Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Oregano essential oil-
Latin name: Origanum vulgare
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Parts used: Dried leaves and flowers
Countries of Origin: Greece, Turkey, Spain, Mexico,
Perfumery note: Middle
Color: Pale yellow
Aroma: Strong, herbaceous.
Point of Interest: Used in cooking for centuries. The ancients planted in graveyards to help the departed find peace. Was a favorite herb of the Egyptians for their baths. (Sellar)
Properties: Contact an aromatherapist.
Blends well with: Herbs-Angelica, Basil, Fennel, Lemongrass, Thyme, Rosemary. Floral-Geranium possibly Lavender.
Modes of application: NOT recomended for bath. Inhalation, diffuser. NOT recommended for topical use.
Safety information: May cause drug interactions, do not use with anticoagulants, embryotoxicity. Not recommended for topical use. Max dermal is 1.1% due to carvacrol and thymol. (Tisserand & Young) Contraindications: Pregnancy, breast feeding, skin wounds or irritation, children under the age of two. (Tisserand & Young) Use caution with diabetic medications, anticoagulant medications, major surgery, ulcers, hemophilia, (Tisserand & Young)
Disclaimer: This information is intended for education purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. This information may not be complete or fully accurate. This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat disease. As with all essential oils, always dilute prior to using topically and please perform a skin patch test prior to using. Essential oils, if used internally, should be under the direction of a qualified practitioner in Aromatic Medicine. Always seek the advise of a qualified, trained aromatherapist. Don't ever hesitate to ask about the education of the Aromatherapist. Keep out of the reach of children.