What is Marjoram Essential Oil?
Marjoram essential oil is steam-distilled from the flowering leaves and tops of the marjoram (also known as sweet marjoram) plant, or Origanum majorana. It has a similar odor to fresh oregano, with a woody and slightly camphorous scent.
Marjoram essential oil is rich in camphor, borneol and pinene. Camphor is used to treat coughs, and can reduce pain and itching on the skin. Borneol is a natural insect repellent, and pinene is a known anti-inflammatory that can assist with respiration.
It has known antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-viral, and antibacterial properties.
In addition to relieving skin irritation and sore muscles, marjoram oil can lower blood pressure and benefit the cardiovascular system.
How to use marjoram essential oil
Oil of marjoram can be applied topically, in vapour, and in soap products.
Add a few drops to a carrier oil to create a massage oil that will soothe sore muscles.
If you have a cough or a common cold, adding a few drops of marjoram oil to a diffuser will assist your recovery.
Marjoram oil is a great stress reliever: adding a few drops to your diffuser will help to create a calming environment.
In soap products
In addition to its reassuring, woody camphor scent, marjoram oil gives soap and bath bombs an antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-bacterial kick, promoting smooth skin, and fighting acne, eczema, and skin rashes.
Essential Oils are highly concentrated and must be used with care. Do not use during the first 16 weeks of pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Not to be taken internally.
Do not use marjoram essential oil for medical treatment without first speaking to a medical professional.