Tiffany Banton Artist

Tiffany Marie Turner (b.1991)

Photographer & Graphic Artist:

Tiffany brings a refreshing style to the South Australian art community.

“I hope you enjoy viewing my art as much as I loved making them.”Tiff

Originally a country girl, Tiffany was born on Kangaroo Island and years 1–9 were completed at Kingscote Area School. A scholarship allowed her to complete years 10–12 at Scotch College in Adelaide, where she could pursue her dream in visual and performing arts; she has a passion for both. Tiff currently resides in Adelaide.
Her Graphic Art began in year 12. Tiffs likes to be different and chose an unusual style something that she could call her own and has continued on from there with the same idea. Her art is influenced by children; their love of fantasy, fun, bright colours and characters, and of course food.

Tiffs art is constructed using the majority of her photographic images, of food and animals. The images are then computer manipulated to create a surreal scene made from edible foods. Tiff’s style could be called naive. She deliberately uses a technique that evokes children’s fantasy books.

“I want people to see my work first as a whole land or seascape and then go, Wow! Look that picture is actually made up of different foods.”

The genuine animals provide a sense of place, while the food scape brings us back to the storybook theme. The conflicting use of reality and fantasy adds another dimension to Tiff’s images as a whole.

Tiffs work is of limited edition only and has been sold to various people all over the world, a local chiropractor has bought all three of Tiffs work for his offices and said they are fantastic, “They give the adults and children something to look at and search for in his waiting room, a bit like “Where’s Wally”, plus her work promotes healthy living being made of fresh fruits and vegetables”.

At present Tiffs work is exclusive to Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island her parents business. Tiff’s first exhibition was at Emu Ridge for the Kangaroo Island Art Feast 2009 and her first solo exhibition was at Rolf Binder Veratis Winery, Barossa Valley in April 2010.


Tiff is delighted to have donated this one of original piece of work to Kangaroo Island Dolphin Watch exhibition. With proceeds going into this great community-inclusive educational program.

Since 2012 Tiff was busy building up her new franchise businesses in Adelaide, “Bop Till You Drop” and “Dance Till you Drop” childrens entertainment. So not much time for art!

Tiffany married in 2014 and now has 3 lovely children.

At this sad time of COVID-19 Tiffany has decided to give her business back to her Sydney Director and is busy being a fulltime mum to her gorgeous kids. Maybe she will bring out another artpiece!

“Gone Bush” Exhibition at Emu Ridge Gallery

Tiffany’s newest work was included in the 2011 “Gone Bush” Exhibition at Emu Ridge Gallery. Proud parents Bev and Larry Turner welcomed their talented daughter home for the opening of the exhibition. The three are pictured with “Tutti Frutti” on opening night. This piece is available for purchase as a limited edition print in small or large (detail below).

South Australian Member of Parliament at the time, Michael Pengilly MP, Member for Finniss, opened the 2009 Exhibition at Emu Ridge where Tiff’s work was first shown. Michael said of Tiff’s pieces “Tiff has a bright and bubbly personality which exudes out into her work, I have enjoyed Tiffany’s progress and successes as a visual and performing artist. She is a talented young lady.”

If you would like to own a Tiffany Banton digital art piece, you have the opportunity to purchase high quality limited edition prints in two sizes direct from the artist.

Each of the 4 works featured on this page are available as limited edition prints and have been produced in two sizes, however the “Hide and Seek” large print has sold out but is still available as the small print.

“Make a Wish” is a one-off original printed on canvas, no prints available $250.00 SOLD

This striking original is Tiffany’s first foray into a new style. The piece made its first public appearance at the opening of the Gone Bush Exhibition.

“Tutti Frutti “

This landscape is the sun setting on a peaceful oasis of flowers.

