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Bug Off!

Essential Oil Blend
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$13.49

Bug Off! Essential Oil Blend has a strong citronella scent. The Citronella oil notes hits your nose first and then the underlying woodsy plant-like base notes come through. The gentle blend features Citronella, Cedarwood, Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus citriodora, Thyme, and Lemongrass.

Bug Off! Essential Oil Blend is part of the Rocky Mountain Oils Skin Care Collection. Use it to help keep mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and other insects away. Try diffusing it on your patio in the evening, or mixing it with a carrier oil and applying it to ankles, wrists, and back of the neck.

Each of Rocky Mountain Oils' premium essential oil blends is composed of a unique blend of essential oil elements.

Bug Off!: Citronella, Cedarwood, Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus citriodora, Thyme, and Lemongrass.

Bug Off!  Mist Spray Recipe
  • 75 drops Bug Off!
  • 4 ounces Distilled Water
Add all ingredients to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use.  You can apply to areas where you might be bit. You can also use a light carrier oil or witch hazel instead of water if you are spraying on the skin.

Bug Off! Carpet Freshener Recipe
  • 100 drops Bug Off!
  • 1/2 cup Baking Soda
Mix all ingredients in a ziploc type bag. Seal and massage bag until essential oils are thoroughly mixed in. Pour into a glass jar and seal with a lid. Sprinkle over carpeting, leave for 10–15 minutes and vacuum. Use when you have a big problem with ants and other bugs.

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GC/MS tests verify purity and quality of the oils we sell, so you can be sure you’re using the highest quality oils available on the market today.


Click here for the GC/MS test results for your bottle of Bug Off! Essential Oil Blend.

