Catnip probably isn't the first oil you think of when it comes to relaxation. But it shouldn't be overlooked! This herbaceous floral smelling oil is excellent for creating a relaxing, soothing atmosphere. And if you find yourself having a hard time getting to sleep due to stress or anxiety, diffuse with other relaxing oils like Sandalwood and Lavender for a great sleepy blend. When combined with Citronella, it helps keep outdoor pests away, and Catnip can even help relieve muscle and head tension when diluted in a carrier oil and topically applied and is useful for helping to relieve gas pain.
An important note about Catnip essential oil: Since catnip treats and toys can provide such enjoyment (for them and us), you might find yourself tempted to use this oil with your cat. But don't. This essential oil is for humans only.
To ease occasional muscular head tension, add a small amount of Catnip Essential Oil to a carrier oil and apply to affected area.
Add equal parts Catnip and Citronella to water or witch hazel to make a spray for an all-natural aid against outdoor annoyances. For topical application, dilute to 1-3%.
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