Pest Aside {Natural Bug Repellent}

(92 customer reviews)

$5.49$14.99

Worried about ticks, mosquitoes, flies, and other pests that might bother you when you’re trying to enjoy the great outdoors?  We’ve got a solution for you!  Pest Aside is an all-natural, five-ingredient blend that’s very effective against all these insects (and more). 

We use coconut oil, neem oil, citronella essential oil, patchouli essential oil, and candelilla wax to create a salve that’s applied from a convenient, non-messy tube.  All four oils are known for their bug repellent properties — and neem, in particular, makes it work better than most essential oil-based options!

  • ABSOLUTELY NO parabens, phthlates, fragrances, oxybenzone, avobenzone, or other unsafe ingredients.

Looking for other summer products?  Try Sun Soothe (for sunburns), Sun Shield (to protect skin from the sun), Mineral Deodorant (to smell fresh), Black Drawing Salve (for poison ivy or bites/stings), or Arnica (for sore muscles, bumps and bruises).

Not sure if it’s the right fit for you?  Keep scrolling for an FAQ, or ask on our LIVE chat from 8 AM – 10 PM EST (yes, they are real people here to help, not AI!).

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Description

Pest-Aside contains a blend of coconut and neem oil, candelilla wax, and insect-repelling essential oils to create the ultimate salve for bug bite prevention. Unlike sprays, it won’t spill or leak and there’s no nasty fumes to inhale. A little bit goes a long way, which makes this salve stick cost-effective. It’s mess free and safe for the whole family 6 months+.

Next time you’re going to have fun outdoors, make sure you bring along your Pest-Aside for an itch-free adventure! If you’re looking for relief from bug bites, poison ivy, splinters, and more, check out our Black Drawing Salve!

Benefits: 

  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Safe for ages 6 months+
  • Insect repellent
  • Made with essential oils
  • Anti-fungal properties

FAQ

Q: Is this safe for my baby, or mom while pregnant/breastfeeding?

A: Safe for babies from 6 months, and can be used safely during pregnancy and breastfeeding!

Q: Why is this in a stick instead of a spray?

A: The most effective ingredients were all oil-based, so it made the most sense to be in a stick.

Q: This melts!  What can I do about it?

A: These oils will melt if in the direct sun or hot car.  We recommend placing it inside a bag or container where it won’t make a mess if it does melt.  Melting will not affect use; it will still work!

Q: How much do I need to use?

A: For backyards or low-bug areas, a little on your neck, wrists, and ankles should be enough.  If you will be in the deep woods or high-bug areas, apply to all exposed skin.

Our Brand Promises:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free (produced in dedicated facility)
  • Dairy-free (produced in dedicated facility)
  • Made with organic ingredients
  • MTHFR-safe
  • Non-GMO
  • Made in the USA
  • Whole food promise
  • Family-owned

Learn More:

Don’t love your product? Contact us within 30 days and we’ll refund your money. The best way to reach us is through email at [email protected].

Ingredients

Complete Ingredients:

  • Coconut Oil*
  • Neem Oil*
  • Candelilla Wax
  • Citronella Essential Oil
  • Patchouli Essential Oil

*Certified organic ingredients

Usage

Rub a small amount on exposed skin areas, especially around the ankles and neck. Reapply as needed.

Safety

Shelf Life: 1 year. Safe for ages 6 mo+. Safe while pregnant or breastfeeding.

These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything.

FAQs

92 reviews for Pest Aside {Natural Bug Repellent}

  1. Sharon Arnold (verified owner)

    I love this Bug Aside! I sit at many baseball games where I need protection from ticks and mosquitos, and I have never been bothered. This is my first bug reppellant I reach for everytime. I like I can just put on spots and not have to slather or spray all over entire body.

  2. Mindi (verified owner)

    Let me just say I know everyone is allergic to mosquitos (which is why we itch and get bumps) but my son is crazy allergic and no bug spray works for him at all! But 2 years ago we found this! People always look at us like we are crazy to put this stuff on but after a nights worth of camping or a days worth of fishing or hiking the comparison is amazing! I’ll take my toxic free bug repellent any day! And my son takes it with him everywhere also because he knows how well it works!

  3. Faith Miller (verified owner)

    Love this bug lotion! It smells amazing. Easy to use and is very effective on pesty mosquitoes. Love that I can use it on my body and my sons with out a worry of whats inside. All clean natural ingredients! Yayy! Using this for the second time!

  4. Cora Soleil (verified owner)

    I am allergic to DEET. Ever since I was very little. So I wanted to find something that would hold up to the miserable south Carolina summer mosquito Invasion!
    This stuff even deters the flies! It’s seriously incredible. And I personally like the citronella smell. It’s very earthey and it feels amazing on dry skin

  5. Callie (verified owner)

    This stuff really works! I wish it came as a spray but I’m more than happy with the stick!

