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Guide - Sweet Marjoram EO

 

The Story :

 

The Sweet Marjoram is a plant about 60cm high, often nicknamed the garden oregano because of its fragrance and strong aromatic power. It is found in the wild but also in cultivation around the Mediterranean basin, mainly on hot and stony soils. It is native to North Africa and has beautiful small purple to white flowers in the shape of floral shells, and very fragrant green leaves.

In antiquity, a wreath of these flowers was woven and offered at wedding ceremonies between married couples, symbolizing fertility and a happy life. It was also used to treat many ailments, including joint and muscle pain, or stomach pain.

The essential oil of Sweet Marjoram has many virtues, including calming and anxiolytic properties but also disinfecting and purifying.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Plant :

 

It is a small woody and perennial aromatic plant from 20 to 40cm. We have selected extracts of Egyptian Shell Marjoram, the native land of this plant, which produces a superior quality oil. Marjoram Essential Oil with Mediteranean Shell gives off a powerful, warm and sweet aroma very appreciated.

 

Properties :

  • Very pleasant after a hearty meal
  • Soothing

 

 

 

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Uses :

 

In infusion: For its tonic and digestive properties.

To do this, mix 3 to 4 drops in a litre of warm, non-boiling water. Indeed, water that is too hot tends to evaporate the essential oil too quickly and could also degrade the essential oil and its components, making it less effective. It is important to dilute the essential oil in honey or on a sugar cube which you will then add in warm water, in order to unify the mixture. Once your preparation is done, you can enjoy your tea for a moment of relaxation, at any time of the day.

Atmospheric diffusion: To clean and purify the atmosphere of your home, but also to create a soothing atmosphere.

Depending on the diffusers and the size of the room, pour between 5 and 30 drops, and allow 30 minutes for a large room and about 15 minutes for a bedroom. In all cases, comply with the instructions for the device used.

In cosmetics: In cosmetics, it provides a relaxing massage and stimulates digestion.

This essential oil of shell Marjoram is used very diluted in a rich vegetable oil to perform a draining and invigorating massage. Pour 4 drops of essential oil for 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil of your choice and massage gently into the area concerned.

 

 

 

 

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Tips :

 

In case of arrhythmias (and also stress and agitation), mix a drop of shell Marjoram essential oil + a drop of Mandarin + a drop of Ylang-ylang and massage with this mixture the solar plexus (below the sternum) gently clockwise.

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