Firstly, with a sharp, herby scent, our Oregano oil can support your immune system and aid digestion. Next, it is nature’s antibiotic, loaded with antioxidants — more than most fruit and vegetables — to protect your health and destroy germs. Finally, you can also rely on it to treat allergies, fungal infections, inflammation, indigestion and respiratory issues. And, It’s great for massage.
12 ways to use Oregano oil
FOR YOUR BODY
First of all, when you need a power-packed healing solution, it contains up to
70 percent carvacrol, a compound that prevents bacteria from growing. Following this, if you’re congested, it can help you breathe more easily and unblock sinuses. To sum up, it will settle an upset stomach and ease digestion; it works wonders on fungal infections and can alleviate allergies.
First of all, mix 3 drops with 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil (jojoba, almond) and add it to a glass of water, milk or juice. Next, drink every day to strengthen your immune system.
To speed up healing and prevent infection, dilute Oregano oil with a carrier oil and apply to the wound. The carvacrol iinhibits the growth of bacteria by damaging the bacteria cell membranes, making it a potent antiseptic.
Fungus and athlete’s foot
Initially, if your skin is itchy or discoloured around the armpit area, groin, toes or nails, it could be fungus, which can grow in the body’s moist, dark places. After this, dilute 4 drops of Oregano oil with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and apply to your skin and nails.
Parasites and worms
It is a safe way to treat worms or parasites in the gut. Mix:
- 2–3 drops
- 1 teaspoon carrier oil
To start out, add to ginger tea or lemonade and drink 3–4 times a day. After this, for children, you can make the mixture taste sweeter by adding some raw honey.
Sinus, cold and allergies
First off, with its powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties, it is a great friend when you’re down with a cold. Secondly, to clear your nasal passages and soothe a sore throat, add a few drops to a bowl of very hot water, cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam for about 5 minutes. Subsequently, you can also add a few drops to a herbal tea or make a chest rub by mixing equal amounts of coconut oil and Oregano oil.
Firstly, to ease the itch and pain of a cold sore, dilute a few drops with a carrier oil (olive, jojoba, coconut). Next, apply to the affected area.
FOR YOUR MIND
It is both stimulating and refreshing.
Its sharp, warm aroma creates feelings of safety and comfort. Research has shown that it can regulate mood, motivation and wellbeing by increasing the availability of three neurotransmitters — serotonin, noradrenalin and dopamine.
It also helps to calm anxiety and restlessness at bedtime. Mix 2–3 drops with a teaspoon of carrier oil and massage into the soles of your feet before you go to bed.
FOR YOUR SPIRIT
If you feel weak, inadequate or defeated, Oregano oil releases fear and vulnerability. Being a “hot” oil, it burns through negativity and cleanses clogged and stagnant energy. It is associated with the base chakra of survival and support and the solar plexus chakra, boosting personal power.
Add a few drops of Oregano oil to a diffuser or create a massage oil by blending it with a carrier oil.
FOR YOUR DAILY LIFE
To purify the air create a blend of:
- 2 drops Oregano oil
- 3 drops Peppermint oil
Use this in a diffuser.
Instead of using dried oregano, you can add a drop of Oregano oil to spaghetti or pizza sauce for a robust flavour and to improve your digestion and gut health.
- 10 drops Oregano oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Rub into your hands as a natural sanitiser.
In a spray bottle, dilute 5 drops of Oregano oil with water and spray on furniture or pets to protect them from creepy crawlies.
100% Oregano organic oil
Steam distilled from the fresh flowers of the oregano plant
Botanical Name: Origanum vulgarise.
Country of Origin: Morocco
Aroma: Spicy, herbaceous, peppery, warm
Chemical constituents: Carvacrol, Gamma-terpinene, Para-cymene, Beta-caryophyllene, Thymol
What does Oregano oil blend with?
Oregano oil is potent and can cause irritation. Always dilute it with a carrier oil (3 parts carrier oil, to 1 part Oregano oil).
It is not generally recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Keep out of reach of children
If sensitivity occurs, discontinue use.
Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas of the body.