Marjoram Oil, Some Uses

Marjoram Oil, Some Uses

Origanum vulgareMarjoram (Origanum marjorana L.), also called Sweet marjoram, is a traditional culinary herb. It is thought that a species of marjoram is the biblical herb “hyssop.” The oil has a spicy, woody scent to it and when you breathe it in deeply, you feel your face relax just a little bit.

Aromatic influences: Peace and sleep. May calm emotions, provide comfort during times of grief, loneliness and sadness. It may strengthen willpower. Nurturing, soothing, and enveloping.

Combines well with:

Lavender, Bergamot, Cypress, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Juniper Berry, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus citriodora, Tea Tree, Rosemary

Points of interest

  • G.R.A.S.
  • Avoid use during pregnancy.
  • Is comforting and soothing during times of emotional turbulence.
  • Sweet Marjoram, Lavender, and Bergamot together create a very relaxing aroma.
  • Encourages safety and inner peace.
  • Marjoram drawingIs very helpful when treating menstrual problems.
  • To soothe migraines, dilute 2 drops Sweet Marjoram in 1 teaspoon Jojoba oil and massage into forehead and temples. (11)
  • Calming, sedative. Relieves tension.
  • Can also inhibit libido. Be careful not to overuse for it can inhibit permanently.
  • Is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing so is safe for all skin types.
  • Inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel.


Here are a few recipes involving Marjoram oil. To check for more, you can click on Marjoram in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

natural-skincare*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Bath for Overexercised Muscles

  • 3 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 2 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Ginger Root
  • 2 teaspoons Jojoba

Massage formula into sore and aching muscles then go take a warm/hot bath. If stiffness continues in the morning, massage oils into sore areas again. (7)

Ankle-Treatment-MethodFor Pulled Muscles/Strains

  • 10 drops Ginger Root
  • 4 drops Black Pepper
  • 10 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 10 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 10 drops Helichrysum Italicum

Mix essential oils together and store in a dark colored, glass bottle. Add 2 – 4 drops of mixture to 1 teaspoon F.C.O. and smooth the oil over injured area. Then bandage the area, if the location makes that possible. Use twice a day. (7)

Soothe Aching and Tired Muscles

  • 4 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 2 drops Vetiver
  • 1 teaspoon Jojoba

Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for 30 minutes. Can also dissolve formula into 1 cup epsom salts and add to water to soften skin and remove impurities. (11)

Nurture Spirit During Emotional Stress

  • 4 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 4 drops Rosewood
  • 2 drops Neroli
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into the body whenever you need a boost. (11)

Woman pouring oil

Calm Mood Swings and Erratic Emotions

  • 4 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 teaspoon F.C.O.

Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for 30 minutes. Can also dissolve formula into 1 cup epsom salts and add to water to soften skin and remove impurities. (11)

Snoring Remedy Mist Spray

  • 60 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 40 drops Lemongrass
  • 40 drops Sandalwood
  • 30 drops Myrtle
  • 30 drops Lavender
  • 4 ounces Pure Water

Add formula to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Liberally spritz room before going to sleep and have the snorer inhale aroma deeply. Mist again during the night to quiet snorer. Can refill water 3 – 5 times before refilling oils. Can use spring, distilled, filtered, or bottled water.  (10)

Proper_SleepRestful Sleep Massage

  • 4 drops Sandalwood
  • 3 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 3 drops Rosewood
  • 3 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 2 drops Celery Seed
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Before going to sleep, massage formula into the upper chest, back of the neck, shoulders, and along the back. Do not drive or do anything that requires full attention after applying formula. Good night! (10)

Calming Overactive Children Mist Spray

  • 40 drops Red Mandarin
  • 30 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 30 drops Lavender
  • 20 drops Cedarwood
  • 4 ounces Pure Water

Add formula to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Liberally spritz room. (10)

Breathe Easily

  • 6 drops Spearmint
  • 4 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 4 drops Rosemary
  • 4 drops Black Pepper
  • 2 drops Lime

Use in a vaporizer or diffuser. Inhale aroma deeply. (10)

And finally,

Sweet Marjoram is an excellent oil! How do you like to use it? What recipe are you going to try out? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below. We’d love to hear!

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  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  3. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  4. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  5. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  6. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  7. Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child: More Than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends, by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. The Fragrant Mind: Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood, and Emotion by Valerie Ann Worwood
  9. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  10. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  11. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding




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