Eucalyptus Oil Is Good For Your Health – Learn How

We sometimes forget that a lot of people don’t know the amazing uses of our Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil. Here is a few amazing benefits for Health, Skin and Hair.

Why is Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Good for Health?

The following list will give you an idea about extensive medicinal benefits of eucalyptus oil:

1. Eucalyptus oil is a vasodilator by nature. Hence, massaging the body with it regularly will help you improve blood circulation throughout the body.

2. The aromatic oil is a blessing for diabetic patients as it can keep their blood sugar under control efficiently.

3. When it comes to getting rid of the intolerable pain of kidney stones, eucalyptus oil is considered as one of the best solutions. Massaging the lower abdominal area with it will give you almost instant relief.

4. The anti-bacterial property of eucalyptus oil makes it a true remedy for all types of infections. It is also an amazing anti-inflammatory agent that can fight against issues like diarrhea, ear inflammation, and so on.

5. Eucalyptus oil is known to be highly effective in treating lung infections. You need to massage your chest with it in order to keep your respiratory organs, such as nasal cavity, lungs, etc. clear from congestion.

6. Inhaling eucalyptus oil or getting a chest massage with it slowly is helpful in curing asthma.

7. The fragrant oil is also capable of providing instant relief in bronchitis and other related symptoms.

8. It has also been found that eucalyptus oil can heal regular cold and cough.

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9. You can easily get rid of muscle fatigue and muscle sore by channeling the lactic acid all the way through the lymphatic system and it can be done effectively with the eucalyptus oil massage.

10. The scented oil has great effects on measles. You can either massage the reflex points of your feet with it or spread it throughout the home.

11. Eucalyptus oil can cool down our body and keep us away from ailments like heat strokes, sun strokes, etc. during the scorching heat of summer.

12. If bad breath makes you embarrassed, just add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your mouthwash and see the difference!

Why is Eucalyptus Oil Good for Skin?

Important skin benefits of eucalyptus oil are listed below:

13. Mix a few drops of eucalyptus oil with sweet almond oil or pure coconut oil and massage your skin with it. It will rejuvenate your skin and make it softer.

14. Due to its antiseptic properties, eucalyptus oil can be used for treating minor cuts, wounds, blisters, bumps, boils, insect bites, and other similar skin problems.

15. Eucalyptus oil is considered as an indispensable part of aromatherapy. You can combine it with bath salt or whole milk and inhale the aroma through steam so that your skin can absorb it easily and turns naturally beautiful.

Why is Eucalyptus Oil Good for Hair?

Apart from skin, eucalyptus oil can also benefit our hair in the following ways:

16. A mixture of this essential oil and olive oil can stimulate our hair follicles and boost the flow of blood throughout our scalp. Consequently, we get long and strong hair.

17. You can blend eucalyptus oil with vinegar and massage your scalp with this mixture in order to get rid of dryness and itchiness.

18. The vapor of eucalyptus oil has long been used for killing head lice and spoiling their eggs.

19. Regular application of eucalyptus oil can help you avoid scalp infection by preventing the clogging of skin pores.

20. The amazing essential oil can improve the overall health of our hair by making it longer, thicker and glossier

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Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee – Eucalyptus cneorifolia

Eucalyptus cneorifolia | Kangaroo Island Narrow-Leaf Mallee

The Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia) is the variety of Eucalyptus tree that Emu Ridge sustainably grows and harvests for its famous Eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus oil was Australia’s first true export overseas!

In the early 1900’s there were over 100 Eucalyptus stills on the island producing eucalyptus oil from the Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaf Mallee, making it the biggest export off of Kangaroo Island during that time. Today Emu Ridge is the only Eucalyptus oil Distillery in South Australia.

