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Marjoram, Wild Essential Oil
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Wild Marjoram essential oil has a strong, sweet, spicy and eucalyptus-like aroma.

Botanical Name: Thymus mastichina L.

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.

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