Marjoram

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Description

Originating in the Mediterranean, marjoram is a perennial flowering herb that can also be found in parts of Europe and North Africa. The entire plant, including its small oval leaves, can be used to make the essential oil via steam distillation. The aroma of marjoram is warm, woody and spicy, with subtle floral and pine notes. Used in cosmetics and traditional wellness practices in ancient Greece, marjoram is related to, but not the same as, oregano, which sometimes called “wild marjoram.”

Uses

Marjoram essential oil is favored for:

  • Pain Reliever – Due to it analgesic properties, Marjoram is often used as a pain reliever to bring relief to those suffering from arthritis, rheumatism, achy muscles and joints.
  • Aphrodisiac – Marjoram contains mild aphrodisiac properties.
  • Antiseptic – Due to its antiseptic properties, Marjoram is used to promote healing and protect wounds from viral and bacterial infections.
  • Antiviral – Marjoram is widely used to treat viral infections.
  • Anti-Bacterial – Marjoram contains strong antibacterial properties and is often utilized to treat a variety of infections.
  • Digestion – Marjoram may be used to promote healthy digestion, keeping the bowels moving and reduce excess gas.
  • Stress – Marjoram is uplifting and us used as a stress, anxiety and depression reducer.

 

Additional Information

Weight 0.5oz
Botanical NameThymus mastichina
Method of ExtractionSteam Distilled
Plant Parts UsedFlowers and leaves
OriginSpain
Blends Well WithMost essential oils blend well with one another, marjoram oil blends particularly well with Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon Leaf, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Lemon, Fennel, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme.
Aromatic ScentMarjoram oil has a warm, slightly spicy scent.

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How to use

Marjoram essential oil may be helpful in treating tension, congestion as well as aches and pains of the muscles and joints. Here are some suggestions on how to use this oil: • Burners and Vaporizers -€“ In vapor therapy, Marjoram essential oil may be used to treat symptoms of cough and cold, headaches, insomnia, tension and stress. • Blended massage oil or add to bath water -€“ As a blended massage oil or diluted in bath water, this oil may be used for the symptomatic relief of arthritis discomfort, back pain, poor circulation, headaches, colds and coughs.