Botanical Name: Origanum Vulgare L
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Common Uses: Oregano essential oil is said to have the following properties: analgesic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, choleretic, cytophylactic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, parasiticide, rubefacient, stimulant and tonic. Due to high carvacol content, Oregano essential oil is considered to be "nature's cure all" as it is reputed to have one of the best antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. It can also be used as a fragrance component in soaps, colognes and perfumes, especially men's fragrances.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Lavender, Rosemary, Bergamot, Chamomile, Cypress, Cedarwood, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus.
Aromatic Scent: Oregano essential oil has a powerful, spicy, camphor-like aroma.
Cautions: Oregano essential oil is both a dermal irritant and a mucous membrane irritant. Possible drug interactions. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use with children under 2 years of age. We recommend a maximum dilution of 1% for topical applications.
Suggested Uses: For congestion, asthma or bronchitis add 2-3 drops of Oregano essential oil in a carrier oil or lotion and apply to the chest. For arthritis or muscular pain add 2-3 drops in a carrier oil or lotion and massage affected area. For insomnia or to boost your immune system, diffuse into the air or add a few drops to a warm bath.
Please Note: The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.