Whole Leaf Catnip Qty: 1 oz
Contents are 100% whole catnip leaf. No stems! You can give it to your cat as is or crush it, releasing even more scent. By not turning my catnip into dust, I enable the herb to retain it's potency; providing your kitty with a exciting treat!
- Qty: Approx. 1 Ounce Loose Leaf Whole Catnip
Natural loose whole leaf catnip is the cats meow! I start harvesting my chemical free catnip herb by hand when the herb plants begin to flower. All day long I watch as a variety of winged locals visit my catnip crop. From gold finches chattering among the stalks, to bees peacefully buzzing from bud to bud. I dive right in the mix cutting as much as I can fit into my dehydrator which I set at a low herb safe 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
First I cut off the leaves, removing any small stems. I snip off the seed heads for the Catnip Buds, then I measure & cut the sturdy stalks for the Catnip Chew Sticks. The small bits that I don't dry are fed to my fluffy bunnies and given to my kitties to roll around in. Anything unused is composted.
There is no better way to make your stand against GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms) than to grow your own heirloom veggies by saving the seeds and passing them on. Don't let Monsanto/Bayer take over our food!
Catnip for humans: It is very calming for both the body and the mind. It is very useful for children with digestive &/or emotional disturbances. The essential oil can be used as a fragrance in perfumes, as a culinary flavoring, and as an insect repellent. Note: Pregnant women should avoid catnip, as it can induce uterine contractions.
Catnip for cats: It gets cats high, it makes them happy, spunky and silly. They enjoy the plant live or dried. The buds are the most potent part of the plant. Put it into cat toys or give it to them as is. They will love you for it! Note: Kittens younger than eight weeks old aren't able to enjoy catnip, wait until they are older.
Catnip is from my smoking free home, although I do heat my home exclusively with a wood stove as I am almost entirely off of the grid and this is my only source of heat.
Note: Catnip may get crushed in shipping.