8 Amazing Uses for Oregano Essential Oil
Oregano Essential Oil is often found in starter kits as it has such wonderful wellness benefits, so it's included as one of the top 10 "must have oils", however it may not be one that you have used all that often due to the benefits being a mystery to most new users. Perhaps the most likely reason for this is that it may not be a favourite to diffuse (after all, there are more pleasant smelling aromas for the home than oregano). So now's the time to discover 8 amazing uses for your Oregano Essential Oil.
Oregano oil is actually what we call a "hot oil", meaning you will notice sensitivity to your skin when applied neat. As such it is necessary to dilute with a carrier oil or lotion BEFORE applying topically to the skin. I recommend a dilution ratio of 1 drop oregano oil to 3 drops carrier oil, or 1 teaspoon of lotion.
Below you will find 8 great uses for this oil that you may not have heard about.
1) Foot & Nail Care*
Public areas such as swimming baths may be a concern when it comes to foot and nail cleanliness. As such, using a oregano oil as part of a herbal foot cream can give you a peace of mind. Click here for my free recipe to make your own herbal foot cream.
2) Household Cleaner
Oregano essential oil is highly cleansing and purifying. Add 10 drops to a 16oz spray bottle with water, and use it to spray on surfaces and countertops. Also try it in damp and dark walls and shower/bath corners.
3) Digestive Discomforts*
For those times when you have eaten something disagreeable or where you may have encountered improper food practices, take 2 drops of oregano essential oil in an empty veggie capsule. This helps to promote the secretion of digestive juices and settle digestive discomfort.
4) Warming Massage
Oregano essential oil is a fabulous oil to use as a soothing massage and to warm up the body, and promote circulation and support the musculoskeletal system*. Use the dilution ratios mentioned above to avoid possible skin sensitivity.
5) Italian Starter
Many pasta sauces call for fresh Oregano. If you can't find the fresh herb, add 1 drop of Oregano essential oil to flavour up your dish! As a quick guide, 1 drop of Oregano Essential Oil replaces 1 tablespoon of dried oregano herb. And if you are stuck for a starter or appetizer for a party, try this bread and oil dip recipe!
Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 1–3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar to taste ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese (optional) 1–3 drops Oregano oil (start with a toothpick and progress toward drops for desired flavor) Instructions
Gently mix together all ingredients in a bowl large enough to dip into.
Dip favorite Italian style bread into bowl and enjoy.
6) Unwanted skin bumps
Using 1 drop of oregano essential oil together with 3 drops carrier oil, apply the solution to the area of concern using a toothpick.
7) Seasonal Support*
Put 1-2 drops of Oregano essential oil in an empty veggie capsule and swallow to support the respiratory system during changes in season or when exposed to environment threats.
8) Antioxidant Support*
Oregano essential oil offers powerful antioxidants when ingested. The primary chemical components of Oregano is carvacrol, a phenol that possesses antioxidant properties when ingested.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.