Also known as Oregano and Wild
Marjoram, its name is from the Greek ‘joy of the mountains’ and is a
common species from the mint family. It is native to the Mediterranean
basin and Asia. A perennial herb, it grows from 20–80 cm tall, with
leaves of up to 4 cm, and has purple, spikey flowers. The ancient
Egyptians used it in food preservation, and Hippocrates used it in his
medical practice. Oregano has been a popular culinary herb in Europe
since time immemorial, and became popular in North America after WWII
when returning soldiers posted to Italy brought back a taste for pizza.
Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare L.
Plant Part: Leaves and Stems
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, pale yellow to reddish or brownish liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a strong aroma, this oil has a spicy but dry and woody aroma with earthy notes.
Blends With: Herbal and woody essential oils such as Cypress, Marjoram, Rosemary, and the more camphorous floral oils such as Lavender.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only.
May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is
recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.Warning: Keep out of reach of children.
Highly concentrated, dilute properly before use. Keep away from eyes
& mucous membranes. Not For Internal Use. If pregnant, seek
professional advice before use.