First of all, we eat more parsley than your average bear family. On our 5-acre organic property in Kerikeri (Northland, New Zealand), we grow heaps of yummy food. The kids agree with this life, foraging beans, peas and cherry tomatoes with great devotion. Except for the kale, that is, they draw the line at kale.
Hi, we’re John, Becky, Helena and Isaac. In 1999, and pre-kids, we created a natural bug repellent called Goodbye SANDFLY, which very slowly grew, and has been NZ’s #1 selling natural repellent since 2009. Through that time, Becky has been making remedies and blends, first for her massage therapy clinic, then just for the family.
In October 2013, we added sister brands Goodbye NITS and Goodbye OUCH.
We have been using various versions of Goodbye OUCH for about as long as we’ve been married. This is not because we’re married, mind you! It’s when Becky finished her massage therapy and products training.
About TEN years ago, someone gently mentioned that in desperation, they’d used Goodbye SANDFLY on their little girl’s chronic headlice… and it WORKED!
“That’s great”, said Becky. Then, another person said the same thing. “That’s great”, said Becky. And then another. Over the years, we’ve received dozens of testimonials, and Becky still just said, “that’s great.”
Then she had to deal with them with her own kids. Not only her own kids, but her own head!! Complete with a husband who was not able to settle down and comb through her hair to help. Goodbye SANDFLY sorted both her and the kids beautifully. Her own passage transited, she started hearing the stories from parents at school. With some initial resistance to being the “headlice woman”, she realized it was time to develop Goodbye Nits.
Goodbye NITS is based on Goodbye SANDFLY. Using it as the jump off, she added a little more tea tree and lavender, as well as jojoba (an oil known for assisting the breakdown of the nit’s outer covering).
Good natural products make life better everyday.
Goodbye PRODUCTS are not animal tested. They are family tested. Every product spends months and years being used before we bring it to you. First we test it. Then our friends. Then small focus groups. At each stage we learn and reflect our dedication to the performance of the product and its ease of use.
We hope you get as much from our products as we put into making them for you.
Becky, John, Helena and Isaac and the Team at Goodbye NITS
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Essential Touch NZ Ltd.
PO Box 941
64 9 407 7746
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