PURE SWEET MARJORAM ESSENTIAL OIL
Strongly aromatic sweet marjoram, a close relative of oregano, is a traditional culinary herb and folk remedy that was especially favored by the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, who utilized in their food, cosmetics, fragrances, and medicines. Introduced into Europe in the Middle Ages, sweet marjoram became a favorite ingredient in bathwaters and body splashes. It was also a prized “strewing herb,” placed on the earthen floors of homes to subdue disagreeable odors.
An incredibly versatile herb, having seen use as a tea, decoction, compress, and culinary spice, sweet marjoram has long been recognized as valuable medicine for myriad complaints, including digestive upsets, intestinal cramps, menstrual problems, nervous disorders, respiratory infections, fungal conditions, muscular and rheumatic pain, sprains, stiff joints, bruises, anxiety, and insomnia.
The essential oil is a convenient way to employ the many benefits of sweet marjoram, and it’s one of my preferred oils for addressing general arthritic pain, rheumatism, gout, sore or stiff muscles, muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, and migraine headaches with neck tension. Its deeply soothing, warming action brings almost instant relief to all muscle and joint conditions.
As with most oils extracted from culinary herbs, sweet marjoram essential oil is effective for digestive problems, as well as irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal cramps, and infantile colic. When using it in a massage oil blend for anything to do with the digestive system, remember to massage the belly in a clockwise direction, beginning at the navel and spiraling outward, ending at the top of the left thigh, to encourage the digestive process to move in the normal direction.
Being a very effective relaxant, sweet marjoram is an excellent oil to use if you have trouble winding down after getting into bed or if you suffer from insomnia. Place a few drops in your bedroom diffuser and turn it on 15 to 30 minutes before retiring. The soothing fragrance will lull you into restful sleep before you know it.
A good substitute for sweet marjoram essential oil, especially with regard to treating digestive upsets and muscular and joint pain, is Roman chamomile. They share many of the same properties, and both are gentle enough for use with infants.
Botanical Name: Marjorana Hortensis L.
Plant Part: Flowers and Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, it has a warm and spicy aroma, with a note like nutmeg.
Blends well with: Sweet Orange, Lavender, Rosewood, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Basil, Thyme, Cypress, Elemi, Chamomile, and spices like Nutmeg, Cardamom.
Product Abstract: A herb of the Origanum family, Sweet Marjoram enjoyed popularity as a common medicinal herb around the Mediterranean basin. A few drops can be put in a vaporizer before bed, and a few drops can be added to a hot bath at the first signs of a cold. It is used in masculine, oriental, and herbal-spicy blends for perfumes and colognes.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. Do not use on young children, and it may cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Size: 10 ml.
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