Defend Against Mosquitoes with Catnip Essential Oil

by FabulousFrannie

If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Catnip essential oil and its many wonders.

Catnip
Found in Canada, the leaves, flowers, and buds of Nepeta cataria are steam distilled to produce an oil that that’s herbaceous with a subdued mint aroma. This middle note oil blends well with Bergamot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Helichrysum italicum, Lavender, Lemon, Sandalwood Australian, and Turmeric.

Although this essential oil may not be the most popular, the name Catnip may ring a bell for many of you. This plant is well-known for the effect that it has on cats. In essential oil form, Catnip can be very beneficial for humans to use both topically and in homemade products. Perhaps one of the most useful applications of this oil is in its ability to repel mosquitos. If you’re looking to make an insect repelling candle, you can combine with another great oil, Citronella, for a fresh and herbaceous aroma to enjoy at outdoor gatherings. When applied topically or added to a diffuser, Catnip can alleviate minor chest congestion. Other applications include anti-microbial, antiseptic, relieving muscle spasms, and aiding digestive issues.

Want to find out more about other essential oils? Check out our Essential Oils A to Z Series, where we’re constantly adding new profiles.

 

*For informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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