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Marjoram Oil Uses and Benefits

Essential Oil Spotlight

Marjoram Oil Product Description

Commonly recognized for its ability to spice foods, Marjoram essential oil is a unique cooking additive with many additional internal and external benefits. The herbaceous flavoring of Marjoram oil can be used to spice up stews, dressings, soups, and meat dishes and can take the place of dried marjoram when cooking. Aside from its culinary benefits, Marjoram can be taken internally to help support a healthy cardiovascular and immune system.* Marjoram can also be used topically and aromatically for its calming properties. It also has a positive effect on the nervous system.* The aroma of Marjoram oil is warm, herbaceous, and woody and helps promote a calming atmosphere. 

Where to Buy Marjoram Oil

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To buy a pure bottle of Marjoram, visit the Marjoram essential oil product page. 

Essential oils are powerful and effective when they are pure. Without purity, the uses and benefits of essential oils diminish and the oils are less effective. In order to ensure effective and pure oils, doTERRA places each batch of their essential oils through the CPTG Certified Pure Tested GradeTM protocol. This protocol contains a variety of strict tests that assess the purity of each batch of oils. If an oil is found pure, it is then sold so that people around the world can experience the powerful and life-enhancing effects of pure essential oils.  

Bottle of doTERRA Marjoram essential oil. What are the benefits of Marjoram oil? Marjoram oil has benefits for massage and potential internal benefits.

Marjoram Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. Marjoram oil is a unique and valuable oil because of the extensive benefits it provides for the body. One of the most significant benefits Marjoram essential oil offers is its ability to have a positive effect on the nervous system.* Marjoram oil is also used for its calming properties. To obtain these benefits, take Marjoram oil internally, apply it to the skin topically, or use it aromatically. 
  2. Another powerful benefit of Marjoram essential oil is its ability to support a healthy immune system.* To help support your immune system with Marjoram oil, dilute one drop of Marjoram into 4 fl. oz. of liquid and drink. You can also put Marjoram oil into a Veggie Capsule and ingest.
  3. While working on long, intense projects, apply Marjoram essential oil to the back of the neck to lessen feelings of stress. Marjarom oil contains calming properties that help relax emotions during stressful moments. Applying Marjoram essential oil topically can help provide the calming feelings you need to get through difficult or strenuous tasks. 
  4. The cardiovascular system includes one of the most fundamental and crucial parts of the body—the heart. Because of its prominence in keeping the body running, it is important to support your body’s cardiovascular system. Marjoram oil may promote a healthy cardiovascular system, helping to give your body essential strength that it may need.* These benefits can be obtained by taking Marjoram essential oil internally.
  5. If “Rock-a-bye Baby” doesn’t seem to be lulling your child to sleep, don’t worry; just use some Marjoram oil. Prior to a nap, apply Marjoram essential oil to a fussy child’s feet. The calming properties of Marjoram oil will help soothe the child, helping him or her to rest easily and peacefully. 
  6. Marjoram is a great spice to have in the kitchen and can help spice up a variety of dishes. Next time a recipe calls for dried Marjoram, replace it with Marjoram essential oil for a convenient and spicy flavoring that will take your meal to the next level. Usually, one drop of Marjoram essential oil is equivalent to two tablespoons of dried Marjoram. 
  7. To bring relief to your muscles, apply Marjoram essential oil to the desired areas of your skin before and after exercising. Marjoram is also a perfect oil to add to a soothing massage blend for targeting tired and stressed muscles. 

Fun Fact 

In Germany, the marjoram herb is known as the “Goose Herb” for its traditional use in roasting geese.

Plant Description 

The marjoram plant, Origanum majorana, is an herbaceous perennial that is a member of the Lamiaceae family. This plant can grow to be one to two feet in height and can spread an equal distance. This plant is busy with fragrant, ovate leaves that are gray-green in color. Tiny, tubular flowers that are white or pale pink bloom in clusters on this plant.1 doTERRA Marjoram essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant. 

Bottle of doTERRA Marjoram oil on wooden surface next to fresh marjoram leaves. What does Marjoram oil smell like? Marjoram essential oil is known to have a warm, woody, and herbaceous aroma.

Chemistry of Marjoram Oil

Main Chemical Components: Terpinen-4-ol, sabinene hydrate, γ-terpinen

The main chemical component of Marjoram essential oil is Terpinen-4-ol. Terpinen-4-ol has a monoterpene backbone and is part of the alcohols functional group. Terpinene-4-ol contains toning properties that contribute to the overall toning properties of Marjoram essential oil. To learn more about the chemical components of Marjoram oil or other essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.  

Oils that Blend Well with Marjoram oil

Marjoram oil blends well with Bergamot, Cypress, Lavender, and Rosemary essential oils when diffused. 


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.

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1. "Origanum majorana"

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