Botanical Name: Origanum marjorana
Plant Part: Flowers and Leaves
Description: Marjoram Essential Oil is derived from the plant – a bushy perennial growing up to 60 cm in height with a hairy stem, dark green oval leaves and small whitish flowers found in clusters. The entire plant is extremely aromatic.
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Warming and comforting, Marjoram Sweet Essential Oil can be massaged into the abdomen during menstruation, or added to a warm compress. It is also useful for treating tired aching muscles, and is perfect for use in a sports massage. A few drops on a vaporizer will also encourage sleep, and a few drops can be added to a warm/hot bath at the first signs of a cold. It can also be used in masculine, oriental, and herbal-spicy perfumes and colognes.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends Well With: Orange, Lavender, Rosewood, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Basil, Thyme, Cypress, Elemi, Chamomile, and spices like Nutmeg or Cardamom.
Aromatic Scent: Marjoram Sweet Essential Oil has a warm and spicy aroma, with a hint of nutmeg.
History: Marjoram Sweet Essential Oil was very popular and a common medicinal plant used by the ancient Greeks. The name itself originates from a Greek word meaning “Joy of the Mountains”.
Caution: Marjoram Sweet Essential Oil is generally non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Avoid use during pregnancy.