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Bugs & Bites Balm - Natural Insect Repellent 45ml

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Introducing our Bugs & Bites Balm, a natural insect repellent that repels bugs and soothes bites.

This multi-use balm is perfect for keeping at home, in your car or in your natural first aid kit. With natural insect repellent Kawakawa and added Citronella and Lemon Eucalyptus essential oils, it's an effective way to keep those pesky bugs at bay.

Plus, our all-natural and organic ingredients mean there are no nasties to worry about.

Not only does it repel insects, it also soothes itchy bites and stings, and heals cuts, scratches, burns and sores. Try it as a nappy rash cream too (just watch out for ticklish babies!).

A Natural Insect repellent with beneficial superpowers

The perfect outdoor companion created with natural repelling, healing and moisturizing ingredients that repel and soothes bugs and bites while also being a healing and moisturising balm.

This makes an ideal companion for gardeners and trampers, keeping those pesky midges, sandflies & mosquitos at bay while you tend your garden and enjoy the outdoors.
The moisturising and antiseptic properties help relieve skin irritation and dryness whilst warding off unwanted biting insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, and sandflies.
The Healing qualities makes this a multi-purpose, lightweight item for any trampers pack as a natural first aid for any infections or cuts, moisturising cracked sore lips, and relieving dry or sore feet.

  • Kawakawa, an NZ native botanical, is a natural insect repellent that has anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, and mild antiseptic properties, while also having pain-numbing and skin-soothing properties.
  • Citronella Essential Oil; for the zing that turns the bugs away. Commonly used in mosquito repellent, Citronella oils also has non-toxic antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties ideal for treating infections and minor wounds.
  • Coconut & Hemp Seed Oils, Shea & Cocoa Butters; all have moisturising and soothing properties which calm itchy bites and inflamed skin, while enjoying the outdoors.
  • Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil muffles the human odour mosquitoes love so much. The antiseptic active ingredient and protective properties prevent adults and children from being eaten alive by biting insects.

Too many products contain synthetic ingredients or artificial preservatives in their insect
repellents which can cause mayhem with your liver and have the potential to increase the risk of future health issues. We wanted to change that. Given the bush is our happy place, we figured we needed a happy natural alternative in our kits.

Our Natural Insect repellents have been crafted with selected properties of Kawakawa, along with NZ Hemp Seed Oil and other plant and essential oils, for like-minded nature enthusiasts. Not only does the natural repellent protect effectively against bugs but also offers a safe and gentle remedy for dry or broken skin.

Natural Bugs & Bites Insect Repellent Directions for Best Results

This readily absorbed healing balm is an essential product to have at home, in your car, or within a first aid kit, especially in the heat of summer.
To use the balm effectively, gently scoop out the desired amount onto your hands, rub together to soften, and apply it to any exposed skin or wear it on top of clothing. Re-apply after a few hours if needed for long-lasting protection.

This insect repellent is also used to prevent or cure dry lips, and is a must-have remedy for sore or dry feet to relieve pain, and moisturise, making this a perfect friend while enjoying our beautiful country.

Your Organic Bug Spray Replacement

Bug sprays that you regularly find at your local store often contain dangerous chemicals that you unknowingly spray directly onto the skin and release toxins into the environment. Recognising this, we have designed our balm formulas with active ingredients that don’t just repel insects but also consist of no chemical substances. The water-resistant balm is user-friendly for all ages and leaves the skin moisturised with a hint of aromatherapy.

Key Ingredients

Beeswax , Olive Oil, Kawakawa, Hemp Seed Oil, Unrefined Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Coco Butter, Essential oils of Manuka, Lemon Eucalyptus and Citronella.

Shipping Options and Refund Policy

We ship items as soon as possible, but this will not always be the same day as your order. In general, please allow 2-3 business days for processing. View the full shipping details here and our refund policy here.
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View the full shipping details here and our refund policy here.

We ship items as soon as possible, but this will not always be the same day as your order.

In general, please allow 2-3 business days for processing. View the full shipping details here and our refund policy here.

Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Non-returnable items:

Gift cards

Downloadable software products

Some health and personal care items

Refunds (if applicable)

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Born and raised in New Zealand, our founders are very proud to make all of our products right here in New Zealand from pure natural and organic ingredients. You can find out more about our incredible ingredients here.

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Nancy S.
New Zealand New Zealand

Good products

Lovely stuff. Bug cream helpful. Loved the old metal tins...


Wild Kiwihearts

Thanks Nancy Unfortunately we had to repackage all our products because the magnesium was corroding the aluminum.

Poppy L.
Singapore Singapore

Game changer!

I discovered this balm whilst on holiday in New Zealand (we live in Singapore). It’s the best insect repellent I have ever come across, it actually works! And what is best is that it is completely free from any nasty chemicals. I also use this on my 3 year old everyday as required for school, and on weekends when we are exploring in the Botanic gardens and outdoors of Singapore. It is excellent - highly recommend.

Caroline P.
New Zealand New Zealand



Elaine B.
New Zealand New Zealand

Great medium sized pot

Came exactly how it was described and it's useful though I didn't realise it had hemp as part of the ingredient.


Wild Kiwihearts

Thanks Elaine, Hemp is in it for the anti inflammatory properties in it, plus the omega 3 and 6. It is one of the healthiest oils on our planet. It does not contain THC, and we source it from Hemp Connect who supply most health shops in NZ. It is commercial hemp grown quite legally around NZ so nothing to worry about.

Betty B.
New Zealand New Zealand

Bugs & Bites Balm - Natural Insect Repellent 45ml

This is an excellent product. As soon as I felt the insect bite, I rubbed some of this repellent on and immediately the itchiness stopped and did not return. There was no swelling that I usually get, I would have no hesitation in recommending this Natural Insect Repellent for any insect bite. It has been a miracle balm for me.


Wild Kiwihearts

Hi Betty, Great to hear. Thankyou. Yes it is more than just an insect repellent, and glad you have discovered that! It is also lovely on dry feet, or lips, the lemon eucalyptus and citronella essential oils are uplifting! It is great in a first aid kit as a multi purpose healing balm.

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What is Kawakawa?

Kawakawa is a native New Zealand plant with a long history of traditional use. It is believed to have many health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

These potent properties of Kawakawa mean it is an absolute warrior at tackling rashes, swelling, and inflammation, as well as more comprehensive problems such as eczema and psoriasis.

Kawakawa Tea can help aid and soothe digestive issues and can help alleviate symptoms of indigestion, bloating, and upset stomach.

It really is the Pharmacy of the Forest.

Treating Nappy Rash with Kawakawa

As well as providing natural relief for treating eczema for adults and babies alike, this product is also renowned as a soothing balm to treat nappy rash and help keep babies' bottoms waterproof.

For best results, we would recommend applying after every diaper change, particularly during your night-time nappy change as this will ensure maximum time for the balm to soak into your baby’s skin.

This product is also great when paired with our Natural Soothing Cream, to help provide relief for babies with sore red areas, cradle caps and eczema.


  • What is Kawakawa good for?

    Kawakawa is known for its various benefits. It has traditionally been used for its anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in soothing skin irritations, relieving muscle soreness, and reducing redness.

    Additionally, it possesses antioxidant compounds that can help protect the skin from environmental damage.

  • Is your packaging recyclable?

    We follow environmentally sustainable practices in all aspects of our business.

    The packaging we use is recyclable, the cardboard boxes are from FSC certified forests and vegetable ink is used for printing.

    The printer we use, Fusion Print, is 14001 compliant which is an internationally recognised and audited environmental certification, focussing on ecological concern and sustainability.

  • Are your products all-natural and organic?

    Wild Kiwiheart purpose is to provide a skincare range that is Pure Goodness in Every Drop which nourishes your body and enriches your soul.

    Users can have the confidence of knowing that all our products are authentic - New Zealand Made, using organic and natural ingredients, sustainably packaged and cruelty free.

    We believe that nature provides all we need to look and feel beautiful, and we pride ourselves on manufacturing sustainably crafted products.

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