Oregano essential oil


oreganoThis was my other new purchase recently, and while I’ve got a huge backlog of more commonly used essential oils to talk about, it makes sense to write this while I’m actually looking up what to do with it!

Oregano means ‘joy of the mountain’ and its oil is useful for colds and respiratory problems – very appropriate for me right now! It might also help generally boost the immune system, ward off insects, and as an aid to digestion. The other claims I’ve come across seem a little less provable, so I won’t note them here. Emotionally, the claims are that oregano helps you ‘let go’ and be more at ease, perhaps combatting over thinking.

I’m finding it a slightly strange one, both in scent – that sweet herby smell so reminiscent of nommy Italian cooking – and finding what I want to pair it with.

Oregano oil blends well with herbaceous, woody, and floral oils, e.g. bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, frankincense, eucalyptus, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, rose, rosemary, tea tree.

Combos tried:

  • 2 drops each of oregano, lemon, and frankincense
  • above with 2 drops tangerine oil added in – think it improved it

Want to try:


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