How to Use Marjoram Essential Oil for Your Health
Used during ancient times, the Greeks and Romans saw marjoram as a symbol of happiness. In fact, it’s sometimes known as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains”. Now it’s used all over the world as a culinary herb to spice up stews, dressing, soups, and meat dishes. And I’m sure it’s no surprise that I love marjoram essential oil.
Similar to oregano, marjoram is from the mint family and same genus of plants known as origanum. The difference between oregano and marjoram is in the smell. The aroma of marjoram is warm, herbaceous, and woody and helps promote a calming atmosphere.
Marjoram essential oil is made up of terpinen-4-ol, sabinene hydrate, and y-terpinene. And using this oil is easy, you can take internally, apply it to the skin topically, or use it aromatically.
Health Benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil
1. Supports the Central Nervous System
One of the most significant benefits marjoram oil offers is its ability to have a positive effect on the nervous system. Marjoram oil is also used for its calming properties.
To use: add one drop in a veggie capsule and take daily.
2. Supports a Healthy Immune System
Important during those colder months, marjoram oil can be used to prevent common illness, such as cold and flu. The properties of marjoram are known to support the immune system.
To use: place one drop in your morning water.
3. Reduces Stress
Marjarom oil contains calming properties that help relax emotions during stressful moments. Applying it topically can help provide the calming feelings you need to get through difficult or strenuous tasks.
To use: apply to the back of the neck to lessen feelings of stress.
4. Supports a Healthy Cardiovascular System
The cardiovascular system includes one of the most fundamental and crucial parts of the body—the heart. Because of its prominence in keeping the body running, it is important to support your body’s cardiovascular system. Marjoram oil may promote a healthy cardiovascular system, helping to give your body essential strength that it may need.
To use: add one drop to a veggie capsule and take daily.
5. Brings Relief to Muscles and Joints
Marjoram oil is also a perfect oil to add to a soothing massage blend for targeting tired and stressed muscles and joints.
To use: combine the blend below in a 10ml roller bottle and top with FCO. Roll roll on areas of concern as needed.
Joint Relief Blend:
- 10 drops Siberian Fir
- 10 drops Lemongrass
- 8 drops Marjoram
- 6 drops Frankincense
6. Supports a Healthy Night’s Sleep
The calming properties of marjoram oil will are soothing, helping you (or anyone in your family!) relax your mind and rest easily.
To use: diffuse 3-4 drops marjoram in your favorite diffuser at bedtime.
7. Adds Flavor to Cooking
Marjoram is a great spice to have in the kitchen and can help spice up a variety of dishes. I have found some amazing recipes using it. Check out these recipes:
- Fresh cucumber salad recipe
- Green Greek goddess chicken sandwich recipe
- Low-fat spinach and artichoke dip recipe
To use: one drop of marjoram essential oil is equivalent to two tablespoons of dried marjoram.
Oils that Blend Well with Marjoram Oil
Marjoram oil blends well with bergamot, cypress, lavender, and rosemary essential oils when diffused.
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