Ingredient Spotlight: Catnip (plus a special offer!)

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We love our ingredients. 

Treated with love and care, we plant, pick, and packaged every petal, leaf and berry by hand. We know our ingredients very well, and thought it would be nice to give them a proper introduction. So with much excitement, we begin our We Love Our Ingredients series with…


Botanical Name: Nepeta cataria L.

Botany: A member of the mint family, catnip has small lavender flowers and jagged, heart-shaped leaves. 

To Grow: Catnip is easy to grow and a perennial, so with proper care it will return each year. Like mint, it requires plenty of room to grown and flourish.

Overview: Not just for kitties, catnip is a wonderful herb for humans too. Used in European folk medicine for generations, catnip has a sedating effect on humans. Catnip is known to calm the body and mind, is gentle enough for children and can help as a digestive aid. 

Catnip has a slightly grassy, slightly minty taste with a lovely lemon aroma, which adds a beautiful freshness to our Evita’s Twilight Blend. It’s our blend for rest and ease, for curling up with a good book and a cozy blanket, thanks to the calming nature of catnip.

“We Love Catnip” september Special

In honor of our beloved catnip and the blend you'll find it in, get a free sample bag of Evita's Twilight Blend with any order over $50 (plus free shipping!). Enter WELOVECATNIP and FREE50 at checkout.

Hugs and bućas!

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