This is Hands Down the BEST Natural Organic Bug Repellent!

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Skip toxic bug sprays and buy this No Bite Me natural bug repellent instead!

woman holding container of natural bug repellent cream smiling outside

Stay safe from bugs with my favorite all-natural cream!

I’ve deemed this the best natural bug repellent ever! No Bite Me bug repellent by SallyeAnder is extremely effective, smells incredible, and is so safe it’s considered to be edible. Summer doesn’t mean you have to spray toxic and horrible-smelling bug repellent to keep bugs away. So I’m sharing the best natural product that’s an outdoor lover’s dream come true!

I’ve been using SallyeAnder “No Bite Me” Bug Repellent for 4 years and will never stop raving about it!

woman laughing while applying bug cream

I would rather risk getting eaten alive by mosquitoes rather than spraying myself and my kids with some nasty smelling, oily, & toxic bug spray. 🙅🏼‍♀️ That’s why I’m so glad I found this all-natural & organic bug repellent years ago!

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

hand holding two types of the best bug repellents

Disclaimer: You may have noticed new packaging if you’re already familiar with this bug repellent. I’ve compared the old (bottom) vs. new (top) packaging above.

Not to worry, my friends, it’s still the same amazing bug cream and all of the ingredients have remained the same. 🤩

hand holding container of bug cream outside

When I first discovered this bug repellent I was totally skeptical. I actually received it as a gift (thanks, Mom!) and thought for sure there’s no way it would work because any bug repellent should have to smell horrible in order to keep pesky bugs away. Right?! 🤔

Well, I was totally wrong!

It’s effective on black flies, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks! 🦟 It’s also the perfect size for traveling so it can go with you on all your adventures.

woman smelling container of no bite me natural bug repellent

This is the best bug repellent because it even smells incredible too!

I don’t typically wear perfume, but I actually look for a reason to put this stuff on. 😂 Even my kiddos love the scent so I know you will too.

This spa-like repellent is a blend of essential oils including cedar, mint, lemongrass, geranium, clove, thyme, rosemary, and eugenol. And the scent lasts up to 4 hours! My Hip sidekick, Emily, recently bought some after hearing me rave about it for years. Here’s what she said:

“My boyfriend and I used this bug cream last weekend and it worked SO great! And I absolutely looooove the scent of it because lemongrass is my fave! So glad I finally tried this out!” – Emily

SallyeAnder No-Bite Me Natural Bug Repellent is totally safe for kids, too!

kid putting lotion on arm with finger

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

Plus, they never use artificial dyes, synthetic chemicals, or foaming agents.

Already have a mosquito bite… or lots of bites?

woman applying dots of bug cream on thigh

It’s super effective at providing relief and soothing after-bites too. There have been a handful of times my kids or I aren’t prepared and end up with bites. This is the first thing my kiddos ask for by name to get some relief. 🙌🏻

hand holding open container of no bite me natural bug repellent

You will NOT be dealing with a greasy residue, spraying cold, stinky liquid, or suffering from drying alcohol with this bug cream.

Instead, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this effective whipped lotion and just a little bit goes a long way! You simply dab this lotion revert 3-4 inches on exposed skin and you’ll find it beautifully moisturizes your skin. All thanks to the moisturizing ingredients like olive oil and beeswax.

Who would have thought a bug repellent could contribute to hydrated, glowy summer skin?! 😍

Want even more coverage with this best bug repellent?

sallyander no bite me bug repellent in store display

SallyeAnder also makes a bug repellent soap that smells just as amazing and is just as safe as the lotion I already shared above. This soap is designed to use for a morning shower and to follow up with the cream throughout the day as needed.

With this duo, you’ll get the ultimate coverage against bugs. 👏🏻

man making homemade soaps

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

woman holding the best bug repellent smiling outside

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 about this best bug repellent, check out these raving reviews:

hand holding no bite me lotion in front of houseplant

“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’s the best bug repellent and really does what it says!” – Ashley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I live in The Woodlands, TX just north of Houston and the mosquitoes are horrible this year. Deep Woods was my go-to in the past but I always feel a bit nauseated after having it on for a while. (Too much DEET I suppose). I also hate spraying nasty, greasy repellent on just to grill a steak, come back inside, sit down on the couch, and then have the furniture smelling like mosquito repellent. After using this cream for the first time, I spent 3 hours mowing the yard and didn’t have a single bite! This stuff really works well and it actually smells great! – Guy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I’ve tried many natural bug repellents and I’m so glad to have found one that actually 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!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 91

  1. bizzymama

    Thank you for this! Just ordered it from Amazon, looking forward to trying it out on our family : )

    • Sara

      Enjoy, bizzymama! I’m so glad this post was helpful to you and your family!

