- Certified USDA Organic
- To use as a supplement, add one drop to four ounces of water or place a drop in an empty supplement capsule‚Ä†
- Add 10 drops to a spray bottle full of water for a DIY cleaner for countertops and more
- Diffuse for a cleansing effect
- Form: Oil
- Serving Size: 1 drop
- Number of Servings: about 250 drops
- Product Weight: 15 mL / .5 oz.
Ancient Apothecary Oregano Essential Oil
For topical, aromatherapy or dietary purposes.
Oregano essential oil has benefits that were first recognized in ancient Greece, where oregano essential oil was often used on skin to help support its health.
In the kitchen or out, oregano is amazing! It’s a favorite cooking spice with potent antioxidants, but it can also perform as a strong cleansing agent.
Oregano is a plant that is native to higher altitudes and typically grows in the mountains, which, incidentally, is how it got its name oregano, which means “delight of the mountains.” It’s an herb that is a member of the mint family, and has been considered a precious plant for over 2,500 years for health support and other purposes.
Oil of oregano contains two powerful compounds called carvacrol and thymol. Oregano’s oil is primarily made of carvacrol, while the plant’s leaves contain a variety of antioxidant compounds, such as phenols, triterpenes, rosmarinic acid, ursolic acid and oleanolic acid.
Some other oregano oil health-supporting components include cymene, caryophyllene, pinene, bisabolene, linalool, borneol, geranyl acetate, linalyl acetate and terpinene. For example, the pinene content found in oregano essential oil, when taken internally, has been noted for its health-supporting benefits, while, when diffused, it can help in staying alert.
Additionally, linalool is a common element of many essential oils, including oregano essential oil.
Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Consult your physician before use, especially if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or if you have a medical condition. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children.
Oregano oil uses and benefits:
- Add 10 drops to a spray bottle full of water for a DIY cleaner for countertops and more.
- To use as a supplement, add one drop to four ounces of water or place a drop in an empty supplement capsule and consume.†
- Add one drop in place of one tablespoon ground oregano to your favorite Italian dishes.
- Place a drop or two in a diffuser filled with water and diffuse for a few hours for a clearing effect.
- Add several drops to a spray bottle filled with water to use as a household cleaner, including kitchen countertops and more.
- Add a few drops to your favorite liquid soap and shake up prior to use.
Oregano essential oil blends well with the following essential oils: lavender, rosemary, bergamot, chamomile, cypress, cedarwood, tea tree and eucalyptus. These combinations are often made and widely used by aromatherapists and herbalists.