Foods used:

Sky – Red Cabbage leaf cut in half, Sun – lemon. Landscape – Almond meal, Broccoli trees, flake chocolate stump.
Flowers are made from, watermelon, and the stems are spring onions, peaches an orange slice and beans for the stems, figs and asparagus for the stems, Strawberries with green chilli stems, Pears a halved plum and red chilli for the stems, paw paw and chives stems. Background foliage is thyme with a bitten fig for the flowers, and bok-choy

Insects & Snails, the realism in my landscape:
8 Butterflys, 7 Bees, 3 Lady Birds, 1 Praying Mantis, 1 Redback Spider, 1 caterpillar, 1 Dragonfly, 3 Snails.

“Great Southern Lamb”

This landscape is the sun setting on a peaceful Aussie Sheep Farm.

Framed Small prints $450.00 and Large $700.00

Foods used;
Sky – cabbage leaf; Sun – lemon; Clouds – cauliflower; Landscape – paw paw; Fence – flake chocolate; House – bread, toast, cheese and rice cracker; Shrubs – lettuce, rosemary, thyme, spring onions; Path – soup mix; Flowers – artichokes; Trees – broccoli and parsley; Grass – spring onions; Bales of hay – Weetbix; Mushrooms – boiled egg, tomato and mayonnaise.

Wildlife, the realism in my landscape:
1 Crow, 5 Galahs, 3 Magpies, Kelpie sheep dog, sheep and lambs.

“Marco Polo “

This seascape is a tropical paradise.

Foods used:
Sea – cabbage leaf; Sand – paw paw; Reef and Sea Anemones– mushrooms; Corals, Weeds and Sponges- Rock melon, Spring onions, Parsley, Ginger, Pineapple, Celery tops, Broccoli, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts

Wildlife, the realism in my landscape:
Fish, Sea snake, starfish and sea horses.

“Hide and Seek”

This landscape depicts a surreal version of the Australian outback.

Foods that make up my fantasy landscape, can you find them all?
Sky – cabbage leaf; Sun – lemon; Clouds – cauliflower; Landscape – paw paw; Fence – flake chocolate and asparagus; House – bread, toast, cheese and pretzel; Shrubs – Lettuce, Rosemary, Carrot tops, Thyme, Spring onions; Rocks – potatoes; Moss – Parsley; Path – Lentils and almonds; Flowers – fried eggs, hundreds and thousands, artichokes, sweet corn; Trees – Broccoli with strawberries and Parsley; Grass – carrot tops; Hay rolls – Leeks; Mushrooms – boiled egg, tomato and mayonnaise.

Wildlife, the realism in my landscape
Bilby, Blue Wren, Cockatoo, Echidna, Emu, Kangaroos, Kookaburra, Lizard, Rosella Parrot, and a Snake.



Tiffany’s prints are printed on Hahnemuhle German paper, Acid free, Archival and Guaranteed 75 years.

Small prints are 500mm x 350mm limited edition 50 only.
Large prints are 800mm x 560mm limited edition of 20 only

Small prints are $150.00 each and the large prints are $300.00 each



Kangaroo Island Wild Bushland Eucalyptus Bodycare Range Discontinued

**STOP PRESS** Maine Beach Eucalyptus Bodycare Range to be discontinued!

If you love these products for yourself or giving as gifts, buy up now! We have put them on SPECIAL & what we have in stock is all that’s available, so once there gone, they are gone forever!

It is regret that the Company that makes the Kangaroo Island Wild Bushland Eucalyptus Body care range has decided, its had its time! We only supply our Eucalyptus oil, he makes and markets this brand. It was first launched in 2012, its a lovely product beautifully packaged and we believe its been a great promotional tool for Kangaroo Island & for promoting our Eucalyptus Oil!

We have worked together with Nigel Treliving the founder of Maine Beach since 1993, he originally  owned a company called Trelivings founded in 1978  and he produced a Eucalyptus Body-care Range using our eucalyptus oil with this brand, later the company was sold in 2005 he later founded Maine Beach Company and developed a more natural Eucalyptus Body-care range in 2012. We thank him for the business, he has said it may evolve again!

In the mean time it gives us an opportunity to  improve our own brand and packaging! Watch this space!

