Marjoram Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Origanum majorana
Country of Origin:
Egypt
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Monoterpenols
61.25%
Monoterpenes
26.34%
Sesquiterpenes
10.83%
Primary Constituents
linalool
27.83%
4-terpineol
26.59%
gamma terpinene
9.5%
limonene
6.2%
alpha copaene
5.1%
  • 4oz -
    $94.76
  • 8oz -
    $149.07
  • 16oz -
    $279.54
  • 1Kg -
    $504.15
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Wholesale Pure Marjoram Essential Oil

100% pure Marjoram essential oil steam distilled from the leaves of Sweet Marjoram naturally grown in Egypt. The entire plant is strongly aromatic and produces a wonderful essential oil with a great variety of properties and uses. Along with the warming, soothing, and fortifying effects of Marjoram, ours has a delightful green, woody, herbaceous, sweet aroma. Highly recommended! Our Marjoram Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.

ABOUT THE PLANT

A perennial, aromatic herb growing to a height of 30 inches with dark-green ovoid leaves and spiky white and pink clusters of flowers, Sweet Marjoram is a species native to the Mediterranean regions of North Africa and Egypt. The plant is now cultivated in various northern European countries.

ABOUT THE OIL

There is confusion between species of Marjoram and Oregano: 'Wild Marjoram' (Origanum vulgare) is also known as 'Common Oregano' and is distilled to make 'Oregano oil'. Majorana is the only variety that should be labeled 'Sweet Marjoram".

Aromatherapy Notes

This essential oil is steam distilled from leaves of Sweet Marjoram plants, naturally grown in Egypt. This Sweet Marjoram has a deep, warm, musky, woody, spicy and mildly camphorous aroma.

Traditional Uses

This herb has a long tradition in culinary use and as a folk remedy used by the ancient Greeks for many medicines. Its botanical name comes from the Greek words oros and ganos meaning joy, giving it the folk name 'joy of the mountains'. The oil is considered to have warming, soothing and fortifying effects. The Greeks planted marjoram on graves as it was thought to bring spiritual peace to the dead. Marjoram promotes relaxation and feelings of comfort and support and creates a greater capacity for inner learning and self-work.1

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Analgesic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Nervine, Sedative, Stomachic
  • Strengthens and relaxes the nerves
  • Calms excessive thinking and emotional craving – offers comfort and solace

From The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils2:

  • Aids digestive and menstrual complaints
  • “soothing, fortifying and warming effect”

Application and Use

Safety

Marjoram essential oil is non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing, however it is not to be used during pregnancy. If using internally, consultation with a physician is recommended.

References

1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holysitc Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being. Conari Press, 2013.