Catnip Essential Oil has been studied for its effectiveness in repelling mosquitoes and other insects.
Botanical Name: Nepeta cataria
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Perfume Note: Middle
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Blends Well With: Grapefruit, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram Sweet, Orange Sweet, Rosemary Spanish, and other mints
Description and Uses:
The catnip herb has historically been used as a headache reliever, fever reducer, and decongestant. It's also well known, of course, for its strong effects on cats!
Recently, catnip essential oil has been studied for its ability to repel mosquitoes and other insects. Click here to read about the research being done on how catnip oil compares with the effectiveness of DEET.