The secret ingredient found only in catnip is nepetalactone, a substance with a natural talent for warding off bugs; but then we found a way to improve on what nature has provided. When extracted as an essential oil and hydrogenated, the hydrogenated oil (Entomol® HCO) provides long lasting, reliable protection against mosquitoes and black flies; plus it feels good on the skin and has a pleasant aroma.
Growing wild in many parts of the world, this European plant has never been cultivated on a commercial scale. That's why we have partnered with farmers in United States, Canada and other countries to scale to larger acreage and expand distribution worldwide.
Nepeta cataria, commonly known as catnip
The health benefits of catnip have been appreciated since ancient times. This flowering perennial, also known as catmint, has a long history as both an herbal remedy and gentle sedative. The English drank it as a tea long before the opening of trade with China.