We did it and we are proud of it! We found a specific area with proper microclimate for oregano in Greece and through our distillation techniques we made this "liquid-fire". Its unique and in limited number!
Other common names: European oregano, common marjoram, wild marjoram, others
Botanical name: Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum
Botanical family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Method of extraction: Steam distillation
Plant part used to extract the oil: dried aerial parts of flowering plant
Cultivation method: organic
The word oregano comes from Greek ‘ore – oros’ meaning ‘mountain’ and ‘gano’ or ‘ganos’ which means ‘shinning surface’ or ‘joy’. So oregano is the shinning surface or ‘joy of the mountains’.
According to Greek mythology, the spicy, vibrant scent of oregano was created by Aphrodite - the goddess of beauty - as a symbol of happiness.
Biochemical group: phenol
Main chemical compounds: carvacrol (92.4%), thymol, p-cymene, others
As oregano essential oil is a skin and mucous membrane irritant it should only be used at a very low dilution. Please see safety notes below.
For respiratory infections: inhale on its own (1 drop from a tissue) or blended depending on the severity and type of the condition; we like it blended with some Lemon essential oil e.g. 1 drop of oregano and 5 drops of lemon diffused in a sick room or inhaled from a personal inhaler.