Origin: Cyprus and southern Turkey
Scientific Name: Origanum majorana
Folk Names: Joy of the mountain, knotted marjoram, marjorlaine, mountain mint, sweet marjoram, wintersweet
Part Used: Leaves and flowers
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Flash Point: 59°C
Scent Type: Herbaceous
Perfume Note: Middle
Scent Description: Spicy-herbaceous and slightly woody scent
A warming, calming oil. Marjoram oil can be helpful for anxiety/stress, sore/tense muscles, headaches, insomnia, and menstrual cramps.
Avoid during pregnancy.
In the Garden
Water: Keep moist
Companion Planting: Lavender
- Harvest before flowers appear
- Trim back to 6cm before winter