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Wild Marjoram essential oil has a strong, sweet, spicy and eucalyptus-like aroma.
Common Name: Marjoram, Wild
Plant Part: Leaves
Form: Essential Oil
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Synonyms: Spanish marjoram; Spanish oregano; mastic thyme oil.
Origin: Native to Portugal. The oil is mostly produced in Spain.
Botanical Description: A woody herbaceous shrub up to 50-cm (2.5 ft) high. Has tiny, egg-shaped leaves and white flowers in a terminal head. More tender than most thymes.
Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering herb. The oil is a pale amber to pale orange-amber mobile liquid. Yield 0.5 to 3%.
Aroma Profile: Wild Marjoram has a strong, herbaceous, slightly sweet and spicy top note. The middle note is warm, herbaceous and camphoraceous. The dry out note is a warm, woody, bitter and herbaceous note.
Major Constituents: 1,8-cineole (40 to 65%), linalool (15%), ¨¢-pinene, ¦Â-pinene, limonene, p-cymene.
Common Adulterants: 1,8-cineole
Regulatory Status: None
Aroma Benefits: invigorating, purifying, uplifting
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, lavender, lemon, rosemary, thyme, marjoram
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant. Avoid during pregnancy and if epileptic.
Directories: Essential Oils
Description: Wild Marjoram essential oil has a strong, sweet, spicy and eucalyptus-like aroma.