Bug Off Lotion Tube

(2 customer reviews)


Medium-Strong Scent

81 in stock

Safe to use for all ages!

Also check out our BUG OFF Whipped Tallow in a glass jar

  • A natural bug repellent that is even safe to apply on infants, much safer than chemical repellents.
  • We have been making bug repellent products for several years with great success in effectiveness.
  • This water-repellent solid lotion repels bugs of all kinds: mosquitos, ticks, ants, spiders, flies, fleas, gnats, and more for up to 4 hours after application!*
  • Beautifully packaged in an eco-friendly container, the perfect gift for a nature-lover, camper, hiker, farmer, runner, cyclist, or gardener.
  • Soothes and helps to quickly heal bug bites after they occur if you forget to apply until after you receive bites.
Let your skin experience truly nourishing moisturization, WITHOUT the drying alcohol or other questionable chemicals currently lurking about in regular lotions. Our eco-friendly, plastic-free lotion tubes contain many certified organic ingredients, further reducing the amount of harmful chemicals applied to your bare skin. A little goes a long way since this lotion is not diluted with water or alcohol, which makes it very long-lasting for a full day of moisturization. Our lotion bars do not leave a greasy residue when applied lightly, but a matte finish instead due to our special ingredients listed below.


Pasture-Raised Local Lard

Pasture-Raised, Pure, Hand-Rendered USA Lard feeds your skin extra-nourishing balanced fatty acids and the world’s highest Vitamin D3 content, second only to cod liver oil. Lard has been used in skincare since ancient times for anti-aging and moisturization. Our lard is carefully hand-rendered to keep its precious rare nutrients in-tact. We have listed a few of the skincare benefits below, but you can also Learn more here.
  • Local, Pasture-Raised, and Preservative-Free
  • High in Potassium, Vitamin D3, Retinol-A, Choline, and more to help the skin synthetize collagen and keratin! You may learn more about lard (pig fat) benefits here.
  • Lard is very similar to the cellular make up and pH of our skin, making it very gentle on the skin and readily absorbed, locking in moisture.
  • Lard promotes collagen production resulting in improved elasticity.
  • Lard also evens out skin tone, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, firms and tones skin.
  • Pasture-raised pigs are also extremely efficient at processing sunlight and storing it as Vitamin D3 in their fat. When we rub lard on our skin, we’re soaking up all of that Vitamin D3, which helps to minimize dark spots and lines, reduce acne, promote collagen production and reduce inflammation which is a common factor in conditions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.*
  • Lard is also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and Vitamin A (RETINOL). It’s packed full of vitamins to give us that healthy glowing skin that our skin craves!

Fair-Trade Organic Shea Butter

  • Minimally Processed: NOT Deodorized, NOT Whitened/Bleached
  • Certified Fair-Trade and Certified Organic
  • An extremely effective emollient (Boosts Skin Moisturization & Elasticity)
  • Helps to form a thin layer on the skin’s surface and reduce trans-epidermal water loss, allowing your skin to retain more moisture.
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Low on the Comedogenic Scale (does not cause break-outs)

Fair-Trade Organic Cocoa Butter

  • Minimally Processed: NOT Deodorized, NOT Whitened/Bleached
  • Certified Fair-Trade and Certified Organic
  • An extremely effective emollient (Boosts Skin Hydration & Elasticity)
  • Helps to form a thin layer on the skin’s surface and reduce trans-epidermal water loss, allowing your skin to retain more moisture.
  • Anti-Inflammatory

Local Raw Beeswax

  • Local, Raw, Unprocessed, Real Beeswax
  • Beeswax forms a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, protecting your skin from environmental irritants and harsh weather. Beeswax is particularly exceptional being non-comedogenic (non-pore blocking, very unlikely to clog pores), while also allowing the skin to breathe freely. This makes beeswax particularly beneficial for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
  • The protective barrier formed by beeswax not only protects from external threats, but also locks in moisture to prevent water loss, therefore helping your skin stay soft and hydrated.
  • Beeswax has fantastic skin-softening properties and enhances skin elasticity, helping reduce the signs of aging.
  • Beeswax is anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and a germicidal. These properties make beeswax a highly stable base ingredient, thus extending the product’s life. But importantly, this makes beeswax particularly beneficial for those with sensitive skin as beeswax will unlikely cause skin irritation.

