Our Ingredients


The vast majority of ingredients in our products occur naturally, shown as (N). Some are blends of natural ingredients or chemical analogues of naturally occurring substances, manufactured in a laboratory. (NL).  A few are synthetic (S).  Whichever their origin, we aim to use the best quality available from as local a source as possible.

If you have a question regarding our ingredients, please feel free to contact us.

Allantoin (N) -  a naturally occurring substance found in comfrey root. Associated with healthy tissue growth and repair.  Present in all Sweet Relief Creams and lotions and Flick n Swish detangler and Flowers and Zinc powder

Benzyl alcohol (NL) - occurs naturally in many plants. Used as a solvent for essential oils as well as a natural anaesthetic. Present in all Sweet Relief lotions and creams including silver products and Flick n Swish detangler

Benzyl benzoate (NL)prepared in laboratories from benzyl alcohol (N) and benzoic acid (N) both naturally occurring organic substances.  Used as a barrier oil to midge bites and an emollient.  Present in all Sweet Relief creams and lotions including silver products.

Bog Myrtle oil (N)essential oil derived from the plant.  Present in Sweet Relief cream and lotions and Quick-Silver.  Not present in Silver cream or lotion

Cider vinegar (N) - naturally occurring, used as a solvent and a pH balancer.  Present in SweatBuster.

Citriodiol (N)lemon eucalyptus oil used as a natural repellent in Neem Repel Gel.

Coumarin (N) - a naturally occurring fragrance ingredient. Present in Flowers and Zinc powder

Cyclomethicone (S)a synthetic material in the silicone family used to coat the hair shaft and make it smoother and easier to manage.  Present in Flick ‘n’ Swish detangler

Deoplex Organic (NL) a natural deodorant made from yeast (Saccharomyces) ferment. Present in Sweet Relief Shampoo.

Emulsifying waxes (NL) – cetearyl alcohol and glyceryl monostearate (NM)derived from plant oils and used to thicken and mix oils with water. Used in all hot processed creams – Sweet Relief Cream, Sweet Sun Relief, Sweet Relief Silver

Epsom Salts (N) - naturally occurring salt, used as a solvent, water softener and in feed supplements.  Used in SweatBuster.

Flowers of Sulphur (sublimed) (N) a natural germicidal agent, preservative and mineral supplement.  Used in all Sweet Relief creams.

Glycerol (NL)produced as by-product from various processes involving natural oils and used as a humectant and stabiliser.  Used in all the Sweet Relief range, both lotions and creams, Sweet Sun Relief and all repellents.

Icaridin (NL)a lab prepared repellent, icaridin resembles the natural compound piperine, an essential oil in black pepper. Originally made for human use and also suitable for animals.  It at least equals, and generally out-performs DEET against midges, mosquitoes and other biting flies. It is extremely safe when used as indicated, is very gentle to the skin, is non-sticky, has no irritating or sensitising potential, has a minimal rate of absorbtion and is suitable around pets, pregnant women and young children.  In contrast to DEET and many other strong repellents, it has no adverse impact on plastics, synthetics, plastic coatings or sealing materials so it won't ruin your watch, your mobile or your tack.

Excellent safety record and very low environmental impact.  Hypo-allergenic.   Used in SuperFly, Neem Supreme and Flies Undone repellents.

Iodine (N)naturally occurring in sea water, dissolved in alcohol and used as an antiseptic.  Used in Sweet Relief Lotion and Cream

Lavandin (N)an essential oil which has good repellent properties.  Present in SuperFly, SuperFly Sensitive, Neem Supreme and Flies Undone.

Limonene (N) a component of most essential oils.  Present in all fragranced products.

Liquid Paraffin (NL)a highly refined mineral oil used for softening and lubricating and adding water retention.  Used in Sweet Relief and Silver creams and lotions and Sweet Sun Relief.

Mackam CAB 818 (cocamidopropyl betaine) (NL) -an ultra mild surfactant for cold process products. Used in Sweet Relief Shampoo

Magnesium sulphate (N) - see Epsom salts

Miranol Ultra C32 (sodium cocoamphoacetate) (NL) a blend of natural oils, used as an ultra mild surfactant.  Present in Sweet Relief Shampoo.

Neem oil (N)
an essential oil extracted from neem tree leaves and used as a natural repellent to many fly species.  Used in Neem Repel Gel and Neem Supreme repellents

Nettle extract (N) – a useful anti-inflammatory source, present in Superfly Sensitive

Paraffin wax (NL)a mineral wax used to thicken and add water repellency.  Used in all hot process creams including Sweet Relief Cream, Sweet Sun Relief and Sweet Relief Silver.

Pemulen (S) - a cross polymer acrylic emulsifier and thickener. Present in all repellents and Flick n Swish and cold process creams and lotions.

Rooibos tea (N) – a natural leaf used as an anti-inflammatory in tea or applications.  Present in SweatBuster.

Rubbing alcohol (NL)a blend of alcohols used as a solvent and liniment.  Present in Sweatbuster

Silver chloride (NL)a broad ranging germicidal agent, present in all silver products

Structure XL (NL) – a highly refined starch for thickening solutions and emulsions. Present in Flick n Swish, all repellents and cold process creams and lotions.

Sweet Orange oil (N) used as a fragrance. Present in Sweet Relief Shampoo and Flick n Swish detangler

Talc (N) a naturally occurring silicate mineral similar to clay. Present in Flowers and Zinc powder

Tego PBS 6 (NL)a blend of natural waxes used in hot process creams and lotions. Present in Sweet Relief Cream, Lotion and Silver cream,

Tego LTP (NL) – a blend of vegetable oils used as an emulsifier  in cold process lotions such as repellents and Quick Silver.

Titanium dioxide (N)  - a fine white powder used to whiten cosmetics and as a sun screen.  Present in Sweet Sun Relief.

Undeoat (NL) a blend of undecylenol and oat amino acids to gently cleanse with antiseptic properties.  Used in Sweet Relief Shampoo.

Vegequat (NL) (Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolysed Wheat Protein) – a naturally based protein used for thickening and strengthening hair. Present in Shampoo and Flick ‘n’ Swish

Wintergreen oil (N) -  an essential oil from the wintergreen species used as a liniment.  Present in SweatBuster

Xanthan gum (N)a natural plant extract used as a thickener for water- based gels and sprays. Present in Neem Repel Gel.

Zinc oxide (N)naturally occurring ore of zinc used in feed supplements and skin preparations to combat itchy skin.  Present in Flowers and Zinc powder and Sweet Sun Relief.

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