Updated: Nov 28, 2019
Oregano is a strong and resolving essential oil that's best down for its flavoring abilities and immune supporting properties. A few years ago I learned that Oregano oil, when taken internally, had the ability to stop a cold in its tracks. At this point I hadn't tried doTERRA yet and I was frequently sick, so I got my hands on the oil, put some in water but then realized the taste was way too strong to take it this way.
Even when I found the oil came in capsules, I didn't see results. Then I gave up, until I was introduced to Oregano Essential Oil from doTERRA (different from the oil of oregano I had been taking, which is oregano leaves steeped in a carrier oil). The essential oil version is steam distilled from the actual plant leaves - the most concentrated form of oregano. And that's when I started actually seeing results.
Now I'm able to take a few drops of Oregano Essential Oil in a veggie capsule* whenever I feel a cold coming on and I'll take it as many times as needed until the cold stops - it usually only takes a few times. Because of its antibacterial, immunostimulant and antiviral properties, Oregano is even helpful against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Check out this study on the immune support from Oregano essential oil. Since it's a hot oil, it's best to dilute it with fractionated coconut oil or your carrier oil of choice, if using topically. It seems to function best when taken internally, as Oregano essential oil also supports the digestive, respiratory, and immune systems.* Since it's anti-parasitic, it's found in the GX Assist softgels from the doTERRA cleanse. Oregano offers powerful antioxidants,* which come from carvacrol and thymol, the primary chemical components.
Emotionally, Oregano Essential Oil is the oil of humility and nonattachment. It removes blocks, negativity and cuts away negative attachments. It can be quite a forceful oil in this way. When using this oil, you might feel encouraged to end a toxic relationship, quit an oppressive job, or end a destructive habit. This allows for a healthy connection to the Divine, and Oregano encourages true spirituality this way.
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How it smells
Herbaceous, sharp, green, camphoraceous
Turkey and Kenya
For viruses and bacterial infections, take in a capsule
For strep throat and tonsillitis, gargle a drop as needed
For staph infection and MRSA, apply diluted to affected area or take in a capsule
For intestinal worms and parasites, take in a capsule
For warts, calluses and canker sores, apply diluted with fractionated coconut oil and frankincense directly to affected areas
For pneumonia and tuberculosis, apply diluted or neat to bottoms of feet
to boost progesterone, take in a capsule
For urinary infection, take with lemongrass in a capsule
For athlete's foot, ringworm, and candida, apply diluted to area of concern and/or take in a capsule
For carpal tunnel and rheumatism, take in a capsule
When feeling obstinate, use aromatically and topically to feel unattached
When experiencing negative attachments, being stubborn, opinionated, materialistic, dilute 1 drop or less with carrier oil and apply to bottom of feet or diffuse
Ways to Use
Learn about the ways to use Oregano here!
On Guard + Softgels
How to order
If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? Get Oregano here.
Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.
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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.