Australia Day

What is Australia Day?

On Australia Day we celebrate all the things we love about Australia: land, sense of fair go, lifestyle, democracy, the freedoms we enjoy but particularly our people.

Australia Day is celebrated on the January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788. It is an opportunity for Australians to come together to celebrate their country and culture. There are reflections on the achievements of the nation and explorations of way to make the country even better in the future. We celebrate and reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and these are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.

 

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Our Australia Day Display, with a sign explaining what Australia Day is because the international people didn’t know why we celebrate it.

Emu Ridge is proud to be an Australian owned family business and to have saved Australia and Kangaroo Islands history and heritage because 90% of the worlds oil now comes from China and Brazil! To buy our wonderful all natural Australian products, visit our Online Store

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My Country

The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!

A stark white ring-barked forest
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die –
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold –
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land –
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand –
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

Song By:Dorothea Mackellar

Emu Ridge News December 1017

We would like to thank for supporting our family owned Aussie business and wish you a festive season full of love and a wonderful 2018. We hope you enjoy our newsletter.

Larry, Bev and our great team at Emu Ridge

We are excited to have this wonderful Christmas Hamper available! Great as a gift to someone or just for yourself as a treat! The normal price is $71.45. Special $59.95, this gift will be Gift Wrapped and it includes a body mousse, hand & nail cream, 50ml Eucalyptus oil, 30ml Emu oil and a Eucalyptus soap.

As a thankyou to our valued customers for your support, we would like to offer a 10% discount on all of our products excluding the 2 specials, this offer is available till the 15th of December 2017. We have so many great ideas, we are also happy to make up a hamper just for you. Gift Vouchers are always a great option to.

 

Summers Here!

Something that tends to happen to everyone is getting SUNBURNT! Even if you think you’ve been extra careful it can still happen. We have a fantastic product that’ll heal sunburn quickly and prevent that horrible peeling, it’s EMU OIL. This oil is not only for sunburn, it can be used for a whole range of things including arthritis, massage for aches, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, scarring, and lots more!

You will also find our natural sunscreen here

 

What’s been happening at Emu Ridge?

Welcome to the team Tristan!

We would like to introduce you to our son Tristan, after 12 years of building on KI and in Darwin, we are proud and excited to have him back working with us in our family business at Emu Ridge .

Animals

We have some very cute Aussie animals here at Emu Ridge. A recent addition is some baby Emu’s, that have more than tripled in size since we’ve had them. The pictures show them with beautiful stripes but over time they’ll disappear. They also love water and have been swimming in the dam on these hot days!
Bev has been an orphan carer for Australian wildlife for 26 years and she currently has 5 joey wallabies. Four of them are nearly old enough to be released back into the wild, and the latest Alina is still very small and gets 4 bottles a day. Follow our facebook or blog for updates

Volunteers

We have had many volunteers from all over the world helping us over the years. They do all sorts of things from serving customers, bottling oil, prepping food for lunches, making gift packs, Cider tastings, translating information sheets, maintenance and much much more! We thank everyone who has volunteered with us, its a chance to share cultures, skills and language and see they way of Aussie life. Its a big help, we really appreciate their time and love every one of them!

New Distillery

Larry has been hard at work during our off-season redesigning the still. He has also been doing some maintenance to his Mechanical Harvester, making new blades and cutters! Each one hand made by Larry! Not long now and we will begin to harvest the trees and make our next batch of Eucalyptus Oil! We are all excited to see how the new still goes and will keep you updated!

Our Newest Granddaughter

We would like to introduce you to our youngest daughter Tiffany her Husband Will, baby John and our newest granddaughter, gorgeous Miss Maggie. How time flies. It only seems like yesterday we just started Emu Ridge and our kids were babies! ❤️
This beautiful pic was taken by Hayley Fitzsimons Photography – Capturing Innocence. Maggie is grandchild number 8

All Natural Insect Repellent

The only annoying thing about summer are the insects! Nothing worse than relaxing outside and getting bitten by mosquitoes and midges or annoyed by flies! But this recipe is fantastic to keep them away! We also sell an All Natural Insect Repellent that is already made up.

