Australian Tea Tree Oil

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Tea Tree Oil is a volatile essential oil obtained by steam distillation of freshly harvested foliage of Melaleuca Alternifolia, one of about 200 species of Melaleuca indigenous to Australia. The oil is clear, colourless to pale yellow, with a characteristic odour.

The Curative Power of the Tea Tree

The versatile use of the Tea Tree has been well known to the Aboriginals for thousands of years. They made healing compresses of the leaf for wounds, cuts and skin diseases. For inside cleaning they ate some leaves, and the women changed their babies in Tea Tree bark to cover them from inflections.

Today the Australian doctors have rediscovered Tea Tree Oil as a cure against skin problems and many more. The oil possesses bacterial activity against a wide number of bacteria and fungi. A broad range of cosmetic, therapeutic, veterinary, household and industrial products include this oil for its healing powers with clinical trials proving the oil’s effectiveness.


Some uses for Tea Tree Oil

In and around the House: A disinfectant for cleaning and a deodorizer. It is an antibacterial and anti fungal oil.

The body: For cuts, burns and abrasions, the oil is a natural antiseptic, acne, relieves insect bites. It is an insect repellent, soothes muscular aches and pains, a mouthwash and training oil, as it is very penetrating. In the bath for a feeling of well being. Used as an effective maintenance for hands and feet athlete’s foot, warts, corns, horny skin, nail abscess, nail bath and foot odour.

Animals: For cleaning pets and removing fleas and ticks.

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Kangaroo Island’s Feral Cats put to good use!

Barry’s Feral Cat Skins and Stubbie Holders always make way for interesting conversation! With information and alarming statistics on the deaths caused each day and night by feral cats, these are a cruel reminder. $26.00 each + postage. not only do they keep your beer cold, but also your hands warm!

All Natural Australian Eucalyptus Barrier Balm

We love this idea here at Emu Ridge & what a great project! All you need is gloves, cement and your favourite plant!
Also reminds us of the dry hands some gardeners suffer from.
Emu Ridge have a fantastic Natural Barrier Balm, great for those who have too wash there hands a lot too e.g. health professionals, hospitality and retail staff, those in the food industry and I’m sure many more!
For more information or to order some barrier balm click on the picture.1959516_414147645355193_1004522503_n
For more in-depth instructions on the hand planter see link below.

Happy Valentines Day from Emu Ridge!

Happy Valentines Day!  Don’t forget we do fabulous gift baskets with lovely, healthy all natural products contact us with your ideas we can post them gift wrapped and with a card! or order some products and make your own.

In the picture above you can see a great idea for a little valentine’s gift don’t forget its the thought that counts! A simple butterfly cut out with Emu Ridge all natural lip balm which you purchase from our Emu Ridge website right here.

Historical Footage of the Eucalyptus Oil Industry on Kangaroo Island owned by Emu Ridge

We are proud to present this Historical Footage. The link will take you to a short DVD. Its is a documentary that was aired on TV in the 1927 about the Eucalyptus oil industry on Kangaroo Island. Eucalyptus oil was Australia’s first true export overseas and Emu Ridge is now the only Eucalyptus Oil distillery in South Australia.

Click here to go to the DVD and here for our Website