Oregano (Origanum vulgare) essential oil is a very hot, spicy and herbaceous essential oil that has an energizing odor reminiscent of the warm Mediterranean sun. Used for respiratory and throat health, and for immune and digestion support.† Skin irritant; best used highly diluted.
Oregano oil is extremely potent and should be used with high ratios of carrier oil. It is used to support digestion in various ways, support cartilage and joint function, and as an aid to managing candida and yeast overgrowth.†
Due to its high antioxidant values, Oregano essential oil provides an immune boost to help support sensitive and allergy-prone individuals during hayfever season. Read more about this amazing herb by clicking on the Further Reading links at the bottom of this page.
The following summaries are based on common methods of using essential oils and do not necessarily represent every possible use. Many potential benefits may overlap with aromatic, topical, and/or internal uses.
When used under the direction of a medical practitioner or licensed aromatherapist, Oregano oil may provide numerous internal benefits. Read the Instructions Tab carefully before attempting internal use. Properly diluted Oregano oil used internally may:
Oregano oil may be used with other essential oils to amplify or improve its potential. Use the following suggested blends to maximize the range of benefits that Oregano essential oil may provide.
A variety of extraction methods are used to create essential oils. These methods include distillation, cold-press, and CO2 extraction. Oregano essential oil is extracted using the distillation method.
Steam distillation is the most common method of extracting essential oils. Distillation forces the water portion of the plant (hydrosol) apart from the volatile (essential) oil. The essential oil transfers into a cooling chamber. The quality of the resulting oil depends on many factors—including the growth methods of the plant and the process and experience of the distiller.
Each plant yields a different volume of oil during the distillation process depending on its chemical properties. If a particular essential oil retails at a higher price, it is because more plant was required to result in that amount of oil.
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Aromatherapy Safety Information (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy)
ALWAYS PROPERLY DILUTE IN CARRIER OIL BEFORE APPLYING ESSENTIAL OILS DIRECTLY ON THE SKIN.
Oregano oil can be used in multiple ways depending on the desired benefits or results. Suggested carrier oils include jojoba, coconut, or grapeseed oil. Suggested methods represent a few common practices for informational purposes only. See safety precautions for more details.
Aromatic Use: Ensure proper ventilation and take several deep breaths. Limit exposure to one or two hours at a time. May be used in these ways:
Topical Use: Recommended DILUTION RATIO is 1 drop essential oil per teaspoon (5ml) or more of carrier oil to start.
*Oregano Essential Oil is very hot—use with caution and avoid contact with mucus membranes. Read the SAFETY PRECAUTIONS prior to topical application. Absorption after application can provide internal and external benefits. During first use, always patch test a small area of skin before applying to larger areas. May be used in these ways:
Internal Use: With the guidance of a licensed aromatherapist or medical practitioner, Oregano oil may be used internally for the following ways:
Essential Oils are extremely concentrated. Always use with care and begin with highly diluted amounts to test for sensitivities. Consult a licensed aromatherapist or physician for additional methods or use.
Suggested use of essential oils should not be a substitute for medical advice. Individuals with health concerns or conditions should consult a licensed healthcare provider prior to use.
100% pure Organic Oregano (Origanum vulgare) essential oil.
Country of origin: France
Manufactured by Seychelles Organics, Inc.
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