We recently posted about using lemongrass for sore muscles, but did you know marjoram essential oil works great too?
Marjoram is known to have calming properties and may help relieve tension commonly associated with headaches, muscle aches, and soreness. Marjoram essential oil has traditionally been used for helping anxiety, bruises, burns, cold sores, sunburns, and more—as well as getting a good night’s rest!
As a member of the mint family, this herbaceous and spicy essential oil is also one of the most common herbs found in kitchens around the world. It is not only used to cook with, but also aromatically to help promote peace and sleep.
- Apply topically to soothe tired muscles.
- Diffuse before going to bed for a better night’s sleep or add to a cotton ball and place near your pillow.
- Diffuse in the kitchen or around the home if the smell of the last meal you cooked lingers.
- Replace marjoram essential oil in your next recipe that calls for dried marjoram. Usually 1 drop off essential oil is equivalent to 1 tsp. of dried herbs.
- Blends well with bergamot, cypress, lavender, orange, rosemary, and ylang ylang.
Tips from our Facebook fans:
“I use it to keep my knees free of inflammation, both knees are busted after several years of martial arts training.” -Brian Kiel Sorensen
“Really good for headaches [when] blended with frankincense and peppermint.” – Fawn Martinsen
“I take one to two drops in a capsule when I’m having a hard time sleeping. I sleep awesome every time and don’t have the morning grogginess you get from a sleeping pill.” -Jessica Gydesen
“It helps the pain in my neck. We’ve also used it with basil and/or thyme for croup and other coughs.” -Nikki Topham
“Works instantly for charley horses/cramping!” -Pam Butler
“Marjoram is my favorite. I mix it with cypress to rub on my children’s throat and neck for any kind of chest congestion, sore throat, or cough. Works every time!” -Danielle Bosshardt
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