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Origanum Majorana (Sweet Marjoram) Leaf Oil

Other Concerns

Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

MARJOLIANE RESINOID; MARJORAM OIL, MARJORAM OIL, SWEET (ORIGANUM MAJORANA), MARJORAM SEED (MAJORANA HORTENSIS MOENCH-ORIGANUM MAJORANA L.), MARJORAM SWEET OILS, MARJORAM, SWEET (MAJORANA HORTENSIS MOENCH-ORIGANUM MAJORANA L.), OIL OF SWEET MARJORAM, OILS, MARJORAM, SWEET, ORIGANUM MAJORANA (SWEET MARJORAM) LEAF OIL, ORIGANUM MAJORANA LEAF OIL, SWEET (MAJORANA HORTENSIS MOENCH-ORIGANUM MAJORANA L.) MARJORAM, SWEET (ORIGANUM MAJORANA) MARJORAM OIL, SWEET MARJORAM (ORIGANUM MAJORANA) OIL, SWEET MARJORAM LEAF OIL, SWEET MARJORAM OIL, and SWEET OILS, MARJORAM

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Origanum Majorana Leaf Oil is a volatile oil distilled from the leaves of Origanum majorana.It consists largely of terpenes.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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body wash/cleanser1 products
fragrance for women1 products
facial cleanser1 products
around-eye cream1 products
facial moisturizer/treatment1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
64 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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