Benefits of Oregano Essential oil, plus ways to use it including DIY recipes and diffuser blends.

Are you looking for natural ways to improve your health? Have you heard of the amazing benefits of oregano essential oil? This powerful oil has been used for centuries for its healing properties, and modern research is backing up its effectiveness as a natural health booster.

In this article, you’ll learn why oregano essential oil is a fantastic addition to any health regimen.

We’ll discuss why it’s such a powerful substance, powerful health benefits, and ways to use it, plus diffuser blends and DIY Recipes.

Oregano is one of the strongest and most potent essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional practices.

Essential Oil of Oregano has long been used in traditional health practices for it’s ability to boost the immune system, promote gut health, anti-inflammatory properties, antibacterial properties to cleanse and purify, and offers powerful antioxidants.

Get ready to discover the natural power of oregano essential oil and how it can help you feel your best.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Where Oregano Oil comes from

Oregano oil is sourced from the oregano culinary herb, scientifically known as Origanum vulgare or Origanum compactum. Oregano is a member of the mint family and is native to the Mediterranean region. It is widely cultivated in various parts of the world, including Europe, North America, and some parts of Asia.

The oil is extracted from the leaves of the oregano plant through a process called steam distillation. During this process, steam is passed through the oregano leaves, which releases the essential oil. The steam and essential oil are then condensed, and the oil is separated from the water.

Oregano oil is known for its strong aroma and flavor, which is due to the presence of compounds such as carvacrol and thymol. These compounds are responsible for the potential health benefits and antimicrobial properties associated with oregano oil. It is commonly used in traditional medicine and aromatherapy and has gained popularity as a natural remedy for various ailments.

The primary chemical component in Oregano essential oil is carvacrol, a phenol that possesses antioxidant properties.

Due to it’s high phenol content in it’s chemical composition, caution should be used when inhaling or diffusing oregano oil. The phenolic compounds can cause a burning sensation in the nasal passages if too much is used. Only 1 or 2 drops is needed of the oil due to the high concentrations of these powerful compounds.

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Primary Health Benefits of Oregano Oil

hTo give you an idea of why you should use Oregano essential oil, Here are just a few oregano oil benefits:

  • Supports healthy immune response
  • Oregano is a potent antioxidant
  • Powerful cleansing properties for surfaces
  • promotes healthy digestion and digestive support
  • anti-inflammatory effects for muscle aches and pains
  • take internally for respiratory support
  • known for adding a punch of flavor to dishes

Emotional Benefits of Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano is known as the Oil of Humility and non-attachment.

It can help remove blocks and clear negativity.

It addresses a person’s need to be right and can help individuals break through a strong will and teach humility.

Supports individuals in becoming more teachable and flexible in life.

How to Use Oregano Essential Oil

Here are a few ideas for ways you can use Oregano Essential Oil.

But first, before using Oregano, there are a few potential side effects to be aware of:

Oregano is a potent oil and usually less is more.  You don’t need much oregano oil for it to be effective.  Usually only 1 or 2 drops of oregano oil is all you need.

Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using oregano oil.

You should not use Oregano oil if you are taking blood thinners as it may interfere with this medication.

Caution should be used when applying oregano directly oil on your skin. It is a “hot” oil and can burn cause skin irritation if not diluted with a carrier oil like jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil or even olive oil before topical use (applying directly to your skin).

Potential Benefits and Uses of Oregano Oil including specific ways on how to use oregano:

Immune System – Take one drop in a veggie cap daily to maintain a healthy immune system.

Airways – Add one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support your airways especially when feeling congested.

Food – Use one drop of oregano in place of dried oregano particularly pizza sauce and spaghetti sauce. Usually – less than a drop is all you need. swirl a toothpick in the essential oil, then swirl it into your dish. Repeat until you have the desired flavor. Oregano essential oil can quickly overpower your dish, so start small.

DIY Cleaner – Put 10 drops in a 16 oz spray bottle with water for a surface cleaner.

Antioxidants – Take internally to promote a healthy response to oxidation and free-radicals.

Digestion – Oregano offers support to the digestive tract when take internally in a veggie capsule or rub topically on stomach (be sure to dilute with carrier oil as oregano is a hot oil and can burn if not diluted).

Tension – Massage the diluted oil into skin to help release tension and soreness.

Muscle Aches – Take internally with Frankincense and Marjoram for occasional tension and body aches or apply directly to the area of your body for targeted relief (be sure to dilute the oil first).

Add to Hot Tea – Oregano added to hot tea can do wonders for the body and soul, especially on a winter day.

Warm the body – massage diluted into hands and and apply to your feet to help warm the body.

