Uses & benefits of Oregano essential oil 

Benefits of diffusion: The contrasting sweet yet spicy and woody aroma of Oregano Essential oil is reviving and energizing to inspire self-confidence, combat mental fatigue, promote clarity of thought and boost brain power for improved concentration.

It is strengthening and calming to help relax the mind and balance the emotions by helping to boost dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline production, which is beneficial in stabilizing the mood to relieve stress, anxiety, symptoms of depression.  

It is also purifying, cleansing and protective, diffuse to guard your space against negative thoughts or influences.  

It is a potent expectorant which helps thin and expel mucus in the nasal and respiratory system and is beneficial in treating coughs, colds, congestion, other flu symptoms, bronchitis and is effective in providing relief from croup.

Oregano Essential Oil’s sedative and anti-inflammatory properties has an anti-allergenic effect, which helps calm the body’s hyper sensitivity or hyper reactions to external stimuli and relieve the severity of allergy symptoms

As a natural emmenagogue, it helps stimulate menstrual flow and regularize irregular periods. It also helps delay early onset menopause and alleviate menopausal symptoms related to hormonal imbalance e.g., mood swings, fatigue etc.

It also helps alleviate indigestion, nausea, bloating, intestinal worms, and other ailments of the digestive system.

Its main constituents Carvacrol and Thymol have been documented to be highly effective in repelling mosquitoes, other insects and combating the effect of environmental allergens, bacteria, and viruses in the space where it is being diffused.

When inhaled via diffusion it has a diuretic effect to help rid the body of harmful toxins by helping to increase the frequency of urination.

 

Topical use benefits: Massage into muscles, joints or other affected areas to help relieve pain, discomfort or soreness, soothe swelling and inflammation from athletic injury, body or joint pain due to everyday wear and tear or over exertion, arthritis, rheumatism etc.

Apply to lower abdomen and back to help improve circulation, aid menstrual flow, and relieve pain, cramping, and other menstrual issues.

Massage into stomach after eating to help improve the digestive process and relieve indigestion, nausea, bloating, irritable bowel, and other digestive issues.

Apply on the abdomen to use as a great natural worm expellant, and treat other intestinal bacterial, microbial, or fungal infections.

Oregano is one of the best essential oils for treating ear infections due to its powerful anti-inflammatory property, just apply your blend behind the ear lobe (externally only, do NOT put inside the ear canal).

Apply to the chest area to help thin mucus to prevent and relieve congestion in the respiratory and nasal tracts, beneficial in treating coughs, colds, catarrh and improving breathing due to its potent expectorant and antitussive properties.

An amazing natural healer, and powerful antiseptic apply to minor cuts, abrasions, or other wounds for its antibacterial activity to help prevent infection and accelerate healing.

Its anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-fungal help soothe and calm discomfort from psoriasis, eczema, calluses etc. and is beneficial in the treatment of herpes or canker sores, nail fungus, athlete’s foot, warts, skin tags, rashes, candida, and other fungal or bacterial infections. 

Massage into varicose or spider veins to help relieve pain and discomfort, when used consistently over time it helps diminish their appearance.   

Apply to exposed or affected areas on the skin to help repel mosquitoes, fleas, bed bugs, lice etc. to use as a natural, non toxic insect repellant.

Other attributed therapeutic benefits of Oregano Essential Oil include: Analgesic, anaphrodisiac, antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antitussive, antiviral, aperitive, balsamic, carminative, cholagogic, choleretic, cytophylactic, diaphoretic, disinfectant, diuretic, emmenagogic, febrifugal, hepatic, hypnotic, laxative, rubefacient, stimulative (nerves), stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vulnerary, warming

 

Skincare benefits: As a natural skincare ingredient in a moisturizer/serum for its natural purifying effect on the skin due to its strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties and is one of the best essential oils for oily, acne prone skin.

It is also rich in antioxidants and other natural nutrients including Vitamins A, C, E & K to help defend the skin from free radical damage and improve the skin’s elasticity, with consistent use it can help reduce the appearance of fine, lines wrinkles and other visible signs of aging.

It also helps clarify and enhance the skin’s natural tone, color and texture, use consistently to help treat hyperpigmentation, clear blemishes and other skin inconsistencies for brighter more luminous, healthy skin.

Its active compound, carvacrol is greatly beneficial in soothing and calming rosacea.

 

Hair care benefits: Helps treat and prevent dandruff, reduce hair thinning or loss, stimulates growth, strengthens and thickens hair. It also helps treat scalp inflammations e.g. dermatitis, scabies, ringworm and even treat head lice