Active Essential Oils

  • Naturally scented with an herbaceous blend of therapeutic grade essentials oils: citronella, lemongrass, geranium, eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, tea tree, clove, patchouli, cedar, lavender, and vanilla oleoresin.
  • All of these essential oils have specific uses for repelling certain bugs and insects, giving the user a more complete coverage.
  • People have been safely using these plants since ancient times to repel unwanted tiny critters.

Certified Organic Castor Oil

  • Certified Organic, Hexane-Free Castor Oil has been used for centuries to help heal damaged skin while also helping restore new skin cells.*
  • Also known as the “Palm of Christ”, its many priceless uses have yet to be overshadowed by any other known oil.
  • Castor oil’s fatty acids are natural humectants, substances used to moisturize the skin by preventing water loss. This effect can promote good skin health, relieve dryness, and soothe skin inflammation.*

Certified Organic Tapioca Starch

  • Tapioca Starch contains oil-absorbent properties that control the production of excess oil and makes the skin silky-soft to the touch.
  • Our Certified Organic Tapioca Starch is food-grade, non-comedogenic, and safe for use in personal care and cosmetic formulations.
  • The final texture of this solid lotion is matte and non-greasy due to absorbent organic tapioca starch.
  • This also makes it mixable with water on top of skin to hold even more hydration in!

Certified Organic Vitamin E

This isn’t your regular (questionable) Vitamin E, this is:
  • Only derived from USDA Certified Organic sunflowers – NO soy, wheat, gluten, or synthetic ingredients – there is no other purer Vitamin E on the market.
  • Natural Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopherol) boasts 2X (200%) more skin absorption and bioavailability for our bodies to utilize than synthetic “vitamin e”. The most obvious differences between the two types is where Vitamin E is sourced and they even have different chemical names. “dL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate” (synthetic Vitamin E) comes from petrochemicals. Meanwhile, “d-Alpha Tocopherol” (natural Vitamin E) is made from the natural nutrients of plant oils.
  • Perfect to help keep our natural tallow deodorants shelf-stable longer by dramatically slowing oxidation, rancidity, and UV damage. Unless you want your deodorants to have an expiration date of 3-6 months from manufacture date, this ingredient is crucial.
  • Wonderful for keeping skin soft and supple, Vitamin E is an invaluable asset for superior skincare.
  • An absolute necessity in our tallow deodorants for better shelf-stability and beautiful skin…
*Our statements not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. We do not guarantee or claim that our products can cure, treat, or prevent any disease.

*Does not guarantee that every bug will be deterred, but so far has done an excellent job in most cases. If swimming or doing an otherwise sweaty activity, please apply more often than every 4 hours or as needed.

Local Pasture-Raised Lard, Shea Butter*/**, Cocoa Butter*/**, Local Raw Beeswax, Neem*, Castor Oil*, Essential Oils of [Vanilla Oleoresin, Citronella, Geranium, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Patchouli, & Clove], Tapioca Starch* and Organic Non-GMO Vitamin E.

* Certified Organic / ** Certified Fair Trade

Read More About Our Essential Oils Here

An effective, all-natural, and pure essential oil blend of: Neem, Peppermint, Vanilla Oleoresin, Citronella, Geranium, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Patchouli, & Clove.

INTENSITY: Medium to Strong

Best By Date:

  • 6/14/2025

Store in a room-temperature, dry place out of direct sunlight.

We recommend using within 1 year of first use for best results, as scents and contents fade and break down faster over time once disturbed.

Apply directly on exposed skin areas, especially focusing around the mouth, the face, and where veins are visible or close to the skin’s surface: the carbon dioxide emitted from exhalation and pulse points attract bugs, masking these specific areas helps to further avoid bug attraction.

