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25 Days of Essential Oils – Day 12

Updated: Dec 13, 2022

Day 12 is here with Marjoram! Make sure you get the right one.

Marjoram essential oil is another great one many may not know about or use. It also goes by the name “sweet marjoram”.There are other essential oils with the same Latin name as this marjoram but have different chemotypes. To make sure you are getting the correct marjoram, many suppliers will call it sweet marjoram. This helps customers know they are getting the right one, the safer one.

I like using this essential in a blend of peppermint and ginger essential oils for my kids with tummy troubles. This is also another great essential oil to use in homemade cleaning products or add to your unscented cleaning products.

Essential Oil Common Name: Marjoram (Sweet)

Latin Name: Origanum majorana

Family: Lamiaceae

Part of Plant Used: Flowers

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Notes (Scent and Staying Power): Middle

Safe for Ages: Safe for all ages, but there are some general guidelines when it comes to children and essential oils. But still, use caution when using topically for children under the age of 2. Sensitivities can still occur. Read here on how to do skin patch testing. If you create a blend for yourself, use a quarter of the amount of essential oil for children as a safe guideline.

Safe for Pregnancy: Yes

Safe for Breastfeeding: Yes

Topical Max: There is no topical max for this essential oil, but always dilute before applying it to the skin.

Shelf Life: 4 Years

Key Therapeutic Properties/Actions: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, CNS Sedative, Disinfectant

Contraindications: This essential oil has no known contraindications.

Where to purchase: Marjoram (Sweet) here.

Thank you for reading!

Love and Nature,


Remember: The contents of this blog post are intended for educational and informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here. Click here to read more about my medical/FDA disclaimers.



Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety. (2nd ed.). Churchill Livingstone.

Petersen, D. (2016). Aromatherapy Materia Medica. American College of Healthcare Sciences.

Aromahead Institute. (n.d.). Aromatherapy Certification Program. [Courses]. Aromahead Institute.

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