Our Eucalyptus Distilling and Tourist Season has started off very well for 2019. Our Summer so far has been very dry and very hot!
We have two new staff members Lina and Mikaelah, both newcomers to the Island and settling in well to Island life. Lina can speak Spanish, which is very handy.
We appreciate your support of our family owned Australian business.
Warm regards Larry, Bev and our team at Emu Ridge
It’s Back!! Don’t miss this amazing SPECIAL on the Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus DUO PACK. It includes Hand and Nail Cream 100ml and Body Mousse 150ml was $44.95 now ONLY $25.00. A great gift anytime! These products purchased separately are $25.95 EACH! Its a bargain! Stock up on this years Gifts. We believe this SPECIAL will never be repeated! Only while stocks last
As a thank you to our customers for supporting us we would like to offer 10% off all our products*. Now is the time to stock up on this years gifts and don’t forget yourself! Do you have a gift for that special someone? Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, February the 14th! Just use the coupon code Love10 on the cart page before 13/2/19. We have heaps of great gift ideas at Emu Ridge we are happy to make up a hamper just for you. Gift Vouchers are always a great option to.
CLEAN FLOORS WITH EUCALYPTUS OIL!
This really is the best floor cleaner around, a teaspoon of Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus oil and warm water. Its all we use at Emu Ridge and at home. Its great for any floors, no streaks, de-greaser, keeps away insects, kills bacteria and smells so fresh and clean. Clean the natural way it’s better for the environment and yourself. Read more about Eucalyptus Oil
Kangaroo Islands busiest ever Cruise Ship season has began.
Each year the Cruise Ships coming to KI have increased, this season there will be 28. It really does boost our economy on these days and its all hands on deck at Emu Ridge that’s for sure! See more about the Cruise Ships see this link.
We couldn’t be prouder of our team at Emu Ridge. Our Xmas party this year was a casual family one held at Emu Ridge. Delicious catering was by Lucy’s KI Kitchen. Its always great to get everyone together. See this link for our Xmas album. We also had 2 lovely girls from Finland working with us this season, see what they got up to on this link. What an experience!
Thank you very much for taking the time to read our Newsletter. Some new developments are in the pipeline! So keep an eye out for the next one. This link will take you to our Blog with great hints, tips and recipes where you can keep up with what we are up to at Emu Ridge.
Cheers from Larry, Bev & the Emu Ridge team.
For a limited time we are offering this popular travel size 50ml Hand Cream at a special price! Perfect gift just in time for Christmas or just for yourself.
We offer gift vouchers that you can use in our store or online. And did you know we can make a hamper, gift basket or pack with your choice of products for that special someone? Contact us to arrange that perfect gift and we can gift wrap and even post it to them for you!
Australian Parcels need to be placed by 12pm AEST on 10/12/18.
International Parcels need to be placed by 12pm AEST on 12/12/18
Thanks for reading, we look forward to keeping you informed with whats happening at Emu Ridge.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season full of love and a healthy and happy 2019.
Cheers from Larry, Bev and the Emu Ridge team.
Hi from the Emu Ridge team. Spring is here and our Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee is in full flower, just gorgeous!
We have had a very dry winter this year, and are waiting for some nice new growth on our trees before we start our eucalyptus distilling season.
Exciting times ahead as Larry has completed his new still, see below!
We thank you for your continued support.
Warm regards from Larry, Bev and the Emu Ridge staff.
We are super excited to have this AMAZING SPECIAL available for one last time. The Duo Pack was $49.95, now only $20.00 and you receive a 100ml Hand Cream & 150ml Body Mousse, they individually retail for $25.95 each! Exclusive to Emu Ridge and only till stocks run out. So get in quick as they’ve been running off the selves.
We have added Kangaroo Island fresh water Marron to our Emu Ridge Café menu. It’s a great bush food in keeping with our business. It’s indigenous to Australia and sustainable farming of our natural resources, just like our eucalyptus oil!
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.
Larry has finished engineering his new still! Just in time for our season which runs through Summer. The process has changed making the process much less labor intensive, but the overall concept remains the same which is Steam Distillation. Click below to see the videos and blog of how it works now!
Another beautiful wedding was held at Emu Ridge recently for the gorgeous newly weds Michaela & Sam O’Brien. The couple chose to have their wedding ceremony and reception on our Emu Ridge farm. The theme was rustic with recycled objects, pallets and succulents.
Michaela was one of our casual staff at Emu Ridge a few years ago so we were delighted she chose our venue for her special day.
Bev and Coralie from Rustic Bluewere recently at the Melrose & Jamestown Show Farm Fair in the Flinders Ranges. It’s always great to showcase Kangaroo Island, our Eucalyptus oil and other natural products. Coralie had an extensive range of the Kangaroo Island Woolthat was highly praised and promoted by Catriona Rowntree who is the Australian Wool Innovation Ambassador. Thanks to those that visited, it was lovely to meet you all!
