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Oregano Essential Oil

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100% Pure & Natural Oregano Essential Oil

Botanical Name: origanum vulgare

Oreganto originally was native to the Mediterranean area, but is now cultivated in several countries. Oregano is sometimes known as wild marjoram, which has led to some confusion in old herbal texts.

While it's popularity today stems from its uses for food and cooking, the oil version of Oregano has numerous uses beyond consumption.


Uses of Oregano Essential Oil
  • Mix a few drops to a carrier or botanical oil and apply to problem skin, especially redness.
  • Mix with water in a spray bottle, shake very well and use as a DIY insect repellent.
  • Add a few drops to your shampoo to assist with the dandruff and flaky scalp. Be sure to avoid your eyes.
  • Does your pet have skin problems or have a specific place where he likes to lick? Add a few drops of Oregano to a carrier oil and apply directly to the spot using a Qtip.
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History and Background

It was widely used by the Greeks for its healing properties. Aristotle observed tortoises would eat Oregano after swallowing snakes to neutralize the snake venom. The Greeks also planted Oregano in graveyards for peaceful spirits.

The combination of Oregano and salt, developed by a Roman chef, is till used today, especially in pizza.

Hippocrates wrote about its healing properties for ailments such as digestive issues, skin irritations, and respiratory problems. The ancient Greeks are said to have used it for headaches, wounds and snake and spider bites.

Persian astronomers used Oregano in brews to protect against hostile planets and in the 13th century, Oregano was a popular ingredient in love potions.

Physical Description

The oil is pale yellow in color with a thin, watery consistency.

Aromatic Description

Its aroma is very strong with a warm, spicy, herbaceous and camphor-like scent.

Biological Makeup and Components

Carvacrol, thymol, cymene, caryophyllene, pinene, bisabolene, linalol, borneol, geranul acetate, linalyl acetate, terpinene

Extraction Technique

Steam distillation of flowering herb.

Information for Aromatherapists

Oregano essential oil is a medium note and blends well with Camphor, Cedarwood, Citornella, Lavander Spike, Lavandin and Pine.

Our Oregano essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.

  • Do not use on infants, toddlers or if you are pregnant or nursing.
  • Oregano is a strong dermal irritant. Do not apply undiluted to the skin.
  • Any person with a history of plant or food allergies should read ingredients before using.
  • For external use only. Do not ingest.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness, we strongly suggest you consult a medical professional prior to using essential oils.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
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