Bug Away Neat
Tell mosquitoes and other pests to bug off with our Bug Away Essential Oil Blend. Bug Away is an essential oil bug repellent that’s safe for adults and kids ages 2 and up (when properly diluted). If you and your family love the outdoors, you’ll love Bug Away.
Bug Away is a blend of 100% pure Citronella, Cedarwood Atlas, Lavender, Lemongrass, and Thyme oil. The fresh, sharp, citrusy aroma and natural insect-repelling plant compounds of these essential oils will help keep bugs away without DEET or other harsh chemicals.
Dilute in a carrier oil and apply directly to exposed skin to prevent mosquito bites and other insect bites, or mix with water and spritz onto clothes and hats. Reapply as often as needed. If bugs still bite, you can also use Bug Away in a carrier oil to relieve itching and irritation.
Diffuse Bug Away or add it to DIY sprays and candles to use around your patio, campsite, or picnic table. It’s perfect for hiking, camping, backyard barbeques, picnics or any outdoor event where you need an essential oil bug or mosquito repellent. You can also try using Bug Away around doorways and windows to keep insects from entering your home.
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Benefits & Features
Bug Away Essential Oil Blend Uses
- Dilute in a carrier oil and apply topically to exposed skin to keep bugs away
- Create a DIY bug spray and mist onto clothes, skin, windowsills, doorways, or tent flaps
- Use in a portable diffuser on the porch, patio, or around campsites to repel mosquitoes
- Add to homemade candles to light around outdoor gatherings (or give as a gift!)
- Use to prevent bedbugs by spraying on mattresses, furniture, or other items
- If bugs do bite, use topically for relief from itching and inflammation
Bug Away Essential Oil Blend Recipes
Natural Bug Repellent Spray
Protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes and other bugs without harsh chemical repellents like DEET. This essential oil bug repellent is effective and easy to make with our Bug Away Blend and simple ingredients you already have in your home.
- 4oz liquid base of witch hazel or distilled water
- 1 teaspoon of a carrier (Jojoba or FCO)
- 15-20 drops of Bug Away Essential Oil Blend
Instructions: Add the liquid base, carrier oil, and Bug Away to a 4oz. spray bottle. Shake well before each use. To use, spray the mixture directly onto clothes and any exposed skin before going outside.
Note: This is a water-based recipe with no added preservatives. The shelf life for this natural bug spray is 1-2 weeks, so we recommend creating in small batches and storing in the refrigerator when not in use.
Safety / Purity
Dilute in a carrier oil before topical use (click here for dilution rates). Always patch test prior to extensive use on the skin. To perform a patch test, apply a small amount of oil to one area of the skin, then wait 15 minutes to make sure irritation or allergic reaction does not occur.
Kids Safety: Safe for children ages 2 years old and above when properly diluted. Learn more about essential oils and kids here.
Practice Safe Diffusion:
- Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.
- Keep children and pets out of the direct line of mist.
- Diffuse in 30- to 60-minute intervals with ample break periods for safe and effective use.
As part of our S.A.A.F.E. Promise™ to you, Rocky Mountain Oils provides verified third-party GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) test results from an independent lab for every essential oil product in our collection.
GC/MS tests verify the quality and purity of every Rocky Mountain Oils product, which guarantees you’re using the safest and highest quality essential oils and essential oil blends on the market.
To view the GC/MS test results for your bottle of Bug Away Essential Oil Blend, click here.
Bug Away Neat FAQ
How do I use essential oil bug repellent?
There are several ways to use essential oil bug repellent like our Bug Away Blend. You can dilute this blend in a carrier oil (such as Jojoba Oil or FCO), then apply directly to exposed skin before going outside. You can also use it in a DIY bug spray and mist it onto clothes, hats, and skin. Finally, many people use this natural insect-repellent essential oil blend in a portable diffuser to place around picnic tables, campsites, or other outdoor areas.
What are the best essential oils for bug bites?
The best essential oils for bug bites include Citronella, Cedarwood Atlas, Lavender, Lemongrass, and Thyme essential oils. These essential oils, which we use in our Bug Away Essential Oil Blend, possess antimicrobial, analgesic, and astringent properties that help soothe itchy bug bites and help keep mosquitoes and other insects from biting in the first place. (Note: Always dilute in a carrier oil before topical use.)
How do I make essential oil mosquito repellent?
To make an essential oil mosquito repellent, mix our Bug Away Blend with a carrier oil and apply topically or combine with water and witch hazel in a spray bottle to mist on clothes. You can also spray on windowsills, screen doors, and doorways, or use in a diffuser near entranceways, to help keep insects outside.
Can I use essential oils for bed bugs?
Yes, essential oils for bed bugs can help keep these bothersome insects from infesting your home. We suggest adding 15-20 drops of Bug Away Essential Oil Blend to a 4oz spray bottle with distilled water and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar or witch hazel. Shake well, then spray on mattresses, bedding, pillows, furniture, soft luggage, or any item you suspect of bed bugs. You can also use Bug Away topically in a carrier oil to treat itching, rashes, or inflammation caused by bed bug bites.
Can kids use Bug Away essential oil for mosquito bites?
Rocky Mountain Oils’ Bug Away blend is safe for kids ages 2 and up when properly diluted and can help naturally relieve itching and discomfort caused by mosquito bites. Learn more about essential oils and kids here.