Emu & Kangaroo Pies!

Another addition to our menu is Emu & Kangaroo Pie’s! The Emu, bush tomato and saltbush Pies are made by Andrew Fielke and are accompanied by Bush Tomato Chutney, and KI Homemade Tomato Sauce & salad. Our local bakery are making our Kangaroo & Native Pepperberry Pies. They’re all delicious, so if you happen to visit us soon don’t forget to try one of these unique Aussie pies! They have been a real hit!

Thank you very much for taking the time to read our Christmas Newsletter. This link will take you to our Blog with great hints, tips and recipes and you can keep up with what we are up to at Emu Ridge.

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from Larry, Bev and our great team at Emu Ridge.

Christmas Special offer at Emu Ridge

Have you got all your Xmas Gifts  yet?
As a thankyou to our valued customers for your support, we would like to offer a 10% discount off of all of our products excluding the 2 specials, this offer is available till the 15th of December 2017. We have so many great ideas in including the great hamper pack, we are also happy to make up a hamper just for you. Gift Vouchers are always a great option to.

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 Christmas or Corporate gifts 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.

We are excited to have this wonderful Christmas Hamper available! Great as a gift to someone or just for yourself as a treat! The hamper includes, 150ml Eucalyptus Body Mousse $25.95, 100ml Hand & Nail Cream $25.95, 50ml Eucalyptus oil $10.00 and a 30ml Emu oil $10.00 and a 100gm Eucalyptus Soap $2.50 total price is $73.85 on Special $59.95 all gift wrapped ready for Xmas. Please let us know if you would like us to include a card or special message. Check out this link for some other great ideas.

We are offering an online only promotion of 10% off the cart price for any order.
Use the coupon xmas17 at checkout, remember the sale finishes on the 15th of December 2017

Wishing all of our lovely customers a festive season full of love and a wonderful 2018

from Larry, Bev and our great team at Emu Ridge.

New Team Member – Tristan

Welcome to the team Tristan!

We would like to introduce you to our son Tristan, after 12 years of building on KI and in Darwin, we are proud and excited to have him back working with us in our family business at Emu Ridge . He will be doing a whole range of things including maintenance, tours, cider tasting, lunches/functions, serving customers, making Eucalyptus Oil and everything else!

Eucalyptus and Honey Sweets for Coughs or Colds

At Emu Ridge, our Eucalyptus and Honey Sweets are a natural product that is 100% Australian Produced. We send our Eucalyptus Oil and Honey off to the Ditters & Blackeby Sweets factory in Adelaide, and then the sweets are sent back to us so we can package them here at the shop.

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Annie and Elin hard at work packing our most popular item, Eucalyptus Sweets

Our Eucalyptus and Honey Drops are very popular at the moment. You can make your own if you like, the recipe is below using our Eucalyptus oil. If you don’t want to make them, there is also the option of buying them, as well as many of our other natural products, on our Online Store.

Eucalyptus and Honey Toffee Recipe

3 tablespoons pure honey, 1 cup sugar
85gm butter, 3 or 4 drops of Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil

Place the sugar, butter and honey in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and cook for 10 mins or until a little toffee dropped into cold water forms a hard ball. When ready remove from the stove and add the Eucalyptus Oil. Pour into a greased shallow tray or patty pans and chill. Break into pieces when set.
This recipe is from Bev Turners Recipes and Uses Book by M. Wilson Macgillivray. The recipe book is available online or phone Emu Ridge.

Clove Oil Uses

You’re probably familiar with clove, an aromatic spice that is commonly used in Indian and Chinese culture as seasoning and for medicinal purposes. Cloves, also known as clove buds, gained popularity all over the world, especially in the western hemisphere, during the 7th century because of their health benefits.

Like other spices, cloves can also be used to make an essential oil. While it is not as popular as other plant oils, I believe there are numerous reasons why you should consider having clove bud oil at home. It can be used for killing mould and for the body.

