South Australian Shows and Events

Once again, we are headed up to Yorke Peninsula to sell our goods at the Field Days in Paskeville. Leah from AW Vater & Co always looks after us. We have been in their Marquee in the same place for the last 6 field days.

We thank everyone in the area for their continued support. Larry and I lived in Kadina for a while so its always great to catch-up with family and old friends!


Thanks to my sister Coralie and her partner Smillie who continued on selling our Eucalyptus and Emu oil at the Melrose and Jamestown show. Its always great to get your products out and about.

Coralie, Merino wool ambassador Catriona Rowntree and Smillie selling Kangaroo Island Marino Wool Garments

Melrose Show Display

 

Shemia my niece enjoyed being a model in at the fashion parade. Working for Nadia Stamp where she worked alongside the other Finesse Models. What a great job she did to!

Shemia my Niece in the fashion parade

It’s not just farm stuff. There is something for everyone at the field days my granddaughter Maggie got her hair braided by the Tafe team very cute!

 

 

South Australian Tourism Awards

⭐ We are proud to be a finalist in this years South Australian Tourism Awards ⭐

Our team prides itself to always deliver an excellent experience at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus on Kangaroo Island!

It’s the first time we have had the time to enter this prestigious awards for many years! We are very thrilled to get this far, there are some amazing SA Businesses.

Larry & Bev Turner & team

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TOURISM AWARDS

Three other tourism businesses in Kangaroo Island have also been announced as finalists in the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards.

The other KI finalists are:

Most category winners go on to represent South Australia at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra in 2020.

Presented by TiCSA, together with the principal sponsor – South Australian Tourism Commission, the SA Tourism Awards celebrate tourism businesses that have demonstrated excellence and innovation throughout the year.

The award winners are announced accross more than 25 catagories at a Gala Dinner on Friday, 8 November, at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TiCSA) Chief Executive Officer, Shaun de Bruyn said Kangaroo Island is home to many fantastic tourism experiences.

“The South Australian Tourism Awards Gala Dinner is a premier industry event celebrating the tourism operators across the state that have gone over and above to achieve outstanding success,” said Mr de Bruyn.

“Kangaroo Island is a wonderful region and the unique experiences on offer for our visitors really help set South Australia apart amongst a highly competitive industry. I congratulate all finalists and wish them the best of luck.”

Acting Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, David Pisoni said the awards not only recognised excellence in tourism experiences, but also highlighted the world-class expertise offered by South Australian business operators.

“Our appeal as a destination has never been higher. We continue to deliver solid growth in bookings, outstanding events and amazing tourism offerings right across our state. It’s great to see our South Australian tourism businesses are constantly evolving, being bold and creating lasting impressions.

“I am very proud of the tourism businesses who call SA home. They have very high standards of creativity, innovation, resilience and passion.”

#southaustraliantourismawards  #sustainabletourism #kangarooisland #southaustralia @satourism_awards

source –  theislanderonline.com.au

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!

Paskeville Yorke Peninsula Field Days

Once again, we are heading up to Yorke Peninsula to sell our goods at the Field Days in Paskeville. We will be in the AW Vater & Co Marquee at 531 Bute Road, the same place we’ve been for the last 6 field days.

The event is spread over 3 days, being held on the 24th to the 26th of September. Emu Ridge will be alongside of Rustic Blue, with my sister Coralie, who has some lovely products for arty shoppers and some of the beautiful Kangaroo Island Wool Range. We look forward to catching up with our lovely customers and friends from the Yorke Peninsula and mainland South Australia.

Our marquee was also lucky enough to win the Best Outdoor Site Award back in 2015.

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DIY Cat Deterrent with Eucalyptus Oil

Here at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery we are proud to stock 100% pure essential oils, all produced inAustralia. Our very own Eucalyptus oil is so versatile and we are constantly finding and documenting more recipes and uses. We have been producing 100% Pure Eucalyptus oil since 1991. Eucalyptus oil is antibacterial and anti-fungal, removes oil based stains and sticky things, acts as a penetrating oil, as well as having medicinal properties. Therefore is an ideal natural product for in and around the house, in the workshop and for the body. One of our most popular is our cat deterrent. Please read on for more information including the recipe.

CAT DETERRENT

Even the most ardent cat lovers don’t appreciate the smell of cat urine indoors or outdoors. Cats who use flower beds as a litter box present an even more serious problem. While it’s difficult to convince cats to do anything they don’t want to do, you can make homemade cat repellent that may convince cats to take their business elsewhere. Homemade cat spray is safe and environmentally friendly.

