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Marjoram Essential Oil Properties - Uses and Benefits of Pure Aromatherapy Oils

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Marjoram Essential Oil Scents and Fragrances - Buy Natural Aromatherapy Oils

What better way to calm, comfort and relax your neurons than to take a whiff of that marjoram essential oil? Known in ancient Greece as "The Joy of the Mountain", its aromatic fragrance has been regarded as a sign of happiness and tranquility, and is even believed bestow good luck and good fortune as tokens for newlyweds. The serenity from this essential oil is like no other.

The plant

The clear, with a slight tinge of yellow, marjoram essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the tender, bushy marjoram plant, or origanum majorana which originated in Egypt and is native in the Mediterranean region. This plant also grows naturally in both central European and North African countries. This green, tender plant is already strongly aromatic in itself.

Known uses

Marjoram essential oil is most known for its warming and calming action on emotions and relieving anxiety as well as stress due to its warm, wood, spicy, medicinal aroma. Its powerful restorative properties are incomparable and are effective treatment for people who always seem to experience fatigue due to stress, anxiety, fear, etc, and is recommended for people who constantly use their bodies in sports. It promotes deep relaxation and encourages release of bottled-up mental and emotional patterns of tension and stress. In times of depression, grief, and loneliness, marjoram essential oil warms the soul.

Consequently, it is favorably used during or after long baths at night or when you're about to sleep. The scent provides peace of mind after a hectic day at work or at school and is perfect for preparing the body for rest and dreams. If you had a fight with a workmate or some plans didn't go so well for you, headaches and migraines are also eased by this oil and prevents insomnia due to anxiety. It also diminishes sexual desire as it relaxes the entire body system while boosting blood circulation. It may be rubbed on the temples or the chest to enable you to inhale it for a longer period of time – even while you're already asleep.

The marjoram essential oil is also one of the most relaxing lubricants during massages. It has good muscle relaxant properties that release tension in the body, especially at the upper back and neck areas, and even act as pain killers for rheumatic pains, sprains, strains, spasms, swollen joints and painful muscles. The smell itself will also bring inner liberation from multitudes of external stressors and the vapors even alleviate symptoms of colds, sinusitis, asthma and bronchitis.

If one just feels to lie down, many scented candles are available with the scent of marjoram. Light a candle in a warm and intimate atmosphere, turn on some soothing music and just let your mind run through the recent events in your life. This is effective for reflections and self-actualization practices. These scented candles may also be used during religious practices and rituals, or prayer sessions.

Culinary and cosmetics

Marjoram essential oil is also widely used for culinary purposes. Its spicy, warm taste gives a fresh new flavor to any dish. Not only that, the oil soothes the digestive tract to help eradicate cramps, indigestion, flatulence and constipation.

For cosmetic functions, marjoram oil can be applied directly onto the skin to warm, moisturize, soften, and even to disperse signs of bruises, prevent scar tissue formation and aid in healing wounds. This essential oil also helps stimulate menstruation for those women whose menstrual cycles are inconsistent.

Marjoram oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing but should not be avoided during pregnancy to avoid birth complications. It is best to dilute this oil or blend it with other oils such as nutmeg, lavender, cedarwood, rosemary, mandarin, lime, and others.

Where to buy and for how much

Purchasing this oil should not be taken for granted so you can make sure to get all its therapeutic benefits. The price ranges from $10 to $15 and any price lower than this would be rather tempting; however you cannot expect these oils to be of use because these oils are probably synthetic and ineffective.


In today's busy generation, it is quite important to relax once in a while to replenish the mind, body and soul. With marjoram essential oil, you get to rejuvenate your whole being and recharge your systems to prepare the body for better adaptation to heavier problems. So before you get a mental, physical or emotional breakdown, try to take a break off from the demands of the world. Take a long, relaxing bath, get a massage, or just lie down and sleep with the scent of marjoram essential oil in the air.



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