The Kangaroo Island Narrow-Leaf Mallee is native to Kangaroo Island. Bev and Larry Turner founders of the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil distillery in 1991 were lucky to have an honors student Adam Steer do a study on (Factors affecting oil yield, and genetic selection for the improved oil yield, in Eucalyptus cneorifolia growing on Kangaroo Island) After many years of research and through selective breeding Larry and Bev have endeavored to  collect seeds from the best oil-bearing, disease free and drought resistant plants. These seeds are then grown to seedlings and looked after at the Emu Ridge nursery. Sustainability of the species is the key to it’s future and also the reputation of the oil. Buying from local and small businesses like Emu Ridge is the best way to support the future of trees like the Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaf Mallee.

Description: A small mallee type to 16′ with cream flowers. This species is used primarily for essential oil extraction and is often cultivated for the attractive foliage. It is quick growing, suitable for windbreaks and erosion control, salt effected areas and does well on limestone type soils. It is a rare species from Kangaroo Island and has no closely related species. It is from the Myrtaceae family.

Culture: Sun, well drained acid or alkaline soil, sandy loam, low moisture requirement.

Uses: Shrub or small tree, essential oil production, ornamental, windbreaks, coastal area plantings, cut flowers, foliage and fruits.
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The Kangaroo Island Narrow leaf mallee trees are easily recognized by their erect stems,  narrow leaves, crowded fusiform buds and hemispherical fruit. They are often cultivated because of its attractive foliage. They are a fairly hardy plant, with only a few threats including inadequate recruitment and livestock grazing.

Like the name suggests, the leaf of the tree is narrow and long with beautiful dark olive green foliage and bright lime green new foliage. You can hold the older leaves up to the light and see the many eucalyptus oil cells throughout the leaf. However, the leaf does not have a fragrance unless you crush the precious oil cells.

The beautiful new growth from Spring is where all the good oil is, so our distilling time is seasonal. We only produce our oil at the end of Spring and throughout Summer. The difference in yield is huge from only 1% in the Winter to 4% in the Summer. For example, our distilling pot holds about 500kg of leaves per cook, which produces only 1 – 2 litres of eucalyptus oil in winter, but produces  5 – 10 litres of eucalyptus oil in the summer.

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Distribution and population only occurs in South Australia. Common on the eastern part of Kangaroo Island, and occurs in restricted pockets near Waitpinga on Fleurieu Peninsula. There has also been findings of this plant near coastal locations of southern Fleurieu Peninsula, between Deep Creek and Victor Harbour.

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The fruit of the tree is a small football shape, as shown in the picture below, with the red tops dropping off to welcome the white or cream fluffy flowers inside. We use the the leaves, fruit and flowers to decorate all kinds of different products in our retail shop, and also use them in our pot pourri.

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The picture below is of part of our plantation at Emu Ridge. Larry selectively bred the eucalyptus with the help of research working with the Waite Institute in Adelaide. He planted his trees in contour rows and harvests every second row so that the remaining row will protect the new growth from the Kangaroo Island weather. The trees are harvested to the ground and are re-harvested every one to two years. This keeps the tree as a hedge instead of growing into a taller tree.

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Below are the trees left to grow tall. The name “Mallee” means several slender stems. The tree ends up with a “canopy” of leaves up the top. Multi-stemmed or single-stemmed trees can grow up to 10 meters high, with the adult leaves alternating. The leaves are generally on petioles 5-10 mm long, sub-erect, glossy and an olive-green colour.

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Below is a famous strip of road on Kangaroo Island which travels through the “tunnel” of Narrow-Leaf Mallee trees…. we have a few of these beautiful cathedrals on the Island.

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Source – Dean Wiles

Below are photos of the bark. The  bark is somewhat fibrous, greyish-brown to dark-grey, compact rough bark longitudinally fissured , being replaced  by a smooth greyish bark.

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Below is a photo which shows the many stems growing from the mallee stump.

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The Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia) predominately covers the Eastern side of Kangaroo island as you can see in the below images.

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Artworks using the Kangaroo Island Narrow-Leaf Mallee – Eucalyptus cneorifolia

Below is some artwork I would like to share with you from 2 of my favourite and Kangaroo Islands most  accomplished and admired artists.  Janine Mackintosh and Scott Harshorne. Each has a unique take on nature, Janine with meticulously sewn assemblages of natural objects and Scott with his giant, sparse oils reminiscent of herbarium sheets.

