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 glens. 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 as an old woman does. Take this lotion to save yourself.

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It was either them or us... enough was enough

At one of the Highland games one year, the midges were thick and heavy. Breeding in their millions weeks earlier, they were bothering Mary and Elizabeth.

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. The Scottish midge can smell fear from a mile away, something had to stop them.

Once and for all.

As the season came to an end a frustrated, angry Mary formulated a caring lotion. 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 their early formulation. Many months later, reporting back their thoughts. Mary and Elizabeth felt blessed. Feedback in hand they went ahead with the decision of what essential oils to use.

Elizabeth had read about the therapeutic benefits of Bog Myrtle. Having twisted Mary's arm to include this amazing oil, Mother and Daughter went ahead with it.

Filled with excitement the family trialed the lotion throughout the West coast. In great secrecy, the Scottish midge was giving a taste of what was to come for them.

Successful results were the midges hated the lotion. Despised it. Few family members sustained bites worth gurning about. Around the campfire, fun, laughter and cheer brought in the nights.

Back home in Fochabers Mary 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 launch and marketing.

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

Since those early days, the Highland Midge lotion has travelled well. As far away as Vietnam, Egypt and France and Austria and Kenya. Time and again receiving appraisal from paying customers.

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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. Prevents dryness and reduces itching, calms and hydrates skin for hours on end.


Balances the skins natural oils and also helps with the rapid absorption. With Jojoba, this lotion sinks through the dermis layers with no clogging of pores.


A moisturising oil, in use to reduce itching and redness, inflammation of the skin. Creates a barrier offering exceptional protection against dehydration.


An incredible vitamin-rich seed butter with superb skin softening abilities. The cold-pressed butter heals skin afflicted by itching, stinging, and small wounds.1


Accepted without question, Lemongrass essential oil is a natural insect repellent. A blending of Melissa to compliment Lemongrass, the midge or mosquito soon back off.

Bog Myrtle

Myrtle has a high antimicrobial and antibacterial capability to fight infection. From insect bites and scratches to small grazes and blistering, use this lotion.

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 considered a spray but decided against one for the following reasons:

  • a spray evaporates, on contact with skin almost immediately

  • carried off in the wind, a spray then becomes rather ineffective

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

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

The decision to use lotion is what has made the product so effective. The product as a luxury moisturiser is what has made so many customers happy to use 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. Maddening trials within the family and close friends, tweaks and much discussion.

The knowledge Mary has on aromatherapy carrier oils is incredible. That made a tremendous difference to arrive at the formulation now in use.

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

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

Mary Jeanยฎ is seeking a partner from the United States. One who can ensure this quality product reaches the desired retail base.

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

Are there free complimentary samples available?

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.

Is the texture really creamy like you say?

Yes. The texture is in many ways due to a premium quality emulsifier in use. This emulsifying system provides a rich and smooth feeling to the touch. But not too much of it, 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 the best ideal oil for the face. It'll ensure the lotion absorbs without fault.

Suggest also you smudge the lotion on behind your ears for extra protection.

You may massage this lotion into your roots and scalp without spoiling your hair. Once home, wash out the lotion before you shampoo.

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 on 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 an insect repellent. Something the pair of them had managed to pull off themselves. 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

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

  • the best care of skin and health guaranteed, quality formulation

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

Our customers have congratulated us often enough for a natural product. They're happy to use it on their youngest, and eldest grandparents. A product that they can trust is 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 absorbing formulation, rich and creamy texture

Everyone who uses this lotion wants to continue to use it despite there not being any insects to repel. Despite them not being on vacation and despite the season of the year. Soon after buying you'll discover this is an essential item for family life.

The Highland Midge lotion has many uses in the home. The lotion heals and repairs dry, itchy problem skin types. Engineered from the beginning to be moisturising, repairing damaged skin, no fuss.

* 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. An antioxidant, making it effective at combating the effects of free radicals.

Products containing vitamin E as an ingredient are easier to apply for use on skin. Problem areas that are very dry, such as the cuticles and elbows, the inclusion of vitamin E is rewarding.

Protecting your skin from the sun is important. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can be effective at reducing UV damage in the skin.

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

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