How to keep mice out of the house Eucalyptus Oil is a mouse Deterrent

Essential oils provide a natural and effective means of pest control. Animals and insects don’t like the smell of Eucalytpus Oil, its a great deterrent!

Here are some simple tips on how keep mice and rodents away with our Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil.

  • Emu Ridge eucalyptus essential oil dipped cotton balls, place in the corners of the room.

  • Wipe Eucalyptus oil across door ways to stop them from coming inside.

  • Burn it in your house in an oil burner.

  • Pop some oil diffusers around.

  •  Mix up this spray so that you can spray areas you think they maybe living. Combine two teaspoons of eucalyptus oil with one cup of water and then add a few drops of dish detergent this only helps the ingredients mix better.  Shake it all together in a spray bottle and apply the mixture any place that you have or suspect you have mice. Reapply the spray as the scent fades, usually after about a week.

A great deterrent for not only mice but insects to. They don’t like the smell! You do need to do it regularly as Eucalyptus Oil does evaporate over time.

Vintage Car Fans – My recipe book also has a post given to me years ago. Vintage car owners soak a cotton ball with Eucalyptus oil and put it in the upholstery doors to protect the cars from rodents. Vintage cars are not sealed like the modern cars these days. Another Eucalyptus oil tip, its a great penetrene oil so was used to loosen nuts and bolts and they used to put a capful of eucalyptus oil in the radiator as well.

Home-made Mouse Trap

If you have some annoying mice around and some time to spare this is an awesome mouse trap that is simple to make. You can easily try this at home to help solve your mice problems.

An interesting read:

Here is some of an extract of research being done with Eucalyptus oil deterring rodents. Full story here.

Rodent repellents are chemicals which by taste or odour or possibly by both will prevent animal from feeding or gnawing. Such substances may be used in protecting an area from rodent infestation or in protecting packaged food, packing materials, electric cables, and other important vulnerable materials. Mature and healthy house rat, Rattus rattus of both sexes, was exposed to 5, 10, and 20% eucalyptus oil applied as spray in laboratory pens in bichoice tests. Each concentration was applied through three different modes of application, that is, daily, once, and alternatively in a week. Repellent effect of the oil was assessed based on food consumption from treated and untreated sides for four days. In overall, food consumption was significantly () low from treatment side compared to the untreated side indicating significant repellent effect of the oil at all the three concentrations tested. Repellent effect of the oil was, however, not found to differ significantly between the two sexes. Percent repellency in both male and female rats was apparently more with daily application of 5 and 10% eucalyptus oil. Present studies reveal the potential of eucalyptus oil in repelling away R. rattus; however, further studies may be conducted to enhance the persistence of repellent effect for longer period of time.

During the present studies, significant differences were found in mean daily food consumption from treatment and untreated sides at different modes of application and at different concentrations of the oil between male and female rats. This may be due to the sex specific variation in response to R. rattus towards the oil. Similar sex specific differences in response to R. rattus of two sexes towards toxic baits were reported by Kaur et al. [31]. During the present studies, higher standard deviation values than mean values of food consumption were observed in some cases which may be due to individual variation in response shown by rats of different species [32].

In overall, no significant difference in repellent effects of oil applied as spray was found between the two sexes and among the three concentrations of the oil tested during the present studies. All the three concentrations were equally effective and the repellency was highest when the oil was applied daily. The cost of spraying 5% eucalyptus oil (the minimum effective concentration) per 1 m2 area comes out to be Indian Rs 10 (US $ 0.17), which can be considered cost effective if we keep in view the extent of loss caused by R. rattus through damage and contamination of food. Among the various components of eucalyptus oil, 1, 8-cineole is the most important one largely responsible for a variety of its pesticidal properties [29]. The presence of this essential oil also provides defense advantage to eucalyptus leaves against herbivory and attack by harmful insects [33]. The present study is the first of its kind evaluating repellent potential of eucalyptus oil against vertebrate pests. Previous to this, repellency of eucalyptus oil has been recorded against the tick, Ixodes ricinus [34] and against acaricide-resistant mites [35]. Application of 1.0% concentration of 1, 8 cineole reduced oviposition rate of Thrips tabaci by 30–50% as compared to untreated controls [36]. Eucalyptus oil (1%) added to sugar syrup, repelled honey bees [37]. Eucalyptus oil (2%) on filter paper and wood floor repelled termites [38]. Eucalyptus oil can also protect plants against rice weevils, pine processionary moths, and mushroom flies [28]. Essential oils of eucalyptus appear particularly potent as mosquito repellents [39].

