Pure Catnip (Traditional) Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Nepeta cataria
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Color: Pale yellow liquid.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: The aroma of the Catnip Oil is very strong and reminiscent of citronella.
Cautions: No Known toxicity. Avoid use during pregnancy.
This product is Nepetalactone free.
Disclaimer: The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Bulk Apothecary or associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.
I have wanted to order this item for awhile.. but I wanted to know if it was OK to use it in tiny droppletts on toys for my cat? Is it a safe product to use for that? I don't want my cat to get sick by this oil but thought he'd like to play wwith his toys more.. Is this an oil I can use safely for my kitty?
The aroma of catnip oil is grassy. It reminds me of vetiver. Think of the fresh, clean smell of your new-mown lawn. Yes, some people don't like that aroma. Some studies have shown catnip oil to be more effective at repelling mosquitos than DEET, but don't take my word. Do the research. And, weigh the consequences of Zika or malaria against the aroma of catnip oil. P.S., my cats love it - in small doses. Be sure to dilute your essential oils before use. A few drops in an ounce of apricot kernel oil, massage oil, or your favorite suntan oil goes a long way.
I bought this catnip because I wanted a strong smell to entice my 2 male cats. I mixed about 3 drops in a 4oz glass spray bottle and sprayed it on their cat post. The results were truly amazing. They went completely bonkers for about an hour then after that they went into a very sound sleep. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
This is a very pure, very strong high quality essential oil. I bought it based on other reviews,
and am not disappointed. This is the strongest catnip oil I have ever encountered. A little goes a long way.
Does it smell?- I opened the bottle and it nearly knocked me on my tail! Oh my! It has a burnt pie, thickly sweet, pungent odor. For me, I nearly lost my lunch. And it sticks with you. For a long, long time. I used it in an insect repellant and even when mixed with other oils it was too much. I couldn't bring myself to put it on my body so I can't attest to the effectiveness keeping bugs away. I'll try again in a much, much lower dose.
This oil is very strong. The less you use, the better it smells. Even more so than any other essential oil I have used. When it is very strong, it has an unpleasant maple smell. When used in tiny, trace amounts, it has an aromatic, sort of woody-minty smell that goes very well with lavender and chamomile. I know someone else is going to wonder like I did: This particular oil DOES attract cats, and it also repels insects. Good tip: Don't wear this as a bug repellant when hiking in areas with big cats.... They like it too. ;)