Marjoram Spanish Latin name: Thymus mastichina
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Extraction: Steam distillation of the leaves and flower-tops.
Origin: Spain and rest of Europe.
Plant characteristics: Thymus mastichina is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in).
It is hardy to zone 7. It is in flower from July to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.
Marjoram Spanish Essential Oil characteristics: Has an aroma reminiscent of eucalyptus.
Traditional use: Cleansing, relaxing and to create spicy flavours for cooking.
Marjoram Spanish Essential Oil blends well with: Lavender, Geranium, Rosemary, Sandalwood.
Cautions and comments: Dependent on the amounts of Cineole the plants contained, either grown from seed or from cuttings.
Main chemical constituents: High 1,8-Cineole content.