Oregano essential oil has so many benefits for your life. It is so powerful and versatile but first I have a funny story to tell you. A friend of mine is a homeschool mom and she was on her way to the zoo with her kids and her mom was driving for this field trip while she was putting drops of oils in a veg cap. She was feeling like she might be coming down with something so she was putting all her immune boosting anti-viral goodness in a gel cap so she could keep going and make it to the zoo and beyond for this incredibly long day. Well, just at that moment when she had a full bottle of oregano in her hand, her mom hit a pothole and she spilled oregano all over herself. The whole van erupted as the smell moved through the vehicle. It was strong, so strong that they had to stop at Walmart so that she could go in and get a new shirt and tie the old shirt up in the bag, but the smell lingered and followed her throughout the long day. They made it to the zoo that morning and had a wonderful field trip, but the day was not over. When they got back into town she could not go home. They got back just in time to get her son to his basketball game. She came into the gym and sat down next to a friend and told her story. They both laughed as her friend said, “Oh, that’s what I smell.” The smell had dissipated but it was still hanging on and following her everywhere. The game started and the husbands started to show up after they got off work and as they were all leaving the husband of her friend leans over and says, “Let’s go out for pizza, I don’t know why I’m craving pizza. I was sure they were selling it in the concession window. They said they weren’t but I can smell it and now all I want is pizza.”
I tell you that story to illustrate how strong oregano oil is. It is so powerful to help you keep going when you start to feel that tickle in your throat. I use it as my first line of defense and if I end up laying in the bed resting to let my body recover. Either way, it is never too late to grab a bottle of oregano.
Properties of Oregano:
Antibacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-parasitic, Antiseptic to the respiratory system, Anti-viral, and immune stimulant
Ways to use Oregano:
Be very careful using this oil topically. It is considered a hot oil and can be hard on the skin. If you choose to use it as a compress for congestion in the lungs, use it diluted in a carrier oil, and be warned, it is strong and can cause skin irritation. I really like the oregano touch for this method because it comes diluted and easy to apply.
Diffuse it when you are recovering from an environmental threat that has you all stuffed up. It is really powerful in The Sniffer. It is the first thing we do at our house when we have a stuffed up nose. You can read more about how we handle a stuffy nose here.
This is a great culinary oil. Add it to tacos, or Italian dishes. But only one drop at the most as it is much more powerful than dried oregano leaves.
Oregano is a powerful oil that I am never without! It comes in the basic kit which is a clear sign that it is a great oil to start for beginners with a lot of applications.
How to get a bottle of oregano:
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With Blessings, Heather