The award winning Highland Midge lotion

100% natural and 100% made by hand in the Highland Speyside, Scotland

This is the stuff of legends The Highland Midge lotion.

As many have battled and lost a war on the Highland Scottish midge. Pretenders have come and gone, long in the past lost in the glens who tried and tried to save the day and life.

No more pretenders to the throne. No more howling you'll hear through the glen people running and screaming in their blind panic.

Made in Scotland this stuff is, for Scotland and for those who brave the Highlands. For those who hate the bugs as they nag and nip like an old woman does. Take this lotion to save yourself.

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It was either them or us.. enough was enough

Bothering Mary and Elizabeth at one of the Highland games one year, the midges were thick and heavy, having been breeding in their 10s of millions weeks earlier.

Mary decided enough was enough.. what was on the market wasn't tough enough.

Not for her and not for passing customers who were also being eating alive. Something was going to be done about the Scottish midge.

Once and for all.

As the season came to an end a frustrated, angry Mary formulated a caring lotion what was one day to become a luxurious moisturiser. Creamy and light. Quality ingredients best for care and health of skin, nothing spared or left out.

Elizabeth made a slight change to this early formula. Reducing one thing for the inclusion of Aloe Vera and Neem oil.

The family experimented with this early formulation for many months, reporting back their thoughts. Mary and Elizabeth were blessed with the feedback they went ahead with the decision of what essential oils to use.

Having read about the therapeutic benefits of Bog Myrtle, Elizabeth twisted Mary's arm to include this amazing wonder oil. Sourcing a supplier in the UK began in earnest and despite the overtly expensive cost of it, Mother and Daughter went ahead with it.

Now a viable product the lotion was tested in great secrecy by the family and a small band of friends during the new season and thankfully the summer was midge heavy as usual on the West coast.

Successful results were the midges hated the lotion. Despised it. Few sustained bites worth gurning about around the camp fire, as fun, laughter and cheer brought in the night.

Back home in Fochabers Mary hastily sent off her 1Kg of lotion to the UK laboratory for testing. Months later the results finally arrived. The lotion got a green light for a launch and marketing.

In the early days few would believe, until they tempted themselves to try it. Just in case we were right and it might save them a ruined holiday.

Since those early days the Highland Midge lotion has been taken as far away as Vietnam, Egypt and France and Austria and Kenya receiving excellent appraisal from our customers time and again.

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High Regard and Recommendation

100% natural ingredients โ€ข wholesome family product โ€ข mosquito and horsefly repelled too

100% Natural Ingredients: Wholesome Goodness for You and Loved ones

Aqua, Melissa officinalis Hydrosol, Aloe Barbadensis*, Simmondsia Chinensis*, Melia Azadirachta*, Mangifera Indica, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate (Emulsifying Wax), Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Myrica Gale, Parfum (Cymbopogon Citratus (Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Eugenol, Coumarin, Linalool, Citronellol)), Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid.

* Certified organic ingredients.

Key Ingredients and their Benefits

Aloe Vera

A key component ensuring the lotion is soothing for the skin preventing dryness and inhibiting itching, calms and hydrates skin for hours on end.


Balances the skins natural oil and also helps with the rapid absorption of the lotion through the dermis layers thus preventing the clogging of pores.


A wonderful moisturising oil known to reduce itching and redness, inflammation of skin is reduced greatly. Creates a barrier offering exceptional protection against dehydration.


An incredible vitamin rich seed butter with superb skin softening abilities. This cold pressed butter is ideal for use on skin afflicted by itching, stinging, and burning sensations.


Widely known and accepted this essential oil is a natural insect (including the Mosquito) repellent. A blending with Melissa compliments Lemongrass beautifully.

Bog Myrtle

We use a high percentage of this oil for its antimicrobial and antibacterial ability to fight infection from insect bites, scratching and small grazes. It also gives this Highland Midge lotion its welcoming, unique aroma.

This family recipe is completely biodegradable and planet friendly.

You are purchasing a 100ml bottle of the Highland Midge lotion.

Questions & Answers

Why a lotion, isn't a spray much more effective?

