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Known as the “herb of happiness” and “joy of the mountains”, putting happiness into your days is much easier with marjoram essential oil. One of the most ancient plants, associated with different themes of Greek mythology.

Marjoram essential oil is closely linked to the oils of basil, rosemary, oregano, sage, lavender and thyme. In fact, they belong to the same family. And the essential oil of oregano is the most similar.

If you enjoy using oil of oregano and you like its aroma Marjoram oil will surely be a great addition to your essential oil collection. Also, that its benefits are numerous in different aspects of your life.

If you want to know what marjoram essential oil does and how to use it in your home, this information will help you find what you need.

What is marjoram essential oil?

Marjoram essential oil is a natural concentrate obtained from the marjoram or knotted marjoram plant. Egypt, France and recently the United States, harvest this herb between the months of August and September, which is where all the properties of our essential oil are extracted.

Its concentration, warm aroma and pleasant texture make it a very recognized and effective oil in different uses. In principle we can assure that it is a powerful natural analgesic and can also be used to relieve digestive discomfort.

Uses of marjoram essential oil

As we have mentioned, marjoram oil has multiple uses, so we believe that it should not be missing from your collection of essential oils.


Without doubt one of the most prominent uses of marjoram essential oil is as an effective analgesic. Relieving muscle or joint pain, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory are some of the properties that can be highlighted from the use of this product. In addition, because it is completely natural, it has no adverse effects.


Against typhoid fever, malaria or diarrhea caused by bacteria, marjoram essential oil is a very effective treatment. It also helps to reduce skin bacteria and provide a better appearance.


Intestinal pains can be easily treated thanks to this essential oil. So are respiratory, muscular and cramping pains.


Marjoram essential oil does not only help prevent colds and allergies. It also contributes to the cure of diseases such as mumps, measles or influenza.


In addition to helping muscle aches, marjoram oil increases the health of the digestive system. It works effectively on the secretion of gastric juices and facilitates the flow of food through the intestinal tract. In addition, it facilitates the release of harmful gases, reducing the swelling of the abdomen.

It takes care of the skin

The essential oil of improvement contributes to maintain a soft, brilliant and rejuvenated skin. It contributes to the prevention of acne and reduces body fat. In other words, the skin can remain hydrated.

How to Use Marjoram Oil

One of the advantages of marjoram essential oil is that it can be used in different ways.

Topical use

Marjoram essential oil can be applied directly to the skin, either to provide a relaxing massage, improve the well-being and care of the skin or simply used as an antiseptic or direct analgesic.

To obtain a less concentrated oil, mix the product with a carrier oil, moisturizing or hydrating creams, can be very beneficial especially in sensitive skin.


Obtaining the benefits of marjoram essential oil through the diffusion of essential oils is very favourable. Doing so in any room of the home or in the bathroom, will not only provide a pleasant smell of fresh wood, but will also eliminate bacteria that can affect our home.

Internal use

If enjoying marjoram essential oil in the above mentioned forms is not enough, it can be applied to our meals. Meats, sauces or vegetables can be prepared with the taste and smell of marjoram as a secret ingredient and provide dishes with an unbeatable taste that will surprise the whole family.

Apply no more than one drop of marjoram per recipe or dip a toothpick and then stir into the food, this will ensure that the aroma is not too strong.

Marjoram essential oil blends

If you want to get a better skin care you can mix this oil with 5 drops of jojoba essential oil.

Making a spray of essential oils using marjoram, lavender and cedarwood will provide you with a powerful blend that can contribute favorably to maintaining a peaceful and restful sleep.

Mixing Ylang Ylang, Tangerine and Marjoram is also another pleasant option if you are looking to provide a wonderful smell to your home.

To learn more about essential oils, visit our essential oil uses and benefits page with over 100 different ways you can use essential oils to maintain a healthy lifestyle.