Synonyms: Origanum onites
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in France.
Composition: 100% organic Greek Oregano essential oil
Extraction: Water-steam distillation Active
Constituents: Phenols (carvacrol)
Color: Pale yellow
About: Oregano essential oil has a hot and spicy scent with pungent herbal base notes. It is steam-distilled from the plants’ fresh leaves and twigs, making an extremely potent and clear yellow oil that may be used to support healthy immunity. Oregano commonly causes irritation when used in concentrations above 1%. Consult a doctor and aromatherapist before consuming Oregano essential oil as there are specific safety protocols which must be followed.
Common Uses: Oregano essential oil may be added to air-fresheners and to cleaners for use on floors and other surfaces. While Oregano can be used in formulations, caution must be exercised to avoid irritation to the skin even when diluted.
Blending Recommendations: Oregano essential oil blends well with other spicy and woody scents. Basil, Bay laurel, Black pepper, Black spruce, Cedar atlas, Clove, Fir balsam, Douglas fir, Silver fir, Ginger, Lavender, Lavender spike, Lemongrass, Marjoram, May Chang, Niaouli (MQV), Peppermint, Ravintsara, Rosemary cineol, Rosemary verbenone, Sage, Spikenard, Tea tree, Thuja, Thyme, Wintergreen
Safety Information: Always use diluted. Oregano essential oil commonly causes irritation when used in concentrations above 1%. Consult a doctor and aromatherapist before consuming Oregano essential oil as there are specific safety protocols which must be followed. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Use with caution if you have sensitive skin, if you are on diabetic medication, anticoagulant medication, or have had a recent major surgery or a bleeding disorder. Recommended adult dilution: 1%; 6 drops per ounce of carrier. Chemistry: Carvacrol 66.01% Gamma-terpinene 8.33% Para-cymene 5.45% Thymol 4.45% Beta-caryophyllene 2.92% Myrcene 2.24% Alpha-thuyene 1.84% Alpha-terpinene 1.42% Alpha-pinene 0.90% Limonene 0.58% Oregano essential oil contains 14 compounds, primarily phenols. Shelf Life: 4 years in proper conditions before quality declines. Storage: Store with the cap firmly closed, standing upright, out of direct heat and sunlight. Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.
*Information given is the historical use of medicinal herbs. This information is for educational purposes only, not FDA approved. We do not intend to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please use all essential oils under the advice and council of your local herbalist, aromatherapist, midwife, spiritual advisor, and/or doctor.