Sweet Marjoram is a warm and herbal aroma that has a camphorous, woody, and spicy scent.
The botanical family is Lamiaceae.
The largest of all of the plant families. This family is often helpful to relieve headaches, nasal congestion and muscle issues. In general these oils bring energy to the mind and body, and one system in the body. Know your oils since these are hard to categorize due to so many plants in this family.
Plant Part: flowers and leaves which are steam distilled
- essential oils from flowers, leaves and stems are generally middle notes
- the middle note is often seen as the “heart” of the blend
Chemical families include the monoterpenols and monoterpenes.
Monoterpenes tend to be: Airborne deodorizers, can be decongesting (respiratory and muscular), rubifacient (some), skin penetration enhancers.
Monoterpenols tend to be Anti-infectious, immune stimulants over the long term, healing for the skin, and emotional balance.
y-terpinene – 13%
one of the few essential oil constituents that does not penetrate the skin
terpinen-4-ol – 21%
this constituent is effective against head lice, killing 50% in 25 minutes!
Effective against MRSA and Staph aureus
Therapeutic properties include:
- CNS sedative
- Immune Support
Energetic and Emotional Properties include:
- Calms obsessive thinking
- Supports self-care
- Comforts and warms
- Calms the heart
This essential oil can add warmth to your blends.
Safety: Generally non-toxic and non-irritating.
Shelf Life: 3-4 years.
Want to learn more about Essential Oils?
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