Marjoram in Thujanol, an essential alternative for Thyme in Thujanol!

La Marjolaine à Thujanol, une alternative incontournable pour le Thym à Thujanol !

Thujanol Thyme essential oil (thymus vulgaris CT THUJANOL) is an Essential Oil that is very frequently found in aromatherapy forms to treat the respiratory or muscular sphere as well as fatigue. Many of you appreciate its benefits and regret seeing the shortage that can sometimes affect this Essential Oil. Thujanol thyme is in fact a plant whose annual production is too low to meet demand. Fortunately, the therapeutic arsenal in aromatherapy is wide and it is very interesting to note that Marjoram Essential Oil with thujanol (origanum majorana CT THUJANOL) is a perfect alternative for this very rare thyme. The scientific department of the Pranarōm laboratory explains why.

A question of molecules:

The composition of Thujanol Thyme Essential Oil is interesting. When we analyze its compounds using chromatography, we see that this oil contains an average level of Trans-and Cis-Thujanol around 35% of its total composition. Thujanol is a monoterpene alcohol which gives Thujanol Thyme Essential Oil its reputation for being a very well tolerated and rather gentle anti-infectious, anti-viral, bactericidal and fungicidal Essential Oil . As a reminder, there are several types of thyme and the essential oil we are talking about here is different from that obtained from Thymol or Linalool thyme. Thujanol marjoram essential oil (origanum majorana CT THUJANOL) contains a concentration of Trans- and Cis-Thujanol approaching 28% of its total composition on average. These are therefore two very similar Essential Oils in terms of molecular composition, and we find the much appreciated Thujanol at the heart of their biochemical profile.

Marjoram, a long-time friend plant:

The flowering tops of marjoram are distilled. A distant cousin of oregano, the aromatic herb of marjoram (origanum majorana) was already used by the ancient civilizations of Europe and Egypt for its numerous "warming" and soothing properties. times. The Greeks and Egyptians associated it with funeral ceremonies to facilitate the passage to the afterlife. The Greeks also consumed it orally for digestive problems. There are several chemotypes of marjoram. Marjoram Essential Oil with thujanol is described by authors of aromatherapy books as a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral oil, which stimulates immunity and reduces fatigue. It is also found in aromatherapy protocols in the Anglo-Saxon world to regulate sleep during a period of depression, or to protect against winter ills.

Easy to use :

When we come across an aromatic formula containing thujanol thyme when it is in short supply, it is enough to replace the Thujanol Thyme Essential Oil with that of thujanol marjoram . Be careful, you must carefully check the chemotype in question: CT Thujanol or Thuyanol only! To be completely complete, it should be noted that thujanol marjoram essential oil contains on average 15% carvacrol, a phenol that thujanol thyme does not contain. This therefore limits its use a little for people with sensitive livers or for pregnant women and young children who will avoid this essential oil unless otherwise advised by medical professionals. For the internal route , we dilute the essential oil of marjoram with thujanol in a support such as honey or vegetable oil. For the cutaneous route , the general instruction is to dilute the oil to a maximum of 20% in a vegetable oil, and never exceed 50% in a formula.

Adapted recipes:

Thyme or Marjoram? To finish, here are some formulas from the works of Dominique Baudoux based on Marjoram with thujanol:

  • As soon as angina appears, 2 drops of Marjoram with thujanol on a small piece of sugar to suck or in honey, 3 or 4 doses over 24 hours. For adults only, pregnant women refrain.
  • In case of physical and/or psychological exhaustion , massage the solar plexus with 3 drops of Marjoram with thujanol in 4 drops of Hazelnut Vegetable Oil or apricot kernels. To be carried out once or twice a day until clear improvement.


Bois de Hô essential oil, a very invigorating ally

Ho Wood essential oil is often presented as the ideal alternative to Rosewood... Like the latter, Ho Wood essential oil contains more than 90% linalool, which makes it a tonic and skin astringent oil. and stimulating for natural defenses... But who is she really?

Better heal wounds with Essential Oils

In his book "Aromatherapy: treating yourself with Essential Oils" , Dominique Baudoux offers numerous formulas based on Essential Oils which have a curative aim for the skin. One of them treats wound healing, with true lavender in particular. In dermatology, the question of wound healing is indeed crucial. A clinical study demonstrates that the use of true lavender Essential Oil is appropriate for the care and healing of post-episiotomy wounds. This reinforces our idea of ​​adding true lavender Essential Oil to our healing preparations. A healing formula for wounds: Dominique Baudoux, aromatologist pharmacist, gives us in his book "Aromatherapy, healing with Essential Oils" the following formula for wounds: CEST Ladaniferous Rockrose (cistus ladaniferus) : 1 drop; HECT True lavender (lavandula angustifolia) : 3 drops; HECT Cajeput (melaleuca cajuputii): 2 drops; HECT Thyme CT Thujanol or Marjoram CT Thujanol (origanum majorana CT thujanol): 2 drops Directions for use: 3 to 4 drops of the mixture on the wound 4 times a day for 4 to 5 days. It is obvious that this formula which uses pure Essential Oils on the skin is only suitable for superficial wounds and is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women or children under 6 years old. This formula gives pride of place to real lavender which is recommended here for its simultaneously cleansing and soothing action. A clinical study on the benefits of lavender: In the study "Healing advantages of lavender essential oil during episiotomy recovery" (Vakilian K, Atrha M, Bekhradi R, Chaman R, Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Feb;17(1):50-3.) , we discover that 120 women who underwent an episiotomy during childbirth participated in a clinical study to evaluate the possible contribution of True Lavender Essential Oil to the healing process. For this study, 60 women out of 120 were treated with olive oil dosed with 1.5% essential oil and sitz baths with 5 to 7 drops of lavender essential oil in 4 liters of water two times a day for 10 days. The other 60 women in the control group received routine care with Povidone-iodine. On the 10th day, the study demonstrated that the group of women treated with lavender was less prone to pain, did not experience cases of edema of more than 2cm and suffered from significantly reduced redness. The difference with the control group was clear: the addition of lavender essential oil in the treatment was beneficial. Conclusion: This case study leads us to believe that it is interesting to add True Lavender Essential Oil in the treatment of wounds, even if logically we think much more often of the astringent oils of geranium, cistus or rosewood, often combined with tea tree and chamomile.