5 Ways to Use Marjoram Essential Oil

The Greeks used to call marjoram the “joy of the mountains,” so it is not a stretch to assume that this oil can bring the user joy, helping relieve stress and anxiety by lifting the spirit and promoting positivity. The oil could also support nerve tension, pain relief, cardiovascular and respiratory issues, sore muscles and joints, and infections.

Let us take a deeper look at some of the ways marjoram essential oil could support individuals.


Marjoram could help soothe pain, especially that of arthritis, by stimulating circulation and combatting inflammation. Some individuals have alleviated arthritis through a topical application. They diluted and massaged it into the affected area.

Bacterial Infections

This antibacterial oil could fight off infection through aromatic use, diffusion, direct inhalation, or topical use. People have used it by applying the diluted oil topically to the affected area and to the body’s reflex points. Alternatively, a few drops could be added to bath water for a relaxing antibacterial soak.

Blood Pressure

This oil could strengthen cardiovascular health, protect against heart issues, and regulate blood pressure by applying it topically. Dilute accordingly and apply over the heart in a circular motion and into the reflex points of the feet.


Marjoram has been used to support the respiratory tract by draining the lungs of excess mucus. Apply topically, diluted, to the chest and the body’s reflex points, one to two times a day. Another way it could be beneficial is to use the steam method—steam two drops of the oil in a pan of boiling water. Remove the boiling water from the stove, and after pouring into a separate bowl, put a towel over your head and the bowl. Inhale deeply.


As mentioned, the “joy of the mountains” could rid daily storm clouds, like depression or stress. Try adding a few drops of marjoram to your bathwater or a diluted topical application applied to your chest, the top of your head, and the reflex points. Alternatively, you could use marjoram aromatically by inhaling directly, diffusing throughout the room, or using the cup-and-inhale method—simply place a drop in your palms and rub them together. Then cupping your hands over your nose, breathe deeply and calmly in and out. Do this for several minutes or until the stress or anxiety has passed.


This post is for infomational purposes only. I am not a qualified Aromatherapist. Always seek the advice of a qualified Aromatherapist before using essential oils, as they can be dangerous and cause severe injury if used incorrectly.

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