What Is Clove Bud Oil?

Clove bud oil is derived from the clove tree, a member of the Myrtaceae family. This tree is native to Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia. From the evergreen, you can derive three types of clove essential oils: clove bud oil, clove leaf oil and clove stem oil.

Out of the three, clove bud essential oil — also known as Eugenia carophyllata — is the most popular in aromatherapy. Because the oils produced from the leaves and stems have stronger chemical compositions than the buds, they can easily cause skin irritations, which makes them unfit for aromatherapy.

During the time of ancient Greeks and Romans, this plant oil was used to relieve toothaches and to combat bad breath. Its presence was also found in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine with the same purpose.

Today, clove bud oil is known for its benefits to oral health. This essential oil, which has been approved as a dental anesthetic mouthwash and gargle, can help relieve toothaches, as well as help fight mouth and throat infections. It is also added to pharmaceutical and dental products.

Uses of Clove Bud Oil

The oil of clove buds is known for its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac and stimulant properties. Apart from its positive effects in the field of dental care, it can also be used as a treatment for minor health concerns. Below are some of the most common uses of this plant oil

Things to Know About Using Clove Oil for Mould Removal

During the wet summer months, high humidity and heavy rains can lead to mould in any areas of your home that are affected by moisture. A popular natural cleaning remedy for this is clove oil. But before you get to work mixing up your own clove oil solution, here are six things to know.

FOR THE BODY

Digestive aid — Cloves possess beneficial properties that help relax the smooth muscle lining in your gastrointestinal tract. When used as an oil, it can aid in halting digestive problems, like nausea and vomiting.

Skin care product — When applied topically, clove buds can help address skin problems like warts, acne, sagging skin and wrinkles.

Insect repellent — When used together with citrus essential oils, this plant oil can help ward insects away.

Expectorant — Clove bud oil is also used to help ease respiratory problems, such as cough, colds, sinusitis, asthma and tuberculosis. In fact, chewing on a clove bud is said to help sore throats.

Antiseptic — It is applied topically to assist in addressing fungal infections, wounds and cuts. It is also a common treatment for athlete’s foot.

Perfume ingredient — Bud oil, with its strong and unique scent, is used in carnation, rose and honeysuckle perfumes. It has a strong and unique scent.

Flavoring agent — This is because of the oil’s unique flavor and aroma.

Soap ingredient — Clove bud oil is used in soaps not just for its fragrance, but also because of its relaxing and antiseptic qualities.

Massage oil — It can be used to relieve pain and stress.

Composition of Clove Bud Oil

The predominant chemical constituents found in all three types of clove oils are eugenol, eugenyl acetate and caryophyllene. However, these three types all vary in their eugenol content. For instance, clove leaf oil contains very low levels of eugenol, compared to clove bud oil. Oil derived from the clove stem contains the highest amount of the compound, which makes it unsuitable for external applications.

Benefits of Clove Bud Oil

Clove oil owes much of its health benefits to eugenol, which make up to 90 percent of the oil. This compound provides potent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits and is also responsible for preventing cloves from spoiling.

Thanks to this chemical compound, this plant oil is very effective against dental pain, sore gums, mouth ulcers, cavities and bad breath. It is because of the compound that clove oil, as well as other spice oils that contain eugenol (like cinnamon, basil and nutmeg oils), are added to dental products, insect repellents, perfumes, foods and even pharmaceutical products.

Eugenol also causes clove oil to have stimulating and warming properties, which make it a popular choice among aromatherapy practitioners. Part of its list of benefits is its ability to aid in stimulating your metabolism by helping improve your blood circulation and lowering your body temperature.

It can also contribute to your digestive health and help address problems like hiccups, indigestion, motion sickness and excess gas. Apart from helping support your metabolism, clove bud oil can also help relieve stress and help lessen mental exhaustion. Some use it to tackle neural health problems, such as depression and anxiety. The oil can also work as an aphrodisiac and treatment for insomnia.

How Does Clove Bud Oil Work?

