CANADA. Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Essential Oil
Family: Mint family (Laminaceae)
This steam distilled Catnip essential oil is absolutely my favorite go to oil for repelling insects and mosquitoes. A recent study shows that Catnip essential oil is more effective than DEET in repelling mosquitoes. This is an all natural alternative to harmful poisons and chemicals.
Catnip has many beneficial properties including antimicrobial and antioxidant activity, and has a calming effect on the nervous system.
We also have Catnip herb available, grown in the Pacific Northwest, which makes a lovely addition to teas, especially to help with children to help support and calm their nervous system. It can be a helpful ally with ADHD and ADD symptoms.
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