Absolute Aromas - Marjoram, Sweet
Sweet Marjoram has a sweet herbaceous aroma. It is a relaxing, warming and comforting oil particularly good for overthinking and worry. It is also great for muscular aches and pains, lethargy and digestive problems.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae).
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the dried leaves and flowering tops.
Main Theraputic Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Antispasmodic, Calmative, Digestive stimulant, Neurotonic, Stomachic.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Did you know: In Greece, the flowers from this herb were used to crown married couples. They were said to be a symbol of love and honour.
Oil Appearance: Pale yellow or amber.
Chakra:Heart & Solar Plexus.
Chinese Element: Earth (& Fire).
Origanum Majorana is a strongly aromatic oil vaguely reminiscent of Nutmeg and Cardamom. Egypt is the prime source for this oil. It is important to differentiate between the various types of Marjoram, Thyme and Oregano as their names tend to get very confusing, even to experts.
Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil makes up only a small proportion of the Marjoram oils produced, most of which tend to be Spanish Marjoram. Spanish Marjoram (Oregano) is a completely different species, Thymus Masticina, and the so-called Wild Marjoram is the common garden herb, Origanum Vulgare, cultivated all over the world.
Sweet Marjoram (Origanum Majorana) is well known as a culinary herb cultivated in gardens all over the world.
Try blending 1 drop of Sweet Majoram, 2 drops of Mandarin and 3 drops of Lavender in a teaspoon of Peach Kernel oil and add to a warm bath before bedtime.
Blend 1 drop each of Sweet Marjoram, Rosemary and Cypress in 10ml of Sweet Almond oil and use as an after-sport massage oil.