Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Also known as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains,” marjoram was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. In Germany, the marjoram herb is known as the “Goose Herb” for its traditional use in flavouring roasted geese. Marjoram essential oil shares the rich, herbaceous flavour of its source herb and is renowned for adding a warm, unique flavour to soups, stews, dressings, and sauces. In modern applications, Marjoram oil is valued for its calming aroma when diffused or used during a soothing massage, especially after exercise.
Why should I add Marjoram oil to my collection? Due to its high concentration of the chemical constituent terpinen-4-ol, Marjoram essential oil has soothing topical properties when incorporated into a massage. It also possess effective topical cleansing benefits. Create a relaxing environment before bed by diffusing Marjoram oil or gently apply it to the back of your neck and shoulders for a refreshing, calming scent as you end the day.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 120 mL of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
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 a complete list of approved claims and benefits, see the Approved Claims List.