Oregano Diffuser Blends

Clean the Air

Clear Breathing

Immune Boost

doterra oregano essential oil diffuser blends to help boost immunity

Ways to Use Oregano Essential Oil with DIY recipes

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4 recipes for how to use oregano essential oil

Heavy Duty House Cleaning Spray with oregano oil

diy recipe for sanitizing house cleaning spray with oregano essential oil

Italian Bread Dip Recipe with oregano oil

Italian bread dip recipe with oregano essential oil

Cracked Feet Roller with oregano oil

cracked heel roller recipe with oregano essential oil

Immunity Booster Roller Recipe (f.l.o.o.t.)

essential oil immunity roller recipe with doTERRA oils

The immunity boost roller is also known as a F.L.O.O.T roller. The letters in F.L.O.O.T. are the first letter of each of the essential oils in the roller.

Use this roller during the winter months or any time anything is going around that you don’t want to catch, especially if you are around a lot of people.

How to make the F.L.O.O.T. roller:

In a 10ml Glass Roller, add 10 drops each Lemon, On Guard, Tea Tree, and Frankincense. Add 5 drops Oregano. Then fill with fractionated coconut oil.

To use the roller, roll on the bottoms of feet or down your spine daily.

Sinus Steamer Mug with oregano oil

sinus steamer mug recipe with doterra essential oils

A sinus steam mug is the perfect choice for when your sinuses are feeling blocked. A sinus steam mug can help loosen everything in your sinuses so it can drain and open up your airway so you can breathe again.

How to make a sinus steam mug:

You’ll need the following oils:

  • Add 1 or 2 drops of each to a mug of boiling water.
  • With eyes closed and your face a few inches from the top of the steaming mug, inhale deep breaths of steam
  • Repeat as many times as desired.
  • You can also place a towel over your head to form a loose tent.

Shower Cleaner Spray with oregano oil

  • 5 drops On Guard
  • 5 drops Tea Tree
  • 3 drops Oregano
  • 1 TBL Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Distilled Water

Add to 16 oz glass spray bottle and use to clean and protect dark damp areas

Oregano Veggie Cap Recipes – Internal use via capsule form

Internal Use of Oregano Oil can benefit your immune system, help healthy blood sugar levels, seasonal issues due to pollen, and achy muscles.

You’ll want some empty veggie capsules. You can find doTERRA Veggie caps here, or buy other brands on Amazon here:

How to make your veggie capsules: Add the drops to one of the empty veggie capsules halves. You can add a drop of olive oil to help prevent burping the oils and soothe your stomach. Then close the capsule with the other half. Drink with plenty of water.

If you’d like to take oregano essential oil internally, Here are several veggie cap recipe ideas for you to try.

doterra oregano veggie cap recipe ideas

Immunity Boost Veggie Cap

2 drops each: oregano, lemon, tea tree or On Guard

Achy days veggie cap for muscle and joint pain

2 drops Wild Marjoram, 3 drops oregano, 1 drop frankincense

Blood Sugar Veggie Cap

1 drop oregano, 2 drops Cinnamon, 3 drops MetaPWR metabolic blend

Seasonal Discomforts

2 drops Lemon, 2 drops Oregano, 2 drops Copaiba

doTERRA oregano essential oil with plant and text for benefits and uses

Where to Buy Oregano Essential Oil

You can buy doTERRA Oregano Essential Oil on our website. We are a certified doTERRA Shop which ensures you will receive authentic, unadulterated essential oil.

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We are a doTERRA Certified shop. Shop Confidently!

Be aware that buying doTERRA or any brand essential oil on Amazon is risky because fraud is so common on that marketplace. You don’t know who you’re ordering from and very often, the oil has been diluted with coconut oil or some other substance.

never buy doterra essential oils on amazon because of tampering

The tamper proof caps are easy to replace with new caps to make it appear the bottle has never been opened.

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About The Author

Dawn Goehring Desert Naturals Essential Oils

Dawn Goehring

Owner / Founder of Desert Naturals

Dawn Goehring is the founder of Desert Naturals where she writes educational articles on essential oils, DIY's on natural beauty products, homemade cleaners, and provides related essential oil accessories like Planners, Journals, Trackers, tshirts, and custom made essential oil storage.

Dawn discovered essential oils about 10 years ago to support her then 4 year old son who was struggling to manage a respiratory condition. She then learned how to use essential oils for everyday natural remedies for her family, and has helped hundreds of women incorporate essential oils in their lives to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle using natural products and essential oils.

Dawn has earned an aromatherapist degree and has earned a doTERRA essential oil specialist certification which is a fancy way of saying she has learned a lot about the chemistry of essential oils and how they work in the body.

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