*Best Marjoram Essential Oil
Marjoram Essential Oil helps with all types of pain
Marjoram is a bushy herb with dark silver-green leaves, downy stem and clusters of tiny, pinkish white flowers, yields a colorless oil with a spicy, warm, woody aroma. It's been used in perfume, ointment and as a food flavoring since the time of Ancient Egypt. Marjoram is known as ''the great comforter'' for its strong and powerful sedating effect.
Marjoram helps with all types of pain because it dilates blood vessels and creates a warming effect and improves circulation. It is successful in reducing sharp, steady pain from migraine headache, sore muscles, stiff joints, even chronic pain of arthritis and rheumatism.
An abdominal massage with marjoram oil relieves constipation and flatulence. Marjoram's heavily sedating property is an aphrodisiac and helps reduce sexual desire during celibacy.
Emotionally, marjoram oil is effective when dealing with grief, extreme melancholy or loneliness. Marjoram can also be used for hyperactivity(ADD/ADHD) hysteria, obsession (OCD) and trauma (PTS), as well as insomnia. Inhaling this soothing aroma gives comfort, solace, fortitude, inner strength and endurance.
Marjoram can be numbing and should be used with discretion. Excessive, or long-term use should be avoided to prevent dulling of the senses. Marjoram should be avoided throughout pregnancy.
Health Benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil
The Greeks used to call marjoram the “joy of the mountains,” so it’s not a stretch to assume that this oil can bring the user joy, helping relieve stress and anxiety by lifting the spirit and promoting positivity. The oil also supports nerve tension, pain relief, cardiovascular and respiratory issues, sore muscles and joints, and infections.
Applied in a 1:1 ratio with a carrier oil, begin or advance your marjoram use with the following five protocols.
Marjoram helps soothe pain, especially that of arthritis, by stimulating circulation and combating inflammation. You can alleviate arthritis through a topical application. Simply dilute and massage into the affected area.
This antibacterial oil can fight off infection through internal use – a drop in your drinking water – aromatic use – diffusion or direct inhalation – or topical use – applying the diluted oil topically to the affected area and to the body’s reflex points. Alternatively, add a few drops to your bath water and have yourself a relaxing antibacterial soak.
Strengthen cardiovascular health, protect against heart issues, and regulate blood pressure through a topical marjoram application. Dilute accordingly and apply over the heart in a circular motion and into the reflex points of the feet.
Marjoram can support the respiratory tract by draining the lungs of excess mucus. Apply topically, diluted, to the chest and the body’s reflex points, 1-2 times a day. Or use the steam method – steam two drops of the oil in a pan of boiling water. Remove the boiling water from the stove and, after pouring into a separate bowl, put a towel over your head and the bowl. Inhale deeply.
As mentioned, the “joy of the mountains” can rid of daily storm clouds, like depression or stress. Try adding a few drops of marjoram to your bathwater or a diluted topical application, applied to your chest, the top of your head, and the reflex points.
Alternatively, you can use lavender aromatically by inhaling directly, diffusing throughout the room, or using the cup-and-inhale method – simply place a drop in your palms and rub them together then, cupping your hands over your nose, and breathe deeply and calmly in and out. Do this for several minutes or until the craving has passed.
Application: 1:1 dilution. Topically, Inhaled, Diffused, Dietary Supplement.
Best Uses of Marjoram Essential Oil
Marjoram is valued for its calming properties and positive effect on the nervous system. Frequently used by the ancient Greeks and Romans, marjoram oil offers health benefits and is one of your more versatile oils.
For instance, the oil possesses natural calming properties that help support nervous system function. In fact, marjoram can strengthen the function of several of the body’s systems, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems.
The oil soothes tense muscles, serving as a respite from overwork. Marjoram’s strong properties, along with its natural ability to fortify system functions, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when you’re facing any health issue.
To strengthen respiratory health, add 3-4 drops marjoram and breathe in deeply. For a good night’s sleep, you can also diffuse the oil or place a cloth with a drop of marjoram on it near your pillow.
For culinary uses, substitute 1 drop of marjoram essential oil for 2 teaspoons of dried marjoram in any recipe. Lastly, you can apply marjoram topically to support muscle tension. Simply rub 1-2 drops softly over the affected area.
General Methods of Application
Apply NEAT. Aromatically. Internally. Topically.
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.
Blend Recipe: Mild Tension & Head Stress Relief
1 Tbsp Carrier Oil
2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Marjoram Essential Oil
1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil
Relieve mild tension and stress in the head by blending all oils in a small glass container. Apply topically to the forehead, shoulders, temples, and the back of the neck to soothe and calm tension.