Eucalyptus Body Care Range – This Beautifully packaged 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. No products are tested on animals. A high percentage of components used in the manufacture of printed items come from recycled pulp. We use recycled and degradable components wherever cost and aesthetics permit.

This product will make a great gift for anyone. Phone Emu Ridge for the Eucalyptus Body Care Range or use the website for orders!

Emu Ridge have a wonderful range of natural Australian produced products all available here

#essentialoils #naturalproducts



DIY ANTIBACTERIAL WIPES – Keeping the grandkids busy making our own antibacterial wipes. The kids loved making them & loved cleaning the door knobs, windows & doors afterwards.
So cheap & easy to make & they work!

Such cute little Grandkids, Nanna love!

You need:
2/3s Metho
1/3 boiled or distilled water
1 teaspoon dish washing detergent
5 drops each of Emu Ridge Eucalyptus & Tea Tree oil
Paper Towel
Container with a tight sealed lid
TIPS: use good quality paper towel, cut to the size of your container, mix everything together and once the mixture is added to the container the cardboard roll inside will come out easily. Put a cross cut in the lid, pull through and your ready to clean!


Just use the recipe above, and add a tablespoon of coconut oil or emu oil, mix in with the boiling water before tipping onto the paper towel.

Enjoy and happy cleaning from the grandkids on Kangaroo Island. ~ Bev ~

#eucalyptusoil #teatreeoil #naturalcleaner #antibacterial #DIY #kangarooisland #nannalove


Mothers Day Gift Ideas Kangaroo Island

Have you got mum a gift yet?

At Emu Ridge we are making it easy for you to find your mum the perfect gift this Mother’s Day thanks to our wide range of gift ideas online. You’re sure to find something that will make your mum smile.


Gift Vouchers are always a great option to, you will find them on our online shop

We have a wide range of beautiful gift packs and boxes for sale in store and online. They are a unique Australian made gift for that special someone. We will also expertly tailor a gift to suit your  individual requirements,  full of excellent local produce. We provide customised  gift hampers as well. So if you have a special occasion for someone coming up and would like a gift basket and are not sure what to choose, we are here to help you with heaps of gift ideas. If you would like something delivered on Kangaroo Island we are happy to hand deliver your voucher or gift if it is within the Kingscote area. Otherwise we can arrange delivery for you at a small cost. All other orders are delivered by Australia Post.


Below are some of our favorite products, but please feel free to browse the complete online shop here.


#mothersday #birthday #eucalyptus #mainebeach #gift  #wildbushland #australian #present


There comes a time to think of the well being of our staff, their families, our community & visitors. Sadly we have decided to close our Emu Ridge Shop until further notice from the 24th of March 2020 due to COVID-19, It seems so unreal that this is happening in our world!

There are still many ways to get our products: 🍃

*PICK UP*:🚶‍♀️ We welcome orders for collection at Emu Ridge, we are still producing oil and doing online orders, just call us to make sure we are around.

*LOCAL DELIVERY*🚕 We are happy to deliver orders to your door in many Kangaroo Island locations. Simply call us on 85538228, email or order online.

*ONLINE ORDERS🌏 are always welcome Nationally and Internationally.

*KI CIDERS*: 🥂 We are also happy for you to pick up and we are happy to deliver Kangaroo Island Cider locally.

We will reopen as soon as we believe it to be safer for us all. 🤷‍♀️

Thanks in advance for your support & please stay healthy at this crazy time! 👍

The Turner Family & our valued Emu Ridge Team ❤️

Ph: 08 8553 8228

Gardening Australia – Eucalyptus Distilling Process on Kangaroo Island

SERIES 31 | Episode 07

Sophie visits a Eucalyptus oil distillery on Kangaroo island making oil from Eucalyptus cneorifolia, the local Narrow Leaf Mallee.

Eucalyptus oil is famous the world over for its pungent aroma and antiseptic qualities. This iconic Australian tree is thought to have evolved oily leaves as foil against animal attack. Kangaroo Island was a thriving eucalyptus oil manufacturing centre peaking in the 1930’s with 48 stills employing over 600 people. But all production fell by the wayside as land was cleared and farming sheep became more profitable in the 1950s.

