A perennial aromatic plant that likes hot, sunny areas and the arid, chalky soils of the Mediterranean region. The distillation of its flowering tops produces an essential oil with characteristic spicy and pungent notes.
Most frequent uses
Respiratory tract :
Skin use: ++.
Essential oil with a high phenol content, mainly carvacrol, but thymol is also present: it is one of the most phenolated essential oils that can be found, with carvacrol and thymol representing about 60% of its biochemical composition. Its tonic potential is therefore particularly important and its use requires a certain caution.
Invigorating, provides energy and promotes resistance in case of fatigue.
Supports the body's natural defences, particularly in winter.
Helps to purify and repair damaged skin.
The essential oil of Oregano is a solid earthy oil capable of transmitting vital energy. In this respect, we compare it more to Thyme essential oil than to Savory essential oil. Less complex and less subtle than the latter, it is also quite similar to it, as it stimulates vital and instinctive energy.
The information provided in this Guide to Essential Oils is for information purposes only: it is a synthesis of the properties described in recognised aromatherapy books and/or in accordance with ancestral and popular traditions. The properties presented are extracted from the works cited in the bibliography below. This is in no way a medical information or a list of indications.
Precautions for use
Food supplement. Not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended dose (2 drops, twice a day, maximum 140 mg).
Not recommended for pregnant and breast-feeding women, children under 12, epileptics and asthmatics.
Ask your doctor for advice.
Not for prolonged use.
Caution in case of high blood pressure and in case of anticoagulant treatment.
Contraindicated in cases of hepatic insufficiency.
Any oral intake must be associated with the intake of a hepatoprotector (Essence of yellow lemon, essential oil of rosemary verbenone...)
Dermocaustic essential oil when used pure, make sure it is sufficiently diluted for cutaneous use (maximum 5% and on a small area).
Risk of allergy (linalool): take care not to overdose in mixtures. An elbow test is recommended prior to any skin application (at least 48 hours before use).
Avoid contact with the eyes.
Keep out of reach of young children.
Keep away from heat and light.
- Emotional impact
Free one's vital resources, Reconnect with one' s instinctive strength
- Olfactory notes
- Slow cosmétique label
General tonus & Energy, Natural defences, Respiratory comfort, Small winter ailments, sore throat, stomach ache