Catnip - Essential Oil - Nepeta cataria - Canada - New directions Aromatics, Canada
Botanical Name: Nepeta cataria
Nepetalactone: 78.99 – 85.15%
Plant Part: Whole plant
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Colour / Consistency: A clear yellow to light brown liquid with a thin consistency.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: The aroma is basically green and herbaceous with sweet floral hints, giving a top note of medium to strong strength.
Product Abstract: Catnip is also referred to as Catmint and has earned the reputation of having an intoxicating effect on house cats, due to a compound that causes temporary euphoria; however, since the 15th century, humans have been using Catnip as an herbal remedy. The plant is native to Europe, Asia, Africa and has been naturalized in North America. The Catnip plant is widely used in commercial tea and in cat toys and is cultivated in parts of Canada such as Alberta and British Columbia.
Cautions: Do not ingest. Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.