How to Use Marjoram Essential Oil

Physical benefits of marjoram essential oil

Marjoram essential oil is a favorite for relaxing muscles and everyday muscle aches and pains. Many massage therapists love this oil for peeling away years of muscle tension and knots just after a few minutes of massaging it into the body. The relaxing effects of this oil seem to help people stay asleep where lavender is more helpful in getting to sleep. Stubborn areas of pain may also benefit from the relaxing properties of marjoram, even period cramps give way when this oil is applied to the lower belly and sacrum with a hot water bottle applied over the top.*

Remember marjoram = muscles. Many people find instant relief from tension stored in the hips or back while sleeping and structural imbalances that cause tight muscles. If you work at a computer all day, chances are your body will love marjoram!*

Marjoram supports digestion and aids gallbladder function. The gallbladder helps build collagen and promotes the regeneration of the tendons and muscles, including the heart muscle. Studies have shown that combining marjoram, ylang ylang, lavender and neroli essential oils may have relaxation effects for controlling hypertension. Marjoram is a chief component in many of the essential oil formulations designed to support a healthy cardiac system. Support your most important muscle, the heart. *

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Emotional benefits of marjoram essential oil

Known as the “Oil of Happiness,” marjoram uplifts the spirit while releasing emotion tension stored in the body. When diffused or applied at bedtime, marjoram releases emotional tension and frustration that builds up during the day so you can connect with your soul or spirit body during the dream the state. In addition to marjoram’s releasing actions, this oil can strengthen your willpower and resolve and help you stay committed to positive changes you are making in your life.*

Combining marjoram oil with stimulating essential oils in the day such as rosemary, peppermint, spearmint, and tangerine can help you find the strength to get through challenging days while relaxing your spirit. Combining marjoram with relaxing essential oils in the evening, such as clary sage, lavender, bergamot, and cedarwood can help your spirit rest while strengthening your resolve to get through the next day.*

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.

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Marjoram essential oil research articles:

A study demonstrates that marjoram essential oil protects the liver from oxidative stress and toxins

Mossa AT, Refaie AA, Ramadan A, Bouajila J. Amelioration of prallethrin-induced oxidative stress and hepatotoxicity in rat by the administration of Origanum majorana essential oil. Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:859085. doi: 10.1155/2013/859085. Epub 2013 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 24381944; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3870102

A study shows marjoram essential oil is antigenotoxic and anticytotoxic in the bone marrow

Mossa AT, Refaie AA, Ramadan A, Bouajila J. Antimutagenic effect of Origanum majorana L. essential oil against prallethrin-induced genotoxic damage in rat bone marrow cells. J Med Food. 2013 Dec;16(12):1101-7. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2013.0006. Epub 2013 Nov 6. PubMed PMID: 24195751

A study demonstrates that marjoram essential oil reduces cortisol levels and has a positive effect on high blood pressure

Kim IH, Kim C, Seong K, Hur MH, Lim HM, Lee MS. Essential oil inhalation on blood pressure and salivary cortisol levels in prehypertensive and hypertensive subjects. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:984203. doi: 10.1155/2012/984203. Epub 2012 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 23259002; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3521421

A study demonstrates that marjoram essential oil significantly reduces pain from menstrual cramps

Ou MC, Hsu TF, Lai AC, Lin YT, Lin CC. Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2012 May;38(5):817-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2011.01802.x. Epub 2012 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 22435409