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What makes us Australia's most sustainable insect repellent?

Our boys, Alex & Oscar, were the driving force behind the creation of Good Riddance. 

Our two little “mozzie magnets” inspired us to create a better option for them and the planet!

DEET just doesn't fly with us

DEET is one of the most popular chemicals used for repelling mosquitoes. In fact, almost everything you read online tells you that you need to use DEET for an insect repellent to work!

But we believe we’ve created a better alternative.

At Good Riddance Insect Repellent we’re proud to have developed a mosquito repellent for kids and adults alike that is natural and effective. We would be delighted if you gave us a try – we know you will not be disappointed.

Living in Darwin, I felt I had to use DEET on my young “mozzie magnet” boys multiple times a day.

After reading the warnings on the back of the bottle, I felt compelled to find a gentler alternative to DEET.

I tried every natural mosquito repellent on the market but found they didn’t work well enough for our life in Darwin. 

During my research, I also found out that DEET doesn’t easily break down in the environment and is the one of the largest contaminants found in waterways around the world. 

Everyone is worried about the effect of sunscreen chemicals on reefs but what about the effect of DEET on creeks and tropical ecosystems?

There had to be a better way!

We're committed to minimising waste

Another big issue for us was the amount of waste produced by the skincare industry – and we didn’t want to add to the problem.

Which is why we went on the hunt for a biodegradable option. Our tubes are completely recyclable, but if they do end up in landfill, they contain an enzyme that helps them break down in less than 10 years (without creating microplastics).

We also pack our orders in recycled cardboard boxes  produced in Australia and yes – those packing peanuts are compostable!
We’re also using compostible shipping bags for our web orders and paper packing tape to further reduce our waste footprint.