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Oregano Oil

Essential Oil or Extract

Oregano Oil

Other Name(s):

Origanum vulgare Oil

Origanum vulgare is native to the Mediterranean where it enjoys sandy, slightly acidic soils and moderate rainfall. It generally requires no fertilizers.

Is Oregano Oil Faithful to Nature?


Oregano Oil is a natural ingredient with useful benefits. It can be farmed sustainably using organic growing principles and extracted without producing harmful byproducts. It is however a potent ingredient and should be used responsibly.

Benefits: Why is Oregano Oil Used?

Natural Antibiotic

Oregano Oil contains carvacrol which may help fight certain bacteria.

Potent Antioxidant

Oregano Oil has very effective antioxidant properties and may aid with lowering cholesterol levels.


Oregano Oil is naturally antimicrobial and may help clearing the gut from parasites.


Oregano Oil has anti-inflammatory properties and studies have shown that it may have pain-relieving properties.

Oregano Oil can be found as a single ingredient essential oil and is also available in herbal supplements. It is rarely used in body and hair care products.

Oregano Oil is made by steam distillation of the leaves and shoots of Origanum vulgare.

Oregano Oil is high in carvacrol which is thought to be responsible for its antimicrobial properties.

Oregano Oil is being researched for use as a natural pest control of common insect pests like weevils.

Oregano Essential Oil is comprised of approximately 40% thymol. Thymol appears on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) - the organisation to whom the WHO defers judgement on the efficacy of disinfectants - list of registered disinfectants which are efficacious against COVID-19.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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