This is Hands Down the BEST Natural Organic Bug Repellent

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Stay safe from bugs, literally!

I love this natural and organic bug repellent that’s packed full of amazing smelling essential oils! The best part? It really works!

Summer means bugs, but that doesn’t mean you need to spray on toxic & horrible smelling bug repellent to keep bugs away, here’s the best natural product that is an outdoor lover’s dream come true!


I’m obsessed with Sallye Ander’s “No Bite Me” bug repellent!

hand holding a tub of no bite me bug repellent in front of plants outside

I don’t know about you, but I would rather risk getting eaten alive by mosquitoes instead of spraying myself and my kids with some nasty smelling, oily, & toxic bug spray.

…that’s until I discovered this all-natural & organic bug repellent!

I will admit, I was totally skeptical of this at first – I received it as a gift (Thanks, Mom!) and thought for sure there’s no way it would work – any bug repellent should have to smell horrible to keep even the most tedious bugs away, right?! 🤔

Well, I was totally wrong!

kid with bug repellent lotion on finger tip holding jar

Since bugs tend to seek me out all summer long, I ended up bringing this bug repellent along with me when I traveled to Mexico last summer. It’s effective on black flies, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks so it was totally coming with! It was even the perfect size for traveling in my carry-on so I didn’t even need to check my bag. 🙌

Even better, I was looking for any reason to put it on during my whole trip because it smells SO good! In fact, I had literally used the whole jar the day before coming back from my vaca – and of course, I ended up with ALL the mosquito bites after that 😫. But… at least I could say I know it definitely works! (And I’ve been using it ever since!)

It’s totally safe for kids, too!

hand holding jar of bug repellent with boy rubbing it on skin in background

If you’ve been a reader here for long enough, you know that I love products that are great for the planet and safe to use on your body, so this bug repellent is a HUGE winner in my book.

It’s DEET free, organic, hypoallergenic, made with edible ingredients (although I don’t recommend eating it haha!), free of palm oil, never tested on animals, safe for the Earth, infant-safe, and you can even use it in your hair!

Already have a mosquito bite… or lots of bites? This repellent is also great for providing relief and soothing after-bites. Plus, just a little bit goes a long way, so you totally get your money’s worth despite its small size.

Now, let’s talk about how great it smells…

boy holding bug repellent smiling

This fragrant bug repellent smells incredible – even my kids look for an excuse to wear it. I also really appreciate how wonderful it smells since I don’t wear any perfume and it’s a nice scent to throw on when you’re outside.

Their aromatic repellent is a blend of essentials oils including cedar, mint, lemongrass, geranium, clove, thyme, rosemary, and eugenol. And the scent lasts up to 4 hours!

kid putting lotion on arm with finger

Speaking of how long it last, the application is super easy, too. You don’t have to deal with spraying on any cold liquid. Instead, all you do is use your finger to get a dot of this whipped lotion, then apply on skin, and rub until blended in. Repeat until all bare skin areas are covered.

I find it to be really moisturizing too, (it contains shea butter and cocoa butter) so rest assured you’ll be getting that glowy summer skin in no time! Who would have thought that’d be a perk of bug repellent?! 😍


Want even more coverage?

kid hand holding a bar of no bite me bug soap

Sallye Ander also makes a bug repellent soap that smells just as amazing and is just as safe as the lotion I already shared above. It’s designed for you to start your day with this soap when you first shower in the morning, and then you can follow up throughout the day with the cream I’ve been raving about. With this duo, you’ll get the ultimate coverage for when you’re really fighting off bugs.

Their soaps are handcrafted in small batches and even cut by hand so you can ensure you’re getting a thoughtfully made product every single time. Just like the cream, this soap is made of completely natural ingredients and free of artificial dyes, sulfates, parabens, and chemicals.

If it’s not obvious, I LOVE these No-Bite-Me products!

And nope, this post is not sponsored. I just wholeheartedly feel like everyone needs to know about this incredible cream!


If you’re on the fence, check out these raving reviews for Sallye Ander bug repellent:

hand holding a bar of soap and no bite me bug repellent lotion

This cream is perfect. It has a very pleasant odor and it’s soft and creamy. I honestly have not been bitten once while sleeping since I started using it – it really does what it says!” – Ashley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“I live in The Woodlands, Texas just north of Houston and we have had a tremendous amount of rain this year. Needless to say, the mosquitoes are horrible. I have used Deep Woods in the past and while it works very well, I actually feel a bit nauseated after having it on for a while. (Too much DEET I suppose).

I also hate spraying all of the stuff on just to go out and grill a steak, come back into the house, sit down on the couch, and then have the furniture smelling like mosquito repellent.

I decided to try this product and I put it on this morning before going outside to spend 3 hours mowing the yard. I did not have any mosquito bites! This stuff really works well and I did not have any nausea that I sometimes get with DEET. – Guy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“I’ve finally found a natural bug repellent (after trying a lot and even making a few) that works! My daughter has always been very prone to mosquito bites but with this cream on I’ve only seen her get one, probably on a spot I missed or didn’t cover well enough. That’s another thing, you just have to use a small amount for each limb, although I always put a bit more on my kid’s ankles. This is such a great natural product and it smells nice too! Definitely recommend!” – Stacy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


This Traeger will have you cooking outdoors for every meal!


Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 124

  1. EJ

    I ordered this when it was last posted. The smell is indeed strong but I don’t think it works the “best”. Don’t get me wrong, it works but it’s not the best I’ve used for bugs.

  2. Lisa B.

    I gave this product a good try…I believe it absolutely works for some people however My blood type, which is O-… may make a difference…I’ve researched and we are twice as likely to attracted by mosquitoes. I’m still searching for a bug repellent without harmful chemicals but for now, in the Florida summer, the only repellent that works for me is OFF. I’m keeping No Bite Me in the cabinet as a backup.

  3. Ginny

    Product doesn’t work. My daughter was bit by mosquitos about 10x using the cream.

  4. Margie Lovell

    Aloha! I just started using the bug cream. Works for pesky flies too. I have a question. When the cream arrived it had separated. Is this normal to have to stir it each use? Please don’t sell my email address!

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Margie! Oh no, I’m glad you reached out! I have never experienced separation with this bug cream – it has always been fluffy and creamy for us! I would definitely recommend reaching out to the company or requesting a replacement. I’m sure it’s still skin-safe, but my main concern would be that it was likely sitting somewhere very hot for it to have been new and separated and the essential oils could be less effective. Good luck and please let me know what you find out!

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