Catnip Essential Oil Profile
Botanical: Nepeta cataria | Origin: Canada | Method: Steam Distilled
Catnip essential oil is a pale yellow to orange liquid with a rich, herbaceous and slightly minty aroma and medium consistency. It blends well with citronella, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, orange, rosemary, and spearmint oils.
These are naturally occurring in the essential oil.
Anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, astringent, carminative, nervine, sedative, stomachic.
Catnip oil is a possible skin sensitizer. Do not use catnip oil in pregnancy, or on infants and children under 12 years old.
Primary Therapy Agent:
Insect repellent, insect bites, chills, insomnia, muscle aches and pains, nervous tension, nervous dyspepsia, stress-related conditions.
Secondary Therapy Agent:
Appetite stimulant, headache, fevers, chest congestion.
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