We thank SeaLink Kangaroo Island for sponsoring our award it was an honor to have Julie-Anne give us the award being a part of Sealink for 26 years she has seen our growth from the very beginning. Our business is also so proud of our awesome staff that are a big part of what makes our business success!
The awards were held at the beautiful Dudley Wines Cellar Door and the food was provided by Chef Marion Trethewey of St Austell Farm. Thanks to all involved it was great to be at the event with our son Tristan, we are normally away on this night of celebration taking our Winter break, it was a fab night! And yes Larry had a very enjoyable night, he had been celebrating with Jamie Helyar drinking the Kangaroo Island Wine of the Year False Cape 2015 The Captain Cabernet Sauvignon!
We have travelled alot and believe our Island really is a very unique place, all Kangaroo Island businesses really do an amazing job! It was also nice to meet the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment Hon David Ridgway
What the Judges said about Emu Ridge
Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery knows its market well and presents an authentic bush experience. Judges again chose this destination as the best Farm Gate experience on Kangaroo Island, awarding the top mark – 10/10 – for its “exceptional welcome”and atmosphere.
Emu Ridge is the only commercial eucalyptus distillery in South Australia, a pioneer in sustainable tourism, and it became the first-ever farm gate on the island 27 years ago.
The judges said that this distinctly Kangaroo Island business provides a most comprehensive range of interesting products; that their DVD presentation works very well for visitors; and the availability of the DVD and printed items in many other languages was excellent. Staff and owners provided an excellent welcome and “a very good explanation of all products and services”.
The business is working towards environmental sustainability, land management and re-vegetation, while producing 100 per cent pure eucalyptus oil from the Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia), which is only found on the island. There were “very good processes in place to conserve water and energy, also good full use of all by-product”.
On-line subscribers are treated to regular newsletters and offers, so the farm gate experience continues long after visitors have returned to their homes. The business’ online marketing strategy was also singled out for praise.
Kangaroo Island Dining
Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge
Farm Gate Experience
Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery
Cellar Door Experience
Dudley Wines Cellar Door
Unique Food and Beverage Experience
New Tourism Business
Wandering Souls Australia
Nature-Based Tourism Experience
Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari
Best Value-Added Product
Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs
Kangaroo Island Rising Star
Kangaroo Island Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
Kangaroo Island Wine of the Year
False Cape 2015 The Captain Cabernet Sauvignon
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!!
Proprietor of Emu Ridge on beautiful Kangaroo Island
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!
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 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.
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.
For cleaning pets, removing fleas and ticks.
My Recipe book will help you with how to use our 100% pure Australian eucalyptus oil!
Many Australians celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures. It is annually observed in Australia on the second Sunday of May.
Many people appreciate their mothers or mother figures, which include stepmothers, relatives, guardians (eg. foster mothers), and close family friends. Some organizations have Mother’s Day patrons who work together with the media and general community to raise awareness on Mother’s Day events that aim to raise funds for charitable or non-profit causes.
Mother’s Day events and activities may include:
Many families may also spend the day having a picnic in the park or the beach on Mother’s Day, if the weather allows it. Father’s Day is also celebrated in Australia on the first Sunday of September to honor fathers and father figures.
Mother’s Day is not a federal holiday but it is on a Sunday, when many organizations, schools, and government offices are closed. Public transport systems run to their normal Sunday schedules and restaurants or cafes may be busier than usual as some people take their mothers out for a treat. Shops and department stores may also be busy in areas where there is Sunday trading.
Many Australians follow the Mother’s Day traditions that stem from observances in countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. The Mother’s Day date in Australia is the same as the date observed in the United States, which is the second Sunday of May each year. However, it is an Australian who is credited with having started the tradition of giving gifts on Mother’s Day: Janet Heyden, a resident of Leichhardt Sydney, started a campaign in 1924 to collect gifts for lonely aged mothers.
The origin of Mother’s Day can be traced back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. The Greeks celebrated the annual spring festival specially dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks celebrated the day to honour Rhea, wife of Cronus and mother of many deities of Greek mythology. Romans also celebrated a spring festival called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess.
Today Mother’s Day is observed in several countries including US, UK, India, Denmark, Australia, Mexico, Turkey, Italy, Canada, China, Japan and Belgium. The Mother’s Day is special to many of us who want to take an opportunity to thank our mothers for all the sacrifice, love, care and support shown to us. Celebrate this Mother’s Day season by gifting something unique, perfect and best presents to your mum and expecting mums.
You can do many things to celebrate Mother’s Day, but the main goal is to show mum your appreciation. One of the perfect ways to show her that appreciation is with a good gift; if you need some inspiration, be sure to check out our online shop.
We have a wide range of beautiful gift packs and boxes for sale in store on Kangaroo Island and online at Emu Ridge. 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.