Clove bud oil is meant to be applied topically. When mixed with other oils like , emu, coconut and olive oil, it can function as a massage oil. To help treat respiratory illnesses, clove oil can be used in steam inhalation. It may also be mixed in skin care products to enhance their benefits. Here are some specific ways on how to use this plant oil:

Mix two drops with a carrier oil and massage onto your abdomen to assist in relieving digestive discomfort. You may also add three to five drops in lukewarm bath water to help address bowel issues.

Use two drops of clove bud oil in steam inhalation to aid in relieving mucous and loosen phlegm. You may also add two drops to your decongesting ointment or gel and rub onto your chest, back and throat.

Add two drops of clove oil to your skin care products or 1 milliliter of jojoba oil. This can help hasten the healing of wounds, cuts, bruises and even athlete’s foot.

Massage three drops of clove oil with 2 milliliters of carrier oil to experience the oil’s painkilling action.

Add one drop of diluted clove oil onto a small cotton ball to relieve tooth or gum pain. Press the cotton ball onto the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes. You may also add two drops of clove bud oil to a cup of warm water and use this as a gargle.

Two drops of clove bud plant oil used in a diffuser or vaporizer can ward off insects. Blending two to three drops to your skin care product can also produce an insect repellent.

I advise you to practice extra caution if you decide to try clove bud oil internally, as too much can cause certain side effects (see section on side effects below). I recommend using clove bud oil, or any essential oil for that matter, under the supervision of an experienced aromatherapy practitioner.

Is Clove Bud Oil Safe?

Using this oil undiluted can lead to serious skin problems. To prevent this from happening, I suggest you dilute clove bud oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, coconut oil or olive oil. If you’d like to apply it topically, check first for allergic reactions. Perform a skin test or apply a drop on your skin and observe for any side effects.

Clove bud oil, as well as the other forms, is considered a dangerous sensitizer in some individuals. High concentrations of eugenol may irritate your mucous membrane and may cause dermatitis and other skin problems. It should never be used on damaged skin. In some cases, the oil may lead to photosensitivity. For instance, exposure to sunlight after the application of unadulterated clove bud oil can lead to severe burns or the spread of viral sores.

People using anticoagulants and aspirin should avoid clove oils as they can slow down platelet activity. The oil can also cause blood glucose to plummet, so diabetics should be extra careful when using it. Individuals with liver or kidney disease should also refrain from using this oil because it can cause damage to both organs.

Pregnant and nursing women should use caution when using clove bud oil. Children should be kept away from this oil because of potential intestinal discomfort. It is best to steer clear of any clove product if you are allergic.

Side Effects of Clove Bud Oil

Despite its many health benefits, I advise everyone, especially beginners, to use clove oil in moderation. Eugenol, while it offers many beneficial properties, may induce allergic effects. It should be taken gradually in small amounts. For instance, taking the oil orally in its undiluted form can result in nausea, vomiting, sore throat, seizure and even blood problems. It may lead to shortness of breath, even rashes and itching.

Repeated use of clove bud oil to address acne problems can cause skin damage, which may leave permanent marks. If you’re thinking of using clove bud oil to address a dental problem or any health concern, I recommend that you seek the advice of a holistic healthcare practitioner or an experienced aromatherapist first.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Ingredients: Eugenia Caryophyllus Bud Oil

Botanical name: Eugenia caryophyllata thunb

Common name: Clove bud

Plant part: Buds

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Common uses: Clove essential oil has been known to be a great antiseptic and has traditionally been used to relieve symptoms of cold and flus.

Note: Top

Strength of aroma: Medium to Strong

Aromatic scent: Spicy and rich like actual cloves.

Caution: Possible dermal sensitiser and irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.

Difference between Clove Bud, Leaf and Stem Oil:

Cloves anti-septic and pain relieving properties are attributed to its eugenol, eugenyl acetate, b caryophyllene and a humulene content.  These components are found in all cuts of Clove oil but are most balanced in the Bud. 

