MARJORAM

(Origanum majorana) 

In ancient Greece, marjoram was used for funerals and today we know the essential oil brings comfort and support to those suffering a loss or going through periods of grief. It is a deeply relaxing and balancing oil for the body and mind which we love for lessening headaches and migraines.


Aromatic Profile

Marjoram smells warm, woody and herbaceous. It can be blended well with other essential oils including but not limited to tea tree, peppermint, lavender, chamomile, rosemary, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus and juniper.

Uses

This essential oil has natural sedative properties which can induce a good night’s sleep, helping insomnia or restlessness. It’s used to increase circulation, providing relief from muscular aches and stiffness, spasms and mild arthritis thanks to its analgesic and antispasmodic actions. Marjoram may assist with digestive issues such as constipation, IBS, indigestion, cramps and flatulence.

Safety

  • Non-toxic
  • Non-irritant
  • Non- sensitising
  • Do not use whilst pregnant
References

Lawless, J 1993, Home Aromatherapy, Kyle Cathie Limited, London.
Lawless, J 2013, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Conari Press, San Francisco.
White, J 1999, Aromatherapy Blends for Life, Blends for Life, Melbourne.


 

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