Catnip French - EO 10ML
Catnip essential oil has a herbaceous woody scent with slight lemony under tones. It is helpful for irritability and anger.
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How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Nepeta cataria|
|Plant family||Lamiaceae |
|Plant characteristics||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. |
|Oil characteristics||A pale yellow liquid with a herbaceous-woody, pungent odour, with slight lemony undertones.|
|Traditional use||Has mainly been used for nervous and digestive complaints, menstrual conditions, chills and cramp. Mentioned in the British Pharmacopoeia for colic in children. |
|Blends well with||Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, Clary and Niaouli essential oils |
|Cautions and comments||No known contra-indications, but do not overuse during pregnancy. |
|Main chemical constituents||Citral, neral, geraniol, limonene (a balanced chemical mixture of aldehydes, alcohols and terpenes).|