Cover Photo – While volunteering her time on Kangaroo Island at the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil distillery UK artist Laura Hepworth designed this beautiful pastel for Bev and Larry Turner the owners.
The Superb Fairy-Wren is voted Australia’s favourite bird, Malurus cyaneus – Maluridae.
We are super excited to have this AMAZING SPECIAL available for Mother’s Day! The Duo Pack Was $39.95, now only $20.00 and you receive a Hand Cream & Body Mousse which individually retail for $25.95 each! You won’t find a special like this anywhere else and is only till stocks run out. So get in quick as they’ve been running off the selves.
Phil Lacey was recently featured on Landline ABC. He manufactures our Emu oil. It was a great program which highlighted Emu Farming and it’s sustainability as well as all the wonderful uses for the oil. You can view the story hereand of course we’ve got plenty of information on the oil here on our blog. With only 12 Emu Farms in Australia make sure you purchase 100% pure Australian Emu Oil for the best quality.
This is a great activity for those of you with children looking for something to do in the School Holidays, make some for Mothers Day, add a few of your favorite flower petals!
With Winter nearly here, the cold & flu season arrives as well! These DIY shower discs will unblock any stuffy nose without the use of harsh chemicals. Just place them in the bottom of your shower. They are great to pop in the toilet to! You’ll find the full recipe here.
We cannot forget our popular Vapor Rub & Eucalyptus Sweets which we stock in our shop & online.
Our Emu’s have grown so much over the last 7 months as you can see in the picture. They are still curious as ever and even enjoy some play time with Chopper our Kelpie/Border Collie dog.
Bev and Coralie from Rustic Blue were just recently at the Kapunda Farm Fair near the Barossa Valley. It was a great opportunity to showcase our great products such as Eucalyptus, Emu, Tea Tree oils, KI Honey, Soaps and other wonderful natural products. It was pretty good weather and thanks to everyone for visiting our stall, it was lovely to meet you all!
We are excited to stock the new range of Kangaroo Island Merino & New Zealand Possum fur garments.
“Merino Possum is 55% warmer than wool alone. Its lightweight seamless and easy to care for. Feels divine, so soft, No pill and zero itch.” – Kangaroo Island Wool
Shop online here and use the code EMU-RIDGE to get FREE worldwide shipping!
Southern Emu director Wayne Piltz, Moorok, who farms emus with son Darryn, has been in the emu industry for more than two decades and said it has been through some tumultuous times.
“I was involved in the initial build-up in the early to mid 1990s,” he said. “At that stage there were more than 100 farms. I found out last year that I’m the only licensed emu farm left in SA.”
They have 600 birds on the property, with about 28 hectares fenced into emu pens.
“This year we might hatch 600 chicks if we know we have the markets for them,” he said.
He has selected breeders, which can each produce up to eight eggs at a time.
Emus build up fat supplies in spring and summer ahead of their breeding season from March to June.
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If your interested in Emu Eggs and Emu Products see this link.
Emu farming helps to protect our environment. The Emu is native to Australia and can live in harmony with our land, thus reducing the chemical dependence and land clearance needed for introduced species. The Emu is the largest of all Australian birds, it cannot fly, and can run at speeds of 48 kms per hour.
The 11th Kapunda Farm Fair will be held at the Kapunda Harness Racing Complex on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of April 2018.
Admission charges also remain at $10 as they have for many years, it is noted some field days charge $16 with no concessions applying. Attracting more crowd numbers is our aim.
Since our successful 2016 event, crops have been excellent with good rains.
The Kapunda township, with history galore, is on the brink of expansion to a degree not seen before. A new supermarket to be built soon, J.T.Johnson and Sons have spent millions on a new pellet mill, and the Kapunda Bowling Club has relocated to an undercover facility (10 synthetic rinks) at Dutton Park, just to name a few. Millions of dollars of developments have created many new jobs in construction and on completion.
We anticipate being able to expand our machinery displays and are reaching out to every state to bring new exhibitors and interest to our growing event. We are blessed with a level and easily accessible site with ample, close, and free parking for our patrons. Fine weather will ensure another good result for all concerned.
A message we are keen to promote is that this is much more than a Farm Fair, it has something for Dad and Mum and the children of all ages. Entertainment is in the process of being finalized and will be more than as in the past. Given good weather, the 2016 crowd of 7,000 will be surpassed.
This Beautifully packaged Maine Beach range is blended with freshly picked Emu Ridge Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus leaves, crushed bush mint and a hint of spice, this extensive body care range offers an uplifting assortment of botanical oils to counter the ageing process.
Double distilled on Kangaroo Island in one of Australia’s oldest Eucalypt distilleries, the Eucalyptus oil is then infused with a floral bouquet of white rock orchid, lavender buds and ylang ylang blossom on a delicate base of vanilla pod and soft musk. The result is a sensual range of natural Australian-made products free from parabens, mineral oil, sulphate and colourant.
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