Marjoram Essential Oil

Origanum marjorana

The essential oils of Bergamot, Cedar Wood, Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree blend well with Marjoram Essential Oil.

Known Uses

Marjoram Essential Oil can be used in the treatment of migraines, arthritis, headaches, respiratory infections, sinusitis, insomnia, anxiety, nervous depression, asthma, bronchitis, colds, constipation, flatulence, grief, menstrual difficulties (including PMT) and stress. Marjoram essential oil helps to suppress or control sexual desires for those who are suffering from abnormal and extreme sexual urges.

Marjoram Oil reduces the pain associated with colds, fevers, inflammation, and over-exertion of muscles, toothaches, and headaches. It is helpful in curing nearly all types of spasms. It efficiently relieves spasms in the respiratory system and intestines, and muscular spasms in the limbs. It also helps to cure convulsions, pulled muscles, cramps, and spasmodic cholera. It has a general warming effect on the body’s systems, and it improves circulation to increase blood flow, furthering warming your cells. This feature helps to get rid of coughs and excess phlegm, while simultaneously relieving the pain of arthritis and rheumatism.

Marjoram oil kills bacteria, so it can protect you from food poisoning, typhoid, malaria, colic, and bacterial infections in the colon, skin, digestive system, urinary tract and other parts of the excretory system. It can be effective in curing infections from viruses and ailments associated with them, such as the common cold, influenza, mumps, measles and even pox. The antiseptic properties of marjoram oil make it a good application for both external and internal wounds and protects wounds against becoming septic and developing tetanus.

It inhibits the growth of fungus and helps to cure fungal infections. This property helps cure a number of skin diseases caused by fungal infections. It also helps cure dysentery, which is often caused by dangerous fungal growth.

As a tonic, Marjoram Essential Oil is good for the functioning of your brain. It induces a calming, relaxing and sedative effect on both the mind and body while relieving nervous stress and anxiety. It also generates a happy feeling in cases of anger or sadness. This can be helpful to pacify people who have suffered some sort of shock, trauma, or major setback. It does not let the brain get dull with advanced age, thereby preventing debilitating conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Marjoram Essential Oil promotes perspiration and increases the frequency of urination and the quantity of urine, thereby aiding in the removal of toxins, sodium salts and excess water from the body. Increased urination also lowers blood pressure, cleans kidneys and reduces fat. Marjoram Oil helps lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and brain hemorrhaging. It also helps to clear out the bowels by stimulating the large intestine and relaxing the excretory system as a whole.


Marjoram is native to the Mediterranean region, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. Throughout the ages, Marjoram has been called the “happiness herb”. Origanum comes from the Greek words "oros" and "ganos" meaning "joy of the mountains". It is a popular European herb that was common in many 17th century English country gardens. The ancient Greeks used marjoram in cosmetics, fragrances and medicines. Greek physicians also used it as an antidote to poison. In ancient Egypt, marjoram was used medicinally and to aid those who were grieving. In 16th century Europe, marjoram was used in bags to scent the bath water and was also used for washing.


Dilution is recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute using a carrier oil before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children. Pregnant women should use this oil with caution.

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