Bev and Larry Turner now run a thriving eucalyptus essential oil business, selling oil that originates from the indigenous Narrow Leaf Mallee, Eucalyptus cneorifolia on their 650 acre farm. “It’s a really good species for oil as the components are up” says Larry. He is talking about the components cineole and eucalyptol.  “It’s renowned for its aroma.”

The farm includes 250 acres of remnant bush, 2 freshwater lagoons and 400 acres of paddocks that Larry plans to eventually re-vegetate. Larry grew up on the property, but it was once owned by pharmaceutical company Faulding who planted a trial plantation of Eucalyptus cneorifolia for oil. It was taken out to run sheep.

As a 4th generation sheep farmer Larry “was meant to take over the farm”. The drop in wool prices in 1991 was the stimulus to diversify, and Larry and Bev’s story is a classic case of ‘one door closes and another door opens.’  Larry explains “Me and a mate were fixing up an old tractor. The bolts on the tractor were all rusty. We decided to make our own oil to fix the tractor. That was the first batch”.

Larry’s wife Bev took Larry’s oil and sold it at a local market. It was popular so Larry made some more. He scrounged around to find bits and pieces from old stills on the island and built his own still. “We’d sell the oil from the house, and then we packed a suitcase of oil and decided hit Adelaide” That was the start of it all for Larry and Bev, and they haven’t looked back.

The Narrow Leaf Mallee

The Narrow Leaf Mallee is ideal for harvesting. It occurs naturally on Larry’s land so he is farming a renewable natural resource, and he harvests both the wild plants and trees that he has planted. He harvests by pruning heavily every year, cutting them back to near the ground. He does the harvest himself using an old harvester. According to Larry, he can heavily prune every year and the trees regrow to be harvested the following year. They require no chemicals or sprays.


The Distillation Process

Larry produces 1000 litres of eucalyptus oil per year from 180,000 trees. It is extracted in a new distillery that he built himself on the property. Larry describes the distillation process: “Imagine you are going to boil vegies on the stove. Water and vegies are in a large pot and start boiling. The steam that escapes, you capture that in a condenser and it trickles out as oil and water.”

In a nutshell, the leaf is placed in a pot, and a fire is lit beneath. 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 clean oil. Larry uses timber as fuel for the still. The boiled leaves leftover from the ‘old cook’ are reused as a fuel for fire in the distillery and returned to the land as mulch. Each ‘cook’ takes around 8 hours.


Plant selections

In the traditional Kangaroo Island industry, there was no plant selection process on the old trees. Research been undertaken on Larry’s trees to isolate the aromatic and antibacterial components. Larry has grown his own trees in a nursery on site. He says that the “desirable components do vary a lot within species.” He has 250,000 selectively bred to be high quality, but he wants to do further tests on 10,000 different trees, including 5 plants species.


Kangaroo Island has rich natural resources, and in this case the eucalyptus oil is a renewable, natural resource requiring minimal intervention.

Source: Gardening Australia ACC net

Miracle Spray using Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus Oil a fantastic All Purpose Cleaner

All Purpose Cleaner Miracle Spray is cheap natural and works on everything!

With cleaning products disappearing off the shelves it is possible to clean your whole house, from top to bottom, with just the one Miracle Spray. This spray will replace multiple products saving you time, space and money! Its a great natural alternative that works. There are many great benefits when it comes to making your own cleaning products. Not only do they help you save money, but you also know exactly what’s in them. Our environment is filled with toxins and one of the biggest offenders in the toxin department is household cleaners.  At Emu Ridge we like to clean naturally and keep as many toxins as possible out of our home and workplace.

