In my quest to learn all I can about essential oils, I’ve been expanding beyond the oils that I tend to use every single day, to experiment with some oils that are newer to me. This week I’ve been playing around with a few new favorites, including marjoram. Take a peek below to learn a few ways to use this spicy, woody scented oil. Enjoy!

10 Ways To Use Marjoram Essential Oil

10 Ways To Use Marjoram Essential Oil

01. Use alongside lavender and cedarwood in a diffuser for a relaxing pre-bedtime scent.

02. Try 1-2 drops of marjoram essential oil with agave, honey, or water for minor bouts of stomach cramping or indigestion.

03. You can substitute 1 drop of marjoram essential oil* per 1 tbsp dried/fresh marjoram in your favorite recipes. If less is called for, just dip a toothpick in marjoram oil and swirl it through the liquid part of whatever you’re making.

04. Infuse a bottle of extra virgin olive oil with your favorite herbs and a few drops of marjoram essential oil* to make a fantastic salad dressing, marinade, or bread dip.

05. Combine marjoram essential oil with a carrier oil such as coconut or Young Living’s V6 oil to create a soothing muscle rub, as a part of your post-workout routine.

06. Diffuse marjoram oil after a stressful or tense day to promote relaxation and for a calming atmosphere.

07. Create an icy compress to promote relaxation by adding 2 drops of peppermint, 2 drops of ginger, and 1 drop of marjoram essential oil to a bowl of icy cold water. Then soak a cloth in the water before wringing it out and applying it to your forehead and neck.

08. Using marjoram essential oil before bed may promote more restful sleep for those suffering from issues such as insomnia or restlessness at night. Try a drop on your pillow, rubbed onto your feet with a carrier oil, or in a diffuser beside your bed.

09. Create a bath for soaking away your stresses with Roman chamomile, lavender, marjoram, and thyme.

10. Add a few drops of marjoram essential oil to your shower, in the same way as you might use eucalyptus, to support a healthy respiratory system.

* I would recommend essential oils for this purpose as you should only use oil labeled for internal use in your cooking.

I also created a little video about marjoram essential oil for you to check out! Watch below and feel free to share with your oil-lovin’ pals!

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