Crushed and ground catnip quickly loses its aroma and compounds that make catnip
so irresistible to cats. Our whole leaf catnip keeps its freshness and aroma
locked into the leaves until you or your cat crushes them as you need them.
This produces a stronger and longer lasting catnip aroma and flavor
Most ground catnip products also contain stems and older leaves which don't contain high concentrations of the desirable compounds but do bulk out the product. Whole leaf catnip ensures you only have the best possible piece of the product with no unwanted 'fillers'.
Floral encounters produces only high quality organic catnip. We use no pesticides
at all ever on our catnip or any other plant grown on our farm. All our catnip
is harvested by hand in late stage
1 and stage 2 ensuring that you have the best possible product with the
highest concentrations of active compounds. We also process by hand to remove
any unwanted material and thoroughly wash all our leaves before they are dehydrated
and stored in sealed containers until we package them for you. We use the same
premium catnip in all our products we never use inferior material. That goes
to the compost heap.
Very few if any other catnip suppliers do this and almost none wash their catnip. For more detailed information on how we create our premium catnip click here.
We also offer a series of articles to help you understand about the best time to harvest catnip and what to look for in a premium catnip.