Miracle All Purpose Spray 

1.5 lt Water ( 1 cup boiled)

300ml Vinegar

60ml Dishwashing Liquid

25ml Eucalyptus Oil

3 dessertspoons of Washing Soda

Its so easy just mix the washing Soda with one cup of boiling water to dissolve it, wear gloves as washing soda can irritate, add the remainder of ingredients, pour into a 2 lt  bottle and pour into spray bottles as required. (We recommend getting good quality spray bottles or the eucalyptus oil will dissolve the cheap components inside, we buy ours from our local Jasol rep, but hardware stores will keep the stronger bottles to)

It’s then as simple as cleaning the house just as you would with regular cleaning products.

With these ingredients it makes a great all purpose cleaner that will clean everything in your home, shower, bath, basin, toilet, tiled floors, vinyl floors, stains on carpet, benchtops, kitchen cupboards, cooktops, walls, doors, benches, sinks, cupboards, whitegoods, windows and mirrors included. It will remove soap scum to stained stove tops, grout and leather lounges and it smells great! Maybe that’s because I love the smell of eucalyptus! I wonder why that is!

Eucalyptus Oil

Our Eucalyptus Oil is 100% pure Australian, produced on beautiful Kangaroo Island. You can purchase our oil and other natural products online if you cant visit our store.

Washing soda is found in your supermarket.

Our supermarket keeps the brand Lectric Washing Soda and this recipe is on the back of the packet! You’ll find it in the washing detergent area and its very cheap. It is Australian Made and Owned and all natural. Its a traditional and very economical product that is phosphate and color free. Rid your home of harsh chemicals and save money. We  also use it to make our Laundry Liquid.


#kangarooisland #naturalcleaners #eucalyptusoil #sustainablefarming

Buy Local and support our Kangaroo Island Community

Hi there, us Islanders all need your help more than ever. Online shopping from local Kangaroo Island producers is a way that you can help right now.

Australian manufacturers, farmers, fishermen and processors make some of the best products in the world. By purchasing our goods, you’re not only supporting local jobs and our economy, but also getting great products you can trust.

We encourage you to support our community by purchasing from one of the online stores listed below.

In the future if you need gift for yourself or someone else, think Kangaroo Island!

KI Producers Online shops include:

Amadio Wines

Bay of Shoals Wines

Cliffords Honey Farm

Dudley Wines

To find out more about our Eucalyptus oil and to purchase Australian click here

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery 

False Cape Wines 

Fine Art Kangaroo Island

Hazyblur Wines

Island Beehive

Kangaroo Island Living Honey

Kangaroo Island Coffee Roasters

Kangaroo Island Fresh Garlic

Kangaroo Island Oats

Kangaroo Island Olives

Kangaroo Island Source

Kangaroo Island Skincare

Kangaroo Island Spirits

Kangaroo Island Wool

KI & Co. Australia

LZ Bees

Latitude 36

OrganiQ Kangaroo Island

Rustic Blue Kangaroo Island

Springs Road winery

The Islander Estate Vineyards

The Figgery

Happy Shopping.  Some producers don’t have an online shop but I’m sure if you called them they will be happy to help, many also just wholesale their produce so ask your local fruit and veg store or supermarket what they have that is produced on Kangaroo Island, Fryars Kangaroo Island Free Range eggs, Adams Organic Eggs, Modras Eggs and Ildora Wild Fruits some to mind. There are many others who dont sell online to but would be happy to help if you contact them direct, Emu Bay Lavender, Kangaroo Island Ciders, Drunken Drone Brewey, KI Brewery come to mind but there are many others to, just to temp you with a few!

Thanks for reading! We cannot thank everyone enough for your support over these past few months especially, and we hope you all stay safe during this time.~Bev~

#supportlocal #buylocal #kangarooislandproducers  #supportourcommunity #kangarooislandonline #kangarooislandonlineshop #buyonline #kangarooisland #onlineshop #workingtogether #shoplocal

How to rid your dogs of Fleas and Ticks, and it works for us too! 100% Australian Eucalyptus Oil

Flea and Tick repellent for your pets:

One of the most common problems your pets may be dealing with is annoying fleas and other parasites. They can cause great discomfort for your pets as well as health problems such as skin irritations, allergies, anaemia and even death if not treated.