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Customer Reviews

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Love it!!
Excellent. Keeps the bugs away without having to cover myself or my kids in chemicals. A small bottle goes a long way.
August 16, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Didn't last
August 13, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Love this product
This product works great. I used this on myself and my dog while in the mountains and it immediately got rid of all of the mosquitoes and biting flies that were trying to bite us. My husband used Off instead and continued to get bit. I also had great success recently in having my daughter-in-law put a drop directly onto a mosquito bite that turned into a big red hive. Within a few minutes her itching stopped and the hive disappeared.
August 9, 2017
I live in Iowa and the mosquitoes can get really nasty. This blend is excellent for repelling bugs!
July 17, 2017
Excellent
Husband loves the roller I made him when working in the garage. Strong citronella scent but more like the plant than candle variety.
July 12, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
It works!
I used it on me and on my horses and it worked better than anything I've ever used.
July 4, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Works very well
I live in the Pine Barrens of NJ where the ticks and mosquitos are insane. I pump a little bit of FCO (fractionated coconut oil) in the palm of my hand and 2 drops of Bug Off. I rub it all over my legs and arms. I then rub the excess on my shirt and shorts, or even on my dog's back and belly. We are able to take walks, garden and enjoy the outdoors without being "eaten alive" by mosquitos. I've noticed a decrease in finding ticks on me when I use Bug Off. UNFORTUNATELY, it does nothing to repel black flies, green flies (strawberry flies) or sweat flies. I love the scent and I use it in my carpet cleaner too. It makes the room smell lovely for the day. I'm ordering more and intend to make an actual spray. Thank you RMO!!!!!
July 1, 2017
Wishing for better results.
At least for me here in Florida, this has not been effective with our salt marsh mosquitoes. The scent is pleasant, not too strong on the citronella. May try to increase EO a bit or mix with witch hazel next time and see if it makes a difference.
June 23, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Awesome!
It get rid of the flys, gnats, mosquitos! I diffuse it in my house and on the front patio! Love it!
June 14, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Effective but overwhelming citronella smell
To begin with, there were no instructions included on how to use the product. I was able to go online to track down the suggested dilutions. I mixed 75 drops of oil blend to 4 oz. of water. Since the oil rises to the top, I felt I should shake it between each pump. I found the citronella smell overwhelming and not that pleasant. I have not yet had the opportunity to try it for mosquitoes and gnats, but I used it to repel ants that were entering a place in my patio door and it was very effective. I just sprayed a couple of pumps to the entry baseboard and it worked like a charm. I'm not sure I will like it as a repellent on my skin. The overwhelming smell makes me cough and my husband sneezes when I use it for the ants even though it was diluted and I only used 2 pumps of the spray! In the future, I will try a higher dilution to use up the product, then I will try a different product when it is gone.
June 4, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rocky Mountain Oils Store
To help with the constant mosquitoe bites my grandsons get when they are outside.
Pamela W on Aug 22, 2017
keep mosquitos away
Kim W on Aug 21, 2017
To help with the constant mosquitoe bites my grandsons get when they are outside.
Pamela W on Aug 22, 2017
I purchased this because we were coming up on summer and it worked great. Actually, i would take a few drops and wipe it around my porch lights and it keeps the mosquitos and moths away from the front door.
Angela W on Aug 21, 2017
keep mosquitos away
Kim W on Aug 21, 2017
I trust oils to do the job
Illa A on Aug 20, 2017
Looking forward to using this to keep bugs off of me and my family.
Carrie G on Aug 20, 2017
Keeps the bugs away and my daughter is taking the one we have to school with her.
Grace B on Aug 20, 2017
Because we live in south Louisiana and are always looking for something to help fight mosquitoes....hopefully diffusing this help.
Lynn M on Aug 19, 2017
To keep the no see themselves away
Kelly F on Aug 19, 2017
going to try on our Horse to keep the flys away and also while we are camping!
donna b on Aug 16, 2017
bugs away!
Kellie H on Aug 15, 2017
live in the mid west
Grace Z on Aug 14, 2017
Tried this as an alternative to deet. Smells very much like citronella. Works well.
Shelley W on Aug 12, 2017
natural bug repellent...we need it!!
Lydia M on Aug 9, 2017
use as a bug repellant
Karen W. on Aug 9, 2017
going on a camping trip and wanted something natural, good reviews, used something similar a long time ago that worked well
Pamela T on Aug 8, 2017
Wanted to try a natural repellent. I have used Bug Off several times. At this point, I can't say that it works well. I will try again.
Kimberly S on Aug 8, 2017
This stuff really works.
Tania Z on Aug 7, 2017
Went to Canada and new there would be mosquitos there
Tammy W on Aug 7, 2017
GET RID OF BUGS AT HOME NATURALLY
Maria S on Aug 7, 2017
I chose this because I liked the oils in the blend over other blends from other oil companies. We are headed to a buggy vacation so we will be putting it to the test.
Kristi E on Aug 6, 2017
My daughter is allergic to bees but works at an outside children's camp all summer long. We needed an essential oil that worked at keeping the bees away. We used a friend's oil and made a spray that has been a great success. We look forward to owning our own bottle of Bug Off.
Lara J P on Aug 5, 2017
I have been getting many mosquito bites whenever I go into the backyard in the evening. Cant wait to try it out!
Robin W on Aug 5, 2017
Wanted a less toxic alternative.
Patti M on Aug 4, 2017
A friend recommended this item to me.
Linda S on Aug 3, 2017
Citronella, eucalyptus, thyme, lemongrass in a bug spray
Katelyn M on Aug 2, 2017
It works!
Martha P on Aug 2, 2017
Works well.
R H. on Aug 1, 2017
Tired of being eaten alive! Wanted to try it and see how well it works.
Melissa M on Jul 29, 2017
I would like to try this as I don't like using the commercial brands.
Kendra Y on Jul 27, 2017
We need some good insect repellent and the ingredients and reviews sounded great.
Cheri K on Jul 25, 2017
I read the reviews and it looks like it really works
Sandra R on Jul 24, 2017
Duh...BUGS
lyn m. on Jul 24, 2017
2017 ticks and mosquito protection
Marlene W on Jul 21, 2017
Mosquitos love me but not when I put this on. hahahah!
Maritza C. on Jul 21, 2017
It will rain one day soon I hope and this will be something quick to grab, rather than blend my own.
Lisa S on Jul 21, 2017
I mix this with witch hazel and boy does it work. My daughter is a mosquito magnet and they stay away when she wears this. And it is safe to use on my grandson per his pediatrician.
Cheri K on Jul 21, 2017
Moving to mosquito loaded Wisconsin.
Ann G on Jul 21, 2017
love this and we just moved to Arkansas
Debra H on Jul 21, 2017
bye bye bugs
Carolyn L on Jul 21, 2017
Reviews sounded good
Sarah C on Jul 20, 2017
I need help keeping ticks and mosquitoes away!
Kate C on Jul 20, 2017
Florida...mosquitoes....this helps a lot!
Claudine M on Jul 20, 2017
Best bug repellant ever!
Desiree L. on Jul 20, 2017
Friend recommendation
Ginny L on Jul 20, 2017
I chose this to keep the bugs off. To be honest, it isnt all that effective by itself in my opinion. However, add a bit of peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, and maybe a bit of clove bud and it works rather well. Definitely a good base. I recommend it if you get other oils with it. A little extra citronella probably wouldnt hurt either. I recommend mixing with witch hazel instead of water. An RMO rep actually recommended that and she was absolutely right!
Eric P on Jul 20, 2017
I usually make my own insect spray, but I'd like to try one that is premixed. Never tried it before but read very good reviews.
Kathie D on Jul 20, 2017
Trying hard to no longer use products with DEET. Check out the youtube video video that shows bug spray melting the clear coat off of a car...
Debra G on Jul 20, 2017
All my life I've been a magnet for mosquitoes except when I use Bug Off. A must have for summer. Love that it's all natural essential oils and no chemicals.
Susan W on Jul 20, 2017
To hopefully keep bugs off. :)
Lulena S on Jul 20, 2017
To keep the pesty bugs away
Barbara C. on Jul 20, 2017
I purchased this because we were coming up on summer and it worked great. Actually, i would take a few drops and wipe it around my porch lights and it keeps the mosquitos and moths away from the front door.
Angela W on Aug 21, 2017
I trust oils to do the job
Illa A on Aug 20, 2017
Is this safe for pets and will it repel fleas?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2017
Has anyone used this on dogs to repel ticks?
KaraG on Apr 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have not used this particular oil but I have made my own with Palo Santo + Geranium rose and works like a charm!! A bit strong but does the job!!
Can I use Bug Off in a diffuser indoors?
A shopper on May 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use Bug Off in this exact way! I put the diffuser out on the porch (there is an outside socket) when we are out there. I also have it going inside the house for those mozzies that make their way indoors. I find it very effective.
What is the difference between Bug Off and Bug Away Neat?
Whitney H on Jun 15, 2017
Bug Off!
Bug Off!
Bug Away Neat
Bug Away Neat
BEST ANSWER: The difference is in the ingredients. Bug Off! is meant to be used topically on adults and contains Citronella, Cedarwood, Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus citriodora, Thyme, and Lemongrass.

