Yup, that’s what I think of this oil.

I 100% respect its superpower with regards to being the oil with the best collection of antiviral, antibacterial and antiparasitic properties of all the oils – but the smell…


oregano - stinks.pngThat, however, is my own personal opinion.

I’m not too keen on any of the herbs.

Friends, and family members quite like the smell – so don’t discount it because on my aversion to the smell.

I still have a bottle and I absolutely reach for it at the first sign of a cold.

It may smell but I’m not going to be ill if I can help it!

What is Oregano?

Oregano is a herb which if you’re so inclined you can grow in your garden! However, you probably can’t grow enough to turn it into an oil…

Eating fresh and dried oregano can give you some of the great healing effects but the oil is between 60 & 80 times more powerful than the actual plant so if you need a super dose the oil is definitely worth it.

All the A’s

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antiparasitic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Immune Stimulant

What’s it for?

If you haven’t guessed by the collection of ‘A’ properties listed above – this bad boy of an oil is the super bug killer and immune health restorer. More specifically oregano is great for:

  • Athletes foot
  • Candida
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Fungal Infections
  • Intestinal Parasites
  • MRSA
  • Parasties
  • Pneumonia
  • Ringworm
  • Stimulating the Immune System
  • Staph Infections (even anti-biotic resistant strains)
  • Viral Infections
  • Warts
  • Whooping Cough

How to use it:

Now, oregano is classed as a hot oil so you need to be pretty careful.

With this oil – always dilute at a ratio of 1:3 (1 drop of oregano to 3 drops of carrier oil) for adults and then double it up for kids (1:6).

Don’t even attempt to slap it straight on your skin no matter how hardy you think you are.

Remember – carrier oils do not dilute the properties of an oil they just help ‘carry’ them into your system.

You can use this oil topically, internally and aromatically depending on what you’re trying to help your body do.

If you are taking oregano internally it’s recommended not to take it more than twice a day, oregano - bacteria.pngand for no longer than 3 days in a row (then give yourself at least 10 days before going again). You’ll also need to pop it in a vegetable capsule alongside a carrier oil (to the appropriate dilution). Don’t just dab this under your tongue it will be extremely painful!

It is so super it will kill off all bacteria and this means both the good and the bad bacteria in your system and we need gut bacteria to keep us healthy!

So if you’ve overdone it a little with the booze this holiday season it’s likely you’ll be in need of a bit of an immune booster & cold recoverer and oregano is just the ticket!

Have a great Tuesday & I’ll catch you on Thursday with a post covering Essential Oils for: Cleaning

Best wishes,

Katie x

p.s. If you’re open to learning how to use essential oils to do loads of other neat things and support your body and mind with everything it gets up to then click the link below to go to a free mini-wellness consult

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  1. It’s important to seek the advice of a professional before embarking on a new health regime.
  2. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
  3. This website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
  4. Essential Oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
  5. Not all essential oils are of the same quality and it’s important you check with your oil brand whether you can use your oils aromatically (A), topically (T) and/or internally (I).

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