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Catnip Essential Oil

Catnip Essential Oil

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Product Details

Botanical Name:

Nepeta cataria

Country of Origin:


Extraction Method:

Steam Distilled

Plant Part:

Aerial parts

Strength of Aroma:


Aromatic Scent:

Herbaceous-floral scent

Blends Well With:

Bergamot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Helichrysum Italicum , Lavender, Lemon, Rosalina, Sandalwood Australian and Turmeric CO2.




Possible skin sensitization; not suitable for cats.

Catnip probably isn't the first oil you think of when it comes to relaxation. But it shouldn't be overlooked! This herbaceous floral smelling oil is excellent for creating a relaxing, soothing atmosphere. And if you find yourself having a hard time getting to sleep due to stress or anxiety, diffuse with other relaxing oils like Sandalwood and Lavender for a great sleepy blend. When combined with Citronella, it helps keep outdoor pests away, and Catnip can even help relieve muscle and head tension when diluted in a carrier oil and topically applied and is useful for helping to relieve gas pain.

An important note about Catnip essential oil: Since catnip treats and toys can provide such enjoyment (for them and us), you might find yourself tempted to use this oil with your cat. But don't. This essential oil is for humans only. And if you want to learn more about essential oils and cats, check out this blog post.

To learn more about our Catnip's uses and benefits, check out our Catnip essential oil spotlight blog post.
To ease occasional muscular head tension, add a small amount of Catnip Essential Oil to a carrier oil and apply to affected area.

Add equal parts Catnip and Citronella to water or witch hazel to make a spray for an all-natural aid against outdoor annoyances.

For topical application, dilute to 1-3%.

The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.

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4.0 5  Unsure how to use it

I won Catnip on a live a few months ago. I am still unsure how to use it. I don't like the smell, so I'll need to find good blends to use to hide the smell.

recommend  No, I wouldn't recommend this to a friend.

Was this review helpful?Yes 3 / No3

3.0 5  Just OK

It’s an alright oil... I don’t use it frequently so I probably won’t purchase this oil in the future. Scent is medicinal in nature.

recommend  No, I wouldn't recommend this to a friend.

Was this review helpful?Yes 3 / No1

4.0 5  Surprised

I got this to help with sleep, but I was surprised to find that it is also soothing for a cough, I really felt my cough was comforted when applied to chest

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Was this review helpful?Yes 7 / No0

3.0 5  Curious

I was curious about this oil and finally decided to take the plunge and get it after hearing good reviews about it. At first the scent takes some getting used to. Kinda remind me of helichrysum. Haven't really use it as insect repellent yet, but when diffusing, 2 drops is enough to get the scent.

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Was this review helpful?Yes 3 / No0

3.0 5  Catnip's aroma

Catnip's aroma is quite challenging when undiluted. It is pungent and medicinal reminds me of medicinal herbs. If you are looking for sweeter smelling herbal oil, there are other oils like sage (various types), marjoram, dill weed, mastrante etc. Now Catnip in low dilution, her scent unfold as sweet-ish and 'spearmint'-ish. To say its floral...hmmm....more like herbal, sweet green smell if dilute. Maybe in its combined complexity I do detect a bit of floral. Akin like in petitgrain I smell a bit of neroli but I would not think petitgrain is a floral. Anyway I recommend keeping a small bottle as reference. If anyone by chance buy 30ml , do share what motivates you to use Catnip in reviews here.

recommend  No, I wouldn't recommend this to a friend.

Was this review helpful?Yes 11 / No3