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
Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, nervine, anti-
HOW TO USE
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
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.