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Marjoram Sweet

Origanum marjorana


Conquer your pain with sweet marjoram essential oil. Rub it on your temples to relieve headache pain, or make it part of any massage blend targeting cramping, muscle stiffness, or pain. You’ll find its sweet-and-spicy aroma offers calm to your racing thoughts or your anxious heart.


5 ml.
15 ml.
30 ml. (1 oz)
2 oz.
4 oz.
8 oz.
16 oz.
32 oz.


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You don’t have to allow stiffness and pain to get the best of you when you take advantage of the warming, antispasmodic power of Inshanti’s sweet marjoram essential oil. Cultivated organically in France, our oil is a perfect in a massage blend, relaxing not only your muscles and cramps but also your nerves, lowering stress and helping you sleep. Marjoram is also recommended for those dealing with grief, providing comfort, warmth, and rest.


Plant Parts: Flowers, Leaves
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols
Country of Origin: France
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Wild Crafted
Aroma: Herbaceous, Sweet, Warm-Spicy, & Woody
Note Classification: Middle



Calming: Add sweet marjoram to massage blends (recipe above) or to a bath at night. It is soothing and great for muscle relaxation after a tension-filled day,  massage into legs to relieve restless leg syndrome. Marjoram is great to use for insomnia, as the oil is calming and sedative.

Healing: Marjoram offers tonifying, sedative, anti-septic, and anti-spasmodic healing properties.

Headache & Migrane Relief: Marjoram oil may be rubbed into the temple area for relief of headaches and migraine.

Massage Oil: Blend 10 drops of sweet marjoram to 1oz. of carrier oil (olive oil or any vegetable oil) and perhaps even add a few drops of lavender or clary sage essential oil to this blend. Be creative and have fun!!! Massage into the lower back and belly area to relieve cramping.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.


It has the ability to strengthen and relax the nerves. It is recommended for conditions in which tiredness alternates with nervous tension, stress-related conditions such as anxiety or insomnia. According to Robert Tisserand, most of its functions center around the autonomic nervous systems. It stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and lowers the sympathetic function.

Sweet Marjoram oil is comforting to people who are lonely or suffering grief. However, it should be used for a short period of time as extended use may have a deadening effect on the emotions.

Sweet Marjoram is a wonderful oil to use for respiratory issues. The oil has anti-bacterial and anti-spasmodic properties which mean it is effective for treating whooping cough.

This is a fantastic oil to use for PMS. The anti-spasmodic and emmenagogue properties are valued for their action on the uterine muscles, and used in a massage or hot compress over the lower abdomen, it will ease menstrual cramps. Maihebiau recommends using Sweet Marjoram in conjunction with Clary Sage for females who experience uterine and nerve spasms during perio.


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  6. Tisserand R. The Art of Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, USA, 1977


Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Calms obsessive thinking
  • Promotes the capacity for inner self-nurturing
  • Calms the heart

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Analgesic – An agent that relieves or diminishes pain.
  • Antiseptic – Assists in fighting germs/infections.
  • Antispasmodic —Relieves spasms of voluntary and involuntary muscles.
  • Antiviral – An agent that can destroy or inhibit the growth and reproduction of viruses.
  • Bactericide – An agent that destroys bacteria.
  • Cephalic – Remedy for the head, usually clearing and stimulating.
  • CNS Sedative – Calming to the central nervous system.
  • Stomachic – An agent that is a digestive aid and tones the stomach.
  • Vasodilator – Helps to dilate blood vessels.



If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.


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