It’s idyllic summertime, and the bugs are biting. Wouldn’t it be nice to use something on your skin that is natural and smells great?
Goodbye SANDFLY is our oldest product, formulated by John and Becky over a summer of outdoor guiding on the Dart River in 1999. It’s been New Zealands’s #1 selling natural repellent since 2009 (IRI-Aztec data).
We’ve met parents who tell us that their parents used the product on them when they were kids. Goodbye SANDFLY is part of the fabric of outdoors New Zealand.
Use Goodbye SANDFLY to hide your skin from mosquitoes, no-seeums, midges and black flies
But What does it SMELL like?
A lot of people think that a bug repellent HAS to smell terrible and you just put up with it. This was one of the beginning criteria for the product, I wanted something that people would like using day after day. And because I don't like citronella.
In 1999, we tested many formulations on a commercial river trip over a summer and let people vote and vote and vote. Their choice was what became Goodbye SANDFLY. The smell reminds me of gentle sports massage oil. I can smell the eucalyptus, then the pine and manuka next- there is lavender in the product, and I think it softens the tree smell so that they are not so medicinal. More subtle, there is a hint of tea tree, and lemon which comes from the lemongrass- to add a freshness and light note.
After over twenty years of working with the oil, I still love it. We know that it's a smell that lots of kids also like, which makes me happy, because the KNOW what they like and don't like.
I'd love to see you try the product for your summer because I believe it's a great performer, yet gentle on the skin and senses. If you don't like it, that's ok, and I understand. We will refund your purchase.
With respect, Becky
How NOT to dress
Summer means Skin, but it doesn't mean make it easy for the bugs
Aside from using an insect repellent, here's our top tips for being savvy in bug country.
wear light colours
cover feet and ankles
cover arms and wrists
use a net or screens at night
if you do get bitten, apply Goodbye SANDFLY or Manuka Balm in 1st few hours to support the skin response
Goodbye Bugs, Hello Outdoors
What makes Goodbye SANDFLY wonderful is a perfect combination of a reliable natural repellent that is also nice smelling and feels great on the skin. Kids seem to like the smell as much as adults.
Its soothing and antibacterial actions also help the skin deal with bites, calming the skin.