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.

Click to buy marjoram essential oil from Mountain Rose Herbs or read on to learn more...

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

  • Disinfectant

  • Soothes skin after insect bites

Buy Marjoram essential oil from doTerra.

doTerra's website is a little clunky, so it takes about 4 steps to add it to your shopping cart, but if you want something that's super effective, the few extra clicks are  worth it!

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Marjoram's medium-strength middle note blends well with: 

  • members of the spice family
  • basil
  • chamomile
  • clary sage
  • cypress

  • eucalyptus
  • frankincense
  • lavender
  • orange
  • tea tree


Do not use on the skin during pregnancy.

Buy Marjoram essential oil from Amazon. Just remember that inexpensive oils are likely to be lower in quality - how else do they get the cost so low?

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More Essential Oil Properties

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More Marjoram Recipes

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Simply type in "marjoram" (without the quotes) and hit Search. Every page on this website that includes the word Marjoram will pop up. Poke through them and decide what recipe to try next.


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