  2. Emily NYC

    Would the smell be too strong if you have chemical sensitivities?

    • Sara

      Thanks a great question, Emily NYC. I’m sure everyone is different so it’s hard to say, but as I mentioned in the post, there are quite a few essential oils making up the scent for this product so it is strong. However, I find it to be really pleasant. If you’re only able to handle mild or completely unscented products I would definitely not recommend this product in that case.

    • mrswagley

      Im pretty sensitive to smells and this does have a pretty strong scent. I was still ok using it but it would have been too much for me when I was pregnant (sense of smell was in overload.) If you are easily nauseated by strong scents in general this may not work for you.

  3. marburs

    Does it take dare of ticks?

    • Sara

      Hey, marburs! Yes, this repellant cream is effective on black flies, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Hope that helps!

  4. Sara

    Oh no, Mandypacs, thanks for sharing! Hopefully, you won’t have to wait too long to get your order!

    • Rina

      I just ordered from Amazon, no backorder. Got the soap too. Sounds like it will smell amazing!

  5. Daphneg

    We have used this for years. It is the best!

    • Sara

      Awesome! So happy to hear that, Daphneg!

  6. Sara

    Awesome, thanks for sharing, Jackie! We’ll have to take a look at that one.

  7. Sandy:)

    Thanks for the post. I ordered some to try. Hope it works as well for my family as it has for yours!

    • Sara

      Awesome, Sandy! Keep me posted on how well it works for you all! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  8. Ann

    Does this protect against nauseums? Any one know. Thank you.

    • Sara

      Hey Ann! It doesn’t directly call out “nauseums” on the container, but it does say it repellent black flies so maybe there’s a resemblance since they’re both in the fly family. I would ask the company before ordering though if that’s your major concern! I hope this helps!

  9. Kate

    Does it leave your skin greasy after applying? I’ve used different essential oil based repellents in the past but they left my skin feeling so oily.

    • Sara

      This is very moisturizing, Kate, so it will leave your skin feeling soft. If you use too much it can definitely make it feel greasy, however, you don’t need much at all for it to be effective. πŸ™‚

  10. JMcRayde

    Yay! So thankful for your recommendation! Only question, is it safe around dogs/cats? We have a 12 week puppy, so want to be sure on that. Thanks!

    • Sara

      I’m so glad you asked before ordering, JMcRayde. I don’t have any pets at the moment so that’s not something that even came to find. If you head over to Amazon from our link and scroll down to questions/answers someone did ask about dogs and the seller responded saying this: “Yes! You can certainly use our No Bite Me products on dogs. We suggest putting in their arm and leg pits, down their bellies and right near their ears.”

      I hope that helps!

    • Maggie

      JMcRayde, you might want to check out Wondercide natural products, especially designed for pets. They have a cedar-based spray for pets (and people). They’re based in Austin, TX and use Texas Cedar. Their pet shampoo bars are the BEST for washing dogs. They have an Amazon store, but I buy directly from their site as they often send out 20-30% off codes (the cedar yard spray is pricey, but it works great at keeping fleas and mosquitoes away).

  11. JMcRayde

    Effective on bees?!

    • Sara

      They don’t call out bees on the container, JMcRayde. I would reach out to the company about that just to be sure. I think bees, naturally are not looking to attack like the other bugs most are looking to fight off. Hopefully this helps and you find a solution you’re looking for!

      • JMcRayde

        Thank you Sara and Maggie for the reply! I have the item saved in my favorites list on Amazon until we need it:) I do know also, bees dislike any kind of mint scent. Such as peppermint or spearmint.

        • Sara

          Keep me posted on how you like it after you give it a shot, JMcRayde! Enjoy your summer!

  12. Lori

    Thanks for the heads-up on Natrapel, peachcraze. Mosquitoes LOVE me!

  13. Lori

    Ordered one. Hope it works for us too.

    • Sara

      Awesome, Lori! I hope you enjoy it!

  14. kmlewis81

    Just ordered one. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Sara

      Awesome, kmlewis81! I hope you love it!

  15. Sara

    I hope you love this product, peachcraze! Even more importantly, I hope you can safely get back to doing something you love without the nuisance of bugs!

  16. Dee.K

    So sunscreen first and then this repellent right?

    • Sara

      Hey, Dee.K! I’m not sure about the proper way to apply while also using sunscreen. I’m sure each sunscreen can affect the effectiveness on this product. I would reach out to the company to find out exactly how the product is to be intended to use in addition to sunscreen. πŸ™‚

  17. Sara

    Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that V!