Chemical treatments may get rid of fleas, but they can also cause side effects such as breathing problems, tremors, vomiting, skin irritations and permanent nerve damage. Using natural remedies such as Emu Ridge eucalyptus oil is a safe alternative to chemicals, as well as keeping your pet’s coat healthy and vibrant, because the fleas and other insects hate the smell of eucalyptus oil. You may need to apply the oil more often than you would chemical formulas, but it will effectively and safely repel fleas without hurting your pet.

What To Do:

  1. Begin by shampooing your pet. Mix 5 drops of eucalyptus oil into approximately 250 ml of a natural, no-tear pet shampoo. Use an eyedropper to measure the oil and mix well.

  2. Start the bath water to get it to a good warm temperature. Place a cotton ball into each ear of your pet to avoid water and soap getting in, and then wet your pet’s coat thoroughly and completely.

  3. Bathe your pet as you normally would with the eucalyptus shampoo, creating a nice rich lather from head to toe. Be careful not to get shampoo in the eyes. Rinse your pet and repeat with the eucalyptus shampoo. This time, rinse extremely well.

  4. Towel-dry your pet from excess water and follow with a thorough blow-drying.

For added protection after and between baths, you can make a repellent:

1 cup of water, 2 cups of distilled white vinegar, 2 teaspoons of vegetable or almond oil and 3 drops of eucalyptus oil  then put the mixture into a spray bottle. Mist your pet lightly with the mixture every so often and let it air-dry. You can also mix in a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, which will repel ticks and fleas.

HINT- This deterrent also works for flies and other insects as well. Spray onto the pet’s dry coat, staying away from sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals. When outdoors for an extended period, spray this solution on 2-3 times per day. Don’t add the eucalyptus oil for cats, it is great for horses, dogs, goats etc. This recipe below is tried and tested to.

You can also use a cotton wool ball soaked in Eucalyptus oil and gently dab behind your pet’s ears, along their back and under there arms, and then groom, this is a great deterrent.

Keeping your carpets parasite free. Make a simple flea repellent carpet powder by mixing 1 cup of cornstarch with 15 drops of eucalyptus oil and dust this powder all over the carpets, leave for 15 minutes and then vacuum. A parasite free home  will help your dogs be safe from further reinfection of fleas.

Eucalyptus oil can also be rubbed into your pet’s collar to work as a natural flea collar. Below is a great recipe to deter fleas with this natural flea collar. Reapply approx every 2 weeks.

The eucalyptus oil has been proven effective in most cases, but you may have to alter the recipe to find the best solution to meet your pet’s particular needs.

DETERRENT FOR BEDDING & THE HOME: Use a eucalyptus or tea tree dilution in watering can to wash floors, soak pet’s kennel and favourite sleeping patches on sand or paving or doormats etc.

Rinse all bedding after washing with strong dilution of eucalyptus or tea tree oil (with a dash of vinegar to

mix the oils into the water) and dry without rinsing. Repeat at least monthly.

Remember to vacuum carpets well and frequently. The flea life cycle is about a month in the summer, so keep up intensive treatment for at least a month.

Eucalyptus oil is also handy for your dog in other areas to:

  • Skin therapy: It can be useful to help soothe skin after insect bites, stings, and skin rashes.

  • Antiseptic qualities: Its disinfectant properties can be useful for skin problems and also when cleaning bedding. Add a few drops of oil in the wash works wonders.

  • Antiviral and anti-inflammatory.

  • Works as an expectorant.

  • Respiratory therapy: Good for relief of chest congestion.  Its inhalant properties help to combat respiratory problems such as sinus infections and bronchitis.

  • Fragrance: Eucalyptus can also be very effective against pet odor.


Repellent of ticks for you and your family:

Ticks are terrible as these creatures can be as lethal as a venomous snake in the wrong scenario! If your camping, hiking and getting outside to play, then don’t let these pesky parasites stop you. Here’s how to make a simple and home-made repellent!


