Keeping cold and flu at bay is getting trickier by the year, for a natural remedy to kill germs, decongestant and a nice clean healthy feeling Emu Ridge Eucalyptus is a one stop shop.
- Great for an inhalation, you can use a bowl of hot water a few drops of eucalyptus oil and a towel over your head like my mum used to make me do!
- Or just drop a few drops in the bottom of the shower each morning.
- For little ones a drop in the bath is a great soothing remedy.
- Don’t forget to follow up with constant nose blowing, tiresome but if your dedicated its an effective way to avoid spread or infection to the chest like bronchitis.
- A nice warm drink of lemon honey and a few drops of eucalyptus oil does the cold and throat wonders! Click to order
More Ideas to kill bacteria and keep the colds away –
- scent a tissue and breath it it,
- burn it in an oil burner or even a saucepan on the stove with water and a few drops of eucalyptus oil
- clean and scent heat pump vent in the ceiling, great in the airconditioner vents too, it kills bacteria and clears your head
- mop floors and clean surfaces e.g. bench tops and toys
- add to the laundry and so much more!
All these ideas will keep the flu away.
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.
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
I love these ideas if you’re wanting Natural food dyes for deep, rich, earthy coloured Easter eggs! Aren’t they beautiful? Anything from wine to onion skins can be used as an all natural dye. All you need to do is put the eggs in boiling water with your desired “natural dye” and boil away for 8 – 10mins. Your natural dye could be coffee, wine, red cabbage, spinach leaves, grated carrots, beetroots, onion skin, cranberry juice or anything else that you fancy. Great way to get the family together over Easter and create something different.
Another great idea if your wanting Natural food dyes and earthy Easter ideas these are beautiful. Find the instructions here.
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EASTER EGG DYE COLOR CHART – MCCORMICK
The above picture is from McCormick and it is a very handy cheat sheet for Easter and mixing colours.
Flies certainly are annoying little things, especially when they bother you and/or your animals.
One of our family members has horses that are constantly being bothered by flies during the summer. We found a great recipe and asked her to put it to the test! It’s 100% natural, easy to make, it’s much cheaper than the toxic commercial brands and it is also better for the environment.
After Heather’s tried the recipe this was her recommendations.”I’m so happy with it, it worked great! It’s maybe not as strong as commercial brands so just use it more regularly. It is definitely worth it if you think about all of the horrible chemicals you are stopping from getting on your animals, yourself and into the environment. Just apply the spray as needed. Now my horses aren’t bothered from the flies and I don’t have to worry about spraying all those horrible chemicals on them”. Great thanks Heather! She also found another great use for it below!
Home Made Fly/Insect Spray
What You Need
- 500ml Spray Bottle
- 1 cup Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Dish Soap
- 1 teaspoon Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Essential Oil
What To Do:
In an empty spray bottle, add all of the above ingredients. Fill the rest of the bottle up with water and put the sprayer lid back on and give it a shake! Easy, all done! You can use any type of vinegar, organic apple cider vinegar generally smells nicer, but they all do the same job in this case. Before you spray the animal, gently shake the bottle so that all of the ingredients are incorporated. Spray directly on the animal where you want to prevent insects. If you are spraying around eyes, cup your hands over the animal’s eyes to protect them when you spray. The dish soap helps the mix to stick and stay on the animal longer!
Another handy hint from Heather: “The little ants drive me crazy sometimes, they love to get into our horse feed, especially when I mix molasses into it. I found this recipe is also a good solution to that problem. Just spray around the food bowl/container and your animal’s feed will be free of those pesky ants”. Thats great we know that Eucalyptus oil is a deterrent to any insect!
This recipe can also be used on other animals besides horses such as cows, sheep, goats, dogs etc. However dont use it on cats they lick too much.
We are really glad that we can share this recipe with you. It not only works for flies, it will also deter other pesky insects like mosquitoes, fleas, ants.
Now that summer has arrived, so have the insects! This recipe to make your own insect deterrent it fantastic. The best I’ve ever used for midges. A great thing to pack when families go camping these holidays or to take to the beach.
We also sell an All Natural Insect Repellent which is also very effective.
The best floor cleaner around, a teaspoon of Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus oil and warm water. Great for any floors, no streaks, degreaser, keeps away insects, kills bacteria and smells so fresh and clean, Clean the natural way it’s better for the environment and yourself.
There are many great benefits when it comes to cleaning naturally. Not only does it save money, but you also know exactly what you are using. I think people these days are looking for natural cleaning products in their homes. Our environment is filled with toxins and one of the biggest offenders is commercial household cleaners, they can cause allergies, rashes and can be very expensive. I personally became allergic to perfumes, preservatives and certain chemicals about 15 years ago, I get rashes from many things so have to be very careful. This is when we started producing our own personal care natural product range.
At Emu Ridge we like to clean naturally and keep as many toxins as possible out of our home and workplace. Cleaning your floor with our Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus oil and water is completely non toxic so you feel safe using it around your children, pets and yourselves! Its also safer for the septic, its a 100% pure essential oil, cruelty fee and produced in Australia!
