Aroma: Warm, fresh, and herbaceous
Latin Name: Origanum marjorana
Country of Origin: Egypt
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: Warming, comforting, and calming
Suggested Use: This is a good aroma to encourage peacefulness. Try diffusing it during bedtime mixed with lavender essential oil. Topically, sweet marjoram may help with muscle stiffness. Dilute to 2% for general topical use. This equals about 10 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil. Dilute more heavily with sensitive 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: Marjoram was considered by the ancient Greeks the herb of joy and love. A bride and groom would be crowned with sprigs of the herb during their wedding.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute properly with topical use. Some essential oils may be contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
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