Maxi's Baby Mosquito & Bug Repellent

with Citronella, Lemongrass, Grape Seed & Avocado oil

R45.00R70.00 inc. VAT



Maxi’s Pesky Bug Cream

Keep mosquitoes and other bugs away from your little one with Maxi’s special blend of citronella and lemongrass oils. Maxi’s Pesky Bug Cream also contains avocado and grape seed oil to moisturise and condition the skin, leaving it feeling silky soft. 

  • Made with natural oils
  • Gentle enough to use on babies from 3 weeks 
  • Lasts for 4 hours (apply thicker layer to last longer) 
  • Moisturising
  • Non-staining

All Nunuki products have been tested and approved by dermatologists and endorsed by CANSA.


Aqua (Water), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-40 Stearate, Peg-50 Shea Butter, Xanthan Gum, Ceteareth-20, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Maxi’s Pesky bug cream is free from harsh chemicals.

How to use

Rub onto your little human’s skin when playing outdoors or in the evenings. Only apply to exposed areas, avoiding the hands, eyes and mouth areas.


Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Eugenol from Citronella & Lemongrass oils.

More Info

Maxi’s Pesky Bug Cream uses natural ingredients and essential oils to provide a gentle, soothing and sweet-smelling bug repellent for your baby. Maxi’s is completely DEET-free and safe to use on infants, and is carefully designed to reduce the risk of any allergic reactions on your little one’s delicate skin. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I protect my baby from mosquitoes?

Use Maxi’s bug and mosquito repellent for babies to keep pesky bugs away from your little one and ensure they do not get bitten. Simply apply to exposed skin as needed. If mosquitoes are a problem at night, keep a mosquito net ready for round-the-clock protection.

Can Maxi’s mosquito repellent be used on infants?

Yes! Maxi’s mosquito repellent can be used on infants from just 3 weeks of age. With its soothing blend of citronella, lemon grass and avocado oil, Maxi’s keeps the bugs away without any harsh chemicals that will irritate your baby’s skin.

Are mosquito bites bad for babies?

Unfortunately, mosquitoes love babies too! Mosquito bites can cause your baby discomfort and make them scratch, which can worsen the bite area. They’re more of an irritant than likely to cause any harm, but monitor the bite to make sure it doesn’t worsen.

Are mosquitoes more attracted to babies?

Sometimes it seems so! But babies are more oblivious to the pesky bugs at their young age, making them easier targets for mosquitoes, and likelier to be bitten. That’s why it’s important to ensure your child is protected with Maxi’s whenever there are mosquitoes about. 

Does lemongrass keep mosquitoes away?

Yes, lemongrass is effective in keeping mosquitoes away, as it contains citronella oil, which is a natural insect repellent. A 2011 study showed that lemongrass is up to 95% effective in repelling the bugs. 

Does avocado oil repel mosquitoes?

Avocado oil doesn’t have notable mosquito repellent properties itself, but makes an excellent natural, non-greasy carrier oil that can be easily applied and absorbed by the skin. And it’s high in vitamin E, potassium, lecithin and many other nutrients that nourish the skin.

When should I be concerned about a bug bite on my baby?

Most bug bites are completely harmless, but some children – like anyone – can have an allergic reaction. Symptoms of allergic reactions to insect bites include difficulty breathing, swelling lips and tongue, becoming disorientated, and widespread rash. Call your doctor if your little one responds with any of these symptoms. 

Which insects bite babies?

Mosquitoes, ants, fleas, flies, gnats and other bugs can bite your child. Generally these aren’t serious – but rather prevent the temporary irritation with a natural oil-based insect repellent like Maxi’s mosquito lotion for babies.  

What else can I do to protect my baby from bugs?

On top of your Maxi’s bug repellent, there are a number of other things you can do to protect your child from bugs. Lightweight, breathable protective clothing that reduces exposed skin is easy and effective. A mosquito net is also very effective in keeping mosquitoes out of baby cots, prams and strollers, and doesn’t have the health risks of chemical sprays, coils and mats. These chemical repellents and insecticides contain poisonous fumes that can irritate your child’s respiratory system, and so should only be used outdoors.

We think the best mosquito repellent for babies uses natural oils to keep the pesky bugs away. Maxi’s Bug Cream uses a gentle, easily-absorbed formula of citronella-rich lemon grass and avocado oil to ensure bothersome bugs don’t irritate your little one.

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