Origanum vulgare – Spain
The name Oregano is derived from the Ancient Greek terms “oros” and “ganos.” Together, they mean “joy of the mountains.”
The closest relative to oregano is sweet marjoram. However, the compositions of essential oils are fundamentally different, with virtually no points of contact. If marjoram oil is an excellent antispasmodic, then oregano oil is a powerful antiseptic that requires increased accuracy in handling.
Oregano essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the Oregano herb, which are covered with glandular trichomes that cover the aerial parts of the plant.
Trichomes are the plant’s defense mechanism and, as well as the possibility of being glandular, they can also be hair-like. Trichomes that are glandular contain the volatile essential oils and may also release an adhesive substance that captures insects. They may also contain toxic constituents that are shed when the gland is ruptured.
Approximately 200 lbs. of Oregano herb are required to produce 2 lbs. of the essential oil.
The oil is a thin, dark liquid.
The aroma is powerful, grassy, fresh, spicy, piercing, warming, and bitter.
Stimulating, tonic nervous system. With general fatigue and asthenia. It makes you feel good.
Used in cosmetics, Oregano essential oil is known to have antioxidant activity that fights the look of aging, which results in skin that looks clear and smooth.
It can also soothe throat irritation to suppress coughing fits. The calming and relaxing effects of this sedative oil make it an effective sleep aid when diffused in the bedroom.
When used in aromatherapy, Oregano Oil’s fragrance is inhaled and scent receptors in the brain’s emotional powerhouse process the smell as calming, allowing the brain and body to relax.
Similarly, a few drops smoothed onto a pillow may promote the faster onset of sleep.
Diffusing Oregano oil can reduce symptoms of cold and cough when inhaled deeply due to its expectorant properties.
Individuals suffering from nasal congestion due to cough and cold may find that mucus buildup is loosening and is dispelled much easier when blowing the nose.
By placing a couple of drops in a steaming bowl of hot water and leaning over it for a few minutes to inhale the aromatic vapors with a towel draped over the head and the bowl, Oregano oil can be used to clear up a sinus infection.
Alternatively, 1-2 drops of Oregano essential oil can be added to a clean, dry handkerchief and the aroma can be inhaled.
Used topically, Oregano oil can improve skin conditions. It can neutralize the general discomforts of insect stings and bites.
Oregano oil diluted with any other hair oil of personal preference can be gently rubbed into the scalp. Diluting Oregano essential oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil makes a moisturizing leave-in conditioner that can be used on the scalp after washing and conditioning the hair. Blending Oregano essential oil with shampoo can also work effectively to remove dandruff.
For a natural yet powerful antiseptic home cleaning agent, Oregano Oil can be blended with Lemon Essential Oil and shaken inside a spray bottle before being put to use as a surface cleaner.
When sprayed along the wall bases and inside dark corners of a home, it can effectively keep away ants and cockroaches. By mixing the oil with water and spraying it in humid areas around the home, such as the shower, it can prevent fungus and mold from developing.
1. Rubbing the feet, chest, back: add to 15 ml of the base (base oil) 1 drop of essential oil of oregano + 1 - 2 drops of softer oils, such as tea tree, lavender or frankincense.
2. Aroma lamps: 1 drop per 15 square meters (pre-fill the lamp with water, add essential oil and light a candle).
3. Enrichment of cosmetic creams: 1 drop of essential oil per 50 ml. Enter at the end of cooking, in an emulsion cooled to 40 degrees.
4. Enrichment of oil mixtures for care: 1 drop per 10 ml of base oils.
Combination with other essential oils
Anise, orange, basil, bergamot, geranium, grapefruit, cedar, cypress, cinnamon, lavender, lime, lemongrass, lemon, may chang, francincense, mint, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, chamomile, pine, thyme, fennel, citronella, tea tree, eucalyptus.
It should only be used in dilution, as it may cause skin irritation when applied directly. It should never be used around the eyes, inner nose, or any sensitive areas of skin.
A skin test is recommended prior to use. This can be done by diluting the essential oil in a carrier oil and applying a small amount to a small area of skin that is not sensitive.
Forbidden during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It has an embryotoxic effect.
Do not use for children under 10 years.
Important: essential oils are highly concentrated vegetable essences, so they require dilution with carrier vegetable oils.
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