Oregano Essential Oil


Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare

Plant Part: Herb

Extraction Method: Steam Extraction

Origin: France

Description: Oregano is a hardy, bushy perennial herb that grows up to 90cm (35 in) with a straight stem covered in hair. The leaves are dark green and oval in shape. It will also have a profusion of pink flowers clustered in heads at the top of the branches.

Color: Light Yellow

Consistency: Light

Note: Middle

Aroma Strength: Strong

Blends well with: Oregano essential oil blends well with Lavender (All), Rosemary, Bergamot, Chamomile (All), Cypress (All), Cedarwood, Tea tree and Eucalyptus.

Aromatic Scent: Oregano oil has a powerful, spicy, camphor-like aroma.

History: There is an interesting side note to Origanum: two things survived the nuclear bomb tests of the 1950s – cockroaches and yeasts. Nonetheless, researchers at Georgetown University proved that oil of wild oregano completely destroyed yeasts in petri dishes. (2 lines)

Cautions: Origanum essential oil is both a dermal irritant and a mucous membrane irritant.