This herb grows freely in the hills of southern Europe. Hence, the ancient Greeks called marjoram ‘joy of the mountain’ and used it for wedding garlands and funeral wreaths.
The oil’s warm and spicy aroma, with its hint of nutmeg, makes it a popular choice for more masculine, Oriental-style perfumes and colognes, giving them a herbal/spicy edge. The warming and comforting nature of marjoram oil means that it is a favourite for sports massage.
This versatile organic oil blends well with spice-based oils such as nutmeg or cardamom but it’s also worth experimenting with orange, lavender, rosewood, frankincense, tea tree and a whole host more.
|Botanical name||Origanum marjorana|
|Colour||Clear / Light Yellow|
|Plant part||Flowers & Leaves|
|Strength of aroma||Medium|
|Aromatic scent||Marjoram oil has a warm and spicy scent, with a touch of nutmeg. It is used regularly in masculine fragrances.|
|Blends well with||Marjoram essential oil blends well with Orange, Chamomile, Lavender, Frankincense, Rosewood, Eucalyptus, Clary Sage, Tea Tree, Basil, Thyme, Elemi, Cypress and spices like Nutmeg and Cardamom.|