Marjoram Essential Oil
Marjoram essential oil is extracted from the herb which has the botanical name Thymus mastichina.
In some Middle Eastern countries, marjoram is used the same ways as oregano.
It is said the ancient Greeks used marjoram as an andidote for poison.
What does marjoram essential oil smell like?
Spicy, warm and herbaceous smelling.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Flowers and leaves
Where has marjoram essential oil been sourced from?
This particular marjoram oil originates from Egypt.
How is marjoram oil extracted?
Marjoram oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with marjoram essential oil?
Marjoram oil blends well with basil, bergamot, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, tea tree and thyme.
How can I benefit from marjoram essential oil?
Are you forgetful?
You may need marjoram.
Marjoram oil is an effective nervous system treatment aiding in the treatment of dizziness, forgetfulness, absent-mindedness, chronic fatigue, anxiety and insomnia.
It also rectifies and calms the liver, helps with muscular stiffness and pain, rheumatic pain and neuralgia, nervous spasms and can improve indigestion.
It has a calming effect on the nervous system and promotes a restful sleep.
Are there precautions I should know about?
As marjoram helps to regulate the menstrual cycle do not use when pregnant.
Marjoram may cause skin irritation. Prolonged use may cause drowsiness.