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  1. Staying safe from Japanese Encephalitis

    Staying safe from Japanese Encephalitis
    Japanese Encephalitis is a mosquito-borne disease that has reared its head here in Australia these last few months. It is a rare but potentially life threatening disease so it's important to take it seriously and protect yourself where you can. What is Japanese Encephalitis? Japanese Encephalitis is a viral disease that is spread to humans […]
  2. 5 questions and answers about natural mosquito repellent

    5 questions and answers about natural mosquito repellent
    Natural mosquito repellents are becoming increasingly popular in Australia. In fact, 1 in 4 Australians say they try to choose an insect repellent with natural ingredients. But what makes a natural mozzie repellent good? And how do you choose the right one for you and your family? We've compiled a list of the 5 most […]
  3. Should you apply sunscreen or insect repellent first?

    Should you apply sunscreen or insect repellent first?
    There is a lot to consider when it comes to protecting ourselves and our children from the sun and those pesky bites. It's important to understand how to correctly apply sunscreen and insect repellent together for maximum protection on both fronts. When using the two products, there are some dos and don'ts to keep in […]
  4. What is Picaridin and is it safe to use on kids?

    What is Picaridin and is it safe to use on kids?
    There’s a new kid on the insect repellent block! Picaridin is popping up in plenty of insect repellent formulations here in Australia, but what is Picaridin and is it safe? What is Picaridin? Picaridin is a synthetic chemical compound that was developed by Bayer in the 1980s as an alternative to DEET in insect repellent […]
  5. Essential Oil Safety with Good Riddance Tropical Essential Oil

    Essential Oil Safety with Good Riddance Tropical Essential Oil
    We get asked a lot about the best (and safest) way to use the Good Riddance Tropical Essential Oil. The Tropical essential oil is the same blend of essential oils we use in our Tropical Insect Repellent range. We actually started selling it because some of our customers loved the smell of our cream so […]
  6. Is DEET safe for children?

    Is DEET safe for children?
    The only thing worse than seeing your kids itch and scratch at mozzie bites is knowing that every bite is a gamble. This summer has been a bumper season for Ross River virus carrying mozzies here in Australia so it is incredibly important to make sure your little ones are protected as best as possible. […]
  7. Is DEET safe during pregnancy?

    Is DEET safe during pregnancy?
    When you think about mozzies, you probably think more about the annoying itch than you do about the risk of disease! But mosquitoes are a carrier for a number of nasty viruses here in Australia and it’s important to protect yourself, especially during pregnancy. The Australian Department of Health advises that DEET-based repellents, if used according […]

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