Botanical Name: Oreganum vulgaris
Oregano essential oil is potent and should always be diluted.
Oregano oil helps us release limiting thoughts and attachments.
Oregano oil helps fight bacterial and viral infections and helps the body create more white blood cells, aiding faster recovery from coughs, colds and common illnesses. It also speeds up metabolism and has been said to improve digestion, strengthen bones and improve heart health.
Oregano oil can assist the body combat allergies and inflammation caused by environmental factors such as pollen and mould. Oregano’s most important compounds are rosmarinic acid and thymol, both powerful antioxidants that have been linked to reducing oxidative stress in the body. Several studies have indicated that carvacrol, one of the compounds of oregano oil, may have cancer-fighting properties.
Because of its anti-fungal properties, Oregano oil has been used as a hair tonic to relieve dandruff and itchy scalp.
Blends well with: Peppermint, Lavender, Basil, Rosemary, Bergamot, Frankincense, Lemon, Rose Geranium and Tea tree
1. Use in your diffuser or steam inhalation to relieve symptoms of colds and flu
2. Add 1 drop diluted to your mouthwash and gargle to ward off bacteria
3. Add 3-4 drops to a massage carrier oil to relieve tummy upsets or menstrual cramps
4. Add 5-6 drops to shampoo and massage in to combat dandruff
Aroma: Spicy/herbaceous, with a fresh, warm, woody undertone.
Method of extraction: Steam distilled
Safety & Precautions:
Avoid Oregano oil during pregnancy and seek advice from a medical professional during lactation.
Oregano oil may interact with certain medications and supplements, please check with your health practitioner.
ALWAYS USE OREGANO OIL DILUTED.
Caution should be taken when diffusing or inhaling, use only a few drops as this oil is very concentrated. When applied topically to the skin, Oregano oil should always be diluted with a carrier oil.
People with bleeding disorders should not take oregano oil as it may increase the risk of bleeding. Similarly, discontinue use of oregano oil two weeks before scheduled surgery due to concerns over bleeding risk.
Oregano oil may decrease blood sugar in people with diabetes and should be used cautiously.