Marjoram Essential Oil

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(Origanum majorana)

Plant Origin: Egypt

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves and flowers (organically grown but uncertified).

Selah oil blends that contain Marjoram essential oil: 

Breeze, Love, Selah Kids: Regenerate, Jr. Blend, Selah Kids: Breeze, Jr. Blend 

Shelf Life: 4 years in proper storage conditions

Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight

Uses & Indications

Can be used in a blend with ylang ylang and mandarin to ease nervous tension (Schnaubelt, 103). 

May be used on a warm compress to ease migraines (Price, 267).

Strengthens the immune system, painkiller, helps to loosen and remove mucus, increases perspiration, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds, influenza, sinusitis, arthritis, lumbago, sprains, bruises, rheumatism, joint and muscle pain, fainting, headache, migraine, high blood pressure, toner for the digestive system, intestinal cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, indigestion, constipation, powerful sedative, hyperactivity, PMS (Purchon, 81).

ADD/ADHD, analgesic, antiseptic, antiviral, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, bruise, circulatory health, cold, cough, diuretic, expectorant, flu, headache, indigestion, joint pain, laxative, menstrual support, migraine, muscle pain and stiffness, relaxation, rheumatism, sedative, sinus infection, sprains and strains, stress (Althea Press, 365).

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 (Davis, 192).

It is used in treating high blood pressure and heart conditions, as it dilates the arteries, thereby reducing strain on the heart (Davis, 192).

A hot compress of Marjoram over the abdomen will ease menstrual cramps more effectively than anything else I know (Davis, 192).

By its action in lessening both emotional response and physical sensation, Marjoram has the effect of being an anti-aphrodisiac (Davis, 192).

Sprains, bruises, colds, rheumatism, intestinal cramps, menstrual problems, anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, insomnia, circulatory disorders, muscular problems (Worwood, 403).

More info on marjoram essential oil, click here. 


Topical: 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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Inhalation: Diffuse or inhale directly.  

Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA.

Internal:  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:

tetrpinene-4-ol 23.60%
linalool 18.90%
sabinene hydrate 6.53%
terpinene 6.69%
sabinene 5.23%
alpha copaene 4.84%
limonene 4.51%
alpha terpinene 4.43%
alpha terpineol 4.03%
para cymene 3.10%
linalyl acetate 2.23%
terpinolene 1.30% 


Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).

Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).

Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).

Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).

Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).

Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).

Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012), p. 267.

Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 103.

Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.

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