Latin name Origanum vulgare
Country of origin Turkey
Part of the plant Leaves and flowers
Extraction method Steam distilled
Main biochemical components* Carvacrol, para-cymene, gamma-gerpinene
Properties Anti-infectious, antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic, stimulant, expectorant.
Physical uses: Infections (bacterial, fungal), muscle aches, stiff joints, colds, flu, bronchitis, immune support.
Skin care uses: Minor skin infections (bacterial, fungal).
Psychological uses: Mental fatigue.
Subtle uses: Promotes mental objectivity and focus.
Notes: Use Oregano in a 1-5% dilution. Avoid during pregnancy and nursing.
*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Essential 3 offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.
Methods of Use
Chest Rub: Mix 5-15 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion, apply to upper chest and upper back.
Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again.
(Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.)
Massage (specific area): Mix 6-30 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion.
Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need.
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)