Make Your Own Oregano Essential Oil

Are you interested in oregano essential oil? Maybe you would like to try extracting oregano essential oil on your own. If so, OilExTech provides high quality extraction kits which allow for an easy, do-it-yourself extraction process, right in the comfort of your own home!

Oregano oil has been utilized in medicine since the time of the Greeks and Romans in ancient times. Its name is derived from the Greek words “oros” and “ganos.” It is a powerful antioxidant, helping to prevent free radicals, which cause the development of diseases like cancer and heart disease. Oregano has an extremely high concentration of antioxidants, (42 times the antioxidant level of apples and 4 times the level of blueberries.)

How to Use Oregano Oil

Although oregano oil is probably best known for its use in Italian food, it is also commonly used as an essential oil. Oregano oil is additionally known for its health benefits and is great for fighting against certain types of bacteria, improving gut health, relieving inflammation and pain, and for massaging. It can be taken orally or applied to the skin.

Depending on the condition being treated, oregano essential oil can be taken either by mouth or applied to the skin. Oregano essential oil should always be diluted because of its strong concentration.

Essential Oregano Oil Extraction
  • On the skin: To treat skin conditions or infections, you can dilute the oregano oil using olive oil at a concentration of 1 teaspoon (5ml) and then apply.
  • Under the tongue: You can also take oregano oil under the tongue. Simply dilute with olive oil (one drop of oregano oil for every drop of olive oil. Add one to three drops of the combined oils under your tongue, hold it there for a few mintutes, and then rinse with water.
  • Orally: If you decide to take oregano oil orally, simply add a couple drops into a cup (237 ml) of water, gargle and then swallow.

Below are some of oregano oil’s benefits and most common uses.

Oregano Oil Fights Bacteria

Fights Bacteria

Oregano essential oil contains carvacrol, a property that works against bacteria. Much research has been done into oregano oil. Studies show that it may be effective in fighting off various types of bacteria which are resistant to antibiotics, some of which are urinary tract and respiratory tract infections.

Lowers Cholesterol

Did you know that oregano oil helps lower cholesterol? Studies show that this essential oil’s main property, carvacrol, is also effective in helping to lower cholesterol. Studies conducted on mice have shown that carvacrol helped to lower their cholesterol, and the mice with a high-fat diet given carvacrol had significantly less cholesterol than other mice with just the high-fat diet.

Oregano Oil Lowers Cholesterol
Oegano Oil Helps Treat Yeast Infections

Helps to Treat Yeast Infections

Oregano essential oil has been proven to help fight bacteria like Candida, the type of yeast responsible for yeast infections in the mouth and vagina. Test-tube studies have revealed that oregano essential oil is quite effective in fighting against Candida present in the mouth and stomach (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).

Reduces Inflammation

In addition, oregano essential oil is known for having anti-inflammatory properties. Carvacrol, is again, noted for reducing inflammation. Another study done with mice showed that when carvacrol was applied to the inflamed paws or ears of the mice, it reduced the paw swelling by 35-61% and the ear swelling by 33-43%. Apply the oregano oil either topically or orally. Applying directly to the area of inflammation is most effective in reducing the redness, irritation or discomfort.

Oregano Oil Reduces Inflammation
Oregano Oil Helps to Lose Weight

Helps to Lose Weight

Oregano essential oil provides another amazing health benefit – it aids in weight loss. Additionally, oregano oil is associated with aiding in the digestive process and overall encouraging healthy weight loss.

Improves Stomach Health

In addition to Candida, oregano oil is also very effective in fighting off diarrhea, stomach pain and bloating, and even E. coli. One of the oregano oil studies conducted revealed that when fourteen participants who had stomach issues were treated for six weeks with oregano oil, all of them had reduced parasites, and 77% of them were cured. Oregano essential oil improves gut health and protects against a leaky stomach.

Oregano Oil Improves Stomach Health
Oregano Oil Relieves Pain

Relieves Pain

Essential oregano oil helps to relieve pain, such as muscle rheumatic pain. In addition, oregano oil helps to relieve pain related to arthritis or injury. To help ease pain, oregano oil can be applied topically, or orally, although it is not as effective against pain when consumed orally.

Contains Carvacrol, A Cancer-Fighting Property

Carvacrol contains anti-tumor properties and can even help to prevent the growth of cancer cells. Additionally, oregano oil is also comprised of phenols, an antioxidant which fights against free radicals that cause various types of diseases. Oregano oil may help to fight against cells which cause lung, liver and breast cancer.

Oregano Oil Contains Cancer Fighting Properties

Oregano Essential Oil Recipes

With so many health benefits associated with oregano oil, it is no wonder that oregano oil extraction is a popular extraction process. From preventing infections, balancing hormones, relieving inflammation, aiding in weight loss, improving stomach health, regulating menstruation, lowering cholesterol, and more, why not try oregano oil extraction yourself? With one of our high-quality extraction kits from OilExTech, you can try extracting oregano essential oil yourself in the comfort of your own home! This highly concentrated oil can be diluted with olive or coconut oil, and applied topically or taken orally.

Check out our oregano oil recipes for some great ideas to help you relax and improve your health!