Catnip Essental Oil

£20.06 £79.92

Distilled from the flower tops, Catnip has a herbaceous woody scent with slight lemony undertones. Catnip is helpful for irritability and anger.



Catnip | Latin Name: Nepeta cataria | Family: Lamiaceae | Extraction: Steam Distillation | Plant Part: Flowering Tops

Catnip Essential Oil is a pale yellow liquid with a herbaceous-woody, pungent odour, with slight lemony undertones.

A short, medium-sized perennial with heart-shaped, gently toothed leaves, which are covered in a soft greyish down.  From June the nettle-shaped florets appear in mauve whorls around the leafy stems. The whole plant has a scent that is attractive to cats. native to Europe and parts of Asia (Himalayas), naturalized throughout North America and South Africa but cultivated for oil in the Mediterranean region. There are numerous similar species found around the world, it has a long history as a herbal remedy for nervous and digestive complaints.


Blends well with Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, Clary Sage and Niaouli.

Catnip is a MIDDLE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours


Catnip is analgesic, anti-rheumatic, astringent emmenagogic, nervine and sedative. Used for the chills, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, colic, nervous dyspepsia and flatulence. Also used for insomnia, stress, tension, PMT, irregular periods, menopausal mood swings and erratic behaviour.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Mainly used for nervous and digestive complaints, menstrual conditions, chills and cramp. Mentioned in the British Pharmacopoeia for colic in children.

Safety Data & MSDS

No known contra-indications, but do not overuse during pregnancy.

Citral, neral, geraniol, limonene (a balanced chemical mixture of aldehydes, alcohols and terpenes).

Catnip MSDS
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