Scott Hartshorne’s oversized branchlets of native Kangaroo Island trees are the perfect complement to the detail of Janine’s assemblages. They strip down the tree to its essence and present it boldly and powerfully.

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Dry Branch: A Study In Complexity Eucalyptus cneorifolia, Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaf Mallee.

Visit Scott’s Facebook and Webpage

Janine’s assemblages present in mesmerising detail the natural world of Kangaroo Island and in particular her own Heritage listed property. Her art is a message to save what we have left of the complexity of biodiversity.

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INDUSTRY- Artist Janine Mackinosh Yacca (Xanthorrhoea semiplana ssp. tateana) gum, Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia) leaves, metal farm disc, linen thread and bookbinder’s gum on canvas by

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LAMENTATION – Artist Janine Mackintosh Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia) leaves from a drowning tree, linen thread and bookbinder’s gum on canvas

Visit Janine’s Facebook and Webpage

Eucalyptus Oil

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Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Produced on Kangaroo Island South Australia

Bev and Larry have been producing Eucalyptus Oil from the Kangaroo Island Narrow-Leaf Mallee since 1991. Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery is an important part of Kangaroo Island’s Tourism industry, adding to the variety of Kangaroo Islands produce and preserving important history.

For more information on Emu Ridge’s history, please click on the blog links below:
History
Kangaroo Island History – Emu Ridge
Emu Ridge – The last South Australian Eucalyptus Oil Distillery!

Their shop on Kangaroo Island is the main outlet for their Eucalyptus Oil. Their online shop is also largely used by our supporting customers, from all over the globe!

#essentialoil #eucalyptusoil #pure #australian


 

References:

These pictures were taken from our very own trees here at Emu Ridge to illustrate the unique species.

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus_cneorifolia

Australian Government Department of the Environment – http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/ab8e9576-38e6-4dc7-9b36-becca5028f42/files/kangaroo-island-mallee-woodlands.pdf

Department for Enviroment and Heritage – file:///C:/Users/Emu%20Ridge%20Office/Downloads/pa-fact-pafacteucalyptuscneorifolia.pdf

Biodiversity Heritage Library – http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/19423960#page/315/mode/1up

Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus Hand Cream Special!

SUPER SALE at Emu Ridge just in time for Christmas. The 50ml Hand & Nail cream normally $12.95 and its only $7.00 Sale finishes on the 20/12/18. Makes the perfect gift or just for yourself!

This 50ml luxurious Kangaroo Island Wild Bushland Eucalyptus Hand and Nail Cream is great for having with you every day and slipping into your handbag it also makes a lovely Australian gift.

Double distilled in one of Australia’s oldest Eucalypt distilleries, the Eucalyptus oil has been infused with fragrance to produce a sensual range of modern Australian made body care products.

Chilled by fresh, crisp breezes from the Antarctic, Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary of pristine Eucalypts protected from introduced European infestations.

The Hand & Nail Creme is 50ml with Organic Sweet Almond Oil. It is a soft, decadent creme with macadamia, sweet almond and jojoba oil to leave your hands feeling silky smooth.

The cream has been made in Australia by Maine Beach using our Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil. They specialise in Australian body care with fresh fragrances, with key organic ingredients.

Made with no parabens, sulphates, artificial colours or petrochemicals.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW!

Emu Ridge XMAS SALE 2018 10% OFF!

As a thankyou to our customers for supporting our family owned business we would like to offer all our wonderful customers 10% off all our products*.

Just use the coupon code xmas18 on the cart page before 12/12/18.

We wish everyone a safe and happy festive season and wonderful 2019! Remember to subscribe to our quarterly newsletter to keep up to date with what’s happening at Emu Ridge and also to hear about any specials we may have.

Click here to shop now and don’t forget to use the coupon code xmas18.

We offer unique Australian made gifts for that special someone. We can also expertly tailor a gift to suit your  individual requirements,  full of excellent local produce. We provide customised Christmas or Corporate gifts 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.

