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Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil

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Life can be disruptive and baffling at times but we hope you make space in your everyday to experience joy. With an herbaceous-green and dry aroma, Sweet Marjoram’s name means “joy of the mountains.” It is refreshing and alluring and helps revitalize the body.

The Ancient Greeks planted Sweet Marjoram on grave sites because they believe it would bring peace to the dead. Native to the Mediterranean, Sweet Marjoram is a bushy perennial herb with hairy leaves that is cultivated throughout Europe. The flowering tops and leaves are steam distilled to extract the essential oil.


Botanical Name: Origanum majorana

Origin: Egypt

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Flowers & Leaves

Note: Middle

Family: Lamiaceae

Blends Well With: Coriander, and other spices

Aroma: Medicinal, dry, and camphorous

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Sweet Marjoram Oil batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Origanum majorana. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 2-3 Years

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

NIGHT TIME BLEND: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Sweet Marjoram, 2 drops of Chamomile (Roman) and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas). Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to wind down.

BATH SALTS: Combine 3 drops of Sweet Marjoram, 3 drops of Lavender and 1 drop of Frankincense with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full bath for a relaxing soak.

RELAXING BATH: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Sweet Marjoram, 10 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Sandalwood, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake well to blend and add 1-2 teaspoons to a full tub. Relax and enjoy. (1.7% dilution)

LINIMENT: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Sweet Marjoram, 5 drops of Helichrysum, 2 drops of Lavender and 8 drops of Copaiba then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Apply a small amount of this mixture to sore muscles and massage into the skin. (1.7% dilution)

SPORTS MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Sweet Marjoram, 2 drops of Frankincense, 5 drops of Chamomile (Roman) and 5 drops of Rosemary then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Massage into sore muscles. (1.7% dilution)

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