Here is a few ideas to keep them at bay from areas you don’t want them:

Eucalyptus and Lemon may be the very essence of freshness to humans, but to animals, especially cats, it’s off-putting. Cats have 40 times the number of odor-sensitive cells in their noses as humans, according to PetPlace. Because of their superior smelling abilities, they are sensitive to citrus-based products and Eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus oil is used as a deterrent for numerous animals, among them fleas, mosquitoes, mice and rats and — and you guessed it — cats. Use both of these natural repellents to your advantage.

Recipe

  • 600ml of water into a 1lt spray bottle
  • 400ml of vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • the zest of one lemon
  • 20 drops Emu Ridge eucalyptus oil.
  • Shake and spray where you would like cats to avoid. It does a great job!

This method not only helps deter your cat from destroying furniture or walls, but gives your a house a beautiful clean fresh smell as well!

You can also Soak a cotton bud or ball in Eucalyptus oil and put it in the pot plants that they like to keep them away and pop them any other areas that are off-limits to cats.

Even some oil on a tissue in the vents of your car another favorite spot for cats to mark their territory, will help keep them away!

For 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil go to our online SHOP 

Another Handy Hint:

Indoors – Cats dislike water and the prospect of getting wet. Indoors, if you catch your cat approaching an area you want to keep him out of like scratching furniture, give him a quick spritz of water from a spray bottle. Repeat this process until he doesn’t return to the area again. The spray can also be applied to a cloth and wiped onto specific spots.

Outdoors

For outdoor areas, you can purchase an automatic sprinkler attached to a motion sensor and place it in your garden. These sprinklers spray cats who approach an off-limits area with a harmless burst of water, discouraging them from coming back.

Secure you rubbish

Coffee grounds mixed with citrus peels

Certain plants when planted around your garden beds work as a repellent for cats to, ask you local plant nursery.

 

Zulu Coralie Riedels pic and kitty cat

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil

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 the 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 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 woolens & 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 vaporization, 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.

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~

Emu Ridge Product Ambassadors

EMU RIDGE CUSTOMERS, WE’VE COME UP WITH AN IDEA!

YOU ARE OUR BEST PRODUCT REVIEWERS, YOU ARE THE ONES THAT PURCHASE OUR PRODUCTS!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME AN EMU RIDGE PRODUCT/BRAND AMBASSADOR?

WHATS YOUR FAVORITE AND HOW DO YOU USE IT? Send us a video of your favorite or an image of your favorite product and what you use it for if :-

  • Would you like to help spread the word to the world about our products

  • Support a healthy, non-toxic, sustainable business.

  • Support an  Australian small family business

  • Like promoting great natural products

  • Promote your favorite product on social media or a blog? Then we would love to hear from you!

 

What is a Product or Brand Ambassador

A brand ambassador  shows others how great a  product they love is, and they motivate others to try it as well. They are simply people who represent and talk about a company or product in a positive way, preferably in front of lots of potential customers (i.e. their friends and family).

Did you know that 92% of customers prefer recommendations over promotional content!

It’s someone who loves and appreciates the products and services that you have to offer so much that they’re happy to tell others. We have always believed that word of mouth is the best form of advertising.  After all, people appreciate the opinions and thoughts of people that they can resonate with.

Whats in it for you? We still have that to work out as this is very new idea for us. We thought we could offer you a secret code that gives you and your family and friends a permanent discount on our products. We don’t want a famous celebrity, but it would be nice!! We want real everyday loyal customers that use and trust our products our business and our services, each person can be an ambassador for the product they love!

We are excitedly waiting to see what we receive. We have so many written reviews here but pictures and videos really tell a different story again! With the code we will know where our orders have come from as well!

Thankyou for those of you that have taken the time to write a review in the past! This now is something new!

Email our team at info@emuridge.com.au and be sure to include a little about yourself like Elise below has, and tell us what you love about any of our products. We would love you to post your story on facebook or instagram, and please make sure you tag us @emuridgeucalyptus we will chose our favorites and you to could become our ambassador for your favorite product!

We are excited that Elise sent us this video and that’s how this idea began.