Since eucalyptus oil possesses a wide spectrum of biological activity and is regarded as safer compounds, there have been attempts to commercialize and market the insecticides/repellent products containing eucalyptus oil as such or based upon them. Quwenling is a eucalyptus-based product that has been successfully marketed as an insect-repellent in China [40]. It provides protection against Anopheles mosquitoes parallel to DEET and has, in fact, replaced the widely used synthetic repellent, dimethyl phthalate.

5. Conclusion

The present studies reveal the potential of eucalyptus oil applied as spray in repelling away R. rattus of both sexes. Percent repellency was more when the oil was applied daily and alternatively as compared to when applied once a week indicating low persistence of the repellent effect due to volatile nature of the oil. Further studies may be conducted to prepare formulations of the oil leading to slow release of the oil so as to increase its persistence for a longer period of time.

Mice are generally looking for food or a place to nest, so make sure you don’t have anything in your garage or home to tempt them.  Keep your woodpiles outside of the garage as well as your garbage cans.  Garbage cans in the house should be covered and obviously not kept around long.

Block any holes around pipes or other places bigger than one-quarter inch across, since mice will sneak in through the tiniest of spaces. An easy way to block access is by stuffing cracks and holes full of steel wool.

 

Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oil – Natural Treatments for Head Lice (Nits)

Looking for a natural remedy for Nits/head lice? Look no further!

Emu Ridge oils are Aussie produced and 100% pure, our  Eucalyptus Oil and  Tea Tree Oils  are a great preventive treatment.

  • Add a teaspoon into your shampoo
  • Add a teaspoon of essential oil to a spray bottle, fill with water and shake, then spray onto kids hair and hats before they go to school.
  • An easier way is to dab a few drops behind the ears and at the back of the head when outbreaks of head lice are going around at school.

Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oil are insect deterrents they hate them!

These 2 products are  great versatile all natural products everyone should have in there home! To learn more click here What is Tea Tree OilWhat is Eucalyptus Oil?

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Eucalyptus Oil Is Good For Your Health – Learn How

We sometimes forget that a lot of people don’t know the amazing uses of our Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil. Here is a few amazing benefits for Health, Skin and Hair.

Why is Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Good for Health?

The following list will give you an idea about extensive medicinal benefits of eucalyptus oil:

1. Eucalyptus oil is a vasodilator by nature. Hence, massaging the body with it regularly will help you improve blood circulation throughout the body.

2. The aromatic oil is a blessing for diabetic patients as it can keep their blood sugar under control efficiently.

3. When it comes to getting rid of the intolerable pain of kidney stones, eucalyptus oil is considered as one of the best solutions. Massaging the lower abdominal area with it will give you almost instant relief.

4. The anti-bacterial property of eucalyptus oil makes it a true remedy for all types of infections. It is also an amazing anti-inflammatory agent that can fight against issues like diarrhea, ear inflammation, and so on.

5. Eucalyptus oil is known to be highly effective in treating lung infections. You need to massage your chest with it in order to keep your respiratory organs, such as nasal cavity, lungs, etc. clear from congestion.

6. Inhaling eucalyptus oil or getting a chest massage with it slowly is helpful in curing asthma.

7. The fragrant oil is also capable of providing instant relief in bronchitis and other related symptoms.

8. It has also been found that eucalyptus oil can heal regular cold and cough.

Eucalyptus Oil Massage

9. You can easily get rid of muscle fatigue and muscle sore by channeling the lactic acid all the way through the lymphatic system and it can be done effectively with the eucalyptus oil massage.

