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Marjoram- Benefits And Uses

Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name: Origanum Majorana
Country of Origin: Mediterranean
Extraction Method: Steam distillation from the flowering heads
Scent Profile: Herbaceous, sweet and woody, with an aromatic reminiscent of camphor with a little peppery note.

Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits

As an effective relaxant, Marjoram is an excellent oil to use to cure insomnia as it eases nervousness, tension and anxiety – all of which hinders ability to fall asleep peacefully.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Strengthens nervous system Aids in clearing sinuses and stuffy nose
Relieves the mind and body of shock or trauma Reduces pain
Minimizes irritation in the throat Soothes muscle aches
Cures insomnia due to tension and anxiety Provides relief for sufferers of arthritis and rheumatism


Prevents wrinkles: Skin care products that incorporate Marjoram into its ingredients are known to help prevent facial wrinkles, and cure acne prone skin.

Balance skin tone: Marjoram contains high levels of antioxidants. It also has the ability to whiten the skin and help to improve dull complexion.

  • How to use for face care
    Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
  • How to use for body care
    Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption. Read more about essential oil dilution and how much you should mix.


Natural hair cleansing treatment:  The antibacterial and fungicidal properties of Marjoram helps to cleanse the hair and rid and impurities caused by the environment.

Rejuvenates hair:  Rinsing hair with Marjoram provides vital nutrients and minerals, helping to rejuvenate the hair from its roots and emerge with a smooth texture.

  • How to use
    Dilute 10 to 15 drops of Marjoram essential oil into a pail of lukewarm water. Use the Marjoram infused water as a final rinse during your shower and allow hair to dry naturally.


- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation

Blends well with

Essential oils such as Bergamot, Rosemary, Clary Sage and Lavender blends nicely with Marjoram. As Marjoram is classified as a middle note, it is safe to blend Marjoram to add a slight spicy note to most essential oils.

Caution/Side effects

There are no inherent risks, however pregnant women should avoid using Marjoram in large amounts.

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