Savoury Winter Essential Oil

£8.76 £17.36 inc VAT

Savoury Winter has a sharp, herbaceous odour and the whole herb is steam distilled to extract the oil. Savoury winter is cleansing, protective and is a good oil for balancing. It may help to maintain healthy ears and throat.



Savoury Winter | Latin Name: Satureja montana | Family: Lamiaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Herb

Savoury Winter is a colourless or pale yellow oil with a sharp, medicinal, herbaceous odour.

It is a bushy perennial subshrub up to 40cm high with woody stems at the base, linear leaves and pale purple flowers. It is occasionally used in perfumery work and sometimes in seasonings. It is native to the Mediterranean region but is now found all over Europe, Turkey and Russia.  The oil is mainly produced in Spain, Morocco and Yugoslavia. When compared to the varieties of Thyme, Rosemary and Lavender, recent research has shown that the net superiority of the antimicrobial properties of the essence of savoury.


Blends well with Black Pepper, Coriander and Clove Bud.

Savoury Winter is a MIDDLE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours


Anti-catarrhal, and putrescent, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrizant, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, stimulant, vermifuge. Savoury winter is a good oil for diarrhoea, sluggish digestion, worms, earache, sore throat, mental exhaustion, asthma and bronchitis.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Savoury winter has been used as a culinary herb for tea to treat various ailments including a digestive remedy – especially cicatrizant for colic, menstrual disorders and respiratory conditions. Applied externally, the fresh leaves bring instant relief from insect bites, bee and wasp stings. In Germany, it is mainly used for diarrhoea.

Safety Data & MSDS

Dermal irritant, mucous membrane irritant, to be avoided during pregnancy. Julia Lawless does not recommend that this oil should be used at all in Aromatherapy however, it is most useful oil which trained Aromatherapists have been using for years.

Carvacrol, cymene and thymol.

Savoury Winter MSDS
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