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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 Splendidum, Lavender, Lemon, Rosalina, Sandalwood Australian and Turmeric CO2.




Possible skin sensitization; not suitable for cats.

Catnip, a member of the mint family, is most famous as a treat for cats to play with, but it also has a long history of traditional herbal use. Keep your outdoor space free of annoyances with Catnip. To support a restful night's sleep, Catnip can be diffused to promote a relaxing atmosphere.
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  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.

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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.

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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.

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5.0 5  Great for sleep

It sounded crazy to me to use Catnip essential oil for anything therapeutic, BUT I can't argue with the results. Put on the bottoms of my feet at bedtime, this oil knocks me out! If you have cats, yes, they WILL notice and try to lick you! Part of my bedtime arsenal!

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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4.0 5  Bugs be gone

I like this as a way to keep bugs away, sometimes blend with lemongrass

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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