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NOW Essential Oils Oregano Oil

1 fl oz

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  • Regular price $11.76

UPC 733739075734

Product ID 5333


NOW Oregano Oil has a strong, spicy, camphorous aroma that can be as uplifting and invigorating as it is cleansing and refreshing. Used for centuries by many civilizations, it's modern day popularity stems from it's volitile oil content and strong purifying properties. NOW Oregano Oil is 100% Pure and Natural and steam distilled from dried flowering tops.

Fun fact: The Greek philosopher Aristotle noticed that tortoises who ate snakes, then ate oregano. This appeared to prevent them from being poisoned, so he began to recommend it as an antidote for poison.

Probably best known as a workaholic in the kitchen, oregano also has many valuable therapeutic uses. In fact, it may well have first been used for its curative properties before its seasoning properties were discovered. Ancient Egyptians prized oregano for its ability to disinfect wounds and speed up the healing process. It's also believed that they used it in mummification. Throughout the centuries, oregano has been used to sooth coughs, calm digestive disorders, relax tension, and relieve insomnia. As far as kitchen use, it was the Roman gourmet Apicius who loudly proclaimed oregano to be an important part of his culinary creations, leading it to play an important part in Mediterranean cuisine. When GIs returned from overseas after World War II, they demanded to have Mediterranean herb staple in their dishes back home. Their insistence on enjoying this herb is what helped to make it popular in the United States. Today, oregano not only reigns in the kitchen, but also rules in the world of aromatherapy.

Mixes well with: Atlas cedar, basil, bergamot, citronella, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, orange, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, and wintergreen.

Origanum vulgare

Ingredients: 100% pure oregano oil

Aroma: Spicy, camphoraceous

Attributes: Purifying, comforting, invigorating

Mixes Well With: Chamomile oil, eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil or spearmint oil

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled from dried flowering herb

Physical Characteristics:
Specific Gravity: 0.937-0.955
Refractive Index: 1.498-1.521

Purity Tested/Quality Assured