Safely Use Your Oregano Essential Oil

When we think of essential oils, we often don’t think of the herbs of essential oils. Oregano Origanum vulgare essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of the plant and used to treat colds/flu, inflammation, yeast infections, bacterial infections, fungal infections, allergies, painful menstrual cycles, parasites, respiratory problems and pain. It’s also a powerful microbial.

Often people confuse Oregano oil with Oregano essential oil. Oregano oil is a base oil that has been infused with Oregano and is gentle. Oregano essential oil comes with a host of safety concerns. But when used wisely, it is a great essential oil to have on hand.

Oregano essential oil is from the Phenols chemical family. Phenols are one of two (Aldehydes) chemical families in essential oils that come with safety concerns. They are some of the strongest microbial oils. The concern with Oregano oil is with the two of the constituents (components) with the chemical family, thymol and carvacrol (the majority) making up about 65% of the oils makeup. (1)

But with a few safety steps we will outline as we go along, you can reap the benefits without the safety issues being a concern.