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Calm Kitty: Catnip Essential Oil is used to calm and soothe cats, promoting relaxation and easing anxiety. 
Catnip Isn’t Just for Cats: Humans can unwind with its delightful scent too, through diffusers or as part of a massage routine.
Rich Herbal Tradition: Embraced since ancient times, Catnip Essential Oil continues to serve multiple purposes around the world.


You’ll love our catnip almost as much as your cat does—it’s the ultimate treat! Catnip, also known as Catmint, has earned a reputation for its intoxicating effect on house cats, caused by a compound that induces temporary euphoria. However, since the 15th century, humans have also used Catnip as an herbal remedy. It’s valued for its soothing properties, alleviating discomfort and promoting relaxation.
Native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, Catnip has naturalized in North America. The Catnip plant is widely used in commercial teas and cat toys and is cultivated in parts of Canada such as Alberta and British Columbia. Catnip Essential Oil is very concentrated. Dilute before applying to the skin or using in any other application.


  • Creative Cat Toys: Essential oils must be heavily diluted for cats. Mix 1-2 drops of Catnip Essential Oil with 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil such as Olive Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil. Apply the diluted mixture sparingly to the surface of the cat toy. Allow it to dry completely before use.
  • Soak Away Stress: Create a calming atmosphere by adding a few drops of Catnip Essential Oil to a diffuser. Alternatively, it can be used to create a beautiful bath blend. Add a few drops of Catnip Essential Oil to bathwater and enjoy its soothing aroma. Mix well before entering the bath to ensure even distribution.
  • Take a Paws: Dilute Catnip Essential Oil with a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil or Sweet Almond Oil to create a relaxing massage blends. The typical ratio is 1-2 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil. This formula not only nourishes the skin but also helps to promote a sense of calm. 
  • Cats Play, Bugs Stay Away: Mix 4-5 drops of Catnip Essential Oil in ¼ cup of water for a quick blend suitable for spraying around the house, patio, or on strategically placed cotton balls to protect against insects that bite, such as mosquitoes.

Botanical Name:

Nepeta cataria

Main Constituents: 

Nepetalactone: 78.99–85.15%

Plant Part:

Whole plant



Extraction Method: 

Steam Distilled



A clear yellow to light brown liquid with a thin consistency.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma:

Herbaceous with sweet floral hints, giving a top note of medium to strong strength.

Blends With: 

Bergamot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Grapefruit White, Helichrysum, Lavandin, Lemon, Marjoram Sweet, Orange Sweet, other Mints, and Rosemary, Rosalina, Sandalwood, and Turmeric.

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.

Prop 65 WarningWARNING Prop 65: This product contains a component which is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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