Oregano is one of the most potent essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional practices. Extracted from the fragrant leaves of the oregano plant, Origanum vulgare, Oregano essential oil has made its way into cookbooks and cabinets around the world. The primary chemical component of Oregano is carvacol, a phenol, which makes it one of the most versatile and powerful essential oils. Applied topically, Oregano should be diluted with a carrier oil.
Put one drop in place of dried oregano in spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, or on a roast.
Combine Oregano essential oil and Peppermint essential oil with carrier oil for a warming massage.
Create your own hand soap by mixing liquid castile soap, water, and a few drops of Oregano.