Essential Oils Notebook: Marjoram

Funny as it may sound, I have a soft spot in my heart for marjoram. One of my favorite soup recipes calls for dried marjoram. It's a yummy, comfort-food kind of soup that really hits the spot when I am feeling under the weather. Apparently, I am not the only one with a fondness for marjoram.  According to doTERRA, "With its calming properties and positive effect on the human immune and nervous systems, Marjoram was once known as a symbol of joy and happiness in ancient cultures.* It's calming properties can really come in handy when dealing with a difficult sleeper.  Diffusing Marjoram Essential Oil or applying it to a child's feet, can contribute to a restful night.* To purchase or learn more, click here.

In keeping with our "Summer Recipes" theme this month, I hope you enjoy this Cucumber Salad recipe.  I absolutely love every single ingredient!

French Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole avocado diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 toothpick Marjoram Essential Oil

Instructions:

  1. Add avocado and tomato to bowl.
  2. Add the red onion and the cucumber.
  3. Pour olive oil into bowl.
  4. Mix in 1 toothpick of Marjoram Essential Oil
  5. Add lemon juice.
  6. Finish it off with salt.
  7. Mix the ingredients and serve immediately. Tastes even better when eaten al fresco.

SERVINGS: 1-2PREP TIME: 20 MIN, COOK TIME: 0 MIN, DIFFICULTY: EASY

Photo and recipe by doTERRA.  Click here for a printable version.

*THIS STATEMENT HAS NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.