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Marjoram

What is sweet marjoram oil and where does it come from? 

Sweet Marjoram leaf is a perennial herb with shrub like feathers. The oil is steam distilled from the dried leaves and flowering tops of the leafy plant which it originates from. The prime source of the oil is Egypt, but that’s not to say it hasn’t been used for centuries across many ancient cultures; in Greece, the flowers from this herb were used to crown married couples. They were said to be a symbol of love and honour. 

How is Sweet Marjoram leaf oil used in organic and natural beauty products?

Due to its sweet herbaceous aroma and anti fungal properties, it can be found in natural cleansing products or soothing body oils. Its sweet, woody and slightly minty scent is naturally relaxing, so it is beneficial in self care products and organic sleep mists. 

What properties does Sweet Marjoram leaf oil have?

It is a relaxing, warming and comforting oil particularly good for overthinking and worry. It is also great for muscular aches and pains, lethargy and digestive problems.

Botanical Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

INCI : origanum majorana

Marjoram can occasionally cause redness and itching so always do a patch test

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Sources
https://www.quinessence.com/blog/sweet-marjoram-essential-oil#:~:text=Sweet%20marjoram%20essential%20oil%20benefits&text=In%20common%20with%20most%20oils,cramps%20and%20irritable%20bowel%20syndrome.&text=Used%20as%20an%20inhalant%20oil,easing%20asthma%2C%20bronchitis%20and%20catarrh.
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