SUPER SALE at Emu Ridge just in time for Christmas. The 50ml Hand & Nail cream normally $12.95 and its only $7.00 for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. Makes the perfect gift or just for yourself!
This 50ml luxurious Kangaroo Island Wild Bushland Eucalyptus Hand and Nail Cream is great for having with you every day and slipping into your handbag it also makes a lovely Australian gift.
Double distilled in one of Australia’s oldest Eucalypt distilleries, the Eucalyptus oil has been infused with fragrance to produce a sensual range of modern Australian made body care products.
Chilled by fresh, crisp breezes from the Antarctic, Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary of pristine Eucalypts protected from introduced European infestations.
The Hand & Nail Creme is 50ml with Organic Sweet Almond Oil. It is a soft, decadent creme with macadamia, sweet almond and jojoba oil to leave your hands feeling silky smooth.
The cream has been made in Australia by Maine Beach using our Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil. They specialise in Australian body care with fresh fragrances, with key organic ingredients.
Made with no parabens, sulphates, artificial colours or petrochemicals.
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Our Eucalyptus season has begun and Larry’s newly engineered still is proving to be an impressive time saver! The process has changed a little bit but the overall concept remains the same which is Steam Distillation. Check out this quick video to give you an idea!
HOW HE BUILT IT BELOW
The process is now as follows below:
- Larry collects the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee leaf using his mechanical harvester, which cuts the trees at the front and the leaf goes up the shoot then into a pot on the back which now holds 1 ton of leaf. You can view the harvesting process here.
- The pot of leaf has a mesh lid put on top and then this pot is turned over and put on top of another pot, the original still which is filled with water.
- Underneath the water pot a fire is lit and this begins to boil the water which then turns into steam.
- The steam rises into the next pot which has the leaves. The steam goes through the leaves and ruptures the oil cell which then turn into vapour.
- Both steam and vapour rise up and out through a pipe into the new condenser. The steam and vapour go through small pipes and cold water circulates the pipes. Cooling and condensing the steam and vapour into water and oil.
Larry with his new condenser he built, this is what it looks like inside, lot of welds in there!
The finished condenser in its correct place.
- The water and oil run down into a tank where there is a simple separator. The oil is lighter than water so this sits on top and flows off through a copper pipe and then out into a drum.
- And that is how the oil made.
Now with Larry’s new still he only has to do one distillation as the oil comes out clean and refined the first time. This makes it much easier and quicker for Larry to produce the oil. One process can take 2-3 hours and we get about 15-20 litres of Eucalyptus oil from 1 ton of leaf.
Emu Ridge manufacturing Eucalyptus oil on Kangaroo Island since 1991
New stock! The Australian Working Dog series of soft toys are gorgeous. If you love your Aussie Dogs these Kelpie, Blue Healer or Border Collie soft toys are a must 😍🐕🐾
We are stocking these cute toys at Emu Ridge for a limited time only so order yours now so you don’t miss out!
The company that makes these beautiful toys was established in 1948 in Italy. The passion for toy-making, and the creative skills and craftsmanship, made this small family business grow from strength to strength. The business moved to Australia in 2005 and continues to operate from the Gold Coast, Queensland, expanding and developing on the original designs. These toys has the highest quality using high density 850-1100 gsm acrylics; the factory uses only highly skilled sewing staff capable of great intricacy in their work. Because of their safe, realistic plush animals bring joy to people of all ages, acting as sensory toys for children with autism and other special needs and are also extensively used to comfort the elderly being a perfect toy for use by patients with dementia.
Australian working dog soft toys at Emu Ridge
For Emu Ridge it is a pleasure to have them with us and being the perfect company for our dear Choppa.
Choppa our Black and Tan Kelpie
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Every day Emu Ridge receives online orders from all over the globe. Just because we live on Kangaroo Island doesn’t mean you have to stop using our products when you run out! We can deliver them to you! By air, sea or road mail. It’s easy to stock back up on your favourite products.
Our online shop enables you to purchase our genuine Australian products anywhere. If you visit our online shop, you’ll find it easy to browse around and find what you need. Its convenient, quick and easy and your supporting a local family owned business and our local community. It’s even a great chance for some Christmas shopping!
From collecting the order…
then, wrapping the products in tissue paper and bubble wrap…
to packing the products safely and now they’re ready to send!
Check out how we recycle with our packaging!
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Remember us, the only commercial eucalyptus oil distillery in South Australia. You’ll find us on beautiful Kangaroo island.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your day!
Once again Bev has some orphaned animals she is looking after. This Spring she has 2 Joey Kanagroos, and a wallaby.
Bev has been hand rearing orphaned animals for 26 years! She has had Kangaroos, Wallabys, Possums, Birds. Once they’re old enough, they are released back into the wild on Emu Ridges farm.
The joey kangaroos we currently have are Leo, Bambi and we often babysit Kindy Boy. Leo is the oldest at 14 months and now doesn’t need to live in the pouch (bag/basket) but still will try to get in one when he can. Bambi is 10 months old and still lives in the pouch (bag/basket). Bambi was found on the Dudley Penisula by a couple who named him after his unique markings on his head. Kindy Boy is Bev’s daughters joey and he is also 10 months old. His name comes from when Mel took her children to kindy and on the way they found him, therefore he got the name Kindy Boy. Eucy the wallaby is 10 months old and is now semi released like Leo.
The joeys all still have 4 bottles a day. Sometimes a lucky visitor gets to feed one!
This is little Bambi 9 months old to cute!
They are little rascals just like a child or domestic pet as they grow. If you are visiting our beautiful island make sure you drive safely and if you see a dead animal on the road please check the pouches for little ones and it you find a baby or injured animal please call the local vet or National Parks in your area and we are always happy to help.
Some wonderful news, Nanna Bev and Grandpa Larry are proud to announce the arrival of our latest grandson Bruce Banton making our youngest daughter Tiffany and Wills little family complete ❤ a little brother for John and Maggie ❤
Tiffany is the owner and director of Bop till you Drop in Adelaide. A children’s entertainment company.
The Banton family
We have added an exciting new addition to our Emu Ridge Cafe Menu. Kangaroo Island fresh water Marron. Its a great bush food in keeping with our business, its indigenous to Australia and another form of sustainable farming of our natural resources, just like our eucalyptus oil!
Live Kangaroo Island Marron at Emu Ridge
Live Marron from our tanks provides nothing but the freshest produce. Kangaroo Island Marrons sweet delicate flesh and rich fresh flavour is claimed to be one of the world’s most indulgent foods.
Marron Cherax cainii are fresh water crustaceans origionally from Western Australia, but introduced to Kangaroo Islands rivers in the 1980’s. Marron is the largest freshwater crayfish in Australia and the third largest freshwater crayfish on Earth. They can grow up to 380mm and weigh about 2kg! Kangaroo Island now has a few Marron farms in operation, our Marron comes from the Tretheweys farm KI Gold.
Share tasing platter of Kangaroo Island Marron at Emu Ridge
Marron according to some of the top chefs are the best tasting freshwater crustacean in the world. Marron have more meat to shell ratio than any other crustacean. They vary in colour from black to magnificent cobalt blue due to genetic variation and when cooked become a mouthwatering orange. Marron can be cooked in many ways, the easiest and quickest is by boiling. For a delicious and attractive alternative they can be butterflied and barbecued! Ours are boiled and finished off in the grilled served with a delicious crunchy Asian salad, and 2 delicious in-house dipping sauces!
Enjoying Kangaroo Island Marron at Emu Ridge