Oregano Oil is from the herbal plant scientifically called Origanum Vulgare. This herb is used in cooking to flavor pasta and meat dishes. The oil derived from the plant has many medicinal and

health benefits. It belongs to the mint family. It was first cultivated in Europe but now grows in most parts of the world. The ancient Greeks and Romans had a profound appreciation for oregano, for its various medicinal uses. Oregano comes from the Greek words “oros” and “ganos,” which are words for mountain and joy — oregano literally means “joy of the mountain.” There are over 40 oregano species, but the most therapeutically beneficial is the oil produced from wild oregano or Origanum vulgare that’s native to Mediterranean regions.To extract oregano oil, the dried flowers and leaves of the wild oregano plant are harvested when the oil content of the plant is at its highest and then distilled.The resulting oil is golden to dark yellow, with a strong spicy odor.

PARTS USED

Flowering plant

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Middle

AROMA

Warm, spicy-herbaceous, and camphoraceous

OVERVIEW

Both the plant and the oil are used for culinary preparations. The oil is also known for its anti-microbial and digestive properties.

PACKAGING

15 ml cobalt blue glass bottles with European drop reducers for easy application.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Bay, bergamot, camphor, cedarwood, chamomile, citronella, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, oakmoss, orange, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, tea tree, and thyme.

PRECAUTIONS

Oil Specific: May cause skin irritation if you have sensitive skin. Avoid this oil while pregnant.

General: As with all essential oils, never use Oregano oil undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children at all times. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test after you have properly diluted the oil with another carrier oil.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.