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I’m so pleased to have found something to stop us getting bitten that not only has no toxic chemicals but actually does what it claims! Thank you!
My little one is highly allergic and attractive to mozzies and so far no bites! This is the first natural repellent that has actually worked for us.
No midgie bites! What I love about this product is that it is like a moisturiser and great for my skin - other products are sticky and greasy. It is also great on old midgie bites (the ones I got before buying this product). Bugger off midgies!
I'm allergic to mozzies and have constantly been on antibiotics because my bites end up infected. I tried every product out there and nothing worked. I tried this and it's been a life saver. I have no bites and my skin is clear. This has changed my life!
Just spent a week in Borneo & thanks to Good Riddance no bites at all! Our friends were using a DEET product & still had a few bites. Love your product! I’m usually bitten to death too so was really amazed!
You are the best-smelling and most effective natural repellent brand in Australia (and I've tried 6 or so others)!
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We have committed to donating 1% of every sale of Good Riddance products to environmental charities. We're very proud to say that so far, we've donated $10,000 to AWC and over $1800 to 1% for the Planet.
The AusMumpreneur Awards celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of Australian mums in small business.
We're absolutely thrilled to announce that Jeannie won Silver for the AusMumpreneur of the Year Award (Vic/Tas) and was also a finalist in the Business Excellence Award category for the 2021 Aus Mumpreneur Awards. Check out our blog about winning this award to find out more.
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Good Riddance Insect Repellent is a natural, DEET-free midge, sandfly and natural mosquito repellent designed to get you back outside, without the nasty chemicals and the pesky bites!
Our cosmetic chemist, Jeannie Lynch, developed the Good Riddance Insect Repellent range to protect her family from mosquitoes and midges while living in tropical Darwin. She was concerned about the toxic effects of conventional insect repellents so decided to research and develop a natural alternative. There aren’t many mosquito repellent creams out there, but there’s a reason why we decided to do things a little differently!
Our midge and mosquito repellent cream base is rich with shea butter and beeswax. This helps prevent the essential oils from evaporating so you don’t need to reapply as often. It also provides a physical barrier against those pesky midges and sandflies!
Our flagship product, Good Riddance Tropical Insect Repellent contains a blend of essential oil actives that give it a fresh, vibrant citrus aroma with a woody undertone and notes of Australian natives. We believe it is the best mosquito repellent in Australia!
Following the success of our Tropical repellent, we developed the Good Riddance Sensitive Insect Repellent as a safe, natural repellent for babies, pregnant women and people with sensitive skin. Good Riddance Sensitive is the only insect repellent on the market specifically designed for sensitive skin. It proved to be just as effective as DEET as a midge repellent in our clinical trials, which we believe makes it the best midge and sandfly repellent in Australia! This unique product has a fresh, sweet floral aroma with herbaceous base notes and a hint of vanilla.
Best of all, our entire range was developed in conjunction with Top End fishermen, which means it has been tested in some of the toughest conditions in Australia, if not the world.
But that wasn't enough - we wanted to prove that our product could stand up against any DEET-filled product on the market. In 2018 we began the lengthy process of having our insect repellents registered with the APVMA. This process included extensive clinical testing in the lab and the field to ensure the products worked, were safe to use and were shelf stable.
In 2020, both the Good Riddance Tropical and Sensitive ranges were approved for sale in Australia as registered insect repellents.
The Good Riddance range also includes our Rescue Balm - the perfect handy little helper for when the bugs catch you by surprise! This easy to apply balm has antibacterial properties and is designed to soothe insect bites, cuts, scrapes and other skin irritations. The base of the balm is rich with vitamin E to promote skin repair.
And for those looking to scent their homes naturally, our Good Riddance Tropical essential oil is available as a 100% pure essential oil blend. We also make a natural soy wax candle scented with the Good Riddance Tropical essential oil blend, which is great to take travelling, camping or to make sitting on your patio a little more enjoyable!
Australian made, natural, clinically tested and safe to use daily. We'd love you to try our products and feel the benefits of one of Australia's leading insect repellents. We hope to help you soon.
We are very excited to have recently welcomed Ritchies IGAs to our network of stockists! Ritchies is one of Australia's oldest supermarket chains with 70 locations around the country. Most of their stores are located in Victoria with a growing number throughout New South Wales and Queensland.
"By far the best product I've found to keep the mozzies and midges away. Was a life saver living in Darwin! Plus it smells amazing and makes your skin so smooth and soft after putting it on as it feels like moisturizer rather than sticky or oily sprays!" Erika H, Albury NSW
"My almost 4 year old went outside last night after his shower with no protection on at dusk with shorts on after some light rain, the midges were fierce and he came in itching like crazy with bites everywhere, we used the rescue balm he stopped itching and not a mark on his legs today. Such an amazing product," Min
"Thanks Good Riddance for your brilliant product Good Riddance Insect Repellent. I was introduced to it on a recent job I did on the Tiwi Islands in Northern Australia. Not only did it stop the mosquitoes and midges in their tracks but it also cured the bites, within 2 days," Anna H
"The best for stopping the bities that I have ever used and it is easy to apply and has a pleasant fragrance," Carolyn H
We were thrilled to get this wonderful review from the highly regarded Caravanning with Kids website. "...we tried and tested the Good Riddance Mozzie & Midgie Mousse, Rescue Balm and a Good Riddance Outdoor Candle. We were set…come at us mozzies, we’ve a new weapon on our side!"
Natural mosquito repellents are becoming even more popular in Australia. In fact, 1 in 4 Australians try to choose an insect repellent with natural ingredients. Do you know what makes a natural mozzie repellent good? And how do you choose the right one for you and your family? Well, click here for our 5 frequently asked questions about natural mosquito repellent or read our thoughts on the best mosquito repellent Australia wide.