Oregano Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
Turkey
Plant Part:
Whole Herb
Latin Name:
Origanum vulgare
Cultivation:
Certified Organic

About the Oil: This fine wildcrafted oil has a balance of important constituents, with a naturally high carvacrol level. Oregano is considered to have the strongest antimicrobial action of any essential oil.

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10mL
$13.61
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30mL
$28.46
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60mL
$48.86
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120mL
$94.32
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240mL
$176.68
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Sample
$2.00
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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

51

Chemical Families

Monoterpenols
85.05%
Monoterpenes
8.97%
Sesquiterpenes
3.12%

Primary Constituents

caracrol
70.46%
gamma terpinene
7.39%
p cymol
6.54%
thymol
5.43%
beta caryophyllene
2.55%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

Also called 'wild marjoram' and 'grove marjoram', this variety of Oregano is a hardy perennial herb that grows in a bush up to 90 centimeters in height with small, ovate, fragrant leaves and pink-purple flowers. Oregano is a common garden plant with a strong aroma when the leaves are bruised. Native to Europe, Oregano is now cultivated all over the world, including the USA, India and South America. The oil is mainly produced in the USSR, Bulgaria and Italy.

ABOUT THE OIL

You can smell this oil's power from the first moment the bottle is opened–the aroma is quite in-tense. According to some aromatherapists, the essential oil may be best used when a strong re-sponse to microbes or fungus is needed; it has a broad spectrum of anti-microbial action in labor-atory research.

OF INTEREST

Oregano oil is used as a fragrance component in soaps, colognes and perfumes, especially men's fragrances. Employed to some extent as a flavoring agent, mainly in meat products and pizzas.

Suggested Use

GENERAL

  • strengthens
  • enlivens

SKIN CARE

  • neutralizes microbes

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • stimulates the IMMUNE SYSTEM
  • neutralizes microbes
  • reduces body temperature
  • increases local blood circulation
  • encourages sweating
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • relieves muscular tension and aching joints
  • lessens headaches due to congestion

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • aids in the expulsion of mucous
  • stimulates the bronchi

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

  • eases discomfort
  • decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
  • relaxes cramping
  • diminishes swelling
  • soothes sore muscles

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • detoxifying
  • settles digestion
  • increases absorption in the intestines
  • promotes normal peristalsis
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • helps maintain healthy function of the gall bladder
  • promotes urination
  • helps maintain kidney action
  • assists in cleansing and detoxifying the body

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes fungus
Application

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer

TOPICAL

  • massage, compress, skincare
  • Apply oil topically to the bottom of the feet; if applied elsewhere, dilute 1:50 in carrier oil.

INGESTION

  • It can be taken internally, adding 1 to 2 drops first to a carrier oil like Olive (or any other edible oil) and then to warm water, taken several times per day. Avoid contact with mucous membranes it will burn!
  • Essential oils tend to be metabolized fairly rapidly in the body–most of the time–the best use is small amounts, frequently. Do not simply ingest directly from the bottle (it will burn the inside of one's mouth!). Note that Oil of Oregano processed for ingestion found in health food stores is this same essential oil, typically diluted in Olive oil, then capsulated.

Aromatherapy Details

Oregano has a strong, herbaceous, camphoraceous aroma.

Oregano blends well with: Basil Oil, Geranium Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Myrtle Oil, Rosemary Oil, and Thyme Oil.

For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see meas-uring essential oils.

Safety

Dermal toxin, skin irritant, mucous membrane irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.

Do not use on children under 2 years old.

Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

VERY POWERFUL – dilute 50:1 for skin application; avoid contact to mucous membranes and do not use on hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin.

More is not better with oil of Oregano! It is VERY potent, and only a small amount is needed at one time. Be aware of how your body is responding. The French aromamedical literature advises refraining from long term use due to possible undesirable changes in liver metabolism.