Oregano Essential Oil
Oregano (Oreganum vulgare) essential oil is a top choice for its disinfectant and antibacterial properties. Like Thyme ct thymol, Oregano is found in many commercial products for its effectiveness in killing germs. It is useful for treating bacterial infections on the skin or in wounds when applied topically. Oregano is a hot oil and should be used with caution and in very low dilution. The aroma is strong and an authentic match to the culinary herb it is distilled from.
Chemistry: carvacrol (45.82%), thymol (16.70%), g-terpinene (15.44%)
Latin Name: Oreganum vulgare
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Cultivation: Morocco, Certified Organic
Plant Part: Leaves and stems
Chemical Family: Phenols
Aroma: Herbaceous, camphoraceous, spicy
Properties: Anti-infectious, bactericidal, warming, antiviral, analgesic, antiseptic
Steam Distilled: August 2019
Shelf Life: 4 years (approx.)
Oregano is effective in cleaning and disinfecting (counter sprays, dishwasher, laundry, floor mopping, bathroom). For skin application, add just 1 drop to 1 Tablespoon of unscented lotion and gently massage in skin as needed to address bacterial skin issues. Oregano is not skin nourishing in any way so it is necessary to dilute well and never use on sensitive skin.
Chakra: Root (1st), Sacral (2nd), and Solar Plexus (3rd)
Oregano helps keep us grounded and helps to to maintain positive relationships.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. 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 consult your medical professional before use.