Pest Aside {Natural Bug Repellent}

(32 customer reviews)


Earthley’s essential oil-based natural bug repellent is in a convenient stick form and works on mosquitoes, ticks, ants, and more. Our easy-to-apply and non-messy formula is safe for the whole family. Like all of our personal care products, our safe natural bug spray is free of fragrances, parabens, sulfates, and polysorbate 80.



We Make the Best Natural Bug Spray Stick — to Keep the Creepy Crawlies Away

  • Effective non-toxic mosquito repellent is safe for babies 6 months and up as well as pregnant and nursing women.
  • Easy, non-messy formula that is easy to apply.

Pest Aside — Pest-icide — get it? Earthley provides pure, natural mosquito repellent and we couldn’t resist the joke!

Safe For the Entire Family

Only, unlike a lot of the “pesticides” out there, this one’s actually safe — a natural mosquito repellent for babies and the entire family —  and it will effectively keep those annoying little pests off you!

The Best Natural Bug Spray Stick Starts With Our Natural Ingredients

Earthley’s natural bug spray starts with organic coconut oil, it provides anti-inflammatory, antifungal oil that also happens to be a natural bug repellent. Our non-toxic mosquito spray stick also has a great texture, melting just slightly in warm weather to make it easy-to-apply for quick effective application.

Next, We Add Other Natural Bug Repellent Ingredients

We add organic neem oil to the coconut oil base which is known to help keep bugs off, including ticks. Lastly, we top it off with citronella and patchouli essential oils, and candelilla wax to keep it all together. Citronella essential oil helps to fight off bugs, and so does patchouli essential oil — making our formula unique, because most others don’t use patchouli, even though it is one of the most effective herbs for keeping nasty bugs away.

Pest Aside Provides Protection Against:

  • 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 cost effective, and unlike a spray, it doesn’t spill and you don’t inhale it! It’s very easy to apply and non-messy too.

Our non-toxic bug spray stick is safe for babies 6 months and up, as well as pregnant and nursing women — use it on the whole family.

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


  • Organic coconut oil
  • Organic neem oil
  • Candelilla wax
  • Citronella essential oil
  • Patchouli essential oil


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 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.

32 reviews for Pest Aside {Natural Bug Repellent}

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Callie (verified owner)

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

  17. 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. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. Rachel Wynn (verified owner)

    So glad we found this product. I never liked putting the chemical bug repellents on myself or my kids. Myself and several of my children are allergic to mosquitoes and they love us. Going outside in the spring and summer is no longer a hassle. Thank you so much for a wonderful, natural product that works!!!!

  22. Dana Bobbit (verified owner)

    Works great on the whole family.. the bugs get pretty nasty in Illinois. My 2yr old did get hold of it and covered himself in it once.. which was a mess- but it all washed out of his clothes! It’s a bit messier to put on than a spray but we like to avoid toxins so I say it’s worth it!

  23. Naturalmama (verified owner)

    I love the smell and natural ingredients. So far this has worked better for me and my 19 month old than any other combo of EOs or *truly* natural bug spray.

  24. Rachel Tripp (verified owner)

    This works as well or better than any store bought bug spray and I feel so much better using it on my family knowing it’s safe and not toxic chemicals!!

  25. Margot Muenzing (verified owner)

    I only gave it four stars because although it works really well, I’m not a huge fan of the smell.

  26. Jenna (verified owner)

    Love using it for travel as its compact and easy to use in a pinch! Of course we love the safe and effective ingredients!

  27. Lisa R

    Super impressed at something that does the job so well and being all natural, healthy and taking away my worry.

  28. Beth (verified owner)

    Hubby and I use this when we go hiking at our nearby state park and when we are working in the yard. It works great! We keep at least one, if not two sticks, around all the time.

  29. Amy Jo Miller

    My 13 month old loves outdoors, which means we are constantly fighting off pests! I love that Pest Aside smells nice, is easy to put on and that it’s safe for our whole family!

  30. toy75 (verified owner)

    This stuff is amazing! I love that it is all natural and a safe alternative to chemical laden sprays. It smells great and works wonders. We went on a family trip to the river and my son and I were the only ones not getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. I always have some on hand.

  31. Amy!

    this works! and I really like the smell. Plus, it’s so easy to apply, as a stick.

  32. Chellie Anne (verified owner)

    I have most products by Earthley but this is one of my favorites. I bought the biggest size (two actually) for camping and hiking this summer for a family of 4 and it’s been great. We rarely get a mosquito bite and we hike all over all the time. It’s easy to apply and rub into the skin too and smells great!

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