Coriander, also called cilantro, is a fragrant annual thought to have its origins in the Mediterranean, southwestern Asia, North Africa, and southern Europe. It is now grown all over the world, and its leaves are a popular ingredient in Mexican, East Indian, Chinese, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and African cuisine. From ancient Egyptian times, coriander seed has been used as fragrance in perfumes, soap, and creams.
Plant Part Used:Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aroma: Strong. Warm, spicy, and sweet with musky undertones.
Coriander Seed Oil Benefits
Helps ease occasional stress. Brings peace and joy in the moment. Stimulates creativity and intuition. Promotes soothing serenity.
Blends Well With
Bergamot, Black pepper, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense Galbanum, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Pine, Sandalwood
History of Coriander
The use of coriander, traditionally thought to bestow immortality and protection, is as old as civilization. Indigenous to the Holy Land, coriander seeds from the pre-pottery Neolithic period have been found in the Nahal Hemel Cave in Israel. Coriander has also been discovered in the tombs of Tutankhamen and Ramses II, suggesting that the plant was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians. They believed it was the secret to happiness and added it to wine to stimulate the passions. It is thought that coriander seeds were prized in Greece from at least the second millennium BC. The seeds have also been used in Ayurveda to promote a feeling of peace and invigorate creative energy.
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!