  18. Feenicks

    I have tried 6 different deet free repellants from homemade essential oil versions to store bought versions and have been bit EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I’m so he only person around here who gets bit through my leggings! Just ordered the combo soap and cream package. I will love you forever if you have found the solution to my summer outdoors problem.

    • Sara

      I seriously thought I was the only person who gets bit through their leggings, Feenicks! LOL! I seriously hope this product works just as well for you! Please keep me posted. πŸ™‚

    • zina

      I get bites through my Jeans!!! I will have to try this one, just trying to figure out how it works with sunscreen

  19. Sara

    Thank you so much for sharing your testimony with us, JAC! I’m happy that you and your family have a product that works so well for you. πŸ™‚

  20. laurlaur2501

    I just discovered this product a couple of weeks ago through my local MOMS group. Ordered it directly through the company rather than Amazon and received $5 off my first purchase and it came within the same week of me placing the order. For the past 2 weeks I have been using for myself and my 2 year old and it truly works. Totally willing to spend a bit more on a product that actually works and is natural!!

    • Sara

      I’m so happy to hear how much you love this product, laurlaur2501! And thanks for the shopping tip as well!

  21. Olgraygirl

    Just ordered the duo-pack, soap and cream. Although not available for Prime, shouldn’t take too long to arrive. I love using natural repellants and if it smells great, too–BONUS!!

    • Sara

      I hope you love it as much as I do, Olgraygirl. Keep me posted! πŸ™‚

  22. chenga57

    Would you put this before or after sunscreen? Definitely want to try this

    • Sara

      Hey there, chenga57! Another reader above asked the same question and I’m not sure about the proper way to apply while also using sunscreen. I’m sure each sunscreen can affect the effectiveness of this product. I would reach out to the company to find out exactly how the product is to be intended to use in addition to sunscreen. πŸ™‚

  23. Jdj2day

    Just ordered this as well. Excited to be able to go outdoors without getting bit!! Winner-winner chicken dinner! Thank you for posting info.

    • Sara

      So awesome, Jdj2day! I hope you enjoy using it and enjoy the outdoors even more now! Cheers!

  24. Sue

    Does anyone know what ALL the ingredients are?
    I went out to Amazon and could not see all of them for the cream or the soap.

    • Stacy F (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure, this is the full list of ingredients per their site: cedar oil, eugenol, lemongrass oil, geranium oil, clove oil, mint oil, rosemary oil, thyme oil, soy and canola oils, and rosemary needle.
      You can see that here:

    • Sara

      Hi Sue! As it states on the back of my jar of cream, all of the active ingredients are the oils I already have listed in the post and then the “inert ingredients” are purified water, soy and canola oils, beeswax, lecithin, and rosemary needle. Then at the bottom, it states: *Derived from natural plant extracts naturally occurring in several culinary herbs and spices.

      Hope all of this info helped! πŸ™‚

    • Sue

      Thank you

  25. Meeko

    Awesome! Fun fact, the founder of the company is my granduncle! Really cool to see this during my daily H2S perusing. 😊

    • Sara

      What a small world, Meeko! That’s really cool!

  26. Sara

    I’ll have to check it out, thanks Abbie!

  27. Gisette

    Just order some. I seem to be a bug magnet 🧲 The bugs are bad this year. 😬

    • Sara

      Awesome! Keep me posted on how you like it, Gisette!

  28. Sue S

    Ordered one. Thank you for sharing. I have tried a lot of suggested/posted products (toys, clothes, food, etc) on H2S. Have not been disappointed.

    • Sara

      That’s so great to hear, Sue S! I hope you love this product recommendation as much as all the other things you have scored in the past. Keep us posted! πŸ™‚

  29. bizzymama

    Just received this in the mail and it does have an amazing scent! Love it!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Thanks for following up, bizzymama!

  30. Shelly

    I put this on and went out to walk my dog and was immediately bit by a horse fly so beware.

  31. Pat

    Oh my I literally just bought this 2 days ago on a recommendation from a lake cabin guest where we are staying because the sandflies were so bad. I am also a mosquito magnet…two days and not one bite. This stuff is amazing!!!

  32. Mommyof4

    Mosquitos have always loved me, but after getting fly bites at Lake Havasu that made my ankle swell up so much…giving this a try. Praying it works. Thanks!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Good luck! Mosquitos love me so I completely understand!

    • Sara

      I hope it works for you! Enjoy!!

  33. Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

    Wow! That’s awesome! I wasn’t sure you’d get the credit with SS! Thanks for letting us know, Tricia!

  34. jill-6

    Our pediatrician recommended the same. We lived in Alaska, where the mosquitos were in abundance and raising 4 kids- he said the effectiveness of deet far out weighed the minimal risk. One of those things that we just have to decide what we think is best for our family.

