Oregano is a very powerful essential oil and its use should be approached with care. Oregano essential oil can be used in cleaning products when seasonal illness is present. When very well diluted, it can also be used for the achy joints associated with aging. Oregano essential oil botanically known as Origanum vulgare is extracted through steam distillation of air-dried leaves and shoots of the Oregano plant. Oregano Oil has a strong aromatic scent with a strong herbaceous and an intense green, sharp scent. The herb is mainly used in the kitchen to enhance flavor Italian Cuisines for its spicy and herbaceous flavor. You can replace your Oregano herb with a drop of Oregano essential oil to give your meals like spaghetti and pizza sauces and roasts. One tablespoon of ground Oregano can be replaced by 1 Drop of Oregano Oil.
Oregano has a wide range of uses including cleansing properties for natural homemade cleansers. For a pure homemade DIY Kitchen Cleanser add 10 Drops of Oregano Essential Oil to 2 Cups of water and 2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar and spray on kitchen tops and kitchen surfaces. To add fragrance or improve the washing and germ killing power of your dish Washing soap, Add 10 drops of Oregano Oil and shake well. Oregano Oil can also be used to make an effective floor cleaner. Combine ¼ cup of white vinegar with 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil and 4 drops of Oregano Oil and add to a bucket of water.
Oregano oil can help clear skin blemishes and minimize the appearance of acne. Dilute Oregano oil with a carrier oil of your choice like Jojoba, Coconut, Sweet Almond or Grapeseed. Use 2 parts Carrier Oil to 1 part Oregano Oil e.g. 2⁄3 Jojoba oil to 1⁄3 Oregano Oil. Mix well and pour in a cotton ball and apply. It is always advisable to try it on a small portion of your skin to see the reaction. Oregano can also be used to eliminate dandruff; add 4 – 5 Drops of Oregano Oil to a tablespoon of shampoo. Apply in your hair and leave for ten minutes and then wash off. Oregano can also be used as a bug and insect repellent. Oregano is highly effective in repelling mosquitoes and bed bugs. Always dilute oregano oil before topical application. Use Oregano Oil to give your skin some treat. Run a warm bath and add 6-8 Drops and your favorite soap for a glowing and smooth skin.
Oregano oil can also be used as a perfume for a long lasting delicious,enticing and herbal aroma. Apply to joints for a long lasting fragrance. Oregano oil can also be used for massage. Dilute a few drops of the essential oil into 10ml of carrier oils and use for massaging into the neck,shoulders and the back. Oregano essential oil can also be used for aromatherapy, blend with sweet scents like Lavender Oil, Orange Oil and use an essential oil diffuser for a refreshing infusion.