Catnip Nepeta cataria Essential Oil Information

Nepeta cataria

Catnip Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Nepeta cataria

Catmint

USA

Leaves and flowers








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Pale yellow/orange

Medium

Medium








Fragrance

Herbaceous and minty












Benefits

Treats common cold, fever, digestion, chronic diarrhea, and loss of appetite, as well as skin care and headaches. Reduces swelling alleviates pain in joints and muscles.  Relaxing, calming, reduces stress, alleviates anxiety, and relieves insomnia. Insect repellent, use in bug spray, insect repelling candles and sprays, effective in keeping cockroaches away.















Blends Well With

Cedarwood, Chamomile, Citronella, Geranium, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrrh, Orange, Rosemary, Spearmint









 






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