Research has recently demonstrated Catnip Essential Oil to be a very effective insect repellent.
Our aromatic Catnip Hydrosol can be used as a relaxing mist or as a base for a spray-mist insect repellent blend.
Catnip Hydrosol also combines well with our Mountain Mint Hydrosol. We use these two hydrosols as a base for our Natural Insect Repellent.
1) Combine the following essential oils in equal parts: Geranium, Lavender, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Rosemary, and Cedarwood virginiana.
2) Combine this essential oil blend with AquaEm.
For application to skin, use 0.5% - 2%.
For application to socks/clothing, use 2%-5%.
3) Add Catnip Hydrosol/Mountain Mint Hydrosol (1/1 ratio) mix well and package in a spritzer bottle to make a very effective natural insect repellent.
Avoid eyes and sensitive skin.
INCI Name: Nepeta cataria (Catnip) Water