Aroma:Spicy, warm, herbaceous, much like the fresh culinary herb - nutty, woody, yet very penetrating.
Latin Name:Origanum marjorana
Country of Origin:Egypt
Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Extracted From:Whole plant
Color:Clear to pale yellow
Aromatherapy Properties:Warming, comforting, calming; sedative in larger doses. Great for internal turmoil, irritability and hysteria. Creates peace of mind and heals emotional wounds.
Suggested Use:Apply a few drops to a tissue and inhale; or add to a diffuser.
Adding just 5 drops to a warm bath brings welcome stimulation to sore, stiff and overworked muscles and will put you to sleep like a baby. Also try our Calming, Take Five and Tranquillite Blends (which contain Marjoram) for this purpose. In order to prevent the oils from floating on the surface, blend the Essential Oil with some Half & Half, honey, vinegar or Aromaland's Coconut Emulsifier before adding it to the water.
Blend with a Carrier Oil, such as Olive, Canola or Grapeseed Oil; a 5% dilution works great. Use this oil in salad dressings, sauces and savory dishes.
Singers and speakers have valued Marjoram's ability to preserve the health of their voices. Try making your own 'Marjoram honey' by adding 3-6 drops - according to your liking - to 1oz. of honey. Add the honey to a steaming hot cup of tea, and enjoy.
Specific Safety Information:No known toxicity, non-irritant. Avoid if you are pregnant or have low blood pressure. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.