  35. Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

    You should get an email in the next day or so telling you that you earned the credit. You’ll need to open the email and follow the directions on how to claim it.

  36. acgold

    I bought this last year, both the cream and soap. It was very effective. We showered with the soap and then used the cream. We also used Wondercide on the grass at my sister’s lake home , where there are ticks and lots of deer.. It is totally non-toxic and can be used around pets and children You can walk on it immediately. It worked on ticks and we did see less mosquitos and ants. Our chocolate lab had almost no ticks after being in the backyard, constantly.

    • Sara

      YES!! Thank you for sharing that. I also have heard wonderful things about Wondercide and must try it!!!

  37. Sara

    Oh no, Connie! I’m sorry you didn’t love it! Hopefully, you have found something that works for you and smells good. πŸ™‚

  38. Sara

    Hey, TJ! The $10 credit is for Amazon’s Small Shop promotion that’s running before Prime Day starts, so you would need to purchase before then to receive the credit. You can read more about Amazon Prime Day 2021 and how to take advantage of these credits HERE. I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any other questions. I’m happy to help. πŸ™‚

  39. Lisha

    Thanks for sharing. I appreciate it.

  40. lisakristofferrasmussen

    I purchased this through your link a couple of weeks ago. I love it so much I just reordered a larger size for their website. I absolutely love the smell and even though it did not prevent all bites, it greatly reduced the amount of times I am bitten outside. I live in my garden and traditional bug spray makes me sick. So glad to have found this product!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Awww, we sure appreciate your response! I’m glad you love it!

  41. Linda

    I know everyone has their own preference on scent but personally I LOVE the smell of this stuff. As someone who suffers from migraine causing synthetic fragrance allergies the natural essential oils are a welcome break form common bug repellents. I purchased some last year, have used numerous times on our family of 5 and still have half a jar left. So glad I tried this product.

  42. Olgraygirl

    I ordered this product after a previous posting and can vouch for it whole heartedly! It does smell amazing, it’s effective both for preventing bites and afterward if you do get bitten, for itch relief! My husband also loves to use the soap as a preventive on grass-mowing days. It’s so nice to find a product that works and doesn’t make you smell like chemicals and feel icky-sticky!!

  43. Madelyn

    Bought this after the previous post about it. We have 2 year old twins and the sprays you buy are not safe for children under a certain age! We received it, and are going to use it this weekend! We love to be outside with the boys, so I am excited to try it and give them an awesome review. Thank you for sharing!! Very helpful

  44. 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!

  45. StacyY

    Loving the helpful comments about ingredients and all the testimonies! This is why I have loved Hip2Save for so many years! Have a quick question about ingredients in soap, we have a nut allergy son. Can anyone who has this verify it contains no nut products? Almond oil is used a lot and I just want to be sure it’s ok. Seems from what website says the lotion is safe but just want to check the soap if possible. Thanks all!

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment, StacyY! To answer your question, I do not currently have the soap to say for sure if there’s a nut ingredient. However, I don’t see anything noting traces of nuts in the bug repellent. Since it is an allergy, I would still reach out to the company to be 100% sure before using it.

  46. acgold

    Commenting again about how good a product this is. We have now used it for a few summers in the Catskills. Still great. Have not found anything safer. We also continue to spray Wondercide and have had almost no ticks on any of us or the dog. It is also totally nontoxic and safe for pets and kids.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      WOW! Thanks so much for taking the time to share this helpful feddback, acgold! πŸ₯°

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      I was just in the Catskills and found it super effective as well, acgold! I’m thrilled to hear how much you love it too! I’ve also heard wonderful things about Wondercide and plan to use it in our yard! Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

  47. LEMADU

    Just used this on my doggy. He is laid up but wants to sit outside. As soon as I applied some, the flies stopped “bugging” him. I dab just a bit on his ears, between his eyes/forehead, at the base of his tail and dabbed some all the way down, and a dot on each paw and he is good for a while.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! SO happy to hear how well this is working for your pup and he can now enjoy the outdoors! πŸ₯°

  48. TuMama

    Didnt work for me or my kids, I was very dissapointed after reading all the great reviews. We tested it as soon as it came in and I was bold enough to put shorts on my kids, put some ointment, and let them go outside! 15 mins later they were bit all over their legs. I put ointment on and put leggings, when outside and only lasted 10 mins before I was attacked. I personally wouldnt recommend.

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry to hear this didn’t work well for you and your family, TuMama!

  49. Meg

    This did not work at all. But it does work for after bite.

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      Bummer! Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, Meg.

  50. CJ

    Looks good, but Honey shows 15 price changes just in the past month. They fiddle with the price constantly.

    Lowest is 12.49. I’ll wait until it gets to that price.

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