The Magic Of Marjoram Oil

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Marjo-what?

Many people have never heard of marjoram oil, and that’s quite surprising, given how versatile and useful this essential oil is. In this article, you will learn all about what marjoram oil is, how it’s used, and how to get the most benefit out of this underappreciated essential oil.

Marjoram oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of marjoram, a plant that’s native to the Mediterranean region and related to oregano. There are two primary varieties of marjoram oil. The first is sweet marjoram oil, which has a yellowish-green color and a distinct scent which is frequently described as spicy and woody. There’s also Spanish marjoram oil, which has a more reddish-orange color. Both types are produced in countries throughout the Mediterranean world and offer numerous health benefits.

 

How to Use Marjoram Oil

Like many types of essential oils, marjoram oil can be beneficial in vaporized form for aromatherapy purposes. Use the oil with a vaporizer to inhale the fumes and add a pleasant scent to the room. Marjoram oil is also good for topical applications.

In its whole leaf form, sweet marjoram can be used to make tea, and as a flavor enhancer in various dishes. It’s possible to use marjoram in its essential oil form orally, but most recommendations here for its use will be with the topical or vapor variety in mind. Some people should avoid using essential oils internally, particularly pregnant or nursing women, people with weakened or compromised immune systems and individuals with liver problems, since essential oils that are ingested have to be broken down by the liver.

 

1. Antiseptic properties

Many people don’t know this, but some essential oils can be used for antiseptic purposes, and marjoram oil is one of them. You can use a cotton swab, Q-tip or other clean, sterile material to apply a modest amount of marjoram oil to small cuts and scrapes to prevent infections from occurring.

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