Originating in China, marjoram soon became naturalized in Europe and Egypt. The Greeks and Romans would crown newlyweds with marjoram as a symbol of love and honor, and the Greek botanical name oreganum translates to “joy of the mountain”. Marjoram was widely thought to be an antidote to poison. Sprigs were hung in dairy to keep the air fresh and to enhance cleanliness and smell. Marjoram essential oil is known for its powerful antioxidant activity. It has been shown to be effective as a scavenger of free radicals. This in turn makes marjoram desirable as an anti-aging and anti cancer agent. It also works as an expectorant, helping with bronchitis, coughs and other respiratory conditions. The oils antiseptic properties are extremely pronounced, ideal for the treatment of fungal and bacterial infections. The pain relieving compounds prevalent in marjoram are effective for the treatment of arthritis, muscle spasms, bruises, headaches, migraines and sore muscles. It is also a strong sedative that stimulates the region of the brain called the “Raphe nucleus” stimulating the release of serotonin, improving mood and helping us sleep better.
Topical: Dilute 1 drop of Essential Oil to 4 drops of a carrier oil (Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Hemp seed Oil etc.) and apply to desired area(s) as needed. Test on a small area of skin before using.
Diffusing: An essential oil diffuser provides aromatherapy benefits as well as a great way to freshen up your home without overpowering the senses. Add 5-10 drops of essential oil per 100ml of water or add as desired.
- Botanical Name: Origanum majorana
- Origin: Egypt
- Method: Steam Distillation
- Plant Part: Herbs
- Aroma: Warm, Slightly Spicy, Herbaceous
Consult your doctor or licensed aromatherapist before using this product (Especially if being used during pregnancy). Do not use undiluted on the skin. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs.
Caution: Keep out of the reach of children. Not for internal use.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place
Shelf Life: 2 Years