Elizabeth had thought about a spray but decided against one for the following reasons:

  • A spray is known to evaporate, quickly on contact with skin

  • Using a spray, it can be carried off in a wind, therefore completely ineffective

  • Sprays typically use a high volume of water or an oil substitute, for dispersion

  • With a spray, complete skin coverage isn't possible

Overall the decision to use a lotion is what has made the product so effective in how it works and what has made so many customers happy using it.

Did it take long to get the correct formula you now use?

Looking back, the formulation now used, it took a little short of two years of maddening trials within the family and close friends. Many tweaks later and much discussion.

The knowledge Mary has on aromatherapy carrier oils made a tremendous difference to getting the formula "just right".

Is the Highland Midge lotion available to purchase retail in the US?

Currently the Highland Midge lotion is only available to purchase online from our website. We can and often do, deliver to the US and other destinations upon request.

Mary Jeanยฎ are seeking a partner from the US who could ensure this quality product is carefully distributed to choice outlets.

One day soon you may find it in a local store in your state.

Are there free complementary samples available?

Sorry, unfortunately no. The ingredients are expensive, many of them are organic, the product is handmade and the cost outlay for providing free samples is beyond our means presently.

Is the texture really creamy like you say?

Yes. The texture is in many ways due to a premium quality emulsifier in use. This emulsifing system provides a rich and smooth feeling to the touch. But not too much of it, as to leave a greasy layer afterwards.

Can the lotion be used on the face safely?

You can use it on your face most definitely without any fear or worries. The use of Jojoba is a best ideal oil for the face anyway ensuring the other ingredients are absorbed rapidly.

Suggest also you smudge some of the lotion on behind your ears for additional protection.

You can also massage the lotion into your roots and scalp without spoiling your hair provided it is thoroughly washed out at the end of the day.

Do not apply near the eye area.

High Regard and Recommendation

The award winning Highland Midge lotion

100% natural and 100% made by hand in the Highland Speyside, Scotland

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Our Promise

Chemical & Cruelty Free, Honest & Pure

Based in the historic Speyside natural beauty is all around. We've let nature lead our decision making, designing planet-friendly formulations meeting your needs.

A Real test of the Highland Midge lotion

So out came the lotion. And the order in which I applied the lotion demonstrated the fact that French mosquitoes hate it as much as those wee voracious beasties we get in Scotland.


Such a Versatile product.. here is Why

Mary and Elizabeth circa. 2011 decided to create a product far more than just an insect repellent. Something the pair of them had managed to pull off themselves. Because the Highland Midge lotion goes from strength to strength with every passing year.

Let us see what you can use this versatile, natural product for. For example:

  • a luxurious hand and body moisturiser, use all year round

  • family safe* all natural formulation for all ages

  • use home or away, gardening or camping

  • short break or annual holiday, buy small or a larger bottle

  • best care of skin and health guaranteed, quality formulation

Looking deeper the Highland Midge lotion isn't just a quick fix or a one time use product. The product comes with an 18 month shelf life meaning it'll be useful long after you return from a holiday or a touring trip.

Our customers have congratulated us often enough that they are happy to use it on their youngest, and eldest grandparents. A product that they can trust being all natural and one that does a great job.

  • keeping the midge, mosquito and other insects at distance from you

  • soothing and healing lotion designed to hydrate, moisturise and repair

  • non greasy easily absorbing formulation, rich and creamy texture

Everyone who uses this lotion wants to continue to use it despite there not being any insects to repell. Despite them not being on vaction and despite the season of year. The lotion is a must have shortly after purchase your family discovers.

The Highland Midge lotion has multiple uses in the home for hydrating and repairing dry, itchy problem skin types. The lotion has been engineered for moisturising and repairing skin damage quickly. Effortlessly.

* Not suitable for women who are at any stage of their pregnancy due to the Lemongrass essential oil.

Why is Tocopherol so important?

An essential nutrient with anti-inflammatory properties vitamin E helps support the immune system, cell function, and skin health. It is an antioxidant, making it effective at combating the effects of free radicals produced by the metabolism of food and toxins in the environment.

Products containing vitamin E as an ingredient are easier to apply for overall use on skin. Problem areas that are very dry, such as the cuticles and elbows, benefit from the inclusion of vitamin E in a skincare product.

Protecting your skin from the sun is important. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can be effective at reducing UV damage in skin. And vitamin E applied helps nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.

You are purchasing a 100ml bottle of the Highland Midge lotion

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