A perennial, aromatic herb growing to a height of 30 inches with dark green ovoid leaves and spiky white and pink clusters of flowers, Sweet Marjoram is a species native to the Mediterranean regions of North Africa, and Egypt. The plant is now cultivated in various northern European countries. There is confusion between species of Marjoram and Oregano: ‘Wild Marjoram’ (Origanum vulgare) is also known as ‘Common Oregano’ and distilled to make ‘Oregano oil’. Majorana is the only variety that has the ability to strengthen and relax the mind and body and the only oil that should be labeled ‘Sweet Marjoram”.
About The Oil
Sweet Marjoram essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves. The essential oil is an amber colored liquid with a warm, woody, spicy and mildly camphoraceous aroma. Our particular variety is a bit sweeter and more pleasant than others we’ve tried.
The herb has a long tradition in culinary use and as a ‘folk’ remedy. It was used by the ancient Greeks in fragrances, cosmetics and medicines. Its original name comes from a Greek word meaning ‘joy of the mountains’. Marjoram essential oil is considered to have warming, soothing and fortifying effects.