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How long does catnip stay fresh?

Jun 01, 2023

How long does catnip stay fresh?

The freshness of catnip can vary depending on how it is stored. Catnip is a herb from the mint family, and like other herbs, it can lose its potency and aroma over time. Generally, when properly stored, catnip can stay fresh for around six months to a year.

To maximize the freshness of catnip, it's important to store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, heat, and moisture. Many people keep catnip in a sealed container, such as a jar or airtight bag, to maintain its freshness. Some individuals also refrigerate or freeze catnip to extend its shelf life.

However, it's worth noting that even with proper storage, the potency of catnip can diminish over time. If you notice that your cat's response to the catnip is becoming less pronounced, it may be a sign that the catnip has lost some of its freshness. In such cases, it's a good idea to replace the catnip with a fresh batch to ensure your cat continues to enjoy its effects.

With our Kitty Kick Stix toys, we recommend placing in a sealed zip-lock bag when not in use for extended periods of time.Β