Marjoram Essential Oil

Warming, soothing, pain relieving...
plus it smells wonderful!

Warming and comforting, marjoram essential oil is good for anything that hurts - menstrual cramps, sore muscles, sports injuries - you name it.

It's also very good for breaking up congestion and easing breathing. Add it to a hot bath at the first sign of a cold. It'll ease your aches and pains, make it easier to breathe and knock you out so you can fall right to sleep.

Marjoram is recommended for hyperactivity, chronic anxiety and high blood pressure because it promotes calm and stability while at the same time lifting spirits and easing tension.

Dilute a couple of drops in a tablespoon of carrier oil and gently massage into your temples to soothe a migraine.

Marjoram oil soothes the digestive system and helps with cramps, indigestion, constipation and flatulence. Use a hot marjoram compress on the stomach to help relieve discomfort.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Origanum marjorana

Marjoram is a bushy, shrubby herb that grows about 2 feet (60cm) tall. It has soft, oval leaves and white or purple flowers.

Marjoram oil is extracted from the fresh and dried leaves and flowers by steam distillation.

Warm, sweet, spicy scent.

Therapeutic Action

Calms the nervous system

Promotes sleep

Warms and relaxes tight muscles

Relieves pain by reducing inflammation

Breaks up congestion

Helps breathing when used as an inhalation

Improves digestion


Soothes skin after insect bites

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Marjoram's medium-strength middle note blends well with members of the spice family, and also with basil, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, orange and tea tree.


Do not use on the skin during pregnancy.

What Next?

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More Marjoram Recipes

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