Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Extracted from the fragrant leaves of the oregano plant, Origanum vulgare, Oregano essential oil has made its way into cookbooks, cleaning cabinets, and supplements. Oregano essential oil is one of the most versatile and powerful essential oils. Oregano oil possesses a high concentration of both carvacol and thymol, two phenol chemicals with cleansing properties. Oregano essential oil uses both components to its advantage, making it one of the best household cleansing agents known to the essential oil world. Oregano essential oil can be taken internally to help support a healthy immune system and healthy digestion and respiratory function.*
Oregano essential oil is also an excellent source of antioxidants.* Other benefits of Oregano essential oil can be utilized when preparing and eating culinary dishes. Oregano’s herbaceous flavoring can be added to appetizers, entrees, and sauces to enhance an array of savory meals. Because of Oregano essential oil’s high phenol content, caution should be taken when diffusing or inhaling—only one to two drops are needed. When applied topically, Oregano essential oil should always be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Searching for a more convenient way to experience the benefits of Oregano essential oil? Say hello to doTERRA Oregano Touch, which comes in a prediluted roller bottle that’s compact and convenient, delivering the topical Oregano benefits you need. Oregano essential oil has a strong chemistry and should be diluted before using on the skin. Because it comes prediluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil, doTERRA Oregano Touch saves you a step, and you can always be sure you’re protecting delicate or sensitive skin.
doTERRA Oregano Touch can provide you with great topical benefits. Simply rub doTERRA Oregano Touch on the bottoms of the feet, using the convenient roll-on applicator. You can also roll the essential oil on your palm and rub the hands together for a cleansing effect. No matter how you use doTERRA Oregano Touch, it’s a great product to keep on hand or take on the go.
The oregano plant, Origanum vulgare, is a bushy perennial that is part of the Lamiaceae family. The leaves of the plant are fragrant and are characterized by their rounded to ovate shape. This plant also produces tiny, pinkish-purple or white flowers. The oregano plant grows best in dry to medium moisture and well-drained soils. It thrives in full sun. doTERRA Oregano essential oil is extracted from the leaves of this plant.
Main Chemical Components: Carvacrol, thymol , para-cymene, γ-terpinene
All of the Oregano essential oil benefits come from it's chemistry. The main chemical component of Oregano essential oil is carvacrol. Carvacrol has a monoterpene backbone and is part of the phenols functional group. Carvacrol is a chemical that contains warming properties. Carvacrol, along with thymol, another main chemical constituent in Oregano essential oil, possesses cleansing and antioxidant properties.* The antioxidant properties contribute heavily to the rich source of antioxidants provided from Oregano oil.* To learn more about the chemical components of Oregano oil or other chemical constituents found in essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.
Oregano oil blends well with Peppermint, Lavender, Basil, Rosemary, Bergamot, Cypress, Cedarwood, and Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oils for diffusion.
To buy a pure bottle of Oregano, visit the Oregano essential oil product page.
Each batch of doTERRA essential oils is thoroughly and carefully tested through the CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ protocol. This protocol is composed of a variety of strict, scientific tests that assess the purity of doTERRA essential oils. If a batch of essential oils is tested and found pure, then it is packaged and released so that individuals and families everywhere can experience the powerful impact of pure and effective essential oils.
doTERRA places an emphasis on providing pure oils because pure oils are effective oils. Too often, essential oils available for purchase are diluted with filler substances or contaminants. Oils that are not pure decrease how effective the essential oils are and reduce their power and potential. To ensure that the oils doTERRA customers receive are effective and pure, doTERRA thoroughly and carefully tests their oils in order to produce quality oils that will yield beneficial results.
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.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.