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  • botanical name: origanum majorana
  • country of origin: egypt
  • extraction method: steam distilled
  • plant part: flowers
  • strength of aroma: medium
  • aromatic scent: fresh-medicinal, sweet, herbaceous scent
  • blends well with: carrot seed, coriander seed, cypress, dill weed, helichrysum italicum, lemongrass, mandarin, nutmeg, orange sweet, sandalwood australian, tea tree, and thyme thymol
  • kidsafe®: yes
  • cautions: none known
  • size: 10 mL (1/3 oz.)

like many of the herb and spice oils, marjoram is calming and warming and can help encourage relaxation before sleep. when suffering from the symptoms of common seasonal illnesses, marjoram can provide comfort. using marjoram in evening primrose oil can be smoothed over the abdomen to provide relief from discomfort due to menstrual pain. we also recommend sweet marjoram in a blend massaged onto the legs to help soothe muscle tissues before sleep.

directions: for seasonal illness, add 2-3 of drops of marjoram to 1 ounce of milk or 1 teaspoon carrier oil, then add this to ½ cup of epsom salts in a warm bath to help relieve symptoms. add marjoram to a carrier oil or lotion to relieve occasional tired, sore muscles such as after a strenuous workout or to relieve the discomfort suffered during the menstrual cycle.

disclaimer: the international federation of aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy. all cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. this statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. bottles are filled by volume. some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.