Cheers from Larry, Bev and our great team at Emu Ridge.

*excluding sale items

Recycling at Emu Ridge

Some of the ways we recycle at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island.

We send out a lot of online orders for our national and overseas customers. If you follow our business you would know that we love to recycle in any way we can, here we are recycling packing materials! We receive used bubble wrap from our local crash repairer and empty screw and bolt containers from our local hardware store M1o and Josh Shepard Electrical, Home Hardwade supply us with our larger boxes which is a great help!

See our blog HERE which shows you all the steps we go through when you make an online order here at Emu Ridge on beautiful Kangaroo Island.

These two lovely girls are volunteers, cutting up all of our recycled bubble wrap are finding out what Aussie life is all about. Candy is a Wwoofer from Toronto in Canada and Madison is from the US and is volunteering through Workaway. To find out more about the opportunity to volunteer with these organisations  click this link.

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Many of our customers will notice our packing boxes are also recycled. We love using these recycled screw and bolt containers they are very strong and are saved by our local hardware store. Thanks M10. We also wrap all of our glass products purchased by customers in our retail sales and orders in the unpurchased newspapers from our local Foodland store.

Did you know the majority of our site at Emu Ridge was built from recycled materials. Our retail shop was once the material from our shearing shed. We reuse our boiled leaves back in the fire for fuel and sell it as mulch.

Lets keep recycling!

Australian Eucalyptus for colds, flu and a great decongestant!

Keeping cold and flu at bay is getting trickier by the year, for a natural remedy to kill germs, decongestant and a nice clean healthy feeling Emu Ridge Eucalyptus is a one stop shop.

  • Great for an inhalation, you can use a bowl of hot water a few drops of eucalyptus oil and a towel over your head like my mum used to make me do!
  • Or just drop a few drops in the bottom of the shower each morning.
  • For little ones a drop in the bath is a great soothing remedy.
  • Don’t forget to follow up with constant nose blowing, tiresome but if your dedicated its an effective way to avoid spread or infection to the chest like bronchitis.
  • A nice warm drink of lemon honey and a few drops of eucalyptus oil does the cold and throat wonders! Click to order

More Ideas to kill bacteria and keep the colds away –

  • scent a tissue and breath it it,
  • burn it in an oil burner or even a saucepan on the stove with water and a few drops of eucalyptus oil
  • clean and scent heat pump vent in the ceiling, great in the airconditioner vents too, it kills bacteria and clears your head
  • mop floors and clean surfaces e.g.  bench tops and toys
  • add to the laundry and so much more!

All these ideas will keep the flu away.

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DIY Reed Diffuser Refills

A common question, I have an empty diffuser bottle and sticks and it’s to nice to throw away? Can I make my own refill when my Diffuser runs out?

 So here are a couple of easy options for you!

How To Make Homemade Reed Diffusers
This is a great way to disperse Emu Ridge essential oils around your home.

A glass or ceramic container with a narrow opening at the top.
Essential oils of your choice Emu Ridge Eucalyptus and Lemon Mrytle work great together.

To keep it natural use a thin lite oil like Sweet Almond or Safflower Oil. You can also use either Vodka and water or rubbing alcohol, Reeds or bamboo skewers. You can find replacement reeds online pretty inexpensively, but if you have bamboo skewers in the kitchen or craft room, just trim off the pointy ends before use.

Below are 3 recipes you can use to make your own naturally without those nasty chemicals. Number one is the easiest!

1. If you’re using an oil base, you will want to use 30% essential oil to 70% base oil. You can experiment with the percentages to see what works best for you. If you find that the oil is not getting drawn up the reeds  at the speed at you would like then try adding in a little vodka to help.

2. If you’re using the vodka or rubbing alcohol and water mixture, you will want to add approximately 12 drops of essential oils with 1/4 cup of water then add about 2 tablespoons of vodka or rubbing Alcohol this makes it water soluble.

