Nature’s Botanical
Rosemary & Cedarwood Repellent

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Overview of Product

  • Premium natural Rosemary & Cedarwood essential oils for insect control.
  • Repels flies, mosquitoes, midges and sandflies. Customers have reported it also effectively repelling march flies, ticks and ants.
  • No DEET, Picaridin or other harsh synthetic chemicals.
  • Unlike DEET products it will NOT remove nail polish, damage/melt plastics, sunglasses, iPhone covers, fishing gear.
  • Rosemary and cedarwood essential oils are also widely used for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and are widely used by our customers for many other uses. (See ‘Safe Active ingredients’).
  • Cruelty free, vegan friendly.
  • Australian owned & operated business.
  • Australian Pesticides & Veterinarian Medicines Authority registered. Successfully field tested and recommended by thousands
    of our customers worldwide.
  • Millions of units have been sold since 2005 making it one of Australia’s oldest and most popular natural insect repellent.

Safe Ingredients

Rosemary & Cedarwood Essential Oils are regarded as safe for skin application by regulators such as the EPA and much safer/beneficial than chemicals such as DEET & Picaridin.

In addition to repelling they are well known as having antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities and eco friendly insect repellent so our customers also report the following uses/benefits of Nature’s Botanical;

  • Stop itching following insect bites, soothe hives & mild burns.
  • Help with eczema, itchy rashes, psoriasis, dermatitis, athletes foot, acne & sun spots.
  • QLD/Sweet Itch, greasy heel, rain scold & cover rub.
  • Relief for mild arthritis of the hands.
  • Deodorant, decongestant & moisturiser.

The Lotion is emulsified in a proprietary vegetable based gum whilst the cream is emulsified in an olive oil base and a poloxamer which is widely used in facial care, coloring, shampoos, styling products, conditioners, treatments, stick and oral care. Both products contain food grade preservative E211.


The overwhelming feedback on Nature’s Botanical is positive and the reviews that that you see within this website are authentic. It is an option for you to try if you do not want to continue using DEET or Picaridin repellents.

  • Extensive field studies have shown the product can repel flies, midges/sandflies & mosquitoes for up to 4 hours when applied to lower limbs.
  • Protection time & effectiveness varies between people like any product depending on: How much is applied, the area of protection (limbs are less attractive to flies than the face), skin chemistry and level of sweating & how aggressive the bugs are (difference between aggressive tropical mosquitoes & non-tropical mosquitoes. A few flies and hundreds of flies).
  • The natural fly repellent product for flies should significantly reduce landings from a few to none at all. They may hover, some may land but they generally tap out quickly so that the person does not have to keep using their hands to chase the flies off.
  • For biting insects ensure the product is applied to all exposed areas, applying it like you would a sunscreen (note it does not offer SPF protection). In this case you should find the natural repellent product is very effective in eliminating bites.
  • Both the natural insect repellent lotion and the cream are as effective but in some cases the cream may be better. It tends to get applied more thickly therefore lasting longer. It is also slightly water proof due to it being in an olive oil base so many say it does not run into their eyes if they are perspiring a lot. When the sun is intense ensure you use a sunscreen before applying the cream.
  •  We feel that the product is an excellent alternative to the countries traditional repellents containing harsh chemicals and with the above factors in mind if you are not satisfied with the product in various situations we will provide you a full refund. Please keep evidence of your purchase such as a receipt or photo of your payment method.  We genuinely hope to make a difference to your outdoor lifestyle in a more healthy and planet conscious way.

“We were recommended Natural Botanical on our trip through the outback by one of the locals. It was our go to product throughout the trip and beyond. We have recommended it to family and friends, certainly does what it claims to do.”
Marie Rose


safe insect repellent in australia

Dr Christine Lambert, Curator of Entomology (study of insects), QLD Museum ABC National Radio interview. Scroll to 4.45mins to hear our mention.

Scroll left or right or click the little black dots at the bottom of the reviews to find the review topic relevant to you.
Categories include:

• Mosquitoes, Midges, Sandflies   • Flies   • Ticks   • Camping

• Allergies & sensitive skin   •Uses other than a repellent

• Horses   • Dogs   • Retailer reviews   • Editorial    •Asia

• United States   • NZ    • International holidays   • Tropical

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How to Use & Store

  • The product should be applied to exposed areas of skin.
  • Re-apply as necessary;
  • We recommend that first time users apply a small amount
    to their arm to make sure there is no adverse reaction;
  • The product should not be placed in the mouth or eyes;
  • Do not use if pregnant.

  • Whilst the product is very safe, we recommend not to apply
    to children under the age of 2 years old. This is because they
    may rub it into their eyes or mouth;
  • We recommend you fasten the lids after use.

Please refer to attached links for SDS if required

SDS Cream 2022

SDS Lotion 2022

A Few Bug Facts

Finally, the following link provides some interesting perspectives on why the annoying fly is critical to the Australian ecosystem.

Contact Us

You can contact us at Nature’s Botanical via the following:

Telephone +61 2 4872-2200

Unit 7, 227 Old Hume Highway,
Mittagong, NSW Australia 2575