges also remain at $10 as they have for many years, it is noted some field days charge $16 with no concessions applying. Attracting more crowd numbers is our aim.

Since our successful 2016 event, crops have been excellent with good rains.
The Kapunda township, with history galore, is on the brink of expansion to a degree not seen before. A new supermarket to be built soon, J.T.Johnson and Sons have spent millions on a new pellet mill, and the Kapunda Bowling Club has relocated to an undercover facility (10 synthetic rinks) at Dutton Park, just to name a few. Millions of dollars of developments have created many new jobs in construction and on completion.

We anticipate being able to expand our machinery displays and are reaching out to every state to bring new exhibitors and interest to our growing event. We are blessed with a level and easily accessible site with ample, close, and free parking for our patrons. Fine weather will ensure another good result for all concerned.

A message we are keen to promote is that this is much more than a Farm Fair, it has something for Dad and Mum and the children of all ages. Entertainment is in the process of being finalized and will be more than as in the past. Given good weather, the 2016 crowd of 7,000 will be surpassed.

Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus Maine Beach Wild Bushland Duo Pack SPECIAL

Dont miss this SPECIAL on the Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus Maine Beach DUO PACK including Hand and Nail Cream 100ml and Body Mousse 150ml was $39.95 now ONLY $20.00. Order online or give us a call!

ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST! (Now Sold Out)

This Beautifully packaged Maine Beach range is blended with freshly picked Emu Ridge Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus leaves, crushed bush mint and a hint of spice, this extensive body care range offers an uplifting assortment of botanical oils to counter the ageing process.
Double distilled on Kangaroo Island in one of Australia’s oldest Eucalypt distilleries, the Eucalyptus oil is then infused with a floral bouquet of white rock orchid, lavender buds and ylang ylang blossom on a delicate base of vanilla pod and soft musk. The result is a sensual range of natural Australian-made products free from parabens, mineral oil, sulphate and colourant.

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