Marjoram Essential Oil
Marjoram is a shrubby plant with woody stems, and velvety leaves with white or pink flowers native to the Mediterranean region of Europe.
- Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
- Other Common Names: Sweet Marjoram
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves, Flowers/Buds
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: Sweet Marjoram and Spanish Marjoram are the primary variations.
- Chemistry: Marjoram is comprised of monoterpenes (α-terpinene, y-terpinene, sabinene) and monoterpene alcohols (terpinen-4-ol, cis-thujanol).
- Digestive: beneficial for stress-related digestive upsets
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular or joint aches, pains, cramps, and spasms
- Nervous System: helps with stress, anxiety, and nervousness
- Respiratory: supports the respiratory system during infections and other ailments
- Skin: soothes the skin for inflamed skin conditions
- Reproductive: helps to increase progesterone production as well as testosterone production
- Pregnancy: helps with frequent urination, digestive relief, stress relief, emotional support, immune support, and general discomfort
- Babies & Children: is warming and calming, relieves pain, helps with digestion, supports the respiratory system, provides emotional support, and is good for skin care
- Emotional: supports emotional states dealing with grief and loss; helps to soothe excessive thinking that stems from grief and anxiety
- Spiritual: supports the Heart Chakra associated with love, relationships, transformation, and integration.
- Scent Profile: Mid to base note with a spicy and herbaceous aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Marjoram can last up to 12 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Spicy
- Blends well with: Angelica Root, Bergamot, Blue Tansy, Clary Sage, Cypress, Lavender, Mandarin, Melissa, Palo Santo, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary ct verbenone, Spike Lavender, Spikenard
- No known issues
Products Using Marjoram Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.