Catnip essential oil

NZ $12.20

100% pure


Essential Oils: C


Catnip essential oil


Nepata cataria




Pale yellow liquid



Plant part used


Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Grapefruit, lemon, lavender, orange, marjoram, mint oils, rosemary



Palm oil


Animal tested


Also known as Catmint essential oil.

Common uses
Insect repellent:
Catnip essential oil contains compounds like nepetalactone that have been found to repel insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and cockroaches. 

Aromatherapy: The aroma of catnip essential oil is often described as minty and herbal. Inhaling the aroma of catnip oil through diffusers or aromatherapy practices might have a calming and relaxing effect on some people.

Home fragrance: The pleasant aroma of catnip essential oil can be used to create potpourri blends or homemade air fresheners to add a refreshing scent to indoor spaces.

Cat entertainment: While not a human benefit, it's worth mentioning that catnip essential oil or dried catnip leaves can be used to create toys and environments that stimulate and entertain cats. This can provide enjoyment for both the cats and their human owners.

Safety data: Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.

All our products are for external use only.

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