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Bug Balm

Effective natural insect repellent

Repels sandflies, mosquitoes and other insects effectively for 2-4 hours. Also soothes existing bites. Suitable for children and babies from 6 months.

Contains 9% Citrepel 75R (PMD). DEET free!

Available sizes: 40g tin, 100g cardboard pot, 400g cardboard pot


repellent of sandflies, mosquitoes,  bed bugs, midges, leaches and horse flies. It is all-natural, mild and soothing, making it particularly suitable for use with children.

Apply liberally to all exposed areas of skin. Rub in well. Reapply every 2 hours. 

Suitable to use from 6 months of age.

Use with caution around eyes. Avoid broken skin and keep the pot away from children. For external use only. In rare cases, may cause skin irritation.

The main active ingredient is derived from Java Citronella grass. Its concentrated active natural constituents make up Citrepel 75R (also known as PMD): The only natural repellent ingredient recommended by the Centre of Disease Control & Prevention to prevent insect borne disease. 

The vitamin E assists the healing of areas already bitten. Lavender oil soothes itching of existing bites. Also acts as an everyday skin conditioner, especially after exposure to the elements.

Contains 9% Citrepel 75R (PMD). Deet & Picaridin FREE. Does not contain sunscreen.

Find out more in our Tui Balms GUIDE – Sandflies & Mosquitoes in NZ.


Olive oil (Olea europaea), organic NZ beeswax (Cera alba), Citrepel 75R/PMD, organic Java Citronella essential oil (Cymbopogon winterianus), Lavender essential oil (Lavendula angustifolia), Neem essential oil (Azadirachta indica), Vitamin E (E-1000 acetate tocopherole), Vitamin E (mixed tocopherole T-70)

5 reviews for Bug Balm

  1. Janice Herewini-Mulligan

    This stuff is amazing, works every time and smells great!!! Use this on all the family with no complaints.

  2. Ricky Grounds

    Tui Bug Balm is truly amazing: The thing I really like about it apart from the natural ingredients is that if you have already been bitten by the mozzie, then apply it, the irritation disappears!

  3. Catalina

    Love this product!

  4. Professional Ear Care

    This product is so versatile. I have also used this on my chickens to keep the mozzies and mites away. It also conditions their scales and combs. This is the best bug balm I have ever used.

  5. Chaja

    Coming from abroad, I was quite overwhelmed by the irritating sandflies in New Zealand. Tui Bug Balm was the only working poison-free repellant and very soft and nourishing for my skin as well. This bug balm made me able to freely enjoy my travels. I am so grateful someone told me about it!

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