Nature’s Botanical – Natural Personal Insect Repellent

 Australia’s leading natural repellent –  repels flies, midges, sandflies, mosquitoes…

Rosemary & Cedarwood Oil Crème and Lotion

Nature’s Botanical is an essential oil based natural insect repellent. It repels flies, sandflies (which are also known as midges), mosquitoes & in some areas customers have reported it working on ticks. In addition, Nature’s Botanical does not contain chemicals such as DEET or Picaradin. Due to the properties of the essential oils, the product can also soothe itches if it’s too late.

Extensive field studies have shown the product can repel flies, midges and mosquitoes for up to 4 hours when applied to lower limbs.

Actual protection time will vary depending on a number of factors such as how applied, the area of protection (because limbs are less attractive to flies than the face) and skin chemistry (eg sweating, how attractive an individual is to insects etc). To ensure maximum protection the product needs to be applied to all exposed areas ie apply it like you would a sunscreen (it doesn’t offer SPF protection though). Protection time against aggressive tropical mosquitoes is likely to be significantly less than non-tropical mosquitoes.

We have sold more than half a million units in Australia and overseas since 2005 making it one of Australia’s most popular natural insect repellent.

#1 natural repellent choice within the Australian horse community.

“I have been using nature’s Botanical on my horse, Manu, for years. I am very wary of what I put on my horse and knowing that this product is free from those harsh nasties makes it a no-brainer. It’s more than just that, other products have simply not kept the bugs away from my horse the way NB has. I looooooove that it’s suitable for me as well because let’s be honest.. we all hate flies.” Maria Louisa @theemotionalpony

Safe Active Ingredients

Our essential oil ingredients are Rosemary Oil and Cedarwood Oil. These are combined in a base which includes olive oil and vegetable based emulsifiers.

Both oils are regarded as safe for application to skin by regulators such as the EPA. Because Nature’s Botanical is a natural insect repellent it is far safer to use then products containing chemicals such as DEET. Whilst their natural insect repellent properties are relatively well known, they are understood to have other beneficial properties which include anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal.

In addition to using our product as an insect repellent, customers also report the following uses:

A Few Testimonials

Scroll left or right 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 *International holidays

How to Use and Store Nature’s Botanical Products

  • 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 Creme 2017

SDS Lotion 2017

Products & Online Store

You can purchase from our online store below – we dispatch worldwide offering FREE shipping for orders over A$50 (approx US$37.50).

Nature’s Botanical Crème

The crème is white and thick and comes in a tub. Due to its essential oils, the crème has a pleasant aromatic odour.  When the Crème is rubbed into the skin it becomes transparent and leaves no oily residue.

Nature’s Botanical Lotion

Due to Nature’s Botanical Lotion being substantially thinner than the Crème it is more suitable when used in a spray and roll-on application.


For orders and payment (incl credit card -Visa/MasterCard only sorry) please proceed to PayPal and choose your preferred payment method. We usually dispatch next business day and use Australia Post. For retail orders within Australia, postage is FREE for orders over A$50 and A$9.90 for orders less than A$50. Outside Australia, postage is a flat A$15 (approx US$11) for orders under A$50 (approx US$37.5) and free for orders over A$50 (you need to select “free shipping” option). If you would like to become a stockist, please use the “Wholesale Registration Page” button to register your interest or send an email to

Find A Stockist

To find your closest stockist of our natural insect repellent, please click below

A Few Bug Facts

The following ABC Radio National interview contains lots of interesting Fly Facts. Nature’s Botanical receives a special mention from minute 5 onwards.  Click the play button to listen if you have the time.

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
Fax +61 2 8458 6164

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