Marjoram Sweet Essential Oil

Adam Michael has this to say “Sweet marjoram is a useful oil for steam inhalation, noticeably clearing the chest and easing respiratory difficulties. A hot bath containing 3 drops of this oil will help with the miseries arising from the common cold and will relieve sore achy muscles. Added to carrier oil it can be massaged into the throat and chest areas to sooth tickly coughs due to its warming, analgesic and sedative nature.

Sweet marjoram is a calming sedative that is used as aid to induce sleep. It should not be abused however, because it can have a deadening effect on the emotions, dulling the senses and in large amounts is overwhelming. A hot compress over the abdomen can ease menstrual cramps.

The aroma is herbal warm, sweet and slightly spicy with camphoraceous undertones.  Produced by steam distilling the leaves and flowering tops, the colour is rich yellow-reddish and of a pourable viscosity.”

Botanical Name: Origanum majorana

Origin: Egypt