My kids suffer terribly from insect bites, but I hate all the chemicals and nasties in the mainstream ones. Does anyone have an Australian made insect repellent that they LOVE? Thanks ladies!


Posted by aussiemum, 18th February 2014


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  • I was hoping this would be about natural pest repellents for my veggie garden. Oops, so wrong :/



  • moogoo tail swat available from good chemists.
    check their website for the nearest stockist. i use it on myself and my little one as we are allergic to mossies
    http://www.moogoo.com.au



  • I don’t know of any and the new parakito gives me a headache from the citronella



  • Have you tried using Para’Kito bands and tags?



  • I swear by Avon’s Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard, which contains Citronella oil. It’s non-greasy and also moisturized the skin, and boy does it work well to keep mozzies and other bugs away. To treat insect bites, I use McGloin’s Animine lotion, which contains lignocaine and calamine, is is brilliant for relieving the itch and any pain associated with insect bites.



  • hows is it all going



  • there are some good comments here



  • Did you try lavendar oil . . .



  • We use an EGO brand neem based repellent with lemon grass and lavender, however I still think dengue is more terrifying than aeroguragd so we do use both.



  • there is some excellent ideas here, will try some myself



  • lavendar oil is an idea.



  • these are some great suggestions :)



  • I love using Lavender oil or tea tree oil and Citronella Oil in spray bottles. I spray the kids socks and shoes when they are playing out side. Mozzies keep well away. I have planted quite a few Citronella Plant
    (Pelargonium citrosum) in my garden. I crush the leaves to release the Citronella odour and mozzie keep away.
    Planting these bushes near the kids sandpit and swings and play area’s may help.



  • Thank you so much ladies. The Ecokids one looks fabulous, but I’m going to try some of the other suggestions too. Very helpful!



  • There is a lady (Ms Whitehall) in Agnes Water (qld) who makes a natural one (called neem) & she will post to u. Also does a sandfly repellant, has lavender, citronella, aloe Vera. Only have phone details for her (not sure if she has a website but she really knew her stuff) 0427869639. My son suffers terribly with mossies & sand flies, was really happy with this product


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