Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Marjoram Essential Oil

Marjoram (sweet) Essential Oil

Origanum majorana



Properties:
Marjoram essential oil has a warm, slightly spicy smell and is colorless to pale yellow/amber in color. It has a thin consistency.

Origin:
It originated from the Mediterranean region.

Extraction Method:
Marjoram oil is extracted from the fresh and dried leaves and flowering tops of the plant by steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
sabinene, a-terpinene, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, cis-sabinene hydrate, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-ol and y-terpineol.

Therapeutic properties:
Analgesic, anti-spasmodic, anaphrodisiac, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, sedative, stomachic, vasodilator and vulnerary.

Uses:

  1. Marjoram oil has a warming action and calms emotions, relieves anxiety as well as stress and helps to calms hyperactive people.
  2. It has good muscle relaxant properties and the pain killing properties are useful for rheumatic pains as well as sprains, strains and spasms, as well as swollen joints and painful muscles.
  3. It soothes the digestive system and helps with cramps, indigestion, constipation and flatulence and has a beneficial action on colds, sinusitis, bronchitis and asthma.
  4. As a general relaxant, marjoram oil is used for headaches, migraines and insomnia and although it can diminish sexual desire, it is great for treating delayed, painful or scanty monthly periods as well as menstrual cramps.

Precautions:

  • Marjoram oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing but should not be used during pregnancy.

Blends well with:

Orange, Lavender, Rosewood, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Clary Sage, Basil, Thyme, Cypress, Elemi, Chamomile.