10. The scented oil has great effects on measles. You can either massage the reflex points of your feet with it or spread it throughout the home.

11. Eucalyptus oil can cool down our body and keep us away from ailments like heat strokes, sun strokes, etc. during the scorching heat of summer.

12. If bad breath makes you embarrassed, just add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your mouthwash and see the difference!

Why is Eucalyptus Oil Good for Skin?

Important skin benefits of eucalyptus oil are listed below:

13. Mix a few drops of eucalyptus oil with sweet almond oil or pure coconut oil and massage your skin with it. It will rejuvenate your skin and make it softer.

14. Due to its antiseptic properties, eucalyptus oil can be used for treating minor cuts, wounds, blisters, bumps, boils, insect bites, and other similar skin problems.

15. Eucalyptus oil is considered as an indispensable part of aromatherapy. You can combine it with bath salt or whole milk and inhale the aroma through steam so that your skin can absorb it easily and turns naturally beautiful.

Why is Eucalyptus Oil Good for Hair?

Apart from skin, eucalyptus oil can also benefit our hair in the following ways:

16. A mixture of this essential oil and olive oil can stimulate our hair follicles and boost the flow of blood throughout our scalp. Consequently, we get long and strong hair.

17. You can blend eucalyptus oil with vinegar and massage your scalp with this mixture in order to get rid of dryness and itchiness.

18. The vapor of eucalyptus oil has long been used for killing head lice and spoiling their eggs.

19. Regular application of eucalyptus oil can help you avoid scalp infection by preventing the clogging of skin pores.

20. The amazing essential oil can improve the overall health of our hair by making it longer, thicker and glossier

Also check out this link re for our great natural Shampoo and Conditioner we also have Eco friendly Shampoo and Conditioner Bars,  Emu Ridge Emu Oil for your scalp and hair

Emu Ridge Shop 

Mel from Mels Balance Beauty & Massage on Kangaroo Island we highly recommend her http://melsbbandm.com.au/beautyandmassage/

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July 2019 Newsletter – 15% OFF!

Hi Bev,

Thanks for supporting our family owned Business.

We would like to offer you 15% Discount on any of our products for 1 week only!

Below is some info on what’s been happening on Kangaroo Island and Emu Ridge and some hints, tips and recipes for you.

Thanks again and we look forward to your continued support.

Happy reading,
Bev, Larry and Staff


Upgrading our Life & Business

Larry and I are proud of what we have achieved since our inception in 1991. We love what we do, but there comes a time when you realise you’re getting older and it’s time for some changes! It’s time to make life easier for us, our family and our staff! Check out what we have been up to here …

Mid Year Sale 15% Off Everything

We are excited to offer 15% OFF EVERYTHING. SPECIAL for 1 week only to all our wonderful customers. Use coupon code roo15 at checkout. See more…

Meet the Makers of our Natural Products

Meet Bob and Sandra, this lovely couple make our range of natural products. We love the expertise and dedication that they put into producing our products for us. It’s a pleasure to work with and have them as part of our team that makes our products great quality, unique, natural and handmade with love! See more..

Trending

All Natural Vapour Rub

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A decongestant for colds and flu. Just massage into the chest area,  between the shoulder blades & on your feet. Also great for sinus relief and much more. You can even make your own with this great RECIPE HERE …

Eucalyptus & Honey Sweets

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SORE THROAT? Our Eucalyptus and Honey Drops are very popular. They are great to have anytime, and very handy for a sore throat or annoying cough. You can even make your own with this RECIPE HERE …

Whats Happening at Emu Ridge

*HALL OF FAME* We are thrilled to announce that we have been inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for receiving a Certificate of Excellence Award 5 years running. See more …

We Celebrated 28 years in Business in April. See more …

Our French Canadian Students worked with us for their Tourism internships this year! See more …


Kangaroo Island News

New species of fossil. A King Trilobite found on Kangaroo Island! It’s about 500 million years old, and is the largest Cambrian one discovered in Australia. See more…

Kangaroo Island Spirits win Double Gold in international SIP Awards! See more…

The Cactus Cafe in Kingscote has made it to the Good Weekend magazine’s inaugural 52 Best Brunches list see more

Emu Bay Lavender Larry’s sister Sophie and niece Eliza recently made us proud receiving an award See more …

You can see all these stories and more if you follow Stan Gorton from The Islander. Stan is doing a terrific job keeping us up to date with whats happening on KI.

