Aromatherapy for Body, Mind & Spirit

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil Properties (Origanum majorana)

The aroma of Sweet Marjoram Essential oil is warm, spicy, strong, sweet, herbal.

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distilled from Flowering Tops
  • Countries of Origin: Spain, France

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil Background Information

Sweet Marjoram is a type of herb, in which its flowering tops and leaves are collected for the making of the oil. The flowers blossom off of branches sprouting from a leafy green bush. Sweet Marjoram is commonly found in Hungary, Egypt, Spain, France, Germany, and Portugal. Before the discovery of hops, Sweet Marjoram was said to be a vital part of brewing beer. Many ancient doctors used Sweet Marjoram to cure colds, and menstrual pains. Europeans still commonly drink Sweet Marjoram to maintain pleasant singing voices.

Origanum majorana is a plant the leaves are collected to make the essential oil. It is commonly known as knotted marjoram. It is cold-sensitive perennial herb and requires a hot climate to enable it retain its aromatic properties. Marjoram belongs to the mint flowering plant family. The oil is traditionally steam distilled out of both fresh and dried leaves of the plant. It has dark green oval leaves and white or red flowers and hairy stalks.

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil is commonly produced in France, Morocco, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Egypt, and Germany. It is referred to as a symbol of happiness by the Greeks. The oil is pale yellow with watery viscosity.

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil is used in aromatherapy to manage acne, eczema, and maintain skin texture when mixed with lotions. It supports symptom relief while having cold or flu.*

It is used by energy workers to massage the muscles, calm the nerves to relieve stressMajoram helps release emotions feeling unfulfilled and disconnected to life and others. Sweet Marjoram calms the spirit by comforting and soothing during times of emotional distress and encouraging safety and  internal tranquility. The mind is supported by Sweet Marjoram as well, the oil helps to ease mood swings, and provide support during stressful internal times.  It helps people who are emotionally unstable to open up to people and share their problems.

Sweet Marjoram essential oil is commonly used in aromatherapy for a variety of ailments including bruises, colds, rheumatism, intestinal cramps, menstrual problems, anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, insomnia, circulatory disorders, and muscular problems.*  

This essential oil aids the body by soothing PMS cramps and fatigue, tired muscles, and headaches.*

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Blends & Suggestions

Blend with Orange, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Lavender, Cypress. Dilute with carrier oil for direct skin contact.  

  • To ease mood swings take a bath with 4 drops of Sweet Marjoram and 2 drops of Sandalwood.
  • To sooth PMS cramps and tiredness, mix Sweet Marjoram oil with Valerian and Lavender and massage it into the abdomen using clockwise, circular strokes, twice a day. Place a hot water bottle on your abdomen immediately after the massage to enhance the effects.
  • To strengthen tired muscles take a bath with 4 drops Sweet Marjoram and 2 drops Vetiver.
  • To ease headaches or migraines, add 2 drops Sweet Marjoram and use your finger tips to massage the blend into your forehead.
  • For use in acne, eczema, gently massage the oil onto the skin before going to bed. Dilute with a carrier oil.
  • Mix with lotions to maintain a natural skin color, reduce redness of skin and keep it moist.
  • Try a few drops in a sports massage for tired muscles.
  • A few drops of Sweet Marjoram Essential oil on a vaporizer will encourage sleep. Add a few drops to a warm/hot bath prior to sleep.

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil Safety Tips

Sweet Marjoram essential oil has no known hazards.

References

Essential OilSweet Marjoram
Botanical NameOriganum majorana
SourceFlowering tops
Country of OriginFrance, Spain
Method of DistillationSteam
CharacteristicsYellow or greenish yellow liquid with a strong, sweet odor.
Main ConstituentsTerpinen-4-ol, (Z)-Sabinene hydrate, Linalyl acetate, y-Terpinene, x-Terpineol
CAS No.8015-01-8