In a spray bottle mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar (you can also use apple cider as it doesn’t smell as strong), 1 cup of water and 20 drops of Eucalyptus oil (Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent).
After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin and hair before going outdoors. Re-apply every four hours to keep ticks at bay, and examine your skin and hair when back inside to make sure no ticks are on the body.


You can order Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil right here – we can post Eucalyptus Oil nation-wide within Australia.

Did you know Arthritis/Joint pain

Eucalyptus Oil soothes and penetrates the skin to bring quick relief to inflammation sufferers.Eucalyptus Oil relieves pain in joint and muscles pain, it can help arthritis, chronic pain, injuries and rheumatism.  Very effective on both dogs and humans, but should not be used on cats. This essential oil increases circulation and dilates blood vessels, bringing a feeling of warmth to the area where applied and encouraging healing with improved oxygenation of the blood. Mix it with Emu Oil and you will find amazing results. This link with take you do all the amazing uses for Emu Oil and how to use it. It can be used exactly the same as its used for human use its moisturising, great for itchy dry skin and eases pain. It can also be taken orally. This is another pure natural Australian product, I swear by!

Risks of Using Eucalyptus Oil on Your Dog

  • Only use 100% pure, not all oils are equal!

  • Be aware of the label, its the same rules for dogs as it is for us. Dogs are more sensitive. Keep essential oils out of their reach, and when applying essential oils avoid the mouth region, eyes and mucus membranes.

  • Its advisable to be careful using eucalyptus oil or any essential oil undiluted for your pet. In its pure form it can burn sensitive areas the same as people.

  • Do not use eucalyptus oil for cats the same as you would for dogs, cats LICK their fur so it can get straight into their digestive systems and cause toxicity.

  •  Introduce any oils slowly, and always be sure to monitor your pet’s behavior and symptoms for any signs of distress or discomfort.

  • Remember smaller dogs need alot less than a larger dog.

We have used it on all of our dogs over the past 26 years, it has been very successful and our dogs never had any side effects.


DIY Hand Sanitiser

The new COVID19 virus pandemic has caused Hand Sanitisers to sell out! Our T/Tree & Eucalyptus oil sales have sky rocketed! People are asking us questions  on how to make your own DIY hand sanitisers, and surface cleaners?

Some commercial hand sanitisers contain ingredients as scary as the germs they protect you from, so why not make your own!  You’ll save money and help protect yourself from germs. Eucalyptus oil has also disappeared from supermarket shelves, unfortunately those brands came from China! Now people are finding out what brands really are produced in Australia! Emu Ridge Brand certainly is but its only available from our retail outlet on Kangaroo Island or online!

Most ingredients used in hand sanitisers will dry out your hands, these recipes are much gentler than the ones full of chemicals. A good moisturiser will help your dry hands, and we can help you with that to! Many DIY recipes contain ingredients like, alcohol, vinegar, alovera, glycerin, witch hazel,  these  ingredients dont to alot. With the exception of Rubbing alcohol (also known as metholated spirits) , you can buy this from Chemists, Supermarkets or Hardware stores, it will definitely kill germs, its the strongest out of vinegar and other alcohols, Isopropyl alcohol will kill 99.99 % or more of all non-spore forming bacteria in less than 30 seconds, both in the laboratory and on human skin, it also kills fungi, and stops some viruses..

Below are some recipes that are very simple and easy as long as you can find the ingredients.

Gel Hand Sanitiser


1/3 cup of 100% Aloe Vera Gel, 

2/3 cup of  rubbing alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol) you can buy this from your local chemist or hardware store!

3 drops of Tea Tree Oil & 5 drops of Eucalyptus Oil (optional clove bud oil and lemon myrtle oil)

Combine in a bowl, Stir and fill into a container.


Liquid Hand Sanitiser 


100ml Distilled Water,

1/4 teaspoon of Sea Salt, about

4 drops of Tea Tree & 5 drops of Eucalyptus Oil

(optional clove bud oil and lemon myrtle oil)

Perfect for a spray bottle. Just shake the bottle each time before you use it! This will be helpful for people with sensitivities. 

