Marjoram (Origanum majorana) essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of the plant. This oil has antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiseptic, antisexual, antispasmodic, arterial vasodilating, digestive stimulating, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, and tonic health properties. Marjoram is known for its herbaceous and spicy aroma.
Historically, marjoram was used to combat poisoning, fluid retention, muscle spasms, stiff joints, bruises, and respiratory congestion. Today, some of the primary uses of marjoram essential oil include arthritis, bone spurs, carpal tunnel syndrome, colic, constipation, croup, expectorant, neuralgia, muscle aches and fatigue, pancreatitis, Parkinson’s disease, physical stress, sprains, stiffness, and tendinitis.
Marjoram essential oil can also help anxiety, boils, bruises, burns, celibacy, colds, cuts, fungal and viral infections, hysteria, menstrual problems, ringworm, shingles, shock, sores, and sunburns.
Application of Marjoram Essential Oil and Safety Data:
Topical Application: Can be applied neat (without dilution). Apply directly to the area of concern and to reflex points. Aromatic Application: Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly. The aroma of marjoram essential oil promotes peace and sleep. Internal Application: Marjoram is generally recognized as safe by the FDA for human consumption and can be used as a flavoring agent. Safety Data: Not to be used internally by children under 6 years old, and should be used with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and older. Should be used with caution during pregnancy.
Ways to Use Marjoram Essential Oil:
1. Tendinitis Tendinitis can be extremely painful. Try applying a drop of marjoram on location, then cover with a cool pack for 15 minutes. Repeat whenever necessary.
2. Diffusion Diffuser blends are a simple way to use your favorite essential oils. Here are a few blends that we created for you to try out so you can enjoy the aroma of marjoram essential oil.
3. Roll-on Blends Roll-on blends are a great way to maximize the use of multiple essential oils, and they’re so easy to apply. Here are some simple blends to help you start using marjoram essential oil topically. Each of these blends should be combined with 2 tsp. (10 ml) of carrier oil in a 10 ml roll-on bottle, then applied directly to the area of concern.
Muscle Recovery 5 drops marjoram 5 drops white fir 6 drops cypress 6 drops peppermint
4. Cooking Marjoram is a commonly used herb in many recipes, and you can easily use the essential oil as a replacement. Here are a few recipes we have that include marjoram essential oil for you to try out.
5. Massage Oil Using marjoram essential oil in a massage oil has many benefits. Marjoram essential oil is great for muscle spasms, can serve as a sedative to your nerves, and promotes relaxation. Combine any of these blends with 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) of your favorite carrier oil to reap the benefits!
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