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Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana) Essential Oil

Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana) Essential Oil

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Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name: Origanum majorana
English Name: Sweet marjoram
French Name: Marjolaine à coquilles
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Egypt, France, Spain, Hungary

History and Origin

Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is a perennial plant, cultivated as a spice plant for its aromatic leaves. It’s closely related to common oregano (Origanum vulgare), but marjoram has a more delicate flavor.

Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part: Aerial parts
Extraction: Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics: Aspect: Clear mobile liquid. Colour: Pale to dark yellow. Odour: sweet, calming, delicate.
Properties: Anti-infectious, antibacterial (active on coccus gr+: staph. aureus, pneumo; and on E. coli), antiseptic++. Neurotonic, powerful parasympathicotonic (hypotensive, vasolidatator, tranquilizer, anaphrodisiac)+++. Antalgesic++. Stimulant, stomachic, diuretic+.

Neurovegetative dystonia+++ and hyperthyroidism, with troubles: cardiovascular (tachycardia, erethism, arythmia, angine, high blood pressure, syncope); pulmonary (dyspnea); digestive (hyperchlorhydria, gastroduodenal ulcer, gastralgia, colitis); sexual (genital erethism, sexual obsession, erotomania); neuro-psychic (anxiety, stress-exame-agitation, neurasthenia, asthenia, opression, psychosis, insomnia, paralysis, epilepsia, vertigo).

Pain: nevralgia; rheumatic pain (muscle rheumatism, arthrosis)+++.

Infections: respiratory (coryza, rhinitis, rhinopharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, otitis, whooping cough); digestive (aphta, diarrhea, staphylococcal and colibacillosis enterocolitis)++.
Energetic and Emotional Effect: Marjoram has a relaxing and warming effect which eases feelings of loneliness and sadness. It is associated with celibacy. The oil reduces sexual desire.
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Marjoram essential oil is spicy and slightly hot. It is often used in Mediterranean dishes. It flavors oils and vinegars.

Main agreements: oils, vinegars, soups, legumes, rice, fishes, breads, poultries, eggs, pizzas, lamb, tomatoes, vegetables, pasta.

Marjoram olive oil

250ml of extra-virgin olive oil

2 drops of marjoram EO

1 dried marjoram sprig to decorate

Put essential oil and dried marjoram sprig in a glass bottle.

Pour olive oil. Stir and let sit for a few days. This oil is excellent on bread and pizzas, cheese and tomatoes.

Recipe taken from Huiles essentielles Pour la cuisine et le bien-être, Mélinda Wilson.


Use marjoram to perfume your sheets and clothes in the wardrobe instead of lavender sachet.


Heart note

Greeks and Romans were using it as perfume.


Marjoram is used to make antiseptic and calming skin care products with herbal scent.

Moisturizing bath oil recipe (anti-stress)

125ml organic vegetable oil of your choice

125ml neutral bubble bath

5 drops of marjoram EO (Origanum majorana)

10 drops of lavender EO (Lavandula angustifolia)

5 drops of bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

5 drops of mandarin EO (Citrus reticulata)

Put all the ingredients in a 250ml or more glass jar or bottle. Stir well the mixture before adding 50ml to bath water. Bubble bath allows oil and water to mix. This relaxing oil is a skin moisturizer and is good for the spirit.

Recipe taken from Huiles essentielles Pour la cuisine et le bien-être, Mélinda Wilson.


It blends well with citrus and other herbs.

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Safety Data and Contraindications

  • No contraindication known under normal physiological doses.





Monoterpenol : terpinen-4-ol (21,44 %)

Monoterpenes : cis sabinene (17,27 %), y-terpinene (13,51 %), α-terpinene (8,47 %)




Monoterpenols : terpinene-4-ol (24,87 %), cis-thuyanol (12,07 %)

Monoterpenes : γ-terpinene (14,74 %), α-terpinene (9,02 %)  


Lot BORMAEGY09T (2018/06)


Monoterpenols : terpinene-4-ol (17,85 %), cis-thuyanol (11,78 %)

Monoterpenes : γ-terpinene (15,66 %), α-terpinene (10,21 %)  























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Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, P., PÉNOËL, D., L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois

  • WILSON, M., Huiles essentielles Pour la cuisine et le bien-être, Fides

  • FESTY, D., Ma bible des huiles essentielles, Éditions Caractère

  • DAVIS, P., Aromathérapie spirituelle, Éditions de Mortagne