Catnip Essential Oil


Catnip herb is a well known stimulant for felines, who can become excited by the aroma.  Although cats may love the herb, catnip essential oil can be too strong for their sensitive noses! For humans, catnip essential oil is a sedative, relaxing to the nervous system.  It relieves chronic anxiety and stress when inhaled.

Aromatic Profile

 Top note:  Minty, sweet, herbaceous, green, complex notes

Heart Note:   Sweet, green, minty notes with resinous, balsamic undertone

Base Note:   

Classification:  Top note

Tenacity:  Medium

Catnip essential oil can add a complex herbaceous note to perfume and oil blends.  It harmonizes well with citruses, mint, eucalyptuses.


More About Our Catnip Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml violet glass bottle  OR  30 ml violet glass bottle

Source:  Canada

Distillation:  Steam distilled from leaves and aerial parts

Botanical name:  Nepeta cataria, lemon variety

Homeopathic Properties of Catnip Essential Oil


Internal–oral, inhalation,

External––topical application, bath, local or spinal compress, application to energy centers and meridian points

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Catnip essential oil  is very effective against mosquitos, ticks, and other flying insects.  It can be added to blends to create a bug spray or insect repellant for topical use.

It helps many nervous disorders such as shaking hands or limbs, nervousness, vertigo, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, convulsions, sluggishness, lack of reflexes etc.

It strengthens nerves and activates them. It eases cramps and pain, especially those connected with the menstrual cycle.

Catnip essential oil has been used to treat  chills, flatulence, insect bites, insomnia, muscular aches and pains, nervous dyspepsia, nervous tension, rheumatism, emotional and stress-related conditions.

Catnip essential oil promotes profuse sweating, releasing excess salt, fat cells, and toxins from the body.  This makes it an excellent choice for sweating out a cold or flu.

With continued use, it can help tighten skin and relieve skin stagnation that causes cellulite condition.  It relieves inflammation and speeds the healing process when applied to skin conditions such as dermatitis, rashes, or break outs.


  • Avoid using with liver disease.
  • Avoid using with pregnant women or lactating mothers.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

More about our disclaimer

Weight 0.025 kg

1 ounce amber glass bottle, 30 ml violet bottle, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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