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Marjoram Essential Oil


Sweet Marjoram is a must-have if you’re fighting any kind of discomfort. Used in aromatherapy, this herbaceous oil helps to alleviate all different kinds of discomfort, and helps to sooth the emotions, and can be helpful with sleep concerns.

Name of Oil:  Sweet Marjoram

Latin Binomial:  Origanum majorana

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  France, Tunisia, Morocco, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Germany, Turkey, Egypt

Scent Profile:  Herbaceous, sweet, woody, medicinal

Parts used in distillation:  Leaves and flowering tops

Oil Characteristics:  Clear with a slight yellowish tint, thin oil, middle note with a medium intensity

Cultivation:  Conventional Farming


Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Diminishes the desire for sexual contact, helps disperse bruises, alleviates high blood pressure, stimulates and strengthens digestive peristalsis, muscular spasms, rheumatism, sprains, strains, nervous tension, stress, anxiety, insomnia, respiratory congestion and menstrual cramping.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Calms obsessive thinking, eases emotional craving, promote capacity for inner self-nurturing.


The Greeks referred to marjoram as the funeral herb because it was placed on graves to bring spiritual peace to the dead. It is used as a flavouring ingredient in many food products and inEuropean herbal medicine for the treatment of respiratory ailments.

Chemical Constituents

sabinene, a-terpinene, y-terpinene,p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, cis- sabinene hydrate, linalyl acetate,terpinen-4-ol, a-terpineol

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 

The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer PeaceRhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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