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Marjoram (Sweet) Essential Oil

Marjoram (Sweet) Essential Oil 

Origanum majorana L., known as Marjoram, native to the Mediterranean region, is grown in many countries of Asia, Europe and North America. Origanum majorana L., contains 1.0- 2.5% of essential oil. Its main components are Terpinen-4-ol, cis-Sabinene Hydrate, Linalool, p-Cymene, gamma-Terpinene, Linalyl Acetate, Limonene, Sabinene, trans-Sabinene Hydrate and alpha-Terpineol [1, 2].

Marjoram oils are characterized by a large variation in the chemical composition, which primarily results from genetic  and environmental variability. Marjoram varieties are classified in the following chemotypes:

  • -Terpineol chemotype (20-50 %), terpinen-4-ol as well as α- and γ-terpinene chemotypes: French and Hungarian oil, some Egyptian, Finnish, and American oils.
  • -Sabinol chemotype (20-40 % of cis-sabinene hydrate, trans-sabinene, and sabinene: some Finnish and American oils),
  • -Mixed chemotype (terpinen-4-ol and cis-sabinene hydrate in similar amounts as the dominant compounds: German oil),
  • -Linalool chemotype (15-40 % of linalool, 15-20 % of linalool acetate: Moroccan and Polish oil, some Egyptian oils),
  • -Carvacrol chemotype (80 % carvacrol: Turkish oil) [1].

Sweet Marjoram essential oil may help to support the digestive system. It has antimicrobial, antibacterial, insecticidal and antioxidant activity. It can also be used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases  [1, 2].



Sweet Marjoram essential oil may be applied via inhalation or topically. Before using this essential oil, carefully read Warning & Safety Requirements.

To apply to the skin, do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin.

Used topically, Sweet Marjoram essential oil is used in mixtures or formulations to help heal and prevent wounds and infections thanks to its antiseptic activities. It can help in relieving the pain of arthritis, muscle and joint pains. When applied to the chest area, Sweet Marjoram helps alleviate coughing and discomfort from flu symptoms [2,3].

Used in aromatherapy, Sweet Marjoram essential oil can relax the mind [2,3].


Suggested Uses:

Try adding it to a bath or diffuser as aromatherapy, or combining with different essential oils to strengthen its effect.

Add to a diffuser: 2 drops Lime essential oil, 2 drops Sweet Marjoram essential oil, then diffuse up. This mixture can improve the efficiency of the respiratory tract and also can help purify the air.


Warning & Safety Requirements:

  • If you are pregnant or lactating, please consult with your doctor before using any product containing essential oils.
  • For external use only.
  • Can cause skin irritation, avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
  • Not suitable for children.


Storage Conditions:

Store oils in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.




INCI: Origanum Majorana Herb Oil
Cas No: 84082-58-6
Batch/Lot No: KI-24062021
Stock Code: -
Botanical Name: Origanum majorana L.
Family: Lamiaceae
Ingredients: 100% Pure Marjoram (Sweet) Essential Oil
Major Components: Monoterpenes, Monoterpene Alcohols
Extraction Process: Steam Distillation
Part of the Plant: Top Flowers Part
Country of Origin: Cyprus
Color: Clear
Aroma(s): Very Fresh, Warm, Sweet/Spicy
Note: Top - Middle
Harvest Season:
Method of Cultivation: Conventional Farming
Expire Date: 24 months
Period After Opening: 9 months
Blends Well With: Spicy Aromas