Marjoram Essential Oil
Marjoram is a well-known kitchen herb that has an earthy, yet robust flavor. However, one of its earliest and more interesting accounts is that the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, grew it in her garden. Consequently, it was commonly used in love potions.
Practical Benefits and Uses
- Antibacterial- In a spray bottle, add 20 drops of marjoram to 8 oz distilled water, and 8 oz vinegar. Shake and spray on surfaces. Leave for 15 minutes before wiping clean.
- Bug repellant- In a small dark spray bottle, combine 12 drops of marjoram oil, 1 tsp carrier oil, and 4 oz distilled water. Shake well and mist over the body.
- Digestion- Combine 1/2 Tbsp carrier oil and 5 drops marjoram. Massage into the abdomen, around the navel, in a circular motion.
- Mood- Add 10 drops to a diffuser or simply inhale directly from the bottle.
- Respiratory- Add 10 drops to a cold-air humidifier and allow it to run to promote respiratory relief and clean the air.
Can Be Used for
- Aromatherapy diffuser- Add 10 drops to a diffuser. Add complimentary oils if desired.
- In a bath- 5 drops of essential oil, 1 Tbsp carrier oil, 4 oz Epsom salts. Combine first, then add to running water.
- In massage oil blend- Always test on an insensitive area for skin sensitivity. Add essential oil to preferred carrier oil.
Blends Well With
- Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Thyme, Wintergreen
- Ingredients: 100% Organic Sweet Marjoram Oil
- Botanical Name: Origanum majorana
- Origin: Egypt
- Extraction Method: Steam distilled
- Plant Part: Herbs
- Aroma: Herbal, spicy
- Consistency: Thin
- Color: Pale yellow
- Antineurodegenerative, anti-oxidant, and antibacterial properties of marjoram
- Marjoram effective for women with PCOS
- If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body after you have properly diluted it with a preferred carrier oil.
- Do not apply topically to children under 2 years of age.
- Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
- Do not take it internally.
- Considered safe, however, if pregnant or nursing you may consult a physician before use
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Direct contact with marjoram oil is dangerous to cats.
- Don't let the diffuser run continuously. Always take breaks after 30-60 minutes of running time.