DIY DISINFECTANT WIPES KANGAROO ISLAND STYLE

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!

BABY WIPES

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 ~

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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

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.

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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!

FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY:

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.

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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.

~Bev~

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

Ingredients:

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 

Ingredients:

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.

Ingredients:

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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GOOD ADVICE – WASH YOUR HANDS?

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

Fomites.

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  🙂

#eucalyptusoil #australian #teatreeoil #clovebudoil #handsanitiser #handmade

 

 

Eucalyptus oil a great natural cleaner

Did you know? Eucalyptus Oil is great to clean scuff marks from shoes and handbags! Also the floor and so much more.

We had a lovely tourism student from Canada working with us at Emu Ridge and she said to me; look at my shoes they were so clean when I first arrived and now they have all these marks on them, what will clean them? Not a problem I said, I grabbed our Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil and a cloth and said this will do the trick and it did, she was very surprised. This essential oil certainly is a natural versatile product that we all forget about sometimes. Lets get back to chemical free cleaning in the home, its so much better for us and the environment! ~Bev~

Another lady, Nyree had a similar experience with her handbag and this is what she said; “I used my beautiful new Coach bag yesterday and foolishly wore a new pair of jeans at the same time. By the time I got to my sister’s house I realised my hands and new bag had been stained blue! I was devastated.
When I got home I used Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil to clean my hands and used a few drops on a cloth to clean my bag. It all came off without damaging the bag! So freaking relieved.🍃 it’s great for removing scuff marks from shoes, handbags, floors etc”

 

 


MORE TIPS

We know the bowls ladies and men love our eucalyptus oil for getting scuff marks off of their beautiful white shoes, cleaning there bowls, handbags and bowls bags. It’s great for cleaning any kind of shoes!

Smelly Shoes

Shoes or sneakers can become musty or smelly quite quickly.  To refresh them place shoes outside in sunshine and wipe the inside with a cloth moistened with Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil.

Apparently tea bags work to! To make the teabags even more efficient add a few drops of Tea Tree or Eucalyptus oil, you can also wipe the insides of your shoes on a regular basis to kill the bacteria that causes the odour.

Here’s another tip, its an old wives tale but apparently it works. Stuff the shoes with newspaper. That’s right. Newspaper! Leave over night and your shoes should be “stink-free” come morning!

To help prevent shoe odours soak some cotton wool with a teaspoonful of Eucalyptus Oil.   Place the cotton wool wad into the toe of an old stocking and put in the toe of any shoe. Not only does this help prevent odours it also helps keeps the shape intact.

Baking soda is also awesome. Stuff some old cotton socks with stuffing, add some baking soda its great for absorbing odors, seal with a rubber band or stitch the top closed. I’ve heard kitty litter can be used the same way. Just leave these socks in your shoes when your not wearing them.

Dryer sheets with a few drops of Eucalyptus oil will absorb the odours. Tear them in half and leave in your shoes when you not wearing them.

If you can, wash them, pop them  in the washing machine add a teaspoon of Eucalyptus Oil with normal washing detergent and then dry them completely. From then on use the above tips and they will never stink again!!

Cheers, Bev

Proprietor of Emu Ridge on beautiful Kangaroo Island


Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil

Below is a brief overview of Emu Ridge and our unique eucalyptus oil on Kangaroo Island, we are one of the last 100% Australian Grown Organic Eucalyptus Oil Distilleries!  Buy Australian produced today click here to order from Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery!

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 this essential 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.

SOME USES FOR THIS VERSATILE & 100% NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL

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.
Animals:
For cleaning pets, removing fleas and ticks.

My Recipe book will help you with how to use our 100% pure Australian eucalyptus oil!

DIY Foot and Shoe Odor

Smelly Stinky Shoes be gone!

The stench of stinky shoes can be overwhelming and make you want to throw them away. Heres a few great tips to remove and prevent the odors for someone with stinky shoes!

  • My personal favorite -Baking soda is awesome. Mix some baking soda, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oil together and pop it into some old cotton socks. Baking soda its great for absorbing odors, seal with a rubber band. leave the socks in your shoes when your not wearing them. Ive heard kitty litter can be used the same way.

 

  • Just pop in some Tea Bags and leave overnight!

 

  • To make the teabags even more efficient add a few drops of Tea Tree or Eucalyptus oil, you can also wipe the insides of your shoes on a regular basis to kill the bacteria that causes the odour.

 

  • Here’s another tip, its an old wives tale but apparently it works. Stuff the shoes with newspaper. That’s right. Newspaper it will absorb the odor! Leave over night and your shoes should be “stink-free” come morning!

 

  • Dryer sheets with a few drops of Eucalyptus oil will absorb the odors. Tear them in half and leave in your shoes when you not wearing them.

 

  • If you can, wash them, pop them  in the washing machine add a teaspoon of Eucalyptus Oil with normal washing detergent and then dry them completely. From then on use the above tips and they will never stink again!!

