Marjoram is most well known as a culinary herb, but has valuable medicinal uses. It is closely related to Oregano and has similar properties- both are antiviral & antibacterial. dōTerra’s Marjoram Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of plants grown in Hungary.
What Should I Use it For?
• To calm stress • To relieve colds and flu • To disinfect • To calm insomnia • To aid digestion & respiration • To ease sore muscles & joints pain • To decrease the pain of arthritis • To soothe tension headaches & migraines
Decreasing swelling is one of Marjoram’s most important jobs. Because common maladies (headaches, menstrual cramps, bruises, repetitive strain injuries, sore throats, insect bites and infections) involve inflammation, Marjoram is effective because it calms nerves without causing extra heat sensation.
What are its Therapeutic Properties?
Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antibiotic, Antidepressant, Anti-fungal, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Calmative, Digestive Stimulant, Disinfectant, Expectorant, Mucolytic, Neurotonic, Sedative
How Should I Use it?
Topically • Apply topically with massage to address sore muscles or joints • Apply directly to sprains, sore backs, or necks for antispasmodic effects • Massage to the chest, neck, and lymph nodes at the onset of cold, flu, or respiratory distress symptoms • Apply topically to the lower back & abdomen to relieve menstrual discomfort & bloating • Add Marjoram to a warm bath to relieve stress
Internally • Mix 1-2 drops with agave, honey, water, or juice for minor stomach complaints of indigestion
Aromatically • Diffuse to cleanse environment
Precautions: During pregnancy Marjoram should be used carefully.
A Note on Quality
A LOT goes into creating a therapeutic grade essential oil. The best essential oil brands follow these guidelines: • Proper plant varieties • Grown in their indigenous region around the world • Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc • Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties • Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules • Third-party testing of each and every batch • Stand behind the internal use of their oils
Because of lenient industry standards and a lack of regulation on terms such as “natural” or “pure”, much of what you find at the drug store is not a therapeutic grade of essential oil and may actually make you sick. In fact, only about 50% of it needs to be actual essential oils to be called “pure”. The information provided here on the properties and uses of this oil do NOT apply to all essential oil brands.