Emu Ridge Wwoofing update.

We have had the pleasure of Mara from Germany Wwoofing with us at Emu Ridge for the past 6 weeks, Its been a very hectic busy time and we are really grateful for her help over this time. We hope she finds some travel mates and we see you again around Xmas x x

‘Places We Go’ Channel 10 Film Crew at Emu Ridge

It was a pleasure to meet such a lovely gang. We are looking forward to seeing the program on Kangaroo Island around April Channel 10 ‘Places We Go’. Fun travels, they are off to the fleurieu peninsula next!

Director of Eve Media and Producer Clint, Producer Josh, the very lovely Presenter Caroline and Camera man Nick and of course our Emu Ridge owners Larry & Bev Turner!

How about some Emu Ridge Honey!

This recipe is fantastic you can add a teaspoon to your Tea or just take 1 tspn every hour. Our Honey is 100% pure and has not been heated or chemically treated so has many wonderful properties. Our oil is 100% pure and has so many uses. Prices and info on our wonderful natural products from Kangaroo Island are below. www.emuridge.com.au

Emu Ridge Clan Grows Bigger!

A very proud Nanna and Poppa! Mel our oldest daughter has been a part of our business since its inception and here she is starting a family of her own, identical twin girls Aleeya and Bonita. Click on this beautiful picture to read the photographers comments and check Hayley’s Facebook Page! wonderful work.

Australian Eucalyptus Oil for Everyone!

Our Eucalyptus oil has soo many uses, this is only a few. Something everyone should have in the cupboard. Don’t for get to buy true Australian grown and produced on Eucalyptus oil from Kangaroo Island from Emu Ridge today!

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 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, fly strike.

My Recipe book has some great ideas on how to use eucalyptus oil.

Eucalyptus oil Australia’s first true export!

This pic was taken on our farm around the 1930’s. Their were 48 Eucalyptus oil distillery’s that employed over 600 people, and it was one of Kangaroo Island major industries. The Hand sickle was hard work. We use a chainsaw these days but its still very labor intense. This pic was taken when FH Fauldings used to own our farm and Joe Kent was managing it!

Eucalyptus oil was Australia’s first true export overseas! We are proud to have saved Australia and Kangaroo Islands history and heritage because 90% of the worlds oil now comes from China and Brazil!