Bug Away neat is the undiluted version of our Kids Line Roll On that is pre diluted for children 2 years +. Bug Away contains Citronella, Cedarwood Atlas, Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme.
How many drops of oil and fco for an oil roller?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Please visit our dilution chart for tips on blending in a 10 ml Roll On Bottle.
https://www.rockymountainoils.com/dilution-rate
How do I mix this for use on horses? I would like to know a water mix for a spray as well as an oil mix for a roll on.
Susi M on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: At this time, we have found insufficient research about using essential oils on domestic animals, including procedures and possible reactions. Because of this lack of research, we are unable to advise how to treat pets with essential oils.
How long with this stay fresh and usable mixed with water in a spray bottle?
Susan M on Jul 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: When creating a water-based recipe with no added preservatives, we recommend creating small batches as needed as the shelf life is between 1-2 weeks. Keep in a refrigerator when not in use.
is this safe during pregnancy?
A shopper on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we cannot recommend any oils to use during pregnancy. Essential oils are very beneficial for our bodies most of the time. However, pregnancy is a special time when customers need to be aware of some changing circumstances. We recommend that any pregnant or breastfeeding customers consult with a medical professional if they choose to use essential oils during this time.

For help looking up Aromatherapist in your area visit the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy:
https://www.naha.org/
Can I use this blend on children, ages 5 and 8?
Leslie C on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We suggest using our Bug Away Kids Roll On Essential Oil Blend and Bug Away Neat for children under the age of 10 years.

https://www.rockymountainoils.com/bug-away.html
https://www.rockymountainoils.com/bug-away-bottle.html