Also known as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains,” Marjoram was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. Marjoram has been used in culinary dishes, imparting a unique flavor to soups, stews, dressings, and sauces; in Germany, this herb is known as the “Goose Herb” for its traditional use in roasting geese. In traditional Austrian medicine, Marjoram was used to promote gastrointestinal health and to purify the skin. In modern applications, Marjoram is valued for its calming properties and for its positive effect on the nervous system. It also soothes tired, stressed muscles and supports both healthy cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Marjoram is steam distilled from the leaf of the plant.
When diffused Marjoram has a warm, herbaceous and woody aroma.
How to apply Marjoram:
- Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
- Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
- Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
- Apply to the back of the neck to lessen tension and stress.
- Diffuse before going to bed for a better night’s sleep or add to a cotton ball and place near your pillow.
- Replace Marjoram essential oil in your next recipe that calls for dried Marjoram. Usually 1 drop of essential oil is equivalent to 2 tsp. of dried herbs.
- Diffuse to promote healthy respiratory function.
- Valued for its calming properties and positive effect on the nervous system
- Soothes tired, stressed muscles
- Supports a healthy respiratory system
- Benefits the cardiovascular system
Safety precautions with Marjoram:
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.