Our very first Ambassador for our Shampoo Bar –

Meet Elise from France

Heres a bit about Elise –

Hi Im a 25 year old french girl living in the Alps in winter and in the South west in summer.
I Love travelling, discovering new cultures, people, and ways of living,… I’ve mostly traveled in European countries. I moved in Australia in January on the Gold Coast.
I Did some jobs to make money and then went on a road trip on the east coast (Cape Tribulation to Sydney)
I then Volunteered on a project with the Ploggathon team to clean the rubbish from beautiful Kangaroo Island.
I love the nature and doing outdoor activities/sport (surf, hike, ski, swim…) that’s why it’s really important for me to take care of our planet.
I prefer to buy my product from little producers rather than big companies and supermarkets, i’m trying to reduce more and more of my plastic consumption, eating mores plant and vegetables rather than animal products, using natural beauty products without chemicals.
We really need to change our consumption behavior. I feel really lucky to live on our planet, there is so many things to discover. We have to take care of of our planet by supporting little business like yours (the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil distillery) who is making natural products thanks to the nature. With your products you are the example that natural products work and are efficient !! Good job and let’s continue in this way ?

Ive tried many brands of Shampoo Bars in my travels but the Emu Ridge Brand that I found on Kangaroo Island is the best I have found! I love it, you can see I have long thick wavy hair and it works so well and goes such a long way and no plastic!

Kangaroo Island Wool Garments

The Kangaroo Island Merino Wool range is normally only available in our Retail shop, but with Winter coming to an end we thought we would put some of them on our online shop to see what you think. The perfect gift for Fathers Day.

The KI Merino and possum blended together makes them lightweight but so warm . A quality investment that will last for years, Seamless, No itch, No pilling and yes machine washable!

There is limited stock so first in best dressed on these specials and remember 15% off is a great saving on these items. Sales items not included, they are already a great price.

FATHERS DAY SPECIAL

Have you got Dad a gift yet?

Its the first time we have offered a discount for Fathers Day, we have decided to get rid of some of our woollen garments with Winter coming to an end, and our other products are on offer as well.

At Emu Ridge we are making it easy for you to find your dad the perfect gift this Fathers Day thanks to our wide range of gift ideas online. You’re sure to find something that will make your dad smile.

15% OFF EVERYTHING AT EMU RIDGE

As a thank you to our valued customers for supporting our family owned Business, we would like to offer 15% Discount on any of our Emu Ridge products. So stock up on this great offer it ends on the 23rd of August 2019.

Just pop DAD15 in the Coupon Code at checkout to receive your discount! *Excluding Specials. Shop link.

Thanks again and we look forward to your continued support.

Larry, Bev and team

Our son with his two kids doing what he loves best fishing.

We’ve added the KI Merino Wool and Possum for the first time to our shop something normally only available  in our retail shop, great gifts for fathers day. Check it out here, only a limited amount of stock, SPECIALS are not included in the 15% off they are already a great price!

Gift Vouchers are always a great option to, you will find them on our online shop

We have a wide range of great 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  gift hampers 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.

How did Father’s Day begin?

In 1909, a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd decided to create an official Father’s Day after listening to Anna Jarvis (an American woman who created Mother’s Day) giving a Mother’s Day sermon at church.

Dodd was a true believer in Father’s Day because she loved her father, William Jackson Smart who raised his six children by himself.

Dodd first suggested that the date of Father’s Day could be on her father’s birthday, 5 June. However, the first ever Father’s Day ended up being celebrated on the third Sunday of June, 19 June 1910.

Makers of ties, socks, hats, golf clubs and other gifts used Father’s Day to sell their product as the perfect Father’s Day gift (and still do today!).

Father’s Day around the world

Father’s Day is celebrated on different days of the year by different countries. Some countries celebrate in June, while others celebrate in March or September.

Father’s Day in Australia

In Australia, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. On this day we celebrate the love and dedication of fathers, step-fathers, guardians, fathers-in-law, uncles and grandfathers and thank them for being our teacher, carer, friend and role model.

Germany

In Germany, Father’s Day is the same day as Ascension Day, which is a public holiday on the Thursday, 40 days after Easter. For this reason, the day is sometimes also known as Vatertag meaning ‘Father’s Day’ or Maennertagor Herrentag meaning ‘Men’s Day’. Traditionally, men go on walks through fields, pulling wagons and praying for a good harvest.

Italy

In Italy, Roman Catholics celebrate fathers on Saint Joseph’s Day which is 19 March. This day is celebrated with a traditional feast of bread, soup, macaroni, stuffed artichokes and a Saint Joseph’s Sfinge (a cream puff filled with ricotta, topped with fruit such as cherries and orange).

Thailand

In Thailand, Father’s Day is the same day as the King’s birthday. On this day, Thai people give a Canna flower (‘Dok put ta ruk sa’ in Thai) to their fathers or grandfathers and wear yellow (the King’s colour). There are religious ceremonies all over Thailand and at night there are fireworks and celebrations in the street.

 

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

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