School Holiday Activities on Kangaroo Island

We like to be children friendly at Emu Ridge. Each school holidays we always organizes a range of activities for children to do while their parents have a browse around our shop. These include crosswords, word finds, making bath salts, colouring-in competitions and lots more! See below for some templates. Our kiddies corner is always popular, the little ones can enjoy toys, books, blackboards and more.P1040673

These bright, colourful bath salts are fun and easy to make as well as smelling beautiful, whether they are mixed into your bath water or simply left open beside your bed.

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Making Bath Salts always popular every holidays

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Easter Colouring-In Competition 2015

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Making Bath Salts

we also have fun outdoor activities such as hop scotch and tic-tac-toe (noughts and crosses)

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hop scotch fun in the warm sun

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you may all know this game as tic-tac toe, but at Emu Ridge we have sticks and stones that was hand made by Larry Turner. This lovely family from Italy enjoyed a game of good old-fashioned Tic-Tac-Toe on our new deck at Emu Ridge. Tic- Tac-Toe is a fun, traditional game that can be played by all ages.

To print off our fun Eucalyptus Crossword, Click Here

To print off our fun Eucalyptus Word Find, Click Here

Dog Bed made out of Pallets

Since 1991  Emu Ridge, has been been building, renovating, up-cycling with anything we can to improve our shop and workspaces. Using second hand supplies and materials for a new use means less waste and more money being saved, plus it adds character! For those who want a simple up-cycling project, a pet bed made out of wooden pallets is a great place to start!

How to Up-cycle a wooden pallet into a fabulous pet bed…

Creativity has no limit and that is why a lot of people are tending to learn about the DIY pallet pet bed. Pallets are found easily anywhere for free or at a cheap rate. You can build just about anything out of the pallets if they are clean and free of pests. If you have a dog in your house, which you treat like a family member and want to provide it with a solid and comfortable bed, then I think a pallet pet bed would be the best option for that.

You can decorate your pallet pet bed by putting a comfy pet cushion or blanket in it. That way, the dog doesn’t have to lie down straight down on the hard wood.

You won’t find pallets which are already made in a perfect square shape. All you have to do to fix this is sand them and color them to make them look neat and nice. Your pet is going to love it because it will be very cozy and relaxing.

Don’t forget we make a great natural flea powder. And a  great way to keep their pallet bed smelling fresh and free of parasites is to mix a teaspoon of Eucalyptus oil and with 250ml of water and spray the area whenever you think it needs to deter the fleas and mites.

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We can help you if you think you Dog may be dealing with is annoying fleas and other parasites.

Parasites can cause great discomfort for your dog as well as health problems such as skin irritations, allergies, anemia and even death if not treated.

Chemical treatments may get rid of fleas, but they can also cause side affects such as breathing problems, tremors, vomiting, skin irritations and permanent nerve damage. Using natural remedies such as eucalyptus oil is a safe alternative to chemicals, as well as keeping your dog’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 dog.

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What To Do:

  1. Begin by shampooing your dog. Mix 5 drops of eucalyptus oil into aprox 250 ml of a natural, no-tear dog 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 dog to avoid water and soap getting in, and then wet your dog’s coat thoroughly and completely.
  3. Bathe your dog 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 dog and repeat with the eucalyptus shampoo. This time, rinse extremely well.
  4. Towel-dry your dog from excess water and follow with a thorough blow-drying.

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For added protection after and between baths, make a mixture of 3 drops of eucalyptus oil in 250ml of water in a spray bottle. Mist your dog lightly with the mixture. Let it air-dry. This is also great to spray the dogs bedding as well.

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

Eucalyptus oil can also be rubbed into your dog’s collar to work as a natural flea collar.

Eucalyptus oil has been proven effective in most cases though you may have to experiment to find the best solution to meet your dog’s particular needs.

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To buy our Eucalyptus Oil or Flea Powder, as well as many of our other great products, visit our Online Store and you will find lots of great pallet ideas here at 101 Pallet Ideas

Memorabilia – Did you know farmers used to wipe the rump area of  a female dog on heat with a cloth and eucalyptus oil to hide the scent of the female apparently it worked very well.

I know another story like this to but with Guinea pigs. Apparently Guinea Pigs are very territorial and fight fearlessly if a new comer is introduced. All animals are rubbed with Eucalyptus oil so they all smell the same. By the time the oil wears off they have accepted their new friend with no fights! I bet you didnt know that.

~Bev~

Homemade Eucalyptus Toothpaste

Homemade Eucalyptus Toothpaste

If you’re looking for a safe alternative to the common toothpastes, then there are many alternative options, ranging from the more expensive natural toothpastes (be careful– some contain some of these questionable ingredients), to simple recipes you can make at home like this one.

