Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Also known as “joy of the mountains,” Marjoram was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. Today, Marjoram is highly valued for its aromatic, topical, and flavourful properties as an essential oil. The delicious herbal flavour of Marjoram essential oil can be used to spice up stews, dressings, soups, and meat dishes. Aside from its culinary uses, Marjoram oil is also admired for its calming aroma, whether you incorporate it in a personal massage or diffuse this warm, woody oil to create a relaxing environment. With a long list of practical uses and benefits, you’ll want to keep Marjoram oil as a staple in your essential oil collection.
In Germany, the marjoram herb is known as the “Goose Herb” for its traditional use in roasting geese.
Marjoram, Origanum majorana, is an herbaceous perennial member of the mint family that thrives in warm climates. The Marjoram plant produces tiny, tubular, white or pale pink flowers and has smooth, fragrant, ovate green leaves. These dried leaves can be used in cooking or be steam distilled to create the cherished Marjoram essential oil.
Especially when diffused, Marjoram oil blends well with Bergamot oil, Cypress oil, Lavender oil, and Rosemary oil to create an aromatically pleasing environment.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. For external use only.