Aroma: Spicy and herbaceous with a camphoraceous-medicinal note
Latin Name: Thymus mastichina CT cineole
Country of Origin: Spain
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Whole plant
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Middle
Consistency: Thin liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Breath-opening, fresh, and cleansing
Suggested Use: This essential oil can be used in a blend to help improve breathing and congestion issues. Try it with peppermint, juniper berry, or lemon. It also works good on stiff muscles. Dilute properly with topical use. Dilute to 2% in a carrier oil, which is about 10 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil like jojoba or sweet almond. Dilute more heavily with sensitve skin.
What is the difference between sweet marjoram and Spanish marjoram?
- Sweet marjoram contains primarly terpinen-4-ol, sabinene, and linalyl acetate and has a warm, fresh, herbal scent. It belongs to the oregano (Origanum) genus.
- Spanish marjoram is up to 59% 1,8-cineole, which is the key component of Eucalyptus globulus. Its scent is more camphoraceous and medicinal-smelling than the sweet marjoram. This plant actually belongs to the thyme (Thymus) genus.
History: Thymus mastichina gets its name from the Greek word mastichein, which means: to gnash the teeth. While this plant is commonly called wild marjoram, it is actually of the thyme (Thymus) genus.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute properly with topical use. Avoid with pregnant or breastfeeding women, young children, and certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.