Origanum essential oil has a warm, spicy, herb-like aroma, similar to the herb. It is steam distilled from the leaves of the oregano plant. USE WITH CAUTION IN AROMATHERAPY. See "Specific Safety Information."
Specfic Safety Information: USE WITH CAUTION IN AROMATHEAPY. The main constituents in Origanum essential oil are carvacrol and thymol. Both constituents and phenols that contribute to oregano's skin irritant and mucuous membrane irritant properties. Origanum essential oil is not ecommended for use on persons with hypersensitive skin, diseased or damaged skin or children under 2 years of age. See The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatorre Battaglia, Second edition published by The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy in 2003 page 321.
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