Here is a couple of recipes to help you as well:

Homemade Shoe Deodorizing Powder

The dry ingredients in this homemade deodorizing powder are odor absorbing, and the tea tree oil’s antiseptic properties help the kill bacteria that cause smelly shoes. Dump out the dust before wearing your shoes.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons baking soda
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 drops of Eucalyptus Oil and 4 drops of Tea Tree Oil

Directions

1. Shake or stir until thoroughly mixed.

2. Sprinkle shoe deodorizing powder  into your shoes after each time you wear them and let it sit overnight. (You might want to keep a shaker can of this mixture in the laundry room for regular use.)

3. Shake the powder out before wearing.

Homemade Shoe Deodorizing Spray

Some people swear by deodorizing smelly shoes with Febreze after each wear. If you don’t have skin allergies or sensitivities to corn, that’s worth a try. Here’s a homemade, all-natural shoe deodorizing spray if you’d rather DIY it.

Ingredients

1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white vinegar
4 drops of Eucalyptus oil and 4 drops of Tea Tree oil

Let me know your favorite or the one that works best for you, we would love to hear from you!

Directions

1. Lightly spray the shoe insoles after each wearing.
2. Let your shoes air dry.

Cheers, Bev

Proprietor of Emu Ridge

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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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 – Coconut oil, Emu oil, Olive oil, Shae butter, Coconut cream, Centrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Pearl Essence, Eucalyptus oil,  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.

 

DIY Eucalyptus Shower Discs

Shower discs are a great way to clear your sinuses as well as keeping  your bathroom smelling fresh. These all-natural eucalyptus vapour discs are simple and easy to make, they are also non-toxic, so they are safe to use around children and pets.

They are great in the toilet too!

Each year we love having children from different schools that enjoy doing work experience at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island.  One School that has supported us for many years is the Mount Barker Waldorf School in Adelaide.

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These lovely girls enjoyed their work experience with us and had fun making the vapour discs, this was one of their projects. We always enjoy having the students, they are always a great help to us. Our business  is filled with diversity so they get to be involved in many different aspects of our business.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Baking Soda

  • 1 Tsp Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil

  • 3 Drops Emu Ridge Lemon Myrtle Oil

  • 1 Cup Water

  • Bowl to mix it in

  • Silicone Molds or Lined Muffin Trays

 Directions:

1. Mix the water and baking soda together to form a thick paste.

2. Add the eucalyptus oil and lemon myrtle oil to the mixture.

3. Spoon the mixture into the molds.

Hint – Silicone muffin liners really are great, they pop right out with ease, make sure you line normal muffin tins with a liner, foil works best the paper ones can get stuck to the discs.

4. Let the discs set for 24 hours until the are dry and hard.

(if you cant wait that long you can also dry them in an oven, pre-heat it to 120c and pop them in for just over an hour. If you do this add the oils after the discs have cooled as the heat will evaporate the oils, they will still soak into the disc.)

The girls had fun packing them up, and we sold them in our shop. You could do this to and give them away as a gift or simply just put them in a jar or a ziplock back to use for your own personal use.

How to Use

Put a disc in the bottom of your shower in a corner away from the main water flow when you get in. It will slowly dissolve releasing the eucalyptus oil into the shower and the steam from the shower will all rise together, helping to clear sinuses for when you have a cold or flu.

You don’t have to wait until you have a cold to use these either!  Essential oils are proven to reduce stress, with so many of us now including aromatherapy into everyday life.

Hint – You are not only going to clear the sinuses, baking soda and eucalyptus oil will also clean and disinfect the bottom of the shower. Two jobs in one!  To buy our Eucalyptus Oil and Lemon Myrtle Oil, as well as many of our other great products, visit our Online Store

These are also great to pop into the toilet to clean and freshen!

DIY Vapor Rub all natural or buy online at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island

I became allergic to perfumes and preservatives many years ago and this prompted me to develop our natural range of products for Emu Ridge.

Our Vapor Rub was specifically made for babies and children as a decongestant for colds and flu. Just massage into the chest area, on the throat, on the back between the shoulder blades & on your feet, its great for sinus relief. Adults can add a few extra drops of Eucalyptus oil to the mixture to make it stronger.

Our Vapor Rub is available directly from our online shop Ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil & Bees Wax. Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Thyme & Clove.

Our products are all made in small batches and they are lovingly made, bottled and labeled by hand by a real person. This is Sandra, she has been making natural products and skincare for decades.

Do you ever read the ingredients label? Sometimes, the things we trust to use with our family can have some surprising unhealthy additives.

Vapor rub helps with symptoms of a common cold or minor aches and pains of the muscles and joints. You can purchase vapor rub in shops, but many of these products contain toxic ingredients — such as camphor — that are harmful to your health.

Our Eucalyptus essential oil functions as an expectorant, helping to cleanse the body of toxins, making it great for relieving symptoms of the cold and flu. It has also proven helpful with sinus and respiratory problems.

DIY –

If you have nothing in your medicine cupboard. You can make a natural alternative, just mix about 10 drops of Emu Ridge eucalyptus oil with 25ml of Olive, coconut or Emu Oil and rub on your chest. You will be breathing easy in no-time, the natural way! Remember its great for rubbing on the bottom of your feet before you go to bed if you have a cold to!

Below is a great natural recipe you can also make at home from Dr Axe if you have the time.

I hope you have enjoyed our post, stay healthy ~ Bev~

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