Coriander Essential Oils Uses, Benefits and Recipes Spotlight

Have you ever used coriander essential oil? This little-known oil has a variety of uses and benefits, from reducing inflammation to easing stress. This essential oil has a sweet, herbal aroma that is refreshing and uplifting. It can be used in aromatherapy to promote feelings of joy and optimism. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at coriander essential oil and share some recipes for using it. Read on to learn more!

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Modern life can be exhausting, let coriander essential oil soothe you after a taxing day. This unique oil has an herbal aroma that is calming and uplifting. In this spotlight, I share coriander essential oil recipes, as well as other ways you can enjoy this spicy oil. 

Coriander essential oil is good for skin, body and relaxation. Like other favorite spice essential oils, coriander can naturally relieve pain and inflammation. A good choice for making an essential oil blend for pain relief.

Coriander Essential Oil Facts

Coriander comes from the same plant that produces cilantro essential oil, Coriandrum sativum. Coriander oil is steam distilled from the seeds, cilantro oil is from the leaves.

Coriander oil is chemically similar to lavender essential oil. It shares several of the same chemical constitutes so it has many of the same soothing benefits. Linalool is one of those components, it accounts for the relaxing properties.

Botanical Name Coriandrum sativum
Botanical Family Apiaceae
Aka Coriander Seed
Aroma Herbal, sweet and spicy undertones
Extraction Method Steam distilled
Plant Part Used Seeds
Shelf Life 2-3 years
Kid Safe? Yes, max dilution 1%
Safety Concerns Generally nontoxic, nonirritant, nonsensitizing. Use in moderation, can be stupefying.

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Coriander Essential Oil Blends Well With

Coriander essential oil is gaining in popularity, and for good reason. It has a pleasant, spicy aroma that can help boost your mood and energize your day. Coriander oil blends well with other essential oils to create synergistic effects. Here are a few of our favorite combinations!

  • Bergamot
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Neroli
  • Jasmine
  • Cinnamon
  • Clary