Source – Dr. Mercola

Biome.com.au

#cloveoil, #petrochemicalfree, #toxinfree #naturalcleaning #naturalhealing

 

 

KANGAROO ISLAND PRODUCE SALE ENDS 31ST AUGUST

15% OFF EVERYTHING AT EMU RIDGE

We are so pleased with the support we receive from our online shop. To thank you we would like to offer 15% Discount on any of our online products, including the special! So stock up on this great offer it ends on the 31st of August. Just pop emu15 in the coupon code at checkout to receive your discount! https://www.emuridge.com.au/shop/

**SPECIAL** 

We would love to offer you a fantastic price on the KANGAROO ISLAND Eucalyptus Hand & Nail Cream, until stocks are sold. Get in quick, we dont have many left at this price! If you love this product, it’s a great time to stock up for yourself or friends? If you haven’t tried it now is the time!

 

Buy Australian And Support Local Producers

At Emu Ridge we are a proud, family owned business that produces and sells 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil, as well as many other associated products.

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.

The best way to identify genuine Australian goods is looking at the label. If the label says “Product of Australia” this guarantees that what you are purchasing is something that is truly Australian. Slogans such as “Made in Australia” and many others can quite often be very misleading. Buying locally produced products means you can have the confidence of knowing  that the products have had to meet high Australian standards, so they are of a superior quality and it is also nice to know that we are always only a phone call away if you have any questions.

We are proud to say that all of the eucalyptus oil we supply is 100% pure and 100% produced in Australia. It is produced in an environmentally sustainable manner, in a pristine environment. Did you know that 90% of the worlds eucalyptus oil these days is produced by countries like China and Brazil? They use an Australian species called The Tasmanian Blue Gum or ‘Eucalyptus globulus’and Radiata’. Unfortunately, if you buy your Eucalyptus oil from a pharmacy  or supermarket, it is more than likely not 100% pure and certainly not Australian produced. We don’t use any sprays or chemicals on our trees as they are native to our area, they are called the Kangaroo island Narrow Leaf Mallee or Eucalyptus cneorifolia. We can re-harvest our trees every one to two years, due to the fact that Eucalyptus Mallee trees always coppice new shoots, so  they are always generating new growth which is great for the environment.

So look on the side of the label for Product of Australia, and with Australia’s strict labelling regulations we must also have how many mLs per litre are in 1 litre of Eucalyptus oil, so our label also says 1000mL/l  (per litre) that way you know that it is 100%  pure. If its not on the label who knows what it is, or where it comes from! Some deceptive brands even go as far as to write Produced by Australian Eucalyptus Trees!!! Yes but where!!

We hope this has helped you understand Australia’s labelling laws and we look forward to you supporting our business.

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.

Keep Your Farmers Close

Sensory Play with Eucalyptus Rice

Sensory Rice is a great learning tool and its fun to make and play with! Add some coloring to the rice to make it interesting and attractive. If you like you can then add some Emu Ridge eucalyptus oil, it will help keep their sinuses clear.  Learning, fun & healthy natural remedy all in a one-stop-shop!

1. Just add a small amount of water with the rice add some food coloring

2. mix it in and put it in trays to dry, if the weather isnt warm  you can dry it in a low heat in the oven.

3. Once dry add a few drops of oil and put it in a jar ready for play

 

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4. Don’t forget to buy 100% Australian Eucalyptus Oil from Emu Ridge Online Store!

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SENSORY PLAY WITH RICE  HAS MANY LEARNING BENEFITS:

  • Sensory play encourages children to manipulate and mould materials, building up their fine motor skills and coordination.
  • Sensory play uses all 5 senses, but the sense of touch is often the most frequent. Toddlers and children process  information through their senses. They learn through exploring these.
  • Sensory play is unstructured, not  product-oriented; it is the purest sense of exploratory learning.
  • Self-esteem: sensory play offers kids the opportunity for self-expression because there is no right answer and children feel safe to change or experiment with what they are doing.
  • Language development- experimenting with language and trying new words.

 

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