Marjoram Essential Oil



Marjoram essential oil is a good addition to any massage therapy oil. It relieves muscle aches and pains and heals bruised skin. Massage therapy with a mixture of marjoram oil greatly assists in removing edema and excess fluids from ankles, joints and swollen tissue. It is a strongly aromatic oil so must be used sparingly in a diluted mixture. A drop or two per tablespoon is sufficient but you should experiment with it to find your best combination.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Botanical Family:
Lamiceae or Labiatae

Extraction: Steam distilled from leaves

Properties: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, dilates blood vessels, regulates blood pressure, promotes intestinal peristalsis, soothes muscles; use for muscle aches and pains, asthma, bronchitis, indigestion, constipation, cramps, insomnia, migraines, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains; relieves nervous tension; use for bruises, burs, cuts, fungal and viral infections, spasms, sunburn, fluid retention; relaxes constricted muscles and may relieve headaches

Uses: Diffuse or apply topically; mix with massage oil base; add to food or drink

Fragrant influence: Calms the nerves

Aromatherapy blending with marjoram oil

  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Chamomile
  • Cypress
  • Lavender
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange
  • Rosemary CT cineol
  • Rosewood
  • Ylang Ylang


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