Marjoram Essential Oil – The Herb of Love
In Greek history, marjoram was a symbol of happiness, called “the joy of the mountains.”
The whole herb was used extensively for healing, body pain and headache relief, and digestive relief. If each plant and oil has a theme – citrus for energy and revitalization, tea tree for microbes, peppermint for healing the gut – marjoram’s is that of relief.
Country of origin: France
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Scent Description: Herbaceous, sweet, woody, with a delicate floral characteristic.
Blends Well With: Lavender, cypress, cedarwood, chamomile, bergamot, eucalyptus, and tea tree.
Therapeutic Properties & Uses:
- The health benefits of marjoram essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an analgesic (reduces pain), antispasmodic (cures spasms), aphrodisiac (controls sexual desires), antiseptic (prevents sepsis), antiviral (cures infection), and bactericidal (prevents bacterial infections). It also acts as a carminative (aids in gas troubles), cephalic (improves cognitive functions), cordial (warming/improves circulation), diaphoretic (promotes sweating), digestive (facilitates digestion), and a diuretic (promotes urination).
- Marjoram essential oil plays an essential role as an emmenagogue (reduces hormonal issues), expectorant, fungicidal (cures fungal infections), hypotensive, laxative, nervine (strengthens the entire nervous system), sedative (relieves stress), stomachic, vasodilator, and a vulnerary substance for keeping you healthy.
- Muscle relaxant, muscular and abdominal pain, headaches, menstrual and menopausal symptoms, bruises, gastrointestinal disorders, indigestion, spasms, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis, insomnia, stress, anxiety. [Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 603.]
- Aching muscles, amenorrhea, bronchitis, chilblains, colic, coughing, excessive sex drive, flatulence, hypertension, muscle cramps, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains, strains, stress, ticks. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-65.]
Shelf Life: 4-5 years
- Essential oils are for aromatherapy and external use only.
- Never apply essential oils in its pure and concentrated forms directly onto the skin. Mix it with a carrier oil first.
- Be sure to do a skin patch test before applying it topically onto the desired area to ensure that there are no allergic or sensitive reactions.
- If you are pregnant, be sure to check with your doctor first before using essential oils.
- This essential oil is also compatible for use in perfumery, soap- and candle-making, and all other aromatherapy needs.
- Available in 100% PURE ESSENTIAL OILS, and in a WATER-SOLUBLE blend.
- PURE ESSENTIAL OILS are highly concentrated plant-based natural oils and must be diluted with water when used in oil burners and diffusers. Dilute first with a carrier oil if used topically. CLICK HERE FOR CARRIERS OILS >>
- WATER-SOLUBLE ESSENTIAL OILS are blends of pure essential oils and natural emulsifiers and compounds, that make them soluble in water, and designed for diffusing. Note: You may have to use more drops to reach the same level of scent-throw as pure oils. Adjust the amount of drops accordingly to your preferred strength.
- Diffusing essential oils is best in air-conditioned spaces.
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