Bug Away Neat

Essential Oil Blend
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Rocky Mountain Oils' Bug Away Neat 15 ml blend offers our bestselling Kids Line formula of the same name in a neat (un-diluted) version. Bug Away Neat is the perfect solution for parents who want to create DIY bug spray or want to diffuse this kid-friendly blend.

Bug Away Essential Oil Neat Blend has a strong citrus aroma that is followed by a fresh earthy, woody tone.

Bug Away Essential Oil Neat Blend’s Citronella constituent is known to repel insects, which helps keep those pesky bugs from biting your sweet children.

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

Bug Away: Citronella, Cedarwood Atlas, Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme

Basic Bug Repellent Recipe

  • 4oz spray bottle
  • 2oz of a base such as witch hazel, vodka, distilled water
  • 1 teaspoon of a carrier (JojobaFCO, Aloe Vera Gel)
  • 45 drops essential oil

Shake well before each use. Spray directly onto clothes and exposed skin. 

*This is a water-based recipe with no added preservatives so we recommend creating small batches as needed as the shelf life is between 1-2 weeks. Keep in a refrigerator when not in use.

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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 Away Essential Oil Blend.

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Customer Reviews

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It works very well.
May 3, 2019
2 months ago
Great product
It works great! So glad I bought this.
July 10, 2018
12 months ago
Pleasantly surprised
I used the neat blend to make our natural bug spray and it works great! I used the recipe I found on RMs website. The bugs here are awful, we're very close to the Dismal Swamp so we have tons of mosquitoes, deer flies and yellow flies, which seems to be immune to everything! Works great for the mosquitoes but we do have to reapply frequently to keep the deer and yellow flies away. I don't think most people have to deal with them so this neat bottle should work great under more normal conditions ??
I will definitely purchase again when I need more
June 27, 2018
1 year ago
So far, no mosquitoes in sight!
First time diffusing while sitting outside. My husband didn’t want to screen in the porch this year, so hoping this blend will keep the bigs away and save our marriage ?? So far so good!
June 26, 2018
Wonderful oil!
We are troubled terribly by knats and flies and Bug Away WORKS at keeping them at bay. Even my husband says, "it really works!'. The smell is pleasant and it takes just a little to get relief from the critters.
June 26, 2018
1 year ago
Great blend for bugs!!
I love this blend! We have put it on some bites to stop the itching and it gives immediate relief. I have also used it very diluted on my animals and it has made a difference. I am excited to make some bug spray and use it in some homemade bug candles on my porch.
June 26, 2018
1 year ago
It Works!
Works really well. Have the roll on and got the concentrate so I can make a spray
June 24, 2018
1 year ago
Strong smell, which I like, I'm defusing it and can't see any mosquitoes in my house.??
May 8, 2018
1 year ago
Love it!
I used this all summer before going out to cut the grass or work outside. No bug troubles!
January 18, 2018
over 2 years ago
No more DEET for us-
Rub it on the bottom of your feet, wait a couple of minutes, you are good to go- easily dispersed thruout your body. Bugs go the other direction - lasts for hours, even in the evening-
October 10, 2017
over 2 years ago
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What is the difference between Bug Off and Bug Away Neat?
Whitney H on Jun 15, 2017
Bug Away Neat
Bug Away Neat
Bug Off!
Bug Off!
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.
is this safe on animals? how much needs to be use on a cat around 16 lbs
Emily M on May 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: At this time, we have found insufficient research about using essential oils on or around domestic animals, including procedures and possible reactions. Because of this lack of research, we are unable to advise how to use essential oils with pets. For more information and references, please email us at Support@rockymountainoils.com.

-RMO Team.
What does "neat" mean in the blends? In the buy section some oils have the option to be purchased as a blend or neat? Not asking about bug off as all the questions on here pertain to that particular one. Just "neat"
Crystal M. on Jan 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We dilute about half of our blends with FCO because they have luxury oils in them. This helps to keep the price affordable for our customers. The term "neat" means undiluted.

Thanks, - RMO Team
Is Bug Off going to come back anytime soon? I have been unable to find it since March 2018. We prefer Bug Off over Bug Away
Paola A on Jun 24, 2018

We apologize for the inconvenience, but unfortunately, we have discontinued the Bug Off! Essential Oil Blend and will be moving forward with the Bug Away Essential Oil blend.

-RMO Team
Can you use Bug Off! on kids? Which would be best to use on both children and adults? And is one more effective than the other?
Miriam on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Bug Off! is great for adults but Bug Away would be the best blend to use for children and adults.
How do you recommend making this into a spray? For room sprays I use water and 1 Tbsp alcohol. I want to spray this on my skin and use it on my kids (2 &4) as well.
Julie on Jun 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We do have a great recipe on our Blog that you may find helpful. https://www.rockymountainoils.com/learn/bugs-away/
What makes this blend neat?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Bug Away is the NEAT version or "Undiluted" version of our Kids Line blend Bug Away. The Kid Line Roll- On is diluted to a 2%. We introduced the larger NEAT version so it would be used for adults or in sprays :)
I ordered & received your product "Bug Off". It does not come with instructions on how to us it. What do you recommend?
Pam Z on May 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We would recommend checking out the product page as well as our Blog for usage tips.

Is there a roll on recipe using bug away near?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We have a Bug Away Roll-on that comes prediluted and ready for topical application. Here is the link: https://www.rockymountainoils.com/bug-away.html

If you want to make your own with this blend, here is a link to our blog with a recipe. https://www.rockymountainoils.com/learn/bugs-away/

--RMO Team
Would this work to keep Ticks away?
Ciara V on May 21, 2018

Yes, it is commonly used in this way. The Bug Away Essential Oil Blend is a great substitute for any commercial bug repellants.

- RMO Team
looking for something for gnats any suggestions? Tried 45 drops bug off and 2 ozs witch hazel and 2 ozs distilled water didnt work
A shopper on May 14, 2018

Here are some oils that may help:

Citronella, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Geranium, Patchouli, and Cedarwood.

- RMO Team
How do I mix Bug Away Neat into a spray for my children? Does anyone have a recipe/
Brenda B on Apr 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Here's a like to our Blog page for some DIY recipes:

RMO Team
Can this be diffused outside?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2018

You are able to diffuse the oils outside, however, it may not be as effective if you were to diffuse the oils in a closed area. Please be sure to check the foot coverage of each oil diffuser to make sure how far the distance would be.

-RMO Team
If I wanted to use this, after diluting, does it only need to go on a small space on the body, or on any exposed skin?
Amanda H. on Mar 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Bug Away blend is intended to be used to replace any commercial bug spray. To be sure that there is appropriate coverage and protection, it is suggested to apply to any exposed skin as you would with a commercial bug spray.


-RMO Team
Can this be applied without carrier oil?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We always recommend to dilute any essential oils or blends with a carrier oil before topical application. Please visit our Dilution Chart for tips! https://www.rockymountainoils.com/dilution-rate
What can I use for ants?
Tracy M. on Jun 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have had great feedback about using Cinnamon Bark:https://www.rockymountainoils.com/cinnamon-bark.html
After mixing a DIY bug repellent, approximately how long will it keep the bugs off my children. How often do I need to reapply? Thank you.
A shopper on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Feel free to use and reapply as needed!