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Nature’s Botanical
Rosemary & Cedarwood Repellent

Australia’s most effective fly repellent & leading natural insect repellent.

“I work in the middle of Australia and have been using the cream for years. The flies out here are ridiculous – no other product even comes close to the effectiveness of this stuff. ” John Cullay

“Horses are my whole world and your product I can vouch for, it is incredible. It works so well against flies, midges and even ticks. Customers are buying it to relieve ‘Sweet Itch’ as it repels the midge but also soothes the irritated skin and stops the horse scratching and making it worse. We sell so much not only to horse and rider but also golfers and bowlers come in and buy it. We love this product! Vanessa Hartley, Saddle World Nowra, NSW

“….you can obviously resort to a personal insect repellent such as Areogaurd or one that has a high concentration of DEET, however many people don’t like using these harsh chemicals on their skin. By far and away the best repellent we have found is Nature’s Botanical. It comes in a cream or a roll-on lotion. It contains a number of natural oils that do an amazing job of keeping the flies and mozzies away. Seriously, if nothing else has worked for you try Nature’s Botanical.”
Marty Ledwich. RV Daily Australia’s largest RV & Caravanning magazine


  • Premium Rosemary & Cedarwood essential oils in vegetable & olive oil bases.
  • Repels flies, mosquitoes, midges/sandflies/no see ums. Customers have reported ticks and ants in their areas.
  • No DEET, picaridin or other harsh chemicals.
  • Antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & anti-fungal qualities (see uses under ‘Safe Active ingredients’).
  • Cruelty free, Vegan friendly.
  • Very pleasant to apply, smells nice.
  • Small Australian, family owned & operated business.
  • More than half a million units in Australia & overseas have been sold since 2005 making it Australia’s most popular natural insect repellent.

“Living on the edge of a wetland we were always getting bitten by mozzies. We use the cream and don’t get bitten anymore. We love the fact that it’s natural so we don’t think twice about putting it on the kids. Thanks for creating a great smelling, natural product that actually works!” Stacey Drake. Coomera waters

Nature’s Botanical was first made for the miners in Western Australia in 2005 who were getting sick from the rampant flies and their bites.

We discovered that certain types of premium Rosemary & Cedarwood essential oils worked better than any DEET/Picaridin/chemical or any other natural ingredient in repelling flies. It has APVMA (Government) registration and has sucessfully been tested both in field, in laboratories and by thousands of our customers worldwide.



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 (because limbs are less attractive to flies than the face), skin chemistry & how aggressive the bugs are (difference between aggressive tropical mosquitoes & non-tropical mosquitoes).
  • Particularly 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).

“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 Active Ingredients

Both Rosemary & Cedarwood Essential Oils are regarded as safe for skin application by regulators such as the EPA and much safer and beneficial than chemicals such as DEET & Picaridin. In addition to their repelling properties they are well known to having antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities so our customers also report the following uses/benefits of Nature’s Botanical;

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

“Living near the water in QUEENSLAND the midges are ferocious and being allergic to their bites I have found this product really works. I suffer with Dermatitis and it is one product that I can use on my skin without reactions. I now have my whole family up here in QLD using it, and we can all now enjoy going outside after dusk without being bitten. I highly recommend it.” Janelle Baker

The following links provide some interesting material:

#1 natural choice within the Australian horse community.

Customers use not only for repelling but also QLD/Sweet Itch, greasy heel, rain scold, hives, around open wounds, cover rub & more.

“Brilliant product for our horses and ponies and for the jockeys too! This summer has been particularly bad for horse flies as well as normal flies in our area and it is working very effectively, without having to constantly re-apply. It’s very reassuring to know that it’s a completely natural product without all those filthy chemicals whose fumes one hesitates to breathe in – and it smells nice! The roll-on is perfect for sensitive ponies who don’t like sprays.” Anne Fletcher

A Few Testimonials

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 *NZ *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, in an olive oil base so thicker than the lotion and comes in a tub. Due to its essential oils, the crème has a pleasant aromatic odour. It has a nourishing consistency when you apply it, and is particularly good for those with dry skin. As it tends to get applied more thickly it probably requires less applications than the lotion. It’s economical as it goes a long way and lasts a long time. As it has an olive oil base it is slightly water resistant so good when one perspires heavily from the brow or is outdoors around water. When the Crème is rubbed into the skin it is slightly tacky to begin and then becomes transparent and leaves no oily residue.

Nature’s Botanical Lotion

The lotion is white and in a vegetable emulsifier so substantially thinner than the Crème so that it may work well within the spray and roll-on applications.
It has a very pleasant aroma, is nourishing to the skin and leaves no oily residue when rubbed in.

SPRAY: Convenient if you need to apply it to multiple people, share it with strangers or large surface areas of skin.  It is not an aerosol which means you do not lose a lot in the air. The 500ml spray has an adjustable nozzle.

LOTION: Easy to use (great for kids to use, although you will need to check they have covered all exposed skin for biting insects.) Handy size to carry around in hand luggage on a flight, backpack, glove box, hand bag, sports bags, back pocket (particularly popular with men). Popular with fisherman as their hands do not have to touch it therefore not interfering with baiting their hooks.


For orders and payment proceed to checkout and choose your preferred payment method. We accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard & POLi pay. We usually dispatch next business day and use Australia Post. For consumer orders within Australia, postage is FREE for orders over A$50 and A$9.90 for orders less than A$50. For consumer orders 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). For orders outside Australia, your local authorities may charge customs/handling fees so please check before you order to avoid additional costs.

For retailers/stockists/wholesalers, shipping is charged per Australia Post rates which will be calculated when you place your order. If you would like to become a stockist within Australia, please use the “Wholesale Registration Page” button to register your interest.  If outside Australia, send an email to

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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