This is for ALL products: To our current knowledge, we use all ingredients within the FDA (United States Food & Drug Administration) regulations. The safety factor of using any product depends on each individual’s medical condition(s) and sensitivities. Without consulting your medical practitioner prior to use, all consumers assume responsibility for any risks or health hazards from using a product for the manufacturer’s intended purposes. We never recommend allowing a product to be used outside of its intended purposes (i.e. ingesting a product created for external purposes only). We are not licensed healthcare providers: we cannot share medical advice or medically approve a product for any individual’s condition. We can only offer sales advice and we always advise a physician’s pre-approval before using any product. 

All Perma-Earth products are only to be used as suggested or implied by their listing descriptions and informational tabs. It is the sole responsibility of the consumer to educate themselves on every product’s ingredients and proper usage before purchase and to seek medical advice from their healthcare provider before use.

If pregnant, nursing, planning to become pregnant, or will use a product on any dependent, please consult with your licensed healthcare provider before using any products. We do have products intended for babies and approved by our own personal pediatricians in our baby shop section. Even in these cases, we still advise a consultation with your personal healthcare provider before using any product on yourself or a dependent. Again, we are not responsible for individual reactions due to a medical condition, allergy, or special sensitivity. We advise everyone to use precaution with trying a product on themselves or a dependent.


Please note that at Perma-Earth LLC, we pride ourselves on being fully transparent with all of our ingredients, unlike many companies that hide other ingredients under one name or do not disclose the full ingredients list. All ingredients used in the amounts regulated by the INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) are clearly listed in every product’s online electronic listing descriptions and tabs via our ecommerce website at perma-earth.com (which you are viewing now). Consumers take the full risk of using the products as-intended by seller (whether suggested or implied) upon purchase.


Furthermore, Perma-Earth LLC extensively tests their products in-house on their own limited personnel with their acknowledged consent. We do our absolute best to comply with the most up-to-date safety and usage requirements of each ingredient for the specific purposes of use or benefits intended from use. We also take great measures to maintain proper shelf-stability needs of the product to reduce or eliminate any possibility of microbial growth hazards derived from contamination during use or the natural environment within the specified use period from manufacture date. Please see each product’s expiration information contained in the online listing.


Any consumer may contact us to request more information about suggested uses, specific ingredients of concern used in current formulations, or other manufacturing contact points at any time from us before or after purchase. To which we will do our best to relay the most accurate information to account for public safety concerns without compromising copyrights.


ALL PRODUCTS ARE PRODUCED AND STORED IN THE SAME FACILITY, OFTEN USING THE SAME EQUIPMENT CLEANED BETWEEN EACH USE. We cannot fully guarantee that especially sensitive allergic conditions such as to egg or dairy or gluten or latex are not cross-contaminated at a microscopic level. Please keep in mind that the epidermal system is not the same as the digestive system – many digestive allergens such as lactose or gluten intolerance only affects the internal digestive system only if and when ingested – please see your doctor for clarifications with your specific needs before purchase or use. If one has any known topical allergies/sensitivities to any of a product’s stated ingredients, we advise NOT to purchase or use that product. 


As stated prior, Perma-Earth takes all possible measures to pre-test every product on our own staff members and family members before offering a product for sale. Personal dissatisfactions or unique reactions experienced by consumers or their dependents are not the fault of the manufacturer (Perma-Earth LLC), as this is the consumer’s risk of responsibility to educate themselves on their unique sensitivities and to contact the company with any further questions.

For instance, if one has a rare reaction to a preservative, oil, or fragrance – this is a consumer’s sole risk of using the product being pre-informed of the product’s ingredients or description of use prior to purchase. One must also take into consideration the “inferred” use of an ingredient in another product that they have previously deemed safe for use… For instance, if one has no reaction to a “grapefruit scented with essential oils” product and yet has a reaction to an “grapefruit essential oil scented” product, that does not mean that only true grapefruit essential oil was used in the prior product, nor does this guarantee that one will not have a reaction to another grapefruit scented product, as everyone uses different ratios and sources. If one discovers a sensitivity to one of our ingredients, we suggest seeking medical advice and to contact us with as much detail as possible, including clear photographs for us to record and log. Please see our shop policies for further information of disclaimers and directions.

