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Why It Works

You don't need DEET to repel mosquitoes and midges

Good Riddance Insect Repellent is a DEET-free, natural mozzie repellent that has been clinically proven to repel mosquitoes and protect against midges and sandflies.

When you’re applying an insect repellent to yourself and your kids every day, it’s pretty hard not to be concerned about the toxic effects of all that DEET.

It’s unsurprising then, that 1 in 4 Australians try to purchase natural insect repellents!

Most natural repellents suck

We found that there were 3 main problems with natural mozzie repellents on the market, and believe me, we tried them all.

They either stunk, or felt sticky, or simply didn't work.

So, we decided to do something about it!

An insect repellent shouldn’t need DEET to work

While it’s pretty common to hear “nothing but DEET works”, that’s not what the science says.

Good Riddance Insect Repellent was developed in Darwin based on the latest scientific research about mozzies and what they hate.

Because, when you live in Darwin, you need to make sure that you (and your kids) are protected properly.

THE FOUR THINGS THAT MAKE IT WORK

The proprietary essential oil blends

The Good Riddance Tropical and Good Riddance Sensitive essential oil blends were developed through an extensive research and development process in our lab. We scoured through the latest plant chemistry research to identify the most effective essential oils for repelling mozzies, midges and sandflies. Then, we spent countless hours trialling different blends to create two blends of oils that smell great and provide lasting protection.

We've made it a cream

There aren’t many insect repellent creams out there, but there’s a reason why we decided to do things a little differently!

Our 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!

Independent clinical testing of our Sensitive range showed that our cream is significantly more effective at protecting against midges than DEET.

No corners were cut for a quick buck

Good Riddance was first and foremost created for our family. It needed to align with our values and be safe for our two young boys to use every single day. We spent years scouring the research for innovative natural ingredients to create the safest, most stable cream possible, including a new, natural preservative derived from basil.

We have sourced all of our ingredients from Australian suppliers who do not test on animals and where possible, we choose certified organic ingredients.

Our packaging and labels are sourced from Australian suppliers and all of our products are still handmade in house so that we have total control over the process.

It’s been rigorously tested (and accredited)

The proof really is in the pudding when it comes to a natural insect repellent. During development, our product was rigorously tested by fishermen in Darwin and Kakadu. After launching our product, we quickly found ourselves with thousands of raving customers, but we wanted to take things a step further.

We spent over two years putting our Good Riddance range through a series of independent clinical trials to ensure it does what it says it does. In 2020 we were able to register the products with the APVMA - Australia’s accreditation body for insect repellents.

Good Riddance is proudly

DEET-free

Plant-based

Paraben-free

Phthalate-free

Australian Made

And better yet, it’s guaranteed to work. Take a look at our product guarantee here.

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