Oregano essential oil is obtained through steam distillation of the Origanum Vulgare plant. The oil has a pale-yellow color and sharp, herbaceous, medicinal aroma.
This is a must-have essential oil in one’s arsenal of natural remedies. Oregano essential oil has a very broad spectrum of action. It is extremely rich in minerals and nutrients. The oil contains terpenes, such as carvacrol and thymol that are known for their strong antibacterial effect.
Used in an aroma lamp or diffuser, oregano oil stimulates the immune system and improves the function of the respiratory tract by helping to cleanse the body of excess mucus. Its calming effect aids to achieving better sleep. Due to its anti-allergic and sedative effect, the oil reduces the body’s reactions to allergens from the environment (such as pollen and mold), which can cause inflammation in the body.
Used on the skin, oregano oil can improve or alleviate conditions such as acne, eczema, and fungal infections, as it eliminates vast range of bacteria and fungi. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can neutralize pain, itching and general discomfort associated with insect bites. Muscle, joint pain and rashes can be relieved after a massage with oregano oil preliminary diluted in a carrier oil.
Oregano essential oil has antioxidant activity too. This makes it beneficial in antiaging skin care formulations. It can also address acne and help even out the complexion and achieve cleaner and smoother skin.
Make an inhalation with Oregano essential oil to reduce the symptoms of cold, such as cough, nasal congestion, etc.
Dilute Oregano oil in a carrier oil such as Grapeseed or Sweet Almond and use for a relieving massage of aching muscles, rheumatism, etc.
Add a few drops of Oregano oil to your regular shampoo to disinfect the scalp and help cope with dandruff and itching.
For external use only. Always dilute. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, mucous membranes and sensitive areas.
Oreganum Vulgare (Oregano) essential oil*
*Certified Organic Ingredient