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CATNIP 80 90% Nepetalactone ESSENTIAL OIL

Common Name: Catnip

Synonyms: catmint

Latin Binomial: Nepeta cataria L.

Family: Lamiaceae

Production Method: steam distilled

Countries of Origin: Europe, USA

Description of Oil: Catnip oil has a deep rich golden color and a sweet pastoral scent reminiscent of newly mown grass.

Description of Plant: A perennial herb belonging to the mint family. Catnip is native to Europe and grows wild in most of the United States.

History, Folklore and Myth: Long used in France as a seasoning, catnip was introduced to the U.S. in the late 18th century. Native Americans brewed the leaves for infant colic.

Properties and Uses: Catnip essential oil is proven to be more effective than DEET as mosquito repellent. It is also used for treating migraines and for inducing sleep.

Precautions and Contraindications: low risk of skin sensitization; may be psychotropic

Other Interesting  Information: Catnip has also been proven to repel cockroaches.

Nepeta cataria
Flowering Tops
Naturally Farmed
Steam Distilled

Catnip Essential Oil Profile

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