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Goodbye Sandfly

Bug Repellent + Bite Soother

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Product Specialties
Baby Friendly
Child Friendly
Pet Friendly
Pregnancy / Breastfeeding Friendly
GMP Manufactured
Good Ingredients Approved
Heavy Metals Tested
NATRUE Certified
Synthetic Preservative Free
Palm Oil Free
Organic Ingredients
GMO Free
Artificial Colour Free
Alcohol Free
Recyclable Packaging
New Zealand Manufactured
BPA-Free Packaging
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Goodbye Sandfly Bug Repellent + Bite Soother is made of essential oils of Eucalyptus, Lavender, Pine, Manuka, Tea Tree and Lemongrass in a base of expeller pressed Sweet Almond Oil. The unique combination of oils makes an amazing oil with both bug repelling and skin soothing properties.

Safe & Soothing:

Goodbye Sandfly is safe for a wide range of people, including during pregnancy and for children.

The essential oils are blended at a rate of 2.2%. As using essential oils at higher doses increases the risk of skin sensitisation, Goodbye Sandfly have chosen the lowest effective concentration so that it can be used every day.

Sweet Almond oil soothes and softens the skin. It is absorbed by the skin easily, allowing the skin to benefit from the nutrients in the oil, especially vitamin E.

Goodbye Sandfly was formulated over many months while working on river trips in the South Island in 1999. Because it was developed directly in the sandfly environment with feedback from guests (instead of a lab in Auckland), the product works and smells great. It has been New Zealand’s #1 selling natural repellent since 2009.*

NATRUE certified by BioGro New Zealand, this international qualification gives you confidence that this product is genuinely natural.

Goodbye Sandfly is safe for a wide range of people, including during pregnancy and for children.

The essential oils do not make the skin photosensitive, ie more inclined to sunburn. Product can be used in conjunction with a sunscreen.

*annual Aztec-IRI data

  • A very few people may find one of the essential oils sensitises the skin.
  • For babies and sensitive skin patch test on the inside of the elbow for 30 minutes.
  • If any irritation or rash develops, wash the product from the skin and discontinue use.

Simply: Allow 60 seconds for the heat of your skin to begin evaporating the essential oils to begin repelling bugs.  Frequent application of small amounts of Goodbye Sandfly provides the best protection from sandflies and mosquitoes.

Goodbye Sandfly is made with expeller pressed Sweet Almond Oil with a 2.2% essential oil blend of:

Lavender (lavandula angustifolia)
Eucalyptus (eucalyptus radiata)
Pine (pinus sylvestris)
Manuka (leptospermum scoparium)
Tea Tree (melaleuca alternifolia)*
Lemongrass (cymbopogon flexuous

* Certified organic.

  • 100% natural
  • New Zealand made
  • Contains no nasties

What other customers think


4 out of 5
(Out of 8 Total Reviews)
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06-04-2021 18:41:04
06-04-2021 18:41:04
This is honestly THE worst product I have ever used. Applied and got hammered by sandflies. We bought 4 bottles to take to Southland after being recommended.

12-10-2020 14:34:32
By far the best
12-10-2020 14:34:32
My ankles are always attacked by pesky mozzies and sandflies. This is the best product I have used as a REPELLANT. I only have to apply it to an area once! I like the natural oil smells. And it works a charm. Every. Time. Perfect for kids too.

25-01-2020 18:30:06
Goodbye Sandfly
25-01-2020 18:30:06
I first used this product in New Zealand. and found it to be very effective in repelling Black flies. I now use it for mossie`s and sandflies when travelling to Karumba in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

15-12-2019 18:30:06
Doesn’t work
15-12-2019 18:30:06
It’s a mixture of essential oils and would be good for some other purpose but doesn’t work as a repellent unless you are happy to apply it all over every 5 minutes in the amounts to simply make you oily. A bit of a soother but not much. If I were to compare a previous exposure with no repellent at all and this time when we applied this product frequently, the result is exactly the same.

Terri Anne
29-10-2019 17:28:08
A Bite Smoother as well, not just an insect repellent.
29-10-2019 17:28:08
This product is amazing. Our youngest has \"sweet blood\" like her Mama, & we both get bitten from everything. Her bites welt up quite badly. I\'ve found this product is amazing for soothing bites she already has. We apply morning before going to school or start of the day; at night before bed & whenever she needs to go outside. She also applies it at school herself when she needs too & she\'s only 9. We use the 150ml spray which goes so far. I\'m going to buy the 40ml & see how she goes with that for school. Highly recommended.

17-01-2019 16:19:12
17-01-2019 16:19:12
Fantastic product.It works wonders, is a must need for the summer months.

03-03-2018 22:27:21
Only Natural repellant that's worked for us!
03-03-2018 22:27:21
I have literally spent hundreds on natural repellants that haven't worked, particularly for my 4 year old who gets absolutely eaten alive and also swells up ridiculously each time she gets even a single bite. Had pretty much given up and reverted to the hideous chemical repellants BUT came across this at the little Ohope Four Square of all places and thought I'd try it. And it worked! Feels like a miracle as my poor girl was in tears nearly every night from her itchy bites and now we just apply this all over once before bed and she is finally free from bites. We've actually forgotten a couple times and sure enough, she gets bitten when we forget. It smells awesome too! Some people might not like the oiliness of it but not an issue for us. So grateful to have found this product, and love that its made in NZ!

31-01-2018 19:47:20
Reapplication too frequently
31-01-2018 19:47:20
Having to reapply this product frequently roughly once an hour isn't very convenient and I was bitten quite a bit if I didn't do so promptly. I really hoped this product would work well so pretty disappointed.
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