Sweet Marjoram

Sweet Marjoram

This small, bushy plant with dense foliage and white flowers is grown around the Mediterranean. Dedicated in ancient Egypt to Osiris, associated in Greece with Aphrodite, goddess of love and fertility, and used in the Middle Ages as a spice and condiment, it has reached us today. An essential oil with a sweet, warm and delicate aroma, it has an incomparable olfactory signature.

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The best vintages come to us from North Africa, Egypt in particular, which seems to us to be in order since this plant was dedicated to the goddess Osiris. It should not be confused with Origanum vulgare or Origanum compactum, which are oreganos. Its essential oil is mainly composed of monoterpenes and monoterpenols, and of a few esters and sesquiterpenes.

Sweet marjoram essential oil is above all an excellent neurotonic: it does not excite the nervous system but, on the contrary, nourishes it and provides balance. It calms anxiety, agitation and excessive emotionality. It rids the mind of dark ideas and obsessive thoughts.

The warm, rich, sweet, spicy aroma of Sweet Marjoram creates an incomparable olfactory signature that confirms the basic properties described above. This EO is provided with a solid earthy base from which all nervous temperaments that squander their energy in incessant mental macerations, resentments, feelings of guilt and persecution will benefit. Always test its aroma: a particular chemotype of this species, known as "thujanol marjoram", contains this last ingredient in too great a quantity and deprives the EO of its finesse. It is then only used as an anti-infectious.

The following summary is given for information purposes: 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 taken from the book ‘Aromathérapie Corps et Ame’ by André Bitsas, published by Amyris. It is in no way a medical information or a list of indications.

Emotional impact
Be supported during a difficult passage,  Develop an emotional balance,  Recover faith and ideals,  To free oneself from grudges, regrets and mental macerations,  To free oneself from negative feelings that generate anxiety
Olfactory notes
Slow cosmétique label
Muscular comfort,  Quiet sleep,  Respiratory comfort,  Small winter ailments,  Stress,  hypersensitivity and emotionality,  relax