Plant Part: Flowers and leaves
Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus, eucalyptus lemon, fennel, juniper, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tea tree, thymemandarin, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rose, sandalwood, tea tree
Aroma: Bright, sweet, balsamic, medicinal, dry
Marjoram was originally used by the Greeks to mask odors of their warriors, by putting its leaves in their armored suits or tucking it under rugs to keep the home smelling fresh. While today it’s used a variety of ways, this unique scent has a place in almost every area of the home.
Cooks use this herb to spice up a dish, while some perfumes have notes of marjoram tucked in. Most importantly, it is now used as an essential oil that can help alleviate ailments such as muscle aches, cramps, high blood pressure, and get rid of nasty migraines. The woody/herb-like smell is just enough to intrigue others but not enough to offend those with sensitivities.
Marjoram is steam distilled and extracted from luscious green leaves and pale, purple or pink flowers. The herb form can be found in the grocery aisle, but we think you’ll like it best applied while relaxing to some great jazz music and a good read!
Uses of Marjoram Essential Oil
Circulatory system: mitigates palpitations and tachycardia
Limbic system: improves insomnia
Muscular system: lessens pain of aches, joint pain, sprains/strains
Digestive system: calms colic, lessens flatulence
Nervous system: reduces stress and tension, soothes headache and migraine pain
Reproductive system: lessens cramps and pains of PMS
Respiratory system: relieves congestion and phlegm production
Skin/Hair: reduces bruises and burning
Therapeutic Properties: analgesic, anti-aphrodisiac, anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, bactericidal, calming, carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensor, laxative, nervine, nerotonic, sedative, stomachic, vasodilator, vulnerary
Recipes With Marjoram Essential Oil
- 3 drops marjoram oil
- 2 drops peppermint oil
- 1 drop eucalyptus oil
- 2 oz. avocado oil
- Add to 2oz shaker bottle and apply to chest and feet 2-3x per day
- 4 drops marjoram oil
- 2 drops peppermint oil
- 2 teaspoons jojoba oil
- Add to roller bottle and apply to temples and back of neck.
- 2 drops marjoram oil
- 1 drops ginger oil
- Add to tissue and inhale as needed to settle stomach