Thanks for taking the time to read our newsletter and thanks again for your support.

Bev, Larry & team!

Mid Year Sale at Emu Ridge!

Take advantage of this great Mid Year Offer!

We are excited to offer 15% OFF EVERYTHING SPECIAL for 1 week only to all our wonderful customers! Just use the coupon code roo15 on the cart page or checkout to receive 15% off ALL PRODUCTS*.

Now is the time to stock up for yourself, family and friends!

Better get in quick as this expires 9/7/19!

Start shopping now!

 

*excluding sale items and postage

ECO FRIENDLY NEW PRODUCTS – Shampoo & Conditioner Bar

We have all been seeing a recent comeback of solid shampoo and conditioner bars. An environmentally friendly option for those wanting to reduce plastic use! So we have had a play and are excited to offer our new all natural Shampoo and Conditioner Bars which have our Eucalyptus and Emu oil in them. These all natural bars are great for the environment and last a lot longer than your normal shampoo & conditioner bottles.

Did you know 552 Million plastic shampoo & conditioner bottles are thrown out annually? With these bars you will save money and of course be helping the environment at the same time.

ADVANTAGES

With the environment always on our mind they are much more eco friendly.

Great for travellers as its compact, convenient and light and no liquid spills.

Helping to reduce our plastics problem.

They are long lasting.

Reducing carbon footprint as you can fit much more if transporting.

The process used to make the cold-pressed versions is very eco-friendly – using very little water and no animal fats.

SHAMPOO BAR

Use the bar just as you would a normal soap. Lather it up with water, and use it directly on the scalp, making sure to rub it in. Massage the scalp with your fingertips to stimulate blood flow and really cleanse the hair and scalp, then rinse well with water. Some people say they dont need a conditioner bar at all. I am imaging this would be more for shorter hair. Click here to buy. (now in convenient tins)

 

Ingredients for Shampoo Bar – Coconut oil, Olive oil, Sunflower oil, Emu oil, Rice Bran oil, Castor oil, Cocoa Butter, Water, Lye, Eucalyptus, May Chang, Green Oxide (colouring).

CONDITIONING BAR

Great for daily use on all hair types including fine, chemically treated/coloured/permed hair.

After washing your hair, take 2 minutes to stroke the conditioner bar over the surface of the hair and pull through the lengths with your hands.  Or create a little lather in your hands and pull through your hair.   Leave for 2 – 5 mins , then rinse. You will feel your hair has been conditioned whilst rinsing. Leave to dry naturally if possible and then style.  You can use styling products if you want.

Our bars have no chemical foaming agents so will not foam. It will leave your hair soft, silky and manageable and very natural.  If you need some further definition and you still want to keep natural, use a tiny amount of olive, coconut or emu oil as a leave-in conditioner.

Rinse well immediately for light conditioning or leave for a few minutes for deep conditioning. Click here to buy.  (now in convenient tins)

Ingredients for Conditioner Bar – Conditioning way (incroquat behenyl TMS), Cetyl Alcohol, Olive oil, Eucalyptus oil, Lemon Myrtle oil.

Hints: LESS IS BEST! DO NOT USE TOO MUCH! These products are concentrated compared to bottled product. 

I personally have curly fine dry hair and have found using the conditioner bar too much for my hair, it made it heavy and flat. I normally have to use conditioner when using liquid shampoo. The shampoo bar on its own works just fine for me. You will just need to experiment as we are all used to using liquid shampoo. 🙂

Click on these links if you would like to know more about Emu Ridge and our Eucalyptus oil Distillery History or our range of pure natural Australian produced products.