Marjoram Essential Oil Profile

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Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana) essential oil benefits

Sweet Marjoram's warm and spicy aroma is very comforting and soothing when anxious, stressed, and low in spirit. It is a real multi-task essential oil: it induces relaxation in preparation for a good night of sleep, reduces high blood pressure and relieves stress-related headaches, and stimulates underactive thyroid. Marjoram is widely used to relax tight muscles and to calm joint pain. Thanks to its antiseptic, anti-viral, and expectorant qualities, Marjoram supports the respiratory system very efficiently and it is a great digestive as well.


Botanical Name: Origanum majorana

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the flowering tops

Color: Pale yellow

Aroma: Warm, medicinal, camphoraceous

Origin: Egypt, Mediterranean area

Blends well with:  Basil, Roman Chamomile, Mandarin, Lavender, Clary sage, Cypress, Sweet Orange, Tea tree, Thyme (ideally ct thymol)

Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, nervine, anti-antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, decongestant, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative


To calm nerves, promote sleep burn 2-5 drops every 5 hours (best if blended with citrus or sweet oils).

To soothe aching muscles and joints, to promote relaxation and self-nurturing dilute 2-3 drops every 5 ml of carrier oil for massage (body massage, foot massage, pulse points)

For a relaxing bath add 3-5 drops in warm water (best if in synergy with other oils) or as a hot compress for muscle pain and nerve tension.

Not suitable during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Can have a narcotic effect in high doses.

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