Oregano Essential Oil

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one ounce bottle
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one pint bottle
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The leaves and flowers of oregano, also known as the “pizza herb,” yield an essential oil with a sharp, spicy aroma. Because the oil also contains several antioxidant compounds, it is used in topical salves and ointments. It is also valued in aromatherapy to help open the solar plexus chakra.

Bulk Oregano Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Herb Co

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information at a glance

extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy or while nursing. Do not use on young children. This oil can cause skin irritation. Be sure to dilute it with carrier oil before applying topically.
fragrance note classification middle

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a cool, dark place free of direct light.
appearance & aromaGolden amber with a spicy, herbaceous aroma.


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aromatherapyDiffuse to fill an entire room with scent. The oil may also be used in a vaporizer to help ease symptoms associated with respiratory or sinus issues. In aromatherapy, oregano oil is said to counter feelings of self-consciousness.
cosmetics / personal careAdd the oil to salves and ointments formulated to address yeast and fungal infections.
massage / bath / spaUse in massage oil blends when working with the 3rd chakra (solar plexus) or targeting sore muscles and joints.
perfumeryOregano oil is sometimes used in perfumery and to make incense blends.
industrialOregano essential oil is used in the pharmaceutical and natural cleaning products industries.
householdCombine oregano essential oil with lemon or sweet orange essential oil in homemade disinfectants.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

essential oil

Peppery and slightly camphorous. Blends well with basil, bergamot, cedarwood, clove, cypress, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree and thyme.

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what else you should know

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Oregano is a member of the mint family, making it a cousin to rosemary, thyme and many other common culinary herbs. Our essential oil is made from wild oregano (Origanum vulgare), a species revered throughout the Mediterranean as a symbol of health and happiness. In fact, the herb gets its common name from the Greek oros meaning "mountain" and ganos meaning "joy" and translates to "joy of the mountain.”

The essential oil of oregano is abundant in antioxidant phenols and other compounds, most notably carvacrol and thymol. The oil also contains rosmarinic acid, naringin and a variety of terpenes.

For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.