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Akari Natural Insect Repellent

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A lovely-smelling insect repellent that's gentle enough for baby.

The Akari Natural Insect Repellent has been formulated as a cream to perform double-duty: moisturise the skin whilst repelling those pesky insects. Natural and gentle on the skin, this bug repellent is suitable to be used on babies. Contains Geranium Oil (non-offensive smelling to repel mosquitos), Basil Oil (antiseptic and insects hate the smell!), and Witch Hazel (prevents the repellent from becoming oily on the skin, even in the heat; also soothes and relieves irritation).

Proudly made in New Zealand.

Suitable for 0+ months.

  • Natural insect repellent
  • Great for repelling mosquitos
  • Gentle enough to be used as baby insect repellent
  • Moisturises the skin whilst repelling pesky insects
  • Natural and gentle on the skin
  • Made in New Zealand
  • Paraben-free
  • Sulphate-free
  • Vegan friendly
  • Comes in a 50 ml tube

Witch Hazel - Controls oil production, meaning the repellent does not become oily on the skin, even in the heat. Soothes and relieves irritation.

Coconut Oil - Soothes skin, moisturises, and absorbs rapidly

Basil Oil - used in Ayurvedic medicine, it has antiseptic properties, calms the skin, and insects hate the smell!

Geranium Oil - Great on sensitive skin and for people with eczema. Subtle, non- offensive scent that repels the mozzies. 

​We are two friends who share a mutual interest in using natural products and ingredients in our daily lives.

After several allergic reactions to commercial insect repellents, we looked at making a natural alternative for our own use.

Family and friends started using the repellent, and we began receiving requests as it was proving effective and mild enough to be used on children and babies.  With such a positive reaction, we decided to see if we could create more natural products to help friends and family. Our shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion were the result of more research. These products were such a hit with the family that we decided to take it to market. Akari New Zealand was underway.

Shortly after starting our business, a sister was required to undergo radiation treatment for breast cancer. She reached out to us with a request for something to help with the effects of the radiation such as taught, burnt skin and skin scarring.  Using therapeutic oils, we were delighted to be able to create a serum that proved so efficient it was again taken to market and today assists many people with the same symptoms, amongst other skin ailments. 

Underpinning all this is our firm belief in the beneficial properties of coconut oil, which is the base of many of our products.  The name Akari was both a notable and appropriate name for our range being the Cook Islands word for coconut.  

We are proud to provide a range of New Zealand-made products we believe in, using not only coconut oil, but many other therapeutic oils - all-natural and kind to your skin, bringing out the beauty within, in all its purity. 

Here's the Quick & Dirty Rundown of Everything You Need to Know for Shipping & Delivery:

  • NZ orders are charged a flat-rate of $8.00 per order (no rural surcharges)
  • International shipping will be calculated at the checkout
  • Generally, orders placed by 12:00 PM on business days are dispatched the same day as ordered, via overnight courier (meaning you should have your gorgeous goodies 1-2 business days after placing your order)
  • 95% of packages are shipped via OVERNIGHT COURIER (Courier Post) as our standard level of service (exceptions are big & bulky items to the North Island)
  • Internationl orders are shipped via NZ Post AirMail or DHL Express (you can select at checkout and delivery timeframes are provided there for each service)
  • We DO NOT charge a rural surcharge (please allow additional days for rural delivery)
  • Please anticipate delays after weekends, holidays and promotional times due to increased order volumes
  • You'll receive a shipping confirmation e-mail when your order ships (these can sometimes end up on Spam or Junk, so please have a look there)
  • Orders are dispatched Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays)

For the full details on all of our shipping information, please pop on over here.

OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU

Naked Baby Eco Boutique guarantees that you will be delighted by your shopping experience with us. If you are not happy with any aspect of your purchasing experience, please let us know so we may resolve these issues. Our aim is to not only meet our obligations under the Consumer Guarantees Act, but to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Returns and Exchanges (The Quick and Dirty):

  • You are welcome to return an item for a refund to the original payment method within 21 days of purchase
  • For purchases made online, the cost to return the item to us will be at the customer's expense (and the original shipping fee is non-refundable)
  • Should you wish to exchange size or colour of an item, we will happily do so as part of our complimentary one-way exchange program (you ship the original item to us at your cost, and we will ship the replacement item to you at no additional shipping charge)
  • Outside of 21 days, items may be exchanged or store credit provided, for up to 90 days
  • Items MUST be returned in perfect, saleable condition, including the packaging (unwashed, unused, unworn - please package carefully so they don't get damaged when shipping back to us)
  • All refunds will be processed via the original payment method, once the product is received by us in saleable condition, within 7 business days
  • In the unlikely event that an item is faulty, please get in touch with us ASAP to chat about next steps (please DO NOT use the item)
  • For further information, please refer to our Refunds & Exchanges page or our FAQs

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