  6. Beth Knoll (verified owner)

    I bought this as a general bug and tick repellent, and it works well for that. I wish it had a more pleasant scent and application wasn’t so messy — I don’t know if it could come as a spray instead? — and that’s why I’m only giving three stars. It does the job, though.

  7. Bri (verified owner)

    We recently took our 6 month old daughter on an overnight camping trip. As we were getting out of the car and settled she got one bug bite.. I immediately stopped what I was doing and used the pest aside stick on her and she did not get any more bug bites while we were camping.. we even went on a 1 mile hike through the woods and she was bug free!! I now swear by this stuff and recommend it to all of my family and friends!!!!

  8. Rachael (verified owner)

    We have a terrible mosquito problem at our house. My oldest cannot go outside without 10 bites min in middle of the season. We have put this on several times in several locations and I have watched the nasty bugs fly around her but not land and either come to me (not wearing anything) or fly off. WE LOVE IT!!!!! Now I need something for my dog please. haha

    • Earthley

      Hi Rachael!

      This product is actually safe for dogs. 🙂

  9. naturespromise (verified owner)

    If i could post a picture it would be worth a thousand words. We’re in Florida and the mosquitoes at this time of year are hungry. My son and my husband went out for a walk last night. My son was covered in pest aside. My husband only put it on what he could reach(his back was exposed) my son got no bites. My husband got over 50 on his back…… It works, smells great and i will continue to buy.

  10. Abbigail (verified owner)

    We love being outside but my kids and I are extra sensitive to bugs. I like that this is safe for the kids especially but it seems to not work as well on my kids as it does me. We will continue to use it as it may just be how terrible our area has been with bugs.

  11. Katherine George (verified owner)

    DEFINITELY EFFECTIVE, but not my favorite for a couple of reasons: personally, I’m not a fan of the smell of patchouli. I’d much prefer more citronella (and possibly eliminating the patchouli all together, if possible). My husband said that it was very effective out on the job, but it’s thick/oily and a little hard to rub in when you have hairy arms, haha. If Earthley were to develop a spray that would make application more even, I think that would be better for him.

  12. Blanca (verified owner)

    I purchased the trial size. The smell is great but believe a little too strong for a baby. Worked on my baby cause i didnt see bites on him, but for my dad and i didnt work so well. We also noticed that attracts bees! My dad was the one to point it out, and yes every time we apply we start to get followed by them.

  13. Brittany Greco (verified owner)

    I received a free sample a while back and used it on my (then) 8 month old when we went for a hike up in northern CA. He did not get bit by anything, while I did not use it and ended up with all kinds of mosquitos and heaven knows what bites. It really did work, and next time we take a hiking trip I will be sure to order some for the whole family!

  14. ashley Shoupe

    I purchased the sample size to try out at the end of summer last year and I will definitely be purchasing a full size version for the summer season this year. I put it on myself and my daughter one night while we were around the bonfire one night, instead of the nasty chemical filled spray everyone else was using that night. My daughter and I didn’t get not one bite, while everyone else still got eaten up by the mosquitos! Natural mama: 1 mosquitos: 0

  15. Sara (verified owner)

    Love it for the entire family and it works! It does smell strong but i like it bc it’s natural and clean! I’ll take that over chemicals!

  16. Brooke (verified owner)

    My family loves using Pest Aside to keep away the bugs. My daughter is super sensitive to bug bites. The mosquitoes seems to seek her out and the bites swell up so big! But ever since we started using Pest Aside, they haven’t bothered her— literally no bites after spending the evening around a campfire near the woods in the summer! The repellent slides on very smooth and has a pleasant natural scent. We put a generous “dot” on the ankles, underside of the knees, wrists, back of neck and behind the ears. We are so happy to find a product that not only works but more importantly isn’t filled with toxic chemicals.

  17. Amy (verified owner)

    I ordered the small size because I wanted something for on the go. It works great and smells fantastic! As with all Earthley products I’ve tried I love the Pest Aside and will be back to order more!

  18. DRM (verified owner)

    Pest Aside works very well. It has a very strong scent. I used it recently in the central Texas area and it worked to keep the mosquitoes away that had been previously swarming all around. It even kept them away from my children who did not have the pest aside on.

  19. MINDI MANLEY (verified owner)

    Our family is very outdoors friendly! We love to go fishing, camping, and out at parks… My son always gets ate up… And I mean welt size golf ball size bites…
    NOT with Pest Aside!!!
    It smells good, goes on nicely but most of all…. IT WORKS!

  20. Kara (verified owner)

    I got this first in trial size to use on myself and baby. It worked so well and I was super bummed when I got to the end of the trial stick without already ordering more. We both got bit the next day… My mom and brother are both using this now as well and love it. It smells good and doesn’t feel sticky!

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