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