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Marjoram Essential Oil

Origanum majorana

Herbaceous, warm, and woody, Marjoram is well-known as an herb used in cooking. As an essential oil, Marjoram has additional purposes. It can be taken internally to support a healthy cardiovascular and immune system*, it is soothing to the skin and muscles when massaged into tired and stressed areas, and it has a positive effect on the nervous system.*

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Usage Tips:

  • Add 1–2 drops to tea for flavor and to help calm nervous system.*
  • Put a drop of Lavender or doTERRA Serenity® and Marjoram in a spray bottle with water to spray onto sheets and pillows for a relaxing aroma that helps you relax before falling asleep. 
  • Replace Marjoram essential oil for dried marjoram in a recipe. 
  • Rub onto the bottoms of a child’s feet to help soothe them before bed or a nap.
  • Take a couple drops in a veggie capsule or liquid to assist the cardiovascular and immune systems.* 
  • Massage into tense muscles to help relax them after a workout or long day.
  • Diffuse with Rosemary for a focus blend; add Bergamot to the blend for an uplifting citrus twist. 

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What Is Marjoram Essential Oil Used For?

Taken internally, Marjoram essential oil supports cardiovascular health.* It also promotes a healthy immune system.*

Massaging Marjoram essential oil into tight or tired muscles may help relieve tension. In fact, Marjoram is one of the oils included in the AromaTouch® blend, which was created to soothe and relax muscles, and calm tension.

How Do You Use Marjoram Essential Oil?

One of Marjoram’s benefits is its positive effect on the nervous system.* For internal use, take a couple of drops in liquid or in a veggie capsule.* To experience a calming aroma, you can diffuse Marjoram or inhale it from the hands. Topically, apply it to the back of your neck or pulse points—you can also experience it aromatically at the same time this way. Marjoram’s aroma is sweet and herbaceous, pleasant and calming. It is relaxing and lessens feelings of stress. 

Bottle of Marjoram essential oil on a plate with fresh marjoram leaves, next to a fork and knife. How do I use marjoram essential oil? You can use Marjoram oil for cooking in place of dry marjoram.

Where Does Marjoram Come From?

Indigenous to the Mediterranean (specifically southern Turkey and Cyprus), Marjoram was a symbol of happiness to the Greeks and Romans. In warm climates, marjoram is perennial and will continue to grow year after year, whereas in colder climates it won’t survive the winter and must be harvested, dried, and replanted annually. doTERRA sources Marjoram essential oil in Egypt. 

Marjoram is an herb used commonly in the culinary world. It lends itself well to savory dishes like meats, vegetables, and soups. Marjoram is sometimes confused with oregano, but the two herbs (although both from the mint family) are distinct. The flavor of marjoram intensifies when it is dry, but the essential oil—steam distilled from the leaf—is the most potent form of the plant. If you are using Marjoram essential oil in your cooking, always start with a toothpick’s amount and then you can increase amount if desired.

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doTERRA Marjoram oil bottle on granite surface. Marjoram oil has a wide variety of benefits, including internal benefits and benefits for massage.
Bottle of Marjoram essential oil on a plate with fresh marjoram leaves, next to a fork and knife. How do I use marjoram essential oil? You can use Marjoram oil for cooking in place of dry marjoram.

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*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.

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