Below you will find a summary of information you need to know about Oregano essential oil compiled from posts we published this week. Check our Free EO Class page for more information on this and other essential oils. Questions? Leave a comment below or ask in our facebook group.

Lea Jacobson Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Profiles.

Basic information for Oregano essential oil…

Botanical/Latin name(s): Origanum vulgare, Origanum onites

Steam distilled from the flowers of the plant.

Shelf life is 4 years.

Therapeutic properties of Oregano essential oil…

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Benefits of Oregano essential oil…

Circulatory: arthritis, blood clot, poor circulation
Digestive: parasites, bloating, gas
Immune: infection, virus
Muscular: spasm, cramp, ache, pain
Nervous: nerve pain
Skinbacterial infection, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection
HOME: airborne germs, surface germs

Safety of Oregano essential oil…

Safe for everyone except…
  • under age 2 years
  • on hypersensitive, diseased, damaged skin
  • if taking aspirin or other blood thinners
  • if have bleeding disorders
  • before or after surgery
  • with diabetes medications 
  • around dogs
  • around cats

When using topically, keep the dilution at or below 1.1% to prevent adverse reactions.

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