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The Top End's favourite insect repellent since 2010

Good Riddance is making your visit to the Top End bite free. Naturally.

DEET Picaridin OLE free Good Riddance Insect Repellent
Clinically Proven Good Riddance Insect Repellent

Created in the Top End, for the Top End

Good Riddance was made to feel good, even on hot, sticky days. It goes on like a moisturiser and it smells good enough that people will want to know what you’re wearing!

Founded in 2014 by Jeannie Lynch, a Cosmetic Chemist and mother of two “mozzie magnet” boys, Good Riddance was born out of necessity. Living in Darwin, Jeannie was alarmed by the DEET warnings on the repellents she used daily on her children. After finding no suitable natural alternatives to use on her boys, she decided to create her own safe and effective repellents.

After 2 years and 37 formulations that were trialled by fishermen in Darwin & Kakadu, she finally created her solution. She then started selling it at the Mindil Markets to help others with the same problem. She’d make batches in her caravan and sell out every week! It’s now clinically proven and still manufactured by the same family today.

Originally crafted for her own children, Good Riddance now protects thousands of Australians daily. We’re still sold at the Mindil Markets, 10 years on, and we’re now stocked by Tourism Top End, and in stores Australia wide.

Jeannie wanted to prioritise the environment too! Our formula and packaging are biodegradable, unlike any other repellent. And, a small percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, we’ve donated over $45,000 to date.

Meet the Range

Our natural mosquito repellents have undergone strict, independent clinical trials to ensure they protect you from mosquitoes, midges & sandflies, including those that carry Ross River and Dengue viruses.

Tropical Insect Repellent

  • Citronella & Australian Lemon Scented Tea Tree
  • Suitable ages 2 years +
  • Protects for up to 4hrs
  • Tropical strength protection
  • Discover our Tropical range 

Sensitive Insect Repellent

  • Lavender, Geranium &
    Sweet Vanilla
  • Safe from 3 months
  • Protects for up to 3hrs
  • Better than 80% DEET against midges
  • Discover our Sensitive range

Rescue Balm, Bite Relief

  • Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lavender, Helichrysum, Tamanu & Hemp Oil
  • Soothes bites scrapes & skin irritations
  • Instantly stops the itch
  • For all insect bites & stings
  • Discover our Bite relief range

Where to find us?

You'll never have to use another repellent

Donating to environmental charities

Giving back to the planet

$5,200

Taking action for Australian wildlife

$45,000

Local community groups

$3,000

We've got answers

Good Riddance Sensitive was carefully formulated by a cosmetic chemist to be kind to sensitive skin.

We’ve blended essential oil with other natural scents to create a beautiful smelling cream that kids and adults will love to wear every day. This all-natural insect repellent is free from DEET, picaridin, OLE, citronella, phthalates and synthetic fragrances.

The luxurious cream base is rich in shea butter, cocoa butter and other natural plant oils that nourish the skin, leaving it hydrated and smooth.

Good Riddance is DEET-Free. 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?

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.

The repellent lasts at least for 90 minutes and generally up to 4-5 hours, however, every individual and situation is different.

To apply the cream, dot a small amount of cream on an area of exposed skin, then gently spread the cream to cover as much skin as possible. Continue this process until cream has been applied to all exposed skin.

Make sure you apply to all areas not covered by clothing, such as your neck, ears, behind your knees, under your arms, tops of feet and legs. Not only does the smell of the cream repel the mozzies, the cream itself is rich with shea butter and beeswax which create an additional physical barrier against the midges.

Of course it does! It was create in Darwin with years of testing by fishermen in Kakadu. 

Good Riddance Tropical and Sensitive Insect Repellents have both been registered with the APVMA – Australia’s accreditation body for insect repellents.

To be registered, we had to be able to prove that our products are just as effective at repelling mosquitoes, midges and sandflies as any other DEET-based product on the market.

The Top End’s favourite insect repellent since 2010 Good Riddance is making your visit to the Top End bite free. Naturally. FIND A STOCKIST Created in the Top End, for the Top End Good Riddance was made to feel good, even on hot, sticky days. It goes on like a moisturiser and it smells good […]