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Pest Aside {Natural Bug Repellent}

(92 customer reviews)


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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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!


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


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

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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].


Complete Ingredients:

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

*Certified organic ingredients


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


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.


92 reviews for Pest Aside {Natural Bug Repellent}

  1. Melissa (verified owner)

    My toddler suffers from skeeter syndrome so he swells bad with mosquito bites. We love being outside but living next to a stagnant pond and a patch of woods we get swarms of mosquitos. Even with 5 bug zappers and a fan blowing they are relentless. I also found 2 ticks on him. I didn’t like the idea of constantly having to spray chemicals on my two toddlers or myself and stumbled upon this repellent salve. Not only does is smell nice, it works and is toxic free!! Win, win, win! I will be a lifetime customer and glad I ordered 3. I gave one to our neighbor because her children where getting eaten alive also. 10/10 and extremely happy, thank you!!

  2. Lindsey (verified owner)

    First use on my 2 year old after getting in the mail today and he came home with a tick on his neck. This is a spot I applied it on well in addition to his ankles and arms that were uncovered. I will still use up the product. Hopefully it works better for mosquitos.

  3. Rachel Hopton (verified owner)

    This stuff is the real deal. I’ve used it exclusively on my kids for about 2 years now and I’ve not once found a tick on them. And that’s with hiking, rolling in the grass, and tromping through the forest on the daily. I will say it doesn’t seem as effective against mosquitos, but ticks definitely don’t like it, so I’m happy with it.

  4. Lindsay M. (verified owner)

    Worked for us! And I’m so happy to have a non toxic option.

  5. Callie (verified owner)

    This made me break out in horrible hives. Wish I could post pictures of it. It’s red and very itchy. Won’t be using this again.

  6. Callie (verified owner)

    This made me break out in horrible hives. Wish I could post pictures of it. It’s red and very itchy. Won’t be using this again.

  7. Bridget (verified owner)

    I love this! The packaging is less than great though. Above room temp and it’ll melt all over, and leaks within the tube. Not cool especially if you’re out camping with no fridge. It is super effective though!!

  8. Laura (verified owner)

    Used this product at a graduation party and it worked amazingly! Only put it on my ankles and wrist and it worked for all over.

  9. Rachel (verified owner)

    After trying several natural bug repellents, this one from Earthley is my favorite and I’ve decided to make sure I keep it on hand in the summer. It’s fairly effective and not really messy. The smell is not unpleasant either. I like it a lot better than sprays and such as it’s hard to keep the oils mixed in well. This doesn’t have that problem.

  10. Alexsandra

    I’m always looking for a natural and effective mosquito repellent. I really wanted this one to be it. I applied liberally and still got bit; of course I can’t be sure what the alternative is. Thankfully I have the drawing out salve which really helps with the itchiness. Also living in a tropical climate the stick melts a bit and I have less control over how much gets applied, or overapplied so it won’t be something I can take with me out. The citronella smell also isn’t too much.

  11. Toni P

    This product works well for sure. But we had to keep ours in the fridge because it melts which was definitely disappointing as we like to hike and camp and it left quite the oily mess to clean up. The scent is strong but that was okay we didn’t rub it everywhere just neck, wrists, ankles, and a strip down belly and back and had minimal issues with bugs! Which is saying a lot for living in the humid midwest. Would i buy it again? Not sure we do still have plenty left and will continue to use what we have.

  12. MaKayla (verified owner)

    Love this product! I was a little thrown off my the smell at first, I noticed a citranella type smell but it seems to be effective. Only thing is, don’t let it get to hot, we had it in our camper at the lake and it turns to a liquid so a bit of a mess.

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