Bug Balm

Regular price $16.99
Tax included.

Arriving Mid December. A soothing blend of organic butters & oils blended with essential oils known for their anti-bacterial & insect repelling properties to help repel Mosquito's without nasty chemicals. The balm scent is fresh with a slightly earthy, woodsy undertone to balance the zest of the citronella.

All small batch made by hand mindfully on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with love using only the ingredients needed, not a peep more, sourced locally & organically where possible.

Free from any nasty stuff, deet, aluminium, parabens, talcs or palm oils, vegan & cruelty-free.

100% Plastic Free, our cardboard tubes have been created from 100% recycled paper, are home compostable or recyclable. When it’s finished pop it straight into your home compost, worm farm or dug a hole & bury it snuggly in the soil.
Labels have been printed using 100% recycled, non-chlorine bleached, alternative fibre papers, organic based non-toxic inks to reduce environmental impact further. Tins are reusable or infinitely recyclable.

Warm tube briefly in hands & push firmly from the bottom, leaving a few mms of balm peeking out.  Apply sparingly to clean, exposed skin, where the bugs like to nibble, it will soften against warmth of skin.  Rub remaining over skin.

- 100% Plastic Free Packaging, home compostable/recyclable tubes
- Mindfully made in small batches with love 
- Vegan, cruelty and palm oil free

- Labels printed on 100% recycled paper using non-toxic inks
- Ingredients sourced locally + organic where possible
- 5% of all of sales & workshops go towards conservation initiatives
- Products are sent plastic-free using Sendle a carbon-neutral service


  • Products shipped in recyclable packaging with compostable tape and satchels.
  • Order before 12pm Monday - Thursday for same day dispatch.
  • Any orders that contain pre-order items will be shipped all together with the pre-order. 
  • Standard Australian shipping is $10, while Australian express is $18.
  • Free shipping on orders over $80 and free express on orders over $140.
  • Orders within Hobart have a free delivery option at checkout.

    Shipping times:
  • Metro area orders are sent via Australia Post which takes between 2-7 business days
  • Rural orders are sent via Australia Post which can take up 7-10 days
  • International orders are sent using Australia Post which at the moment can take up to 4 months due to the pandemic 

International Customers are responsible to pay for any Customs Duties into their country. 

View our super easy and stress free returns policy!


I recently purchased a baking mat and soap bag and are very happy with both items, especially the soap bag, such a great alternative to using body wash especially for the environment. My order arrived with a lovely note, which was a kind personal touch. Highly recommend One Small Step to anyone wishing to buy quality products from a friendly business!


These baking mats are so amazing. You can use them for cakes to roast veggies! The best part is that when you are finished they are so easy to wash. I already need to buy more! I really loved that my order had plastic free packaging and compostable parcel satchel.


Why choose us?

we want to change the game

All it takes is One Small Step. Our favourite quote is "We don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly" - Anne-Marie Bonneau. It sums up why we do what we do perfectly, we aren't all perfect but it's the small steps that count.

We want to make it easy for the everyday person to be able to access budget friendly zero waste products and that's our goal.