April 19, 2018

Caryophyllene / Carlophyllene / Beta Carlophyllene

Caryophyllene is a sesquiterpene found in basil, black pepper, clove, geranium, hops, lavender, star anise, sweet thyme, tobacco, cannabis, coriander, litsea, ginger, camphor, spearmint, pine, orange, sage, ginseng, catnip, and ylang ylang.  Alpha-Caryophyllene is found in hops, hemp, geranium, and rosemary.  Beta-Caryophyllene is found in black pepper, catnip, ylang-ylang, hemp, […]
April 20, 2018

Mosquito Repellent Salve

There are many essential oils that have shown bug repelling activities.  Try this Mosquito Repellent Salve or mix and match with additional essential oils.  Click here to read some bug repelling essential oil research. Mosquito Repellent Salve Ingredients 6 drops catnip EO 6 drops citronella EO 12 drops geranium EO […]
April 24, 2018


Nepetalactone is a lactone as found in catnip and honeysuckle. Lactones are a type of ester not typically found in distilled oils because of their high molecular weight. Links to Plants Containing Nepetalactone   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, […]
May 5, 2018

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Research

Latin Name: Nepeta cataria Family: Lamiaceae Most cats respond with ridiculous behavior to catnip because of its nepetalactone constituent.  Humans have smoked and inhaled catnip for a relaxing and euphoric affect.  The plant also has an insect repelling benefit. The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]