Marjoram Essential Oils
Marjoram essential oils are warming and comforting. They can be massaged into the abdomen during menstruation, or added to a warm compress. It is also useful for treating tired aching muscles, and is perfect for use in a sports massage. A few drops on a vaporizer will also encourage sleep, and a few drops can be added to a warm/hot bath at the first signs of a cold. Considered a strong sedative. Marjoram essential oil is anti-spasmodic and can relieve muscle pain, cramps, headaches, migraines and stiffness.
- Marjoram Essential Oil Marjoram: origanum majorana
- Plant Source: Leaves and Flowers, Hungary
- Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
- Aromatherapy Class: Warming and Comforting
- Aroma Type: Spicy
- Blending Oils: Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Orange, and Rosewood
Marjoram Essential Oil (origanum majorana) is an excellent massage oil that is both warming and comforting. Its anti-spasmodic properties help to relieve all kinds of muscle pains and cramps. It can be used in conjunction with sports massage after exercising to ease tired, aching muscles, or it can be massaged into the abdomen to relieve cramping and bloating during menstruation.
Diffusing Marjoram Essential Oil or applying a few drops to a hot bath can help encourage a deep, restful sleep. Although it is a strong sedative, it is safe for use by children and can be applied to the soles of children’s feet to encourage restful napping. This oil acts upon the nervous system to calm the nerves and promote relaxation. It’s anti-spasmodic and nervine properties also make it effective for treating migraines, headaches, and neck stiffness.
Perform a patch test prior to using Marjoram Essential Oil if you have sensitive skin or are allergy-prone, as it may cause irritation. Do not use Marjoram Essential Oil during pregnancy. Marjoram Essential Oil is for topical use only; do not apply to eyes or other mucous membranes. Marjoram Essential Oil is considered a strong sedative; avoid use while driving or drinking alcohol.