An insect repellent without the nasty chemicals
Bug balm is a natural insect balm that uses essential plant oils to help repel mosquitoes & bugs without harsh chemicals. A soothing blend of organic butters & oils with a slightly earthy, woodsy undertone to balance the zest of the citronella. Formulated for those who are always extra tasty to bugs - it works a treat!
To top it off, this bug balm is hand-made with love in small batches on Sydney's Northern Beaches by the wonderful Wanderlightly.
6 simple reasons why we love it:
DEET free, toxin-free & nasty stuff free
Vegan & palm oil free
Not tested on animals - only family & friends
Labels printed on 100% recycled paper using non-toxic inks
- Supports a small local NSW business
- 100% Compostable
Lemon myrtle: Its foliage is full of oil which has the highest amount of citral (>90%) of any plant known in the world which makes it a potent insect repellant. Also a calmative, antiseptic and anti-fungal.
Lavender & cedar-wood: Well known for their abilities to repel mosquitoes and other bugs.
love*, unrefined shea butter*, coconut oil, candelilla wax, essential oils - citronella, lemon myrtle, lavender, cedar-wood, patchouli, *certified organic
Free from: toxins, aluminium, parabens, talc’s, palm oils, or other nasty stuff, it’s proudly vegan & cruelty-free.
HOW TO USE
Apply sparingly, warming against the skin to areas bugs enjoy. Keep in a cool area out of direct heat. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
PACKAGING END OF LIFE
Aluminium tins are infinitely recyclable as it retains its properties indefinitely, but we prefer you give them a good wash & repurpose them for all the bits & bobs.
Labels have been printed using 100% recycled, non-chlorine bleached, alternative fibre papers, organic-based non-toxic inks and solar power to further reduce environmental impacts.
Made in Australia
30g or 60g
Good as a sauve
I haven't had the chance to use this as a repellant yet, but after I had been bitten by a bunch of mozzies (unfortunately didn't have my balm with me) it was very handy the next day to stop the itch. It smells great - Classic bug repellant citronella kind of scent. It is very soft though, so don't push too hard when applying it - I made this mistake to begin with. Because of it's softness, I am a little nervous to take it out anywhere too hot as I'm afraid it will melt. Yet to put it to the test though. Still looking forward to taking it out on my next camping trip.