Catnip - Nepeta cataria

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Botanical Name - Catnip - Nepeta cataria.

Plant Origin - Canada.

Oil taken from - Leaves & flowers.

Extraction Method - Steam distillation.

Aroma Description - A gently minty and citrus aroma with earthy and

herbaceous undertones.


Traditional uses for Catnip Essential Oil include -

Also known at Catmint and Castwort.

A relaxing Essential Oil, - soothing & calming it helps to promote a peaceful environment when burnt.

Catnip is an excellent insect repellent - and is widely used to help discourage flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects.  It is best used in a burner or diffuser with Citronella, which is another useful insect repellent.

When used in massage it is gently warming and helps reduce muscular aches, pains and spasms, and helps with toxin removal.

For skin care preparations it has a strong anti-oxidant index - when used regularly it can help minimalize free radical damage if environmental pollutants are a daily problem.

Catnip is a gentle and pleasant alternative to heavier oils such as Eucalyptus when combatting respiratory conditions.  Catnip is good to help reduce the symptoms of upper and lower respiratory conditions and is a better choice for people who dislike strong aromas, children and the elderly.


Catnip blends well with -

Sandalwood, Basil, Clary Sage, Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, Peppermint and Citronella Essential Oils amongst many others.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Catnip Essential Oil is -

A pure and neat Essential Oil that has not been blended/adulterated or diluted in any way.

It is a Vegan product that is cruelty free.

Is presented for retail in a pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottle with a tamper proof cap and its own dripper insert for ease of use.

Each product purchased is freshly decanted from verified stock in the Uk in Wales.

Mantra Aromatherapy's Catnip Essential Oil is a Therapeutic Grade product and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.


Product Safety -

Always store pure Essential Oils/Absolute Oils in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their cap firmly secured in place.

To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil/Absolute Oil it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment.  - A medicine cabinet is ideal!

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should never be -

taken internally,

put on the skin without being correctly diluted first. 

never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed  skin. 

they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.

care and Medical advice should be taken before using Essential Oils/Absolute Oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.

Always patch test before using any new Essential Oil/Absolute Oil.

Please note - important information - 

Disclaimer for Mantra Aromatherapy's Essential Oils, Absolute Oils and

Products -

The section on the Traditional Uses of Essential Oils/Absolute Oils is just that - what each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil has been used for Traditionally by generations of users. 

Mantra Aromatherapy are not making any medical claims for the uses of any of the Essential Oils/Absolute Oils/Products we sell. 

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should not be used to treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and they should not be used to substitute mainstream medical treatments. 

We reflect only what has been written about the reputed traditional uses of each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil to help guide you to a starting point for your own personal requirements, enjoyment and research.