Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Although it is best known as a popular cooking herb, the uses of Oregano essential oil extend far beyond the kitchen. Oregano is among the most potent and versatile of all essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional practices.
Oregano essential oil is one of the most potent topical cleansing agents among all essential oils thanks to its high concentration of phenols carvacrol and thymol. These compounds also give Oregano a powerful, fortifying aroma, which can be best experienced by using a drop during a soothing chest massage or by applying it to the bottoms of feet. Alternately, you can use Oregano on cuticles to promote healthy-looking nail beds. The delicious, herbal flavour of Oregano oil can also be used to substitute or enhance the taste of fresh and dried oregano in your favourite kitchen recipes.
Because of its potency, use caution when inhaling or diffusing Oregano essential oil, using only one to two drops, and always dilute when applying to the skin.
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.