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Marjoram, Sweet Essential Oil
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The aroma of Sweet Marjoram essential oil is warm, with a spicy hint resembling nutmeg.

Botanical Name: Origanum majorana L.

Common Name: Marjoram, Sweet

Plant Part: Flowering top

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Lamiaceae (Libiatae)

Synonyms: Majorana hortensis, knotted marjoram

Origin: Native to the Mediterranean region. The oil is mostly produced in Morocco, France, Tunisia, Egypt, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary.

Botanical Description: An herbaceous plant up to 0.6-meter (1 to 2 ft) high. Perennial bushy plant, but annual or biennial in Europe. It has oblique rhizome, hairy shrub like stalks, opposite dark green oval leaves, and white or red flowers in clustered bracts. The plant is highly aromatic.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the dried flowering herb. The oil is a pale amber to pale yellow mobile liquid. Yield 0.3%.

Aroma Profile: Sweet Marjoram has a spicy, camphoraceous, and aromatic top note. The middle note is warm, spicy, camphoraceous, woody, and nutmeg-like or cardamom-like. The dry out note is a warm, woody aroma.

Major Constituents: Terpin-4-ol (20%), ã-terpinene (20%), sabinene hydrate (12 to 15%), á-terpineol, sabinene, linalool

Common Adulterants: Tea tree oil, marjoram wild oil

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: cleansing, purifying, relaxing

Blends Well With: Lavender, bergamot, cypress, chamomile wild, eucalyptus, tea tree, rosemary, camphor, cedarwood

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant. Avoid during pregnancy and if epileptic.

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: The aroma of Sweet Marjoram essential oil is warm, with a spicy hint resembling nutmeg.

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