Years ago, as we looked for all natural ways to treat our health and wellness, oregano oil quickly rose to the top as the option we wanted to bring to consumers. Growing up in Turkey, our founders were already fully aware of the numerous benefits of the oregano that was found in our native land. It was plentiful, naturally grown, and a staple for Greek and Italian cooking. But until our research began, we had no idea its healing qualities were so profound. We quickly saw there were oregano oil uses beyond these culinary staples that could be powerful to offer people across the globe.
As over-the-counter medications became less and less effective, we experienced first-hand all that oregano oil had to offer. And because it came from our home, we were proud to offer a formidable piece of home to our customers. In fact, it’s so inexpensive and effective, we agreed when we heard it referred to as the Swiss army knife of essential oils.
The benefits are many
The more research we did, the better we understood all that oregano oil could offer. The many natural benefits it offers made us realize how much we wanted to offer it as an alternative to modern medications. Since forming Healthy Health, we’ve taken great pride in offering the best oregano oil on the market.
While we could sing the praises of oregano oil all day, many of our customers want more insights into how to use oregano oil. The following outlines 18 oregano oil uses you can begin using the moment your first bottle arrives.
1. Warts and skin tags
Use a Q-tip to apply one drop to the affected area, both morning and night. Within a few weeks, the wart will shrink and the skin tags will fall off. Alternatively, add a 50/50 mixture of oregano oil and jojoba oil to a roller bottle and roll it on twice a day until they disappear.
Because psoriasis is a skin condition that may be caused by an immunity problem, you can use oregano oil in a couple of specific ways. First, mix with a carrier oil* or salve and apply topically twice a day. We also recommend drinking a glass of water twice daily with 2 – 6 drops of oregano oil to ease symptoms and boost your immunity.
3. Sore Throat
To ease the pain of a sore throat, add one or two drops of oregano essential oil to a glass of water or juice. Repeat 2-3 times per day until you feel better.
Dilute using a carrier oil and rub onto painful joints to decrease swelling.
Add a few drops to your regular shampoo. Be careful to keep the shampoo and oregano oil out of your eyes.
Control eczema by blending oregano oil with carrier oil or salve and applying topically. Eczema can be triggered from allergies, so add a drop of oregano oil to a cup of hot tea and drink two to three times a day. This can help boost your immune system and prevent your immune system from going into overdrive.
7. Athlete’s foot
Dilute in a carrier oil and apply directly to the affected area 2-3 times a day. You can also add a few drops to baking soda to sprinkle inside your shoes for added protection.
8. Nail Fungus
Soak hands or feet in a basin of water with a few teaspoons of oregano oil added. You can also rub diluted oil (1 drop of oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil) directly onto your nails.
9. Relieve Sore Muscles
Dilute in carrier oil or lotion then gently massage on the affected area. Repeat up to three times a day.
Dilute in your favorite carrier oil or lotion and apply to the chest area. For nasal congestion, try adding one or two drops of oregano essential oil on a clean handkerchief and inhale the vapor.
11. Treat Parasites
Combine 1 drop of Oregano oil with 1 drop of a carrier oil. Place under the tongue and hold it for a few minutes before rinsing the mouth with water. Repeat up to four times a day.
If you are prone to acne, create a mixture of 1 part oregano oil to 2 parts jojoba oil. Dab any spots that have flared up during your morning and nighttime routine until the acne has cleared.
Add a few drops to a glass of water to sweeten your breath and kill the bacteria that can lead to gum disease and gingivitis.
To kill ringworm, apply 3 to 6 drops of oregano oil to the affected area.
15. Skin Infections
Dilute in coconut oil and apply topically to boost the healing of skin infections.
16. Cleaning Supplies
Add a few drops to your DIY cleaning supplies to give them an antiseptic and disinfectant boost. This is especially effective in the kitchen and in the bathroom.
Add a few drops to your load of laundry to kill bacteria or parasites and to leave your clothes smelling fresh.
18. Fungus and Mold
Mix with water and spray the shower to prevent fungus and mold from growing. This also works in other warm, humid areas of your home.
*A Note About Carrier Oils and Dilutions
Remember: oregano oil is considered a “hot” oil. Some irritation may occur if applied to your skin without a carrier or without being diluted. To effectively use essential oils, it is often necessary to dilute them in another oil so that they can be easily spread or massaged on the affected area. These oils are called “carrier” oils. Common carrier oils include coconut, sweet almond, olive, or jojoba oils. Consider the following ratio depending upon your needs:
1 fluid ounce
While we believe in the power of oregano oil, please consult with your doctor before you begin using it as part of your daily wellness routine. We always encourage you to follow the advice of a physician.