3. Pour the mixture into your bottle and place one end of the reeds or skewers into the solution, allowing it to saturate the reeds. Then take them out, and place the opposite ends into the bottle. You will want to rotate which ends are in the scent solution about once a week.

HINT: The rattan reeds work much better than bamboo skewers as they have hollow channels through them which  help to wick the oil up them and disperse the scent.

Have fun!

We also have the option of purchasing this gorgeous Reed Diffuser

We sell this refreshing  fragranced Reed Diffuser by Maine Beach. It is infused with native lemon myrtle, wild orange, eucalyptus & jasmine. Click here to order

Sensory Play with Eucalyptus Rice

Sensory Rice is a great learning tool and its fun to make and play with! Add some coloring to the rice to make it interesting and attractive. If you like you can then add some Emu Ridge eucalyptus oil, it will help keep their sinuses clear.  Learning, fun & healthy natural remedy all in a one-stop-shop!

1. Just add a small amount of water with the rice add some food coloring

2. mix it in and put it in trays to dry, if the weather isnt warm  you can dry it in a low heat in the oven.

3. Once dry add a few drops of oil and put it in a jar ready for play

 

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4. Don’t forget to buy 100% Australian Eucalyptus Oil from Emu Ridge Online Store!

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SENSORY PLAY WITH RICE  HAS MANY LEARNING BENEFITS:

  • Sensory play encourages children to manipulate and mould materials, building up their fine motor skills and coordination.
  • Sensory play uses all 5 senses, but the sense of touch is often the most frequent. Toddlers and children process  information through their senses. They learn through exploring these.
  • Sensory play is unstructured, not  product-oriented; it is the purest sense of exploratory learning.
  • Self-esteem: sensory play offers kids the opportunity for self-expression because there is no right answer and children feel safe to change or experiment with what they are doing.
  • Language development- experimenting with language and trying new words.

 

KANGAROO ISLAND FOOD AND WINE AWARDS WINNERS

We are proud to have received the Best Farmgate and Cellar Door Experience Award on Kangaroo Island. Thanks to Sealink for Sponsoring this category and congratulations to the other award winners all involved in the Kangaroo Island Food and Wine awards.

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We were awarded the : FARM GATE AND CELLAR DOOR EXPERIENCE

This category is was open to all businesses offering a Farm Gate or Cellar Door Experience. It is an award that recognises exceptional food and beverage experiences at the source, excellent customer service, attention to the regions Brand values: and is a profitable commercial business.

Farmgate or Cellar Door Experience was awarded to our business Emu Ridge Eucalyptus. Judges said “staff attention and knowledge was a highlight in this category”.  Trudy-Ann Johnson a valued staff member collected the award and said it was great recognition of 25 years of hard work by her brother Larry Turner and his wife Bev.

We were pleased that the award was given to us by Julianne from Sealink. Sealink sponsored this category and Julianne who has known our business since its inception in 1991.

Congratulations to the other catagory winners were:

BEST WINE OF THE YEAR
The Islander Estate Vineyards

BEST DINING EXPERIENCE
Hannaford and Sachs

BEST CULINARY TOURISM
Dudley Wines – Kangaroo Island

BEST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Dudley Wines

On Friday 17th June, the Industry saw the revitalisation of the KI Food and Wine Awards. A capacity house at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, experienced a menu curated by Chef Andy Waterhouse, and Silver and Gold Medalling wines matching the food.  It was a fantastic night celebrating our best businesses and experiences.

Awards like these don’t occur without Sponsorship and Support.  KI Food ad Wine would like to thank Sealink, the Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Tourism Kangaroo Island and TOMM, the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island, and theDepartment of State Development.  Thanks to our supporting agency, Primary Resources and Regions (SA), who allowed the KI Food and Wine Association to begin this process through support from the Regional Food Initiatives Program Grant.

 

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L-R Heidi Bracko, Jeff Howard, Val Howard (Dudley Wines), Yale Norris (Islander Estate Vineyard), Sacha Sachs, Rachel Hannaford (Hannaford & Sachs), Trudy-Ann Johnson (Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery) All award winners above and photographs by Shauna Black.

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