Forget the Aeroguard and try this Coast product instead

MOSQUITO season has started and one Coast business is providing a natural alternative to the usual repellents.

Sunshine Beach based business Vanilla Mozi was established 10 years ago, but this year, after bringing in a variety of new products and a mosquito outbreak, business is booming.

"Every spring our business bursts into sales as people head outdoors," owner Lea-anne Crawford said.

"This season has been different though. It has absolutely exploded due to a mosquito outbreak in Victoria and areas of New South Wales.

"We have been out of stock and adjusting our ordering quantities to keep up with demand heading into summer."

Coast product Vanilla Mozi has experienced a boom in popularity.
Coast product Vanilla Mozi has experienced a boom in popularity. Contributed

Lea-anne said she was proud of the success of Vanilla Mozi after it was initially only created for her family's use.

"I discovered a passion for making my own natural body products in 2000," she said.

"Since then I have been making a lot of the bathroom products we needed for the family.

"In 2006, we lived in an area that was inundated with mosquitoes. I set about making a natural insect repellent for my family of four young kids. I wanted a product that smelt great, was gentle for the baby and actually worked so I came up with Vanilla Mozi."

She said the resulting product was completely different to any other insect repellents.

"It smells beautiful of vanilla and spearmint and there is no DEET, Citronella or other strong chemicals. It is a gentle cream suitable for sensitive skin, and it works."

She said the Vanilla Mozi range had grown this year to include candles and melts as well as the cream.

"The melts are a new product designed to be used with an electric oil burner to keep mosquitoes out of bedrooms safely."

The product was currently available at 280 stockists across Australia and online at

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