EUCALYPTUS OIL is excellent for treating gum disease as well as sinus and respiratory infections, it kills pathogens, microbes and treats bad breath.

Some ingredients to be wary of in toothpaste products:-

Glycerin – Certainly not bad in and of itself if properly sourced, but its use in toothpaste may not be ideal. Some suggest it may leave a layer of film on the teeth that prevents remineralization. It can also be dangerous to our health if processed with dangerous chemicals, and I assume most toothpastes contain the cheapest possible source.

Sodium Laurel Sulfate – SLS is a known carcinogen. Some natural companies still stand behind it’s use and claim it is safe, but I prefer to stay on the safe side here.

Saccharin – This was the first ingredient I questioned when I started to re-think my approach to dental health and toothpaste several years ago. I avoid artificial sweeteners like the plague, as most of them are proven carcinogens, several contribute to obesity and other health problems, and some are excitotoxins, meaning they cause rapid firing and death of brain cells. And yet, we see the artificial sweetener, saccharin, in our toothpaste.

Fluoride – You knew I’d get to this one. I don’t claim to be an expert on fluoride, but from my basic understanding, fluoride is highly toxic in the form found in toothpaste and never found in nature in this state. If you’re trying to rebuild tooth enamel, just like with glycerin, a “protective” layer of fluoride is not ideal. It is also suggested that the layer it forms on teeth is much thinner than originally thought and is useless against protecting teeth from decay anyway.

To buy our Eucalyptus Oil and many more of our great products, visit our Online Shop

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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 made and 100% pure, our  Eucalyptus Oil and  Tea Tree Oils  are a great preventive treatment.  Add a teaspoon into your shampoo, or add some to a spray bottle, fill with water and shake, then spray onto kids hair 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. 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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Stay cool during a heatwave with FROZEN EUCALYPTUS TOWELS

Frozen Eucalyptus Towels: What a great idea for those hot days!

Frozen Eucalyptus TowelsFirst, start with some washcloths (bar mop towels also work well)

towelsNext, put a couple cups of water in a container (a large plastic tub or bucket will work). Add about 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to the water and stir

One at a time, submerge the towel in the water-oil mixture, and squeeze out the excess liquid. Fold in half then roll it up

Place on a sheet  of baking paper in a single layer and place them in the freezer.

Freeze until solid (it may take a couple of hours).

To enjoy, place the frozen towel on your face, head, or wherever you need a bit of cooling. It is recommended to use it rolled up and slowly unroll it as it thaws, rather than trying to open it up right away, because the coolness lasts longer.  T

Tip: They are best enjoyed alongside a cold drink.

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How do you stay cool during heat waves?

This information was found on Simply {Darr}lings blog page. If your want more information about Eucalyptus Oil and other great natural products, click this link

Tea Tree Oil – A Natural Tick Deterrent

This always a good one to remember.  Here at Emu Ridge, we sell & recommend good quality Australian grown & made Tea Tree Oil. It is great to have when you’re at home, travelling, camping, beach days, exploring the back yard or just having a BBQ!  It’s helps keep away insects, treat cuts, burns & infection. It’s an all-Natural treatment for foot fungi & nail infection, acne and cold sores and much, much more. To order some 100% Australian Eucalyptus or Tea Tree Oil, click on the links. We post Australia wide! Buy Australian Made today!

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Eucalyptus Oil Recipe & Uses

The first of its kind, our recipe book for Eucalyptus Oil Recipes & Uses was launched in 1993 full of my own & others recipes.

Our booklet is available, and contains many tried and tested uses that have been handed down for generations in Australia.

Protect the environment with the trees that produce this unique oil, as it is the the only one of it’s kind in the world. Because it is produced from natural Eucalyptus leaves, it can be used In and around the House, On the Body, In the Workshop, Used on Animals etc.

It will give you so many ideas and ways to use Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil, only $5.00 + $1.30 postage within Australia. We are able to post worldwide, but postage may vary, so check website.  To order, click here or use any of the hightlighed links. Buy Australian made today!

 

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Kangaroo Island Olive Oil

We all know that olive oil is great for making yummy dressings, but look at what it can do to tired  scratched leather furniture. Amazing results! It also makes fantastic carrier oil for our Eucalyptus oil.  Mix a teaspoon of Olive oil with a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil and you have yourself relaxing massage oil or a great decongestant. You can order Kangaroo Island Olive Oil Company Wild or North Coast Olive Oil from our Online Store, all grown & made on Kangaroo Island. Buy Australian made today!

 

 

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