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Oregano Essential Oil
Name: Oregano Essential Oil
Species: Origanum vulgare
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Aroma: Warm and herbaceous with a spicy splash
$3.97 – $9.97
Oregano Essential Oil 100% Pure
|Name||Oregano Essential Oil|
|Aroma||Warm and herbaceous with a spicy splash|
|Blend Ideas||Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Marjoram, Pine, Rosemary, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree, and Thyme|
We source only pure essential oils.
Oregano is one of those oils that I keep on hand but rarely use. It only comes out when I know I've picked up something ugly and really need immune system strength. Why? It stinks. Of course, I never thought the herb smelled good either. It's also a skin irritant — in a big way. Dilution is important. Too much of it in a diffuser can cause mucous membrane irritation. What does that mean? It means that, you may be using it to fight off something but your nasal passages get irritated and inflamed, causing you more discomfort than you already had. When oregano essential oil comes out at my house, I add one drop to my diffuser and 1 drop to 5mL of a diluted blend that I apply 2-3 times during the day. It's very important to patch test your dilution. For most people, 1 drop in 5mL is fine but not everyone.
As to the many things I've read from people about using oregano essential oil internally or in steam bowls/cups . . . . do not do that with this oil without diluting it well! This is a very strong irritant and both of those are playing with very tender membranes. We do not believe that you should be taking essential oils internally without a qualified expert guiding you. Trust me when I say that no qualified expert will guide you to take ANY essential oil internally without: 1) knowing your medical history and 2) proper dilution. An expert knows which oils will interact with medications you're taking. They know which oils will create problems with your own medical issues. This oil has reasons in both of those areas that give an expert pause when recommending it.
Another way to utilize oregano essential oil during seasonal illness is to add a few drops to your green cleaning products. It's high carvacrol tends to be effective against germs, making it a good addition to an all-purpose disinfecting spray. Personally, due to the scent, I only do this when I'm desperate . . . and then I do it with an oil that helps hide the scent, like grapefruit, lemon, lime, or sweet orange.
Because it is warming, oregano can also be added to blends for achy muscles and joints.
Max topical use is 1.1%. This is equivalent to approximately 2 drops of oregano essential oil in 10mL of carrier! Dilute appropriately.
With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in fractionated coconut oil.
Oregano Essential Oil Safety Info
According to Tisserand and Young, oregano essential oil may inhibit blood clotting, may cause embryotoxicity, is a skin irritant when not properly diluted, and can irritate mucous membranes. Do not use if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you’re hypersensitive, have diseased or damaged skin, or with children under two years of age. This oil should be avoided orally if you take diabetic medication, take anticoagulant medication, are having major surgery, have a peptic ulcer, or have hemophilia or other bleeding disorders. Maximum topical dilution is 1.1% Oregano essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source: Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Oregano essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.
While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such. With all essential oils:
Keep away from children.
Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally. Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert. Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.
Oregano • Origanum vulgare
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1. A study of the minimum inhibitory concentration and mode of action of oregano essential oil, thymol and carvacrol
2. Antibacterial activities of essential oils from aromatic and medicinal plants against growth of phytopathogenic bacteria
3. The antibacterial and antifungal activity of six essential oils and their cyto/genotoxicity to human HEL 12469 cells
4. Antifungal Activity of Plant Essential Oils Against Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium italicum and Penicillium digitatum
5. Anti-inflammatory, tissue remodeling, immunomodulatory, and anticancer activities of oregano (Origanum vulgare) essential oil in a human skin disease model
6. Application of Chitosan Films Enriched with Oregano Essential Oil on Bologna – Active Compounds and Sensory Attributes
7. Composition and bactericidal activity against beneficial and pathogenic bacteria of Oregano essential oils from four chemotypes of Origanum and Lippia GENUS
8. Effect of dietary mannan oligosaccharide with or without oregano essential oil and hop extract supplementation on the performance and slaughter characteristics of male broilers (animal study)
9. Effect of dietary oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) essential oil on growth performance, cecal microflora and serum antioxidant activity of broiler chickens (animal study)
10. The Effect of Oregano and Cinnamon Essential Oils on Fermentation Quality and Aerobic Stability of Field Pea Silages
11. The effects of essential oils and aqueous tea infusions of oregano (Origanum vulgare L. spp. hirtum), thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) and wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum L.) on the copper-induced oxidation of human low-density lipoproteins
12. Effects of oregano, carvacrol and thymol on Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms
13. Essential Oil from Origanum vulgare Linnaeus: An Alternative Against Microorganisms Responsible for Bad Perspiration Odor
14. Essential Oils of Oregano: Biological Activity beyond Their Antimicrobial Properties
15. Improving meat quality through natural antioxidants
16. Origanum vulgare L. essential oil as inhibitor of potentially toxigenic Aspergilli
17. Preservation of Brussels Sprouts by Pullulan Coating Containing Oregano Essential Oil
18. Selective Essential Oils from Spice or Culinary Herbs Have High Activity against Stationary Phase and Biofilm Borrelia burgdorferi
19. Synergistic and Additive Effect of Oregano Essential Oil and Biological Silver Nanoparticles against Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Strains
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The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
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