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Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano Oil
Oregano Oil
    

Botanical Name: Oreganum vulgare

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: Leaves and Flowers/Buds

Color: Pale Yellow

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Medium

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, sharp.

Oregano

Oregano

Oregano Oil Uses: Coughs, digestion. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 188.]

Constituents: Carvacrol, thymol, cymene, caryophyllene, pinene, bisabolene, linalool, borneol, geranyl acetate, linalyl acetate, terpinene. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 188.]

Safety Information: Oregano Oil is a skin irritant, mucous membrane irritant, and can cause skin irritation. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 156.]

Important Note: The essential oil information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. Profiles for several absolutes are included within the directory, and are denoted as such.

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