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Marjoram Oil

Marjoram Oil



Also known as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains,” Marjoram was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. Marjoram has been used in culinary dishes, imparting a unique flavor to soups, stews, dressings, and sauces. In Germany, this herb is known as the “Goose Herb” for its traditional use in roasting geese. In modern applications, Marjoram oil is valued for its calming properties and its positive benefits when used during a soothing massage. It also supports both healthy cardiovascular and immune systems when ingested.*



  • Apply Marjoram oil to the back of the neck to lessen feelings of stress.*
  • Apply to a fussy child’s feet prior to a nap.
  • Replace Marjoram essential oil in your next recipe that calls for dried Marjoram. 
  • Apply Marjoram Oil to muscles before and after exercising.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

This oil is Kosher certified.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.


Primary Benefits

  • Adds to a soothing, calming massage
  • May promote a healthy cardiovascular system when ingested*

Aromatic Description

Warm, herbaceous, woody

Collection Method

Steam distillation

Plant Part


Main Constituents

Terpinen-4-ol, trans-sabinene hydrate, γ-terpinene


Herbaceous, warm, and woody, Marjoram is well-known as an herb used in cooking. As an essential oil, Marjoram has additional purposes. It can be taken internally to support a healthy cardiovascular and immune system*, it is soothing to the skin and muscles when massaged into tired and stressed areas, and it has a positive effect on the nervous system.*


Usage Tips:

  • Add 1–2 drops to tea for flavor and to help calm nervous system.*
  • Put a drop of Lavender or doTERRA Serenity® and Marjoram in a spray bottle with water to spray onto sheets and pillows for a relaxing aroma that helps you relax before falling asleep. 
  • Replace Marjoram essential oil for dried marjoram in a recipe. 
  • Rub onto the bottoms of a child’s feet to help soothe them before bed or a nap.
  • Take a couple drops in a veggie capsule or liquid to assist the cardiovascular and immune systems.* 
  • Massage into tense muscles to help relax them after a workout or long day.
  • Diffuse with Rosemary for a focus blend; add Bergamot to the blend for an uplifting citrus twist. 

What Is Marjoram Essential Oil Used For?

Taken internally, Marjoram essential oil supports cardiovascular health.* It also promotes a healthy immune system.*

Massaging Marjoram essential oil into tight or tired muscles may help relieve tension. In fact, Marjoram is one of the oils included in the AromaTouch® blend, which was created to soothe and relax muscles, and calm tension.

How Do You Use Marjoram Essential Oil?

One of Marjoram’s benefits is its positive effect on the nervous system.* For internal use, take a couple of drops in liquid or in a veggie capsule.* To experience a calming aroma, you can diffuse Marjoram or inhale it from the hands. Topically, apply it to the back of your neck or pulse points—you can also experience it aromatically at the same time this way. Marjoram’s aroma is sweet and herbaceous, pleasant and calming. It is relaxing and lessens feelings of stress. 


Where Does Marjoram Come From?

Indigenous to the Mediterranean (specifically southern Turkey and Cyprus), Marjoram was a symbol of happiness to the Greeks and Romans. In warm climates, marjoram is perennial and will continue to grow year after year, whereas in colder climates it won’t survive the winter and must be harvested, dried, and replanted annually. doTERRA sources Marjoram essential oil in Egypt. 

Marjoram is an herb used commonly in the culinary world. It lends itself well to savory dishes like meats, vegetables, and soups. Marjoram is sometimes confused with oregano, but the two herbs (although both from the mint family) are distinct. The flavor of marjoram intensifies when it is dry, but the essential oil—steam distilled from the leaf—is the most potent form of the plant. If you are using Marjoram essential oil in your cooking, always start with a toothpick’s amount and then you can increase amount if desired.



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