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Marjoram - Thymus masticina - Spain

Family: Labiate (mint family)

Country of Origin: Spain

Extraction: Steam distilled or CO2 extraction from leaves and flowers

Volatility: Middle note (somewhat sedating)

Colour: Yellowish

Aroma: Warm, camphoraceous, herbal and spicy


Noted Constituents

Monoterpenes (28-40%): a&b pinene, sabinene, a& b phelladrenes

Sesquiterpenes (2-5%) – caryophyllene (2-5%)

Alcohols (20-30%) – a-terpineol (5-15%), linalool (2-8%)

Aldehydes (4-6%) – citral (4-6%)


Cautions / Safety Data

Do not use during the first six months of pregnancy. Avoid with low blood pressure and depression. Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use.  Not for internal use.  Use sparingly with asthma and other severe respiratory conditions.  If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.


Useful Information

Marjoram is considered by many to be a very sedative and relaxing oil.



Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions.  When in doubt, please consult a physician.
Image credit: Photo of Marjoram by Xemenendura. Licensed under CC Attribution Share-Alike 3.0. This image has been remixed/edited.

Additional information

Weight N/A

100 ml, 15 ml, 1L, 5 ml, 500ml


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