Mellow Marjoram Essential Oil is an ancient ally to purify body, mind, and spirit since biblical times. Steam distilled to capture the quiet, warm yet penetrating aroma of this mighty herb. Marjoram is a major melter of muscles, a mellower of minds, and a mender of hearts.
Botanical Name: Origanum marjorana
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Aerial parts, flowers
Country of Origin: Egypt
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Origanum marjorana
Scent Description: Warm and sweetly herbaceous with hints of camphor and citrus.
In Living Libations: Sweet Sleep Serum
Blends well with: Lavender, Chamomile, Spikenard, Frankincense, Bergamot, Hemp, Vanilla, Clary Sage, Sage, Lemon, Hyssop, Ravensara, Mandarin, and Red Cedar.
Uses: Benevolent before bed baths and anoint for deep, sweeter sleeps. Dilute with jojoba or a Best Skin Ever and massage into muscles and moontime blends. Nestles nerves. Charismatic in colognes of hay, bergamot, and rosemary. Lovely on linens and pillows. Diffuse and inhale for an aromatic chill-pill.
Known as sweet or knotted Marjoram, the Greeks used to give the plant as a wedding gift to new couples to ensure their luck and prosperity. During Shakespeare’s time, the sweet, herbaceous fragrance of Marjoram was used to mask mephitic odors in the home.
Muscle and mood melting Marjoram Essential Oil is a classic oil for your aromatherapy cabinet – no other oil quells tension quite like this essence.
“Marjoram helps those who feel emotionally unstable or are prone to hysteria, depression, shock, or irritability, especially due to outside stimulus. The old texts say it works so well that overuse deadens the emotions.”
~ Kathi Keville and Mindy Green, Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Art
“Here’s flowers for you: hot Lavender, mints, savory, Marjoram.”
~ William Shakespeare
“The essential oil of marjoram is a very good relaxant during labor. As I was delivering our baby, Ron, my partner, massaged a 10% dilution of marjoram and lavender in jojoba oil on to my back right in the pelvic region in rhythmic circles. It was an amazing ally!”
~ Nadine Artemis, Renegade Beauty
Dioscordes himself made a pomade called ‘amaricimum’ with marjoram… while Theophrastus wrote an interesting account of its use in perfumery, since it had the lasting scent that women required.”
~ Julia Lawless, Aromatherapy and the Mind