As a thank you to our valued customers for supporting us we would like to offer 10% Discount on any of our online products (*excluding sale items). We have a wide range of gift ideas so stock up on this great offer. Xmas may still be a couple of months away but it’s best to get in early! Just pop in the code EARLYBIRD in the coupon part of the cart or checkout page before it ends on the 31/10/18!
Thanks for reading best regards Larry, Bev and the Emu Ridge team!
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 19th of July 2018.
Just pop emu15 in the Coupon Code at checkout to receive your discount! Shop link.
Thanks again and we look forward to your continued support.
Larry Bev and Staff
Hi from Emu Ridge and beautiful Kangaroo Island.
Autumn is here and we continue to have beautiful weather. We are all hoping some rain arrives soon as it has been extremely dry.
Larry is working on a new still and we will be excited to reveal the changes in the next newsletter.
On the 8th of April we were proud to have recently celebrated Emu Ridges 27th Birthday, time certainly flies.
We thank you for your continued support.
Warm regards from Larry, Bev and the Emu Ridge staff.
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.
What’s Been Happening At Emu Ridge?
UPDATE on Emu’s & Wallaby’s
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.
We would like to thank for supporting our family owned Aussie business and wish you a festive season full of love and a wonderful 2018. We hope you enjoy our newsletter.
Larry, Bev and our great team at Emu Ridge
We are excited to have this wonderful Christmas Hamper available! Great as a gift to someone or just for yourself as a treat! The normal price is $71.45. Special $59.95, this gift will be Gift Wrapped and it includes a body mousse, hand & nail cream, 50ml Eucalyptus oil, 30ml Emu oil and a Eucalyptus soap.
As a thankyou to our valued customers for your support, we would like to offer a 10% discount on all of our products excluding the 2 specials, this offer is available till the 15th of December 2017. We have so many great ideas, we are also happy to make up a hamper just for you. Gift Vouchers are always a great option to.
Something that tends to happen to everyone is getting SUNBURNT! Even if you think you’ve been extra careful it can still happen. We have a fantastic product that’ll heal sunburn quickly and prevent that horrible peeling, it’s EMU OIL. This oil is not only for sunburn, it can be used for a whole range of things including arthritis, massage for aches, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, scarring, and lots more!
You will also find our natural sunscreen here
What’s been happening at Emu Ridge?
Welcome to the team Tristan!
We would like to introduce you to our son Tristan, after 12 years of building on KI and in Darwin, we are proud and excited to have him back working with us in our family business at Emu Ridge .
We have some very cute Aussie animals here at Emu Ridge. A recent addition is some baby Emu’s, that have more than tripled in size since we’ve had them. The pictures show them with beautiful stripes but over time they’ll disappear. They also love water and have been swimming in the dam on these hot days!
Bev has been an orphan carer for Australian wildlife for 26 years and she currently has 5 joey wallabies. Four of them are nearly old enough to be released back into the wild, and the latest Alina is still very small and gets 4 bottles a day. Follow our facebook or blog for updates
We have had many volunteers from all over the world helping us over the years. They do all sorts of things from serving customers, bottling oil, prepping food for lunches, making gift packs, Cider tastings, translating information sheets, maintenance and much much more! We thank everyone who has volunteered with us, its a chance to share cultures, skills and language and see they way of Aussie life. Its a big help, we really appreciate their time and love every one of them!
Larry has been hard at work during our off-season redesigning the still. He has also been doing some maintenance to his Mechanical Harvester, making new blades and cutters! Each one hand made by Larry! Not long now and we will begin to harvest the trees and make our next batch of Eucalyptus Oil! We are all excited to see how the new still goes and will keep you updated!
Our Newest Granddaughter
We would like to introduce you to our youngest daughter Tiffany her Husband Will, baby John and our newest granddaughter, gorgeous Miss Maggie. How time flies. It only seems like yesterday we just started Emu Ridge and our kids were babies! ❤
This beautiful pic was taken by Hayley Fitzsimons Photography – Capturing Innocence. Maggie is grandchild number 8
All Natural Insect Repellent
The only annoying thing about summer are the insects! Nothing worse than relaxing outside and getting bitten by mosquitoes and midges or annoyed by flies! But this recipe is fantastic to keep them away! We also sell an All Natural Insect Repellent that is already made up.
Emu & Kangaroo Pies!
Another addition to our menu is Emu & Kangaroo Pie’s! The Emu, bush tomato and saltbush Pies are made by Andrew Fielke and are accompanied by Bush Tomato Chutney, and KI Homemade Tomato Sauce & salad. Our local bakery are making our Kangaroo & Native Pepperberry Pies. They’re all delicious, so if you happen to visit us soon don’t forget to try one of these unique Aussie pies! They have been a real hit!
Thank you very much for taking the time to read our Christmas Newsletter. This link will take you to our Blog with great hints, tips and recipes and you can keep up with what we are up to at Emu Ridge.
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from Larry, Bev and our great team at Emu Ridge.