General Purpose Sanitiser

I personally have been making this recipe as I to cant get ingredients

2/3 Metholated Spirits

1/3 Vinegar

5 drops of each essentials oils, ive been putting Eucalyptus, T/Tree, Clove Bud and Lemon Myrtle

Using on my hands and everywhere, stay healthy everyone.


Lotion Hand Sanitiser
A lotion type consistency to your liking depending on how much aloe gel you add.


2/3 cup l Distilled Water, 

1/3 cup  % Aloe Vera Gel,

Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus oil, (optional clove bud oil and lemon myrtle oil)


If Alo is a problem you can blend up you own from the leaf if you know someone who has at plant. You can also use Lemon Juice as an alternative to the essential oils!

At the moment with no Isopropropyl alcohol on the shelves metho is the same thing. The key to making an effective,  hand sanitizer is to stick to a 2:1 proportion of alcohol to aloe vera.  The alcohol content needs to be 60 percent to be most effective at killing germs to avoid people getting sick and spreading germs to others this is  according to the CDC Trusted Source.

*Warning* Be careful with Metholated Spirits or alcohol rub on wood,the acid can cause it to loose its shine and  pattern. Plastic can also lose its color.

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Washing your hands properly is still the best way to stop the spread of germs!

When you go to wash your hands, it is advised you first wet them under running water, wash the germs down the drain!.

Next, apply enough soap to cover both hands. Rub your hands together to create suds.

Use one hand to rub the back of the other, cleaning between the fingers as you go. Repeat with the other hand.

Rub your palms together, as well as the back of your fingers against your palms.

When you can’t wash your hands, hand sanitisers, will help.

A Useful Message from Dr Tim one of our Kangaroo Island Doctors


One of my favourite words from medical school and also an important one to be aware of in the COVID19 pandemic

It now seems inevitable that most (estimates suggest 60-70%) of us will catch coronavirus in next 22 months…for the vast majority of us this will be a mild disease – especially children. Projections are that around 80% of those affected will have a mild disease, which confines them to home but doesn’t require a visit to the doctor or hospitalisation (important note – antibiotics won’t work on viruses!)

A further 10-15% (the numbers are fuzzy) will experience severe symptoms which may require hospitalisation – from needing some supplemental oxygen via mask, through to full-blown intensive care including intubation and ventilation. Outcomes for the latter are grim. Particularly for the elderly, or those with comorbidities (heart or lung conditions especially) this could be life-limiting.

Whilst the reported mortality is low compared with some other diseases….around 2% – the sheer numbers affected in countries such as Italy and Iran means that hospital systems – even in developed countries (and Lombardy had an excellent heath system) will soon be overwhelmed UNLESS you take steps to minimise exposure and spread.

So what does this have to do with fomites?

Well, you should be aware by now (despite the dearth of consistent media messages from Govt) to practice social distancing of 2m or so from folk when you are out and about….to practice cough etiquette (cover your nose and mouth) and to wash your hands regularly (soap and water is fine, just do for at least 20 seconds).

What you may not have considered is the potential for fomites transmission.

A fomite is defined as “any inanimate object that, when contaminated with or exposed to infectious agents, can transfer disease to a new host”

Which could be…

– the hand rail on the tram, which someone has sneezed upon earlier is now a vector for disease

– the cutlery in the pot on the table at the cafe, may be a source of transmission

– door handles

– tabletops and so on

Which means – if you’re going out – start to think about fomites around you. And perhaps consider how you’ll protect yourself if/when COVID19 really kicks off (projections are a few weeks – again a little fuzzy but we’re into the DELAY phase now, not CONTAINMENT).

For me, this will mean keeping a healthy distance away from people – handwashing with soap and water – cleaning door handles, tabletops, cutlery if eating out.

If unwell, then home isolating and using phone for advice (no point going to doctor and spreading germs, just stay put and take advice). If affected and have to go out, wear a mask and for the love of God dont sneeze or cough on people!

Food for thought.

Stay healthy everyone from the Emu Ridge Team on Kangaroo Island  🙂

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