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 favourites, including marjoram. Take a peek below to learn a few ways to use this spicy, woody scented oil. Enjoy!

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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 favourite 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 favourite 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 peppermint, 2 drops ginger, and 1 drop marjoram essential oil to a bowl of icy cold water. Then soak a cloth in the water before wringing out and applying to your forehead and neck.

08. Using marjoram essential oil before bed may promote a 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 Young Living Essential Oils for this purpose as you should only use an oil labelled for internal use in your cooking.

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

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