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Known as a popular cooking spice, Oregano oil acts as a powerful cleansing agent, and has a wide variety of powerful antioxidants. Oregano extends far beyond uses in the kitchen.
Oregano oil is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional practices. The primary chemical components of Oregano is carvacrol, a phenol that possesses antioxidant properties when ingested. Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano essential oil; only one to two drops is needed.
Plant Name: Origanum Vulgare
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Native Region: Europe, the Mediterranean region, Asia and Northern Africa.
Essential Oil Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Properties: Anti-fungal, Antiseptic, Antiviral and Rubefacient
Affirmation: What can I let go of?
Blends Well With: Tea Tree, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Cypress, Bergamot, Rosemary, Lavender and Basil
Safety: Caution, Oregano is a hot oil. Skin sensitivity. Heavily dilute for topical use. Avoid using it internally for more than 10 days in a row. Avoid during pregnancy.
Known as the ‘joy of the mountains’, Oregano was historically used by the Romans and Greeks to stimulate/increase menstrual flow, to encourage perspiration and added to an ointment or lotion to relieve body pain. It was also used to cure toothache, indigestion and suppress cough.
Oregano is used to complement dishes, but can also be used for wound healing, to treat infections and many other conditions. It has strong anti-fungal properties which help it to fight fungal infections, especially fungal infections experienced on the nails.
Oregano helps you to detach from things you can not let go off. It encourages you to pursue the finer things in life as long as they align with your core values. It will help you to look at things in a positive light.
How Oregano Oil Can Support:
Add a few drops of Oregano and Lime to your diffuser to lift your mood and spirits when you are feeling down. (Try our Airflow Aromatherapy Car diffuser to use while travelling)
Diffuse 1-2 drops of Oregano, Basil and Rosemary for an earthy aroma, allow it to fill your space to help you make sound decisions. You can also add to diffuser jewellery to equip you throughout the day.
Inhale Oregano or diffuse 1-2 drops to help you let go of things or memories that are holding you back. For those who are struggling with hoarding, combine with Lemongrass, to allow and encourage one to let go and move on.
Balance Stress Hormones
Diffuse 3-5 drops of Oregano and Lavender in and around your space, in your car or office. Use as many times as needed to create a calm peaceful atmosphere. (Try the Myspace Diffuser which allows you to diffuse wherever you are)
Combat feelings of depression and anxiety
Taking carvacrol, a potent compound found in oregano oil, has been shown to increase levels of dopamine and serotonin in certain parts of the brain, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Take oregano orally, in a veggie capsule daily for 5-10 days to assist your mental health.
Raise your vibrations
Oregano has a strong vibration that assists to chase away thought forms that create a negative reality through paranoia. You can raise your vibrations with Oregano on your side. Use in a diffuser or apply to diffuser jewellery or use in your tapping practice. (To read more about raising your vibrations and essential oils, grab a copy of Wellness Made Simple)
Bacterial and Viral Infection
Take 1-3 drops in a veggie capsule for bacterial or viral infections. Oregano is well known to help halt or inhibit the overgrowth of Candida (Read all about this in Wellness Made Simple)
Strep Throat and Tonsillitis
Gargle with a drop in water. Also take 1-3 drops in a veggie capsule for a few days. (Try The Essential oil Shot glass and recipe brochure to blend and mix your oils)
Apply 2-4 drops of Peppermint, Oregano, Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Frankincense to back of neck, under nose, on bridge of nose, or chest; ingest 2-4 drops Oregano every 2-4 hours until symptoms subside. Do be sure to dilute with a carrier oil! (Extracted from Advanced Oil Magic)
Dab a few drops onto spots several times daily; add several drops to bath and soak for at least 30 minutes as needed. Dilute with a carrier oil to help with skin sensitivity.
Insert 1 - 2 drops of Oregano in a veg capsule. You can also incorporate Peppermint and Fennel into the veggie cap for added support.
Promotes opening of the solar plexus chakra. Dilute oregano with a carrier oil and apply to the solar plexus area and allow yourself to repeat this mantra ‘I am open to new ways of viewing old stuff’. Oregano supports non-attachment and will help you move forward. (Chakra wellness made simple)
Oregano, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Wild Orange. Rise into who you were born to be. Oregano frees you from the need to judge or blame, Hawaiian Sandalwood invites you to expand into your full potential and Wild Orange reminds you to be flexible. Diffuse this blend as you start the day. (Gifts of the Essential Oils Book)
Oregano protects against negative energies and entities. Diffuse in your space or wear on diffuser jewellery when you feel the air around you needs some cleansing. You can diffuse in a new home or space to cleanse the room and environment.
Oregano has been used by ancient Greeks to enhance vivid, lucid, or prophetic dreaming. If this interests you, why not pop a few drops onto your pillow before bed and allow yourself to DREAM. Do be sure to have a journal or notebook handy for when you wake up to write down your prophecies and dreams. (Try our Aromawrite journals or Shine Bright)
Oregano’s sharp and herbaceous aroma assists with feelings of security and safety. It releases the fear of completion and thoughts of vulnerability, helping you move forward stronger than before. Diffuse during mediations and quiet times and allow yourself to let go.