Buzz Off, naturally

Forget about dousing yourself in toxic bug repellent when you can use the scents of the forest to keep mozzies away.

New Mountain mosquito repellent

Credit: Andrew Cowen

Product details

Product name: Mosquito repellent

Reviewer: Karen Heinrich

Manufacturer: New Mountain

Price: $24.20, including five sandalwood sticks

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Tried and tested by generations of indigenous Australians, smouldering sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) has repelled mosquitoes for millennia.

This portable diffuser keeps the sticks away from curious small children. Best of all, no trees are felled to make the sticks, as manufacturer New Mountain says it uses only fallen sandalwood sourced from the desert floors of Australia.

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