Mountain Rose Herbs

Catnip Essential Oil

Nepeta cataria Origin: USA

Catnip Essential Oil

Overview

Botanical Name

Nepeta cataria

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Leaf and flower

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Rich, herbaceous, mild floral

Traditional Use

Traditionally used as an insect repellant. There is more research on the herb, which is a stimulant for felines, and a sedative for humans, and these actions may transfer to the essential oil.

Blends Well With

Grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, orange, rosemary, spearmint

Of Interest

The active constituent in catnip nepetalactone, has been found to be more effective than the insect repellent diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET).

Safety Data

Avoid while pregnant.

Disclaimer

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.