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Marjoram- Benefits And Uses

Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name: Origanum Majorana
Country of Origin: Mediterranean
Extraction Method: Steam distillation from the flowering heads
Scent Profile: Herbaceous, sweet and woody, with an aromatic reminiscent of camphor with a little peppery note.

Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits

Coughs, gall bladder complaints, stomach cramps and digestive disorders, depression, disorientation, migraines, nervous headaches, nerve discomfort, paralysis, coughs, runny nose; and as a "water pill" are all conditions wheremarjoram oil is used.

Marjoramis a fragrant herb that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It may help to reduce inflammation, relieve stomach problems, and regulate the menstrual cycle, among other things.

As an effective relaxant,Marjoramis an excellent oil to use to cure insomnia as it eases nervousness, tension and anxiety – all of which hinders ability to fall asleep peacefully.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Strengthens nervous system Aids in clearing sinuses and stuffy nose
Relieves the mind and body of shock or trauma Reduces pain
Minimizes irritation in the throat Soothes muscle aches
Cures insomnia due to tension and anxiety Provides relief for sufferers of arthritis and rheumatism


Marjoram Oilis well-known for its ability to balance hormones and, as a result, improve skin health. SweetMarjoram Oilserves to calm skin and prevent hormone-related breakouts by regulating the body's production of sebum.

Prevents wrinkles: Skin care products that incorporateMarjoraminto its ingredients are known to help prevent facial wrinkles, and cure acne prone skin.

Balance skin tone: Marjoramcontains high levels of antioxidants. It also has the ability to whiten the skin and help to improve dull complexion.

  • How to use for face care
    Add one drop ofessential oilto one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.

How to use for body care
Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption. Read more aboutessential oildilution and how much you should mix.


Natural hair cleansing treatment: The antibacterial and fungicidal properties ofMarjoramhelps to cleanse the hair and rid and impurities caused by the environment.

Rejuvenates hair: Rinsing hair withMarjoramprovides vital nutrients and minerals, helping to rejuvenate the hair from its roots and emerge with a smooth texture.

How to use
Dilute 10 to 15 drops ofMarjoram essential oilinto a pail of lukewarm water. Use theMarjoraminfused water as a final rinse during your shower and allow hair to dry naturally.


- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation

Blends well with

Essential oils such as Bergamot, Rosemary, Clary Sage and Lavender blends nicely with Marjoram. AsMarjoramis classified as a middle note, it is safe to blendMarjoramto add a slight spicy note to most.

Caution/Side effects

There are no inherent risks, however pregnant women should avoid usingMarjoramin large amounts.

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