Saturday, February 1, 2014

Oil of the Month - Marjoram

In case you have not heard about it the Oil of the Month Club, is a great way to stash up your oil collection.  You get a 15ml bottle of the month's chosen essential oil. It is $15.99 a month and includes S&H and tax.  The price is always less than what you would pay if you bought it on its own, so it is a great deal!  You can cancel anytime, although why would you?  Your order will ship out every month on the same day you signed up.  So if you signed up on the 5th of February then your order will process every month on the 5th.  It is that simple.

This month the Oil of the Month is marjoram.  Let me tell you about ole Marj.

Properties of Marjoram:
  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antibiotic
  • Antioxidant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Disinfectant
  • Expectorant
  • Sedative
Marjoram in my opinion does not get enough attention, it is good for all kinds of stuff.  Here are some uses:

  • Mix 1-2 drops in agave, honey water or juice for indigestion
  • Apply topically with massage to address sore muscles or joints. It can reduce pain associated with cold, fever, inflammation, exertion of muscles, toothache, headache and numerous other reasons. 
  • Apply direct to sprains, sore backs, or necks for antispasmodic effects. Because it is antispasmodic, this means it is helpful in curing nearly all types of spasms and related problems. It relieves spasm in respiratory system, intestines and muscular spasms within the limbs. It also helps reduce, or in some cases eliminate, convulsions, muscle pulls, cramps and spasmodic cholera which are caused due to spasms.
  • It is a great expectorant so it is effective for sinus issues, bronchitis, coughs, colds, and lung issues. Diffuse the oil or apply topically with a massage to the chest, neck, and lymph nodes at the onset of cold and flu or respiratory distress symptoms. It can be effective in curing infections from virus and ailments associated with them, such as common cold, influenza, mumps, measles and even pox. 
  • Menstrual issues and stress relief can also be addressed adding Marjoram to a warm bath.
  • It reduces, and in some studies stopped the growth of fungus which means it can help eliminate fungal infections such as athlete’s foot. 

Words of Caution: It has no adverse effects. However, pregnant women should avoid this.

A fellow blogger over at Patti's Place came up with this great diffuser recipe using marjoram.

To sign up for the oil of the month go to 

Your 10% off crunchyurbanmom coupon will not work for the Oil of the Month Club because the price is already so low, but it will work on everything else.
Be healthy, 


Remember, I'm no doctor or health professional.  I'm just a mom who is sharing what works for me and my family.