If any consumer has a unique sensitivity or reaction from using our products as intended (whether suggested or implied), please contact us for our records so that we may re-assess safety procedures and also consider changing the formulation if it does not impede with the original intent and purpose of the formula, or discontinue a product entirely. We record ALL reports of sensitivities and reactions for logging and review by the company periodically or on an as-needed basis to assess proper compensations and/or necessary changes to insure the safety and trust of our customers to the best of our abilities.


The General Safety Summary list below is a means to educate consumers on the general safety precautions when using our products, and is by no means an all-encompassing list. The consumer must take proper precautions and use wise judgment when purchasing our products with sensible discretions for using it on or near their own body or dependents’ bodies.

General Safety Summary:

ALL of our body products are meant to be used for external purposes ONLY: if used on an open wound, sore, or in a moist cavity, this is at the consumer’s risk. We ask that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider if using the product in any other way not intended by Perma-Earth LLC.

Some products may cause a temporary rash or reaction to the facial skin, and not to the scalp or body skin, or visa-versa. This depends on each individual’s sensitivity levels and personal biology to various ingredients, qualities, and concentrations.

Some ingredients naturally will cause a tingling sensation, such as peppermint oil or mint-like derivatives, magnesium oil or other oils like tea tree, lemongrass, eucalyptus, camphor, etc. Please use proper precautions when using products with these or similar ingredients around sensitive areas such as the eyes or orifices.

  • Products that must be totally rinsed off with water OR washed off with soap completely after a limited period of use: Scrubs/Exfoliators, Shampoos/Soaps, Bath Bombs, etc. Please employ sensible precautions when using exfoliating products: not using too aggressively, nor too often, nor on wounds, sores, irritations, dry skin, or for prolonged periods of time.
  • Products NEVER to be used externally (on the skin or otherwise): Candles, Wax-Melts. Follow instructions for safe use on candle product warning labels and wax-melters. Never leave them unattended, in an unstable location, near strong air flow, near fire hazards, or near children and/or pets.
  • Products NEVER to be put where an infant may consume an unsafe amount: ANY water-based product containing phenoxyethanol (Milk Lotions, Hyaluronic Acid Products, Some Hair Styling Products, Etc.)
  • Products that can be left on the skin or scalp for reasonable periods of time in non-excessive amounts: Conditioners, Hair Oils, Lotions, Balms, Butters, Deodorants, Perfumes, Etc.

Thank you for choosing Perma-Earth Bath and Body to feed your needs, where the standards are ever-increasing and we are constantly looking to improve our small business. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Approximately : 1.2 oz

Approximately : 2.8″ x 1.4″ x 1.4″

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  1. 186 out of 186 people found this helpful
    Alanna G.

    Alanna G.

    This Bug Off lotion is awesome. I remember being covered head to toe in bug spray as a kid whenever we went to the cabin and not only was it stinky but also super sticky too. This is so much better than all of those chemical sprays! I wore this while at a socially-distanced outdoor get-together with my in-laws and my FIL’s backyard grass was long and they have woods at the edge of their property. I was starting to get bit so I applied the Bug Off to my legs (I was wearing a long skirt which probably wasn’t smart). This definitely helped scare away the mosquitoes and I didn’t feel sticky or gross. My SIL loved the smell of the Bug Off. I think if I had applied before going outside I wouldn’t have been bit at all, but once I did apply they stayed away from those areas. So make sure you cover all areas before going out and reapply as needed to keep the bugs away!

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  2. Rachel Low

    Rachel Low

    I use this on my toddler every morning and appreciate that it’s safe to use on her skin without all the harmful chemicals that are included in commercial bug sprays. Dengue mosquito is rampant in my country so people buy lots of patches and repellent to keep the mosquitos from biting them. This one smells strong enough to keep mosquitos away and very pleasant compared to the commercial one. Loving it!

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