Origanum vulgare is the botanical name for the spice oregano. The essential oil of oregano also has several alternate uses. It is made up primarily of carvacrol. The leaves of the plant contain a variety of antioxidant compounds, such as rosmarinic acid.
Oregano oil benefits includes its strong aroma and antiseptic properties. It is a natural substance and contains two key compounds carvacrol and thymol which are directly involved in inhibiting harmful micro-organisms that cause many illnesses and complications. Topical application of this oil in a diluted form is known to treat skin infections, itches and irritations.
Oregano oil helps in treating minor skin problems such as acne, cold sores, rashes and fungal infections. This oil can be applied directly on acne lesions to speed up the healing process. Oregano oil possesses anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties which destroy the free radicals that damage healthy cells, thus curing acne, psoriasis and nail fungus. Pure oregano oil is extremely beneficial for hair and can heal scalp conditions which affect hair growth. Oregano oil can remove dandruff.
Oregano oil used in Soaphoria products is sourced with respect to the environment and sustainable development.