Catnip is a member of the mint family and grows in the wild as a weed. Catnip Essential Oil is a stimulant herb for felines, but has a sedative effect on humans. It is commonly used as an insect repellent.
Specific Benefits of Catnip Essential Oil as follows:Insect repellent... Catnip Essential Oil is one of the most effective natural insect repellents, with a single drop of the oil sufficient to drive away mosquitoes, gnats, flies, and other pests.
Natural sedative... Catnip Essential Oil has relaxing and sedating properties. As a result, it is useful in relieving physical and mental stress, particularly when added to bathwater.
Sleep aid... Thanks to its sedative properties, Catnip Essential Oil is commonly used as an alternative for treating insomnia and sleeplessness.
Properties: Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Insecticide
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aroma: Rich, Minty, Floral
Recipes We Love:Natural insect repellent
Catnip Essential Oil
Both of these oils are highly effective natural insect repellents. Simply add a drop of them to your clothes to ward away bugs and other pests.
Relaxing bath blend
1 teaspoon Pomegranate Seed Oil
1 drop Catnip Essential Oil
2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Mix the essential oils with the pomegranate seed oil before adding them to the bath water to help the oils to disperse well.
1 oz. Meadowfoam Seed Oil
8 drops Valerian Root Essential Oil
8 drops Lavender Essential Oil
8 drops Catnip Essential Oil
Mix the essential oils with the meadowfoam seed oil, and then apply this blend to your chest and to the back of your neck. Alternately, diffuse the essential oils before going to sleep.