Latin Name: Origanum majorana
Part of Plant: Flower/leaf
Country of Origin: Egypt
Method of Production: Steam Distillation
Origanum majorana, also known as Majorana hortensis and commonly called Sweet Marjoram, is a small flowering shrub that is a member of the Lamiaceae (formally Labiatae) botanical family. Native to the Mediterranean, it is a culinary herb that is popular for its use to flavor vegetables and meats.
Marjoram essential oil has a sweet, fresh, herbaceous aroma that blends well with most floral, spice, and wood oils. Consider blending with oils like Frankincense, Copaiba, or Peppermint and properly dilute in a lotion or carrier oil for a soothing massage after a long workout. Try diffusing with Bergamot, Mandarin, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, or Vetiver, to create a calming and relaxing atmosphere. It is also another oil that is known as a staple for many women. Try blending with Roman Chamomile, Lavender, and Clary Sage, and properly dilute for a comforting women’s massage blend.
- Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.
- Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil. Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.
- Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.
- Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling.
For convenience on the go…
- Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.
- Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).
If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention. Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.
This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
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Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone