Botanical Name: Nepeta cataria L.
Country of Origin: Canada
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Sep 2020
Minimum Shelf Life: 6 Years
Plant Part: Flower Tops
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, bright, herbaceous, slightly minty and camphoraceous
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot Mint, Chamomile Roman, Citronella, Clary Sage, Frankincense frereana, Geranium Rose, Grapefruit White, Helichrysum italicum, Lavender Wild, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Orange Wild, Rosemary, Rose Moroc, Rose Otto, Tarragon, Thyme ct thymol
Our premium quality Catnip essential oil from Canada contains a high amount of nepetalactone above 80%
. Nepetalactone is the natural chemical constituent famous for its uses against mosquitoes, ticks and other insects. A study by Iowa State University Department of Entomology concluded the nepetalactone in catnip essential oil is 10 times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than toxic chemicals such as DEET
. Because this oil has >80% nepetalactone it is one of the essential oils in our Bug-B-Nice™ Essential Oil Blend
Aromatherapy benefits of Catnip essential oil include helping relieve muscular and intestinal cramps, promotes sweating thus is beneficial in detoxifying formulas and body wraps, is considered a calming oil for situations of stress, tension, insomnia and anxiety.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.
Aromatherapy use: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Nervine, Sedative, Stomachic (Appetite and Digestive Stimulant)
General use: Diffusers, potpourri, massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap and candle scent
Contraindications: Avoid if pregnant.