Marjoram Essential Oil*
*This oil is produced from unsprayed crops - meaning that it is organically grown but not certified.
Often under-appreciated, yet authentic and sincere, Marjoram Essential Oil strengthens, comforts, and soothes on many levels.
Body: Marjoram brings relaxation in overly tense situations like muscle spasms, hyperactivity of body systems, and inflammation. Its tranquilizing effects can act as a mild sedative, allowing the release of painful physical sensations.
Mind & Emotions: Marjoram encourages the release of things we've held on to for too long, and satisfaction in the minimal and the simple. It aids in bringing about the positive attributes of calm, balance, directness, self-assuredness, integrity, courage, confidence, focus, perseverance, restoration, and sincerity.
Botanical Name: Origanum majorana
Plant Origin: Egypt
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves and flowers (organically grown but uncertified)
Shelf Life: 4 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Selah oil blends that contain Marjoram essential oil:
Aroma Soothe, Breeze, Love, Quiescent, Regulate, Resolve, Selah Kids: Regenerate, Jr. Blend, Selah Kids: Breeze, Jr. Blend
Click here to see our Health Issues Reference Guide for information on which oils may help with specific needs.
Marjoram may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- Arthritis - Rheumatoid
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Circulation - to Increase
- Dysmenorrhea - Painful Menstruation - PMS
- Emotions - for the positive attributes of: release, calm, balance, direct, self-assured, integrity, courage, confidence, focus, perseverance, restoration, and sincerity
- Hyperthyroid - Graves Disease
- Insomnia - Trouble Falling or Staying Asleep - Sleep Walking
- Muscle - Bruised, Sore, Tight, etc.
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Neuralgia (Nerve Pain) - Discontinued Pins & Needles Recipe
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) & Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
- Sexual Topics - Excessive Sexual Desire
- Sprains & Torn Ligaments
Please see our Health Issues Reference Guide for detailed essential oil remedies for the above-listed issues/topics.
In this article on PubMed, we see that Marjoram, Lavender, and Clary Sage "may serve as the optimal means for career women to improve their sleep and QOL (Quality of Life)", particularly when diffused together in equal parts.
May be used on a warm compress to ease migraines (6, p. 267).
Marjoram is a very good remedy for insomnia, especially when used, together with lavender, in a warm bath before bedtime… The sedative properties of Marjoram must not be abused, for it can dull the senses and cause drowsiness, and in large amounts is stupefying (9, p. 192).
It is used in treating high blood pressure and heart conditions, as it dilates the arteries, thereby reducing strain on the heart (9, p. 192).
A hot compress of Marjoram over the abdomen will ease menstrual cramps more effectively than anything else I know (9, p. 192).
By its action in lessening both emotional response and physical sensation, Marjoram has the effect of being an anti-aphrodisiac (9, p. 192).
Sprains, bruises, colds, rheumatism, intestinal cramps, menstrual problems, anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, insomnia, circulatory disorders, muscular problems (1, p. 403).
More info on marjoram essential oil, click here.
- analgesic - deadens or relieves pain; anodyne
- antibacterial - prevents bacterial growth
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- antispasmodic - prevents and eases spasms, convulsions, or cramps
- calmative - a sedative or mild tranquilizer
- circulatory - promotes flow of blood and lymph
- digestive - promotes or aids digestion
- nervine - soothing and toning to the nerves and nervous system
- sedative - soothing agent that reduces nervousness, distress, or irritation
Click here for a printable PDF chart of the Therapeutic Uses and Properties of Essential Oils.
Apply diluted to bottoms of feet or directly on area of concern.
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.
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Diffuse or inhale directly.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA.
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
Marjoram essential oil is contraindicated for asthma.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
sabinene hydrate 6.53%
alpha copaene 4.84%
alpha terpinene 4.43%
alpha terpineol 4.03%
para cymene 3.10%
linalyl acetate 2.23%
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