Pest Aside {Natural Bug Repellent}

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
(18 customer reviews)


Essential oil-based natural bug repellent in a convenient stick form.  Works on mosquitoes, ticks, ants, and more.  Safe for the whole family.



Pest Aside.  Pest-icide.  Get it?  (Pure, natural bug repellent.  We couldn’t resist the joke.)

Only, unlike a lot of the “pesticides” out there, this one’s actually safe.  And it will keep those annoying little pests off you!

It starts with organic coconut oil.  It’s an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal oil that also happens to be anti-bug.  It also has a great texture, melting just slightly in warm weather to make this stick easy to put on!

We add organic neem oil (which is known to help keep bugs off, including ticks).

Finally, we top it off with citronella and patchouli essential oils, and beeswax to keep it all together. Citronella essential oil helps to fight off bugs, and so does patchouli essential oil.  We think they’re better together.  (And, we’re unique, because most don’t use patchouli, even though it’s awesome.)

Pest Aside helps fight:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Ants
  • Flies
  • Moths
  • Lice
  • …and more!

If you’re new to a natural bug repellent in a stick, don’t knock it till you try it.  This stick will last a long time, making it really cost effective.  Unlike a spray, it doesn’t spill and you don’t inhale it!  It’s very easy to apply and non-messy too.

It’s safe for babies 6 months+, as well as pregnant and nursing women, so use it on the whole family.

Next time you’re headed to the wild, wild woods — or even your own backyard — grab some Pest Aside.  You’ll be glad you did.


Organic coconut oil, organic neem oil, candelilla wax, citronella essential oil, and patchouli essential oil.


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


Safe for ages 6 months+, including pregnant and nursing women.

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

18 reviews for Pest Aside {Natural Bug Repellent}

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  9. Rated 3 out of 5

    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.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    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.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    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.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. 🙂

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!!!!

  15. Rated 3 out of 5

    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.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Callie (verified owner)

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

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

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