Latin name: Origanum vulgare
Aroma Description: Intense green, slightly medicinal herbaceous scent
- A useful oil to have in your collection for cleaning DIYs, especially during times of seasonal illnesses.
- Can help ease pain associated with aching or aging joints.
- Also acts as an expectorant when you’re feeling congested.
- Has anti-fungal properties that can help with skin blemishes or other concerns.
- It is a very powerful oil that should be used cautiously and for tough issues.
No! Oregano is NOT KidSafe.
Dilute to a maximum of 1% in your favorite carrier oil for topical application. Use it to help fight blemishes or fungal concerns.
Add a drop or two to your diffuser blend for its intensely green, herbal aroma.
Oils to blend with:
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Chances are you’ve cooked with Oregano. It is amazing in Italian food after all. But did you know that herb adds up to one powerhouse of an oil? Because of that, we do recommend caution when using it, but don’t let that scare you off! Let’s check out some of the top uses for this powerful essential oil.
Clean the Counters
If you love cleaning with essential oils, this one is for you. Use this in your favorite DIY recipes to help keep your space clean. Oregano is especially good to have on hand during times of seasonal illness. So if you’re worried about bugs going around, use this to help protect you and your family.
Help with Aches & Pains
Joint pain is no joke! Essential oils can often help with a number of issues like this and Oregano is no exception. It is especially good for aches and pains due to aging. We recommend a maximum topical dilution of 1%. Consider combining with other oils like Blue Tansy and Marjoram Sweet for a joint pain blend.
Sometimes, funky stuff can happen to our feet. And that’s just no fun! Luckily Oregano can help fight the fungus that makes life so uncomfortable. There’s a reason this oil is in our Derma-Shield blend!
And lastly, Oregano is excellent for supporting respiratory health. If you find yourself struggling with a cough or congestion, use Oregano to help ease your breathing.