Emu Ridge Celebrates 20 years of Eucalyptus Oil Distilling on Kangaroo Island 1991 – 2011!

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery, 1991 – 2011, 20 years of hard work! If you have the time this is a photo collage that I put together for our 20th Birthday Celebrations. Its amazing, things have certainly grown. Its nice for people to know how we began! Some great memories. Thanks to all our staff and helpers that have helped make us what we are today 🙂

This image was the Official Opening of our Original Shop the Old MacGillivray Post Office by Don Burke and we featured on Burkes Backyard, our first television experience 🙂 This link will take you to our slideshow. I hope you enjoy our journey 🙂

Emu Ridge All Natural Sunscreen – 100% Australian


Lucy wishes she had remembered her sunscreen!

It’s summertime in Australia, which means more hot weather. So make sure to be careful and wear your sunblock! I know we all forget sometimes, but we don’t want to end up looking like Lucy here! (pictured above).  Our sunblock is natural and great on the skin,  $24.95 + postage.

Ingredients – Spring water, Titanium Dioxide (the UV 30 block component), Rice bran oil, Triglyceride ( fractionated coconut), OM Cinnamate (30 block), Crill 6 (dispersant), Kangaroo island Bees Wax, Emulsifying Wax (made from coconut oil), Glycerin, Vitamin B5, Guar Gum and lucky last Kangaroo island Eucalyptus oil.

Our Emu Ridge products are all proudly made in Australia!

All Natural Sunscreen (130ml) – $24.95 + postage.

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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.


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.
For cleaning pets, removing fleas, fly strike.

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


This is beautiful product range – blended with freshly picked 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 at Emu Ridge, one of Australia’s oldest Eucalyptus Oil 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.
Available in Body Creme, Hand & Body Wash, Body Scrub, Hand & Nail Creme, French Milled Soap, Body Mousse and beautiful gift sets.

Emu Ridge have a wonderful range of natural Australian produced products all available here

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Please click to view this beautiful range, Body Creme, Body Mousse, Body Scrub, Duo Giftset, French Milled Soap, Hand and Body Wash, Hand and Nail Creme.