Marjoram

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Botanical name:       

Origanum majorana

Origin:

The Mediterranean and the Middle East

 

Method of extraction:

Steam distillation

 

Color of oil:

Clear to faint yellow

 

Viscosity:

Thin

 

Extracted from:

Leaves and flowering tops

 

Note clarification:

Middle

 

Aroma:

Herbaceous, sweet, woody with a slight flowery scent.

 

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Rosemary, and Tea Tree.

Therapeutic uses:

Marjoram is often added to massage oils because it is useful in treating muscle and abdominal pain. It helps to ease tense and even sprained muscles. It can help to treat bruising and relieve some headache pain. 

Safety:

There are no known risks with marjoram.

 

Approximate shelf life:

(Undiluted)

3 - 4 years (refrigerated)

Note:

Marjoram belongs to the same family as oregano.

Sources:

Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 

 

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.