Derived from the perennial herb, catnip oil’s herbaceous and minty aroma is also known for its effect on felines but has many benefits for humans as well. Catnip oil, steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plant, may:
Instill soothing feelings for one’s entire being**
Help keep pesky insects at bay**
Promote a sense of soothing calmness**
What is Catnip?
Most renowned for its effect on cats, the catnip plant is also known as catmint. Aside from the stimulating experience it provides our feline friends, catnip also has a multitude of benefits for humans as well. Its oil has skin-soothing properties and can help instill soothing feelings by promoting a balance of the body and mind. It also helps keep pesky insects at bay.
Steam distilled from the catnip plants blue, lavender, or white flowering tops bloom in summer and autumn, its aroma is pleasantly minty.
Catnip Essential Oil
Catnip oil can help instill feelings of tranquility and also has skin-supportive properties when combined with a carrier oil and used topically. Its properties for helping keep pesky insects at bay make it a popular choice during particularly buggy seasons spent outdoors. Catnip oil can assist in balancing emotions.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of wellness possibilities! Other oils that complement catnip oil’s herbaceous fragrance include: cedarwood, chamomile, citronella, geranium, lemon, lemongrass, lime, peppermint, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, marjoram, myrrh, orange, rosemary, and spearmint oils.
PipingRock's pure Catnip Oil is available in 1/2 oz. bottles.
Catnip Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Catnip Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of steaming water or a hot bath to fill a room with its spicy-sweet scent. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Catnip Oil to ~10 mL of any PipingRock carrier oil.
Catnip Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.