Coriander is a lesser known essential oil and is related to cilantro essential oil. Coriander is steam distilled from the seeds of the cilantro plant while cilantro essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the same plant. The aroma is slightly sweet, spicy, and woody. Typically it is used in cooking, but can also be used for digestive and hormonal support. When used aromatically, it can stimulate physical energy or ease bad moods.
Personal Favorite Use:
I love to use Coriander topically on the abdomen or take internally in a glass of water for gas and nausea.
- Firms and rejuvenates the skin
- Eases joint and muscle pain
- Helps moderate insulin response
- Facilitates digestion
Emotional Benefits (when inhaled):
Coriander is the oil of integrity. Coriander reminds individuals that there is more than one way to do something, and that it is important to be true to yourself.
Most Common Uses:
- To ease fear/improve energy/encourage self acceptance, rub a drop in your palm and then cup your hand over your nose and mouth and inhale slowly
- Apply topically to oily skin to minimize breakouts
- Dilute in coconut oil and apply to painful muscles and joints for relief though massage
- To promote digestion, after a large meal, consume a few drops internally and rob a few drops on your stomach
(T) Apply 1-2 drops directly to desired area, can be diluted with complimentary oil to reduce risk of skin sensitivity.
(A) Diffuse 3-4 drops in diffuser of choice.
(I) Dilute 1 drop in 4 oz. liquid.
Blends well with: