How to Make Oil of Oregano at Home

by Komal Narwani last updated -

Achoo! Yes, yes, it’s the viral season. Looking for a cure? Here’s oregano oil to the rescue. Though we might like to add that it may not only be used to cure fever or any viral infection, but also, blisters, ear infection, and migraines! While it might easily be available in the supermarket, here’s a recipe that will ensure you have it stocked up in your pantry on those unfortunate days it isn’t available in the market.

A bottle of oregano oil with oregano leaves on a wooden table

How To Make Oregano Oil

Extract oregano oil with an easy distillation process!
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Course: Oil
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: oregano oil
Appliance: Hot plate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Passive Time: 12 days
Total Time: 12 days 20 minutes
Servings: 1 small jar



  • Chop the oregano leaves and put them in a jar.
    A twig of oregano leaves on a wooden table
  • Fill the jar with olive oil, stir well and close the lid of the jar.
  • Now, fill a container with water and bring it to a boil.
    A pot of boiling water
  • Place the jar in this container and let the water boil for another 10 mins. When you place the jar into the hot water, the oil inside the jar heats up and releases the natural oil from the oregano leaves.
  • Remove the jar, shake it, and store it in a dry area for 1-2 weeks. Keep shaking the jar at least once every day.
  • Strain the oil into another airtight container and use it as per requirement.
    A bottle of oregano oil with oregano leaves on a wooden table


You can store the excess oil in a dark dry place for nearly a month.
You may substitute olive oil with almond oil or grapeseed oil.

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An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Komal is a quirky writer. She loves to add a touch of creativity to everything she does. She has a diverse background in teaching biology, working as an analyst, and freelancing as a content writer. There are only two ways she can express herself, first is words and second is dance.

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