Marjoram Essential Oils

Properties, Characteristics and Uses
of Marjoram Essential Oils in Aromatherapy

Botanical name : Origanum Majorana.

Origin : Egypt.

Scent : Warm, slightly spicy and camphorous scent.

Note : Middle.

This essential oil is extracted from the flowering tops by steam distillation.

Blends well with Lavender, Bergamot, Rosemary, Cypress, Chamomile Roman, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree.


Physical Benefits Marjoram Essential Oils

The use of the Marjoram essential oil is enforced by Physicians in Europe to treat hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. This is useful because of its quality that causes vasodilation that reduces the strain to the heart especially on cardiovascular disorders.

Marjoram also has the quality to induce warmth and increase blood flow to the muscles increasing range of movement and also flexibility. With this quality, marjoram reduces the risk to injury. With increased circulation it allows the body to expel toxins and other waste materials from the muscles after physical activity.

The warming quality of marjoram is not just useful in treating the abovementioned disorders but it also aids in improving ones quality of life by easing the pains caused by arthritis, muscle pain and muscular spasms as well. It helps ease sprains and strain through increased blood flow. Other related cases that may be treated by marjoram are carpal tunnel syndrome, temporomandibular joint syndrome, sciatica and common back pain.

Marjoram essential oil can help ease the symptoms of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome including menstrual cramps. It also helps stimulate the menstruation regulating a woman's menstruation cycle.

Its notable stimulating quality is good for increasing appetite, reducing intestinal cramps caused by colic and its warmth can soother an upset stomach as well. Additionally, this essential oil will help improve digestion and help ease heartburn. The use of this substance will help improve the peristalsis of the digestive tract that will help in reducing gas and avoid impaction of stool.

Marjoram also helps treat respiratory and nasopharyngeal cases like colds, coughs, asthma, bronchitis, sore throat and even sinusitis. Other conditions it treats are migraines, headaches caused by tension, difficulty in sleeping, candidiasis and chronic fatigue syndrome.

This Marjoram essential oil will help hastened healing for bruises. Its warming quality will help increase blood flow in the area that will allow clearing of the bruise and so encouraging cell repair.

Marjoram essential oil also will help in treating temporomandibular syndrome. The application of this essential oil will help in relaxing the facial muscles as well.

For massages, this essential oil may be fused with a carrier oil preferably sweet almond oil to soothe tired muscles. Commonly aromatherapists use this combination for abdominal massages for women with menstruation. For hot baths, this essential oil is good combined with chamomile, cypress, cedar wood, lavender and mandarin in equal proportions. For grievance, this essential oil also known as sweet marjoram may be the perfect alternative for seasoning an array of delicacies. The essential oil will help reduce the feeling of solitude and melancholy.

Note: The use of this essential oil in frequency and dosage more than the prescribed is highly discouraged on women in gestation.

Mind and Spirits

Marjoram relaxes the body and the mind because of its sedating quality. It encourages rest through regulated sleep treating insomnia and with enough rest this will help reduce emotional upsets.

Its sedating quality will help in easing anxiety and other emotions like angst, aggression, fatigue, stress and hyperactivity. It aids in instilling equilibrium and help manage obsessive behavior as well as pessimism.

The warming characteristic of this essential oil will also induce a comforting feeling, a feeling of assurance in times of grievance, solitude and sadness.

This essential oil is a tonic to one's resolve and confidence. Increased and frequent use of this essential oil may induce decreased sexual function.

In Greece, Marjoram (Origanum Majorana), spicy comforting oil is derived form the flowering tops of Spanish plants through distillation. The derived essential oil will help in inducing warmth. It also has notable qualities that helps enforce calm because this substance is a natural sedative and is proven effective treating insomnia.


Marjoram, being a natural sedative, if used in dosage and frequency more than what is prescribed may lead to drowsiness and permanent sexual dysfunction. It is highly discouraged operative heavy machinery or driving if using this essential oil.

Do not use during pregnancy and breast feeding. Use with care if you have Low Blood Pressure.

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Sweet Marjoram oil (Marjorana hortensis). Method of Cultivation- Cultivated. Available in 1/2 oz up to 16 oa. Price starts from $7.50.

Wild Marjoram oil (Thymus mastichina). Method of Cultivation- Organic.Available in 1/2 oz up to 16 oa. Price starts from $6.50.

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