WHAT WE DO: Fill the mop bucket with about 1/4 full of warm water. Add a teaspoon of Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus oil and mop away, its great for wooden, slate, tiles and lino!
I have been told that you an also add 1/4 of a cup of vinegar as well but we just use the above recipe!
Another tip, fill a separate plastic mop bucket with hot water. This bucket can be used for rinsing out the mop, so you aren’t mopping the floors with dirty water.
Use a mop made of natural fibres, we use cotton.
Believe it or not, every time I employ a new staff member they don’t know how to mop a floor properly so here is some advise. Stand up straight when you mop so you don’t get a bad back. Spin the mop if it gathers up to much so that you cover a larger surface, it saves time. Lastly we only dry mop, it stops streaking, our new staff just slosh the water on the floor and it takes forever to dry. Wring your mop out so that you cant get any more water out of it at all, then dry mop the floor, if its a wooden floor go with the grain, again no streaks. Happy Cleaning!
Our unique oil is the only one of it’s kind in the world. It is distilled from the leaf of the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia). Emu Ridge is the only commercial Eucalyptus Distillery remaining in South Australia.
Distillation of the oil began in the 1880’s and dozens of stills were established, making it one of the Island’s major industries. We founded Emu Ridge in 1991.
SOME OTHER USES FOR THIS VERSATILE & 100% NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL
In and around the house:
A disinfectant for cleaning floors, toilets etc
A deodoriser, 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.
For cuts, burns and abrasions, the oil is a natural antiseptic, acne, relieves insect bites, is an insect repellent, soothes muscular aches & pains, a mouthwash, hand & skin cleaner, training oil, in the bath for a feeling of wellbeing, a decongestant for colds and flu by vaporisation, inhalation or embrocation, for sore throats, (adults a few drops with a teaspoon of honey).
In the workshop:
Cleans paint brushes, removes tar & stains & is a penetrating oil for any seized or rusted parts.
For cleaning pets, removing fleas and ticks.
To read more about the history and uses for eucalyptus oil, take a look at some of our informative Blogs
I hope you have enjoyed my post happy cleaning ~ Bev ~
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Emu Ridge caters for all kinds of events; birthday parties, weddings, school formals, conferences, hens and buck shows, Christmas parties much more. We offer 3 different seating areas and bar facilities which are all fully licensed.
The atmosphere at Emu Ridge is spectacular, whether you are having an event during the day or later at night. We often have wildlife that come up to the back deck and are happy to just sit and nibble on the grass. If you are thinking about using our venue at Emu Ridge, bookings for guided tours and/or meals are essential for groups.
We are fully flexible as to how you want to arrange the evening, ie venue hire only, or combinations of venue hire, additional decorations, wait and bar staff, fully licensed bar, food (including special dietary requirements), caterers, self-catering, music, entertainment, we have had a lot of experience and are happy to help you plan your event.
These are our 3 different dining areas:
The Front Deck (outdoor) – Seats up to 150 people:
The Back Deck (outdoor) – Seats up to 50 people:
The Dining Area (indoor) – Seats up to 25 people:
Tiffany’s wedding album, this lovely wedding was hessian and lace theme. See this link for the full album.
Lucy’s Moroccan themed wedding. Link for the full album.
KICE Year 12 formal 2016; another great event held here at Emu Ridge. Link to the full album.
The Kangaroo Island Netball Association had there annual vote count night here. Each club decorated their own tables. Link to the full album here.
Sealink’s staff Christmas party. Full album here.
We celebrated our 20th anniversary here as well and had a local KI band perform; “The Famous Strangers”. Link to the full album here.
In addition to our function areas at Emu Ridge we also have equipment we hire out for functions in the area of your choice.
Just to give you an idea we have a 12 x 6 marquee, BBQ, stainless steel benches, tables, chairs, tablecloths, cutlery, etc. Enough to cater for 150 guests. Please enquire if you are interested.
Our Marquee hired for a garden wedding. See pics here
School or family holidays are always a great time to sit around a campfire, tell a few stories and try something different.
These campfire cones just look like the perfect thing to pop on the campfire, on the BBQ or in the oven! Yum ?
We also love this BBQ meme we found circling the web this Summer!
If your on Kangaroo Island don’t forget to visit us at Emu Ridge, and no matter where you are you can always buy our great pure natural Australian products online. Our Eucalyptus oil is very handy to have while travelling or camping, it is an insect repellent, its also great for bites, it keeps the colds away and its antibacterial. We also make 2 natural necessities for camping and school holidays, an insect repellent and Sunscreen.
Is this how you fold a T/Shirt? Check out the video below, you might learn something! Lucy is one of our lovely staff at Emu Ridge and this short video clip shows you a very simple way to fold a shirt, so easy! I wish I was taught do fold this way! Thanks Lucy
Emu Ridge is on Kangaroo Island in South Australia, we are proud to Manufacture and Retail many wonderful Australian produced natural products.