Essential Wholesale is pleased to present Catnip Essential Oil!

Written by: | August 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Catnip is probably best known as an ornamental garden plant which is especially appealing to butterflies drawn to its pink and purple blossoms and to felines who delight in the herb’s narcotic-like effects.

 

Unlike the catnip leaves, Catnip Oil  is far too concentrated and intense for a pet. You can use one or two drops of oil to revivify dried-out catnip inside a refillable cat toy but never apply Catnip or any other essential oil directly to a cat.

 

Scientists are not exactly sure why Catnip effects some felines the way it does, but it is clear that it is the presence of the chemical nepetalactone in Catnip that does the trick.

Catnip Leaves are sometimes used in herbal tea blends designed to reduce stress and promote relaxation. It is possible that aromatherapeutic application of Catnip Oil may have similar effects. Catnip is a member of the mint family and has a unique herbaceous but pungent, minty aroma.

 

These are Essential Wholesale & Labs’ basic guidelines for scenting bulk bases with essential oils. It is best to begin by scenting a small portion of the base with a low percentage of Essential Oil Blend and to increase until you reach your desired intensity of aroma. Proper scenting requires some skill and discretion and over scenting can ruin a base. Shampoos and Gels in particular will liquefy if over scented and are virtually impossible to fix. Remember you can always add more, but you can’t remove the excess.

 

Astringents, Toners & Splashes: 0.25% – 0.75%
Bath Salts & Powders: 0.25% – 1.0%
Conditioners: 0.5% – 2.0%
Jellies: 0.25% – 1.0%
Lotions & Crèmes: 0.25% – 3.0%
Masques: 0.25% – 1.0%
Melt & Pour Lip Balm: 0.5% – 1.0%
Melt & Pour Soap: 0.5% – 3.0%
Serums: 0.25% -1.0%

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