Helping Hands

Our Eucalyptus Forest Bath Bomb, Eucalyptus Forest Gift Box and Eucalyptus Forest Aromatherapy Candle were created to honor the Eucalyptus Forests and it’s inhabitants that have perished in the fires.

All the profits from the sale of our products will be donated to Wires Wild Life Rescue. They are the largest wildlife rescue organization in Australia.

A series of bushfires, also known around the world as wildfires, are burning across Australia, predominantly in the south-east. The 2019–20 bushfire season is of notable intensity compared to previous seasons as it has burned an estimated 10.7 million hectares (26 million acres; 107,000 square kilometres; 41,000 square miles), destroyed over 5,900 buildings (including over 2,204 homes) and killed 28 people as of 8 January 2020. An estimated 1 billion animals have also been killed and some endangered species may be driven to extinction. The bushfires are regarded by the NSW Rural Fire Service as the worst bushfire season in memory. In December 2019, the New South Wales Government declared a state of emergency after record-breaking temperatures and prolonged drought exacerbated the bushfires.

Many animals were already struggling with a lack of water and food due to the drought. With the fires destroying unprecedented amounts of habitat, food shortages have increased and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife.

It is impossible to know how many animals have perished and it will be many months before the impact on wild populations can be better understood but ecologists at Sydney University have estimated over 800 million animals have been affected in NSW and over 1 billion animals in Australia since September.

Summer is a frantically busy time for wildlife rescue and there are still over 100 fires burning in NSW. In December alone there were over 20,000 calls to WIRES 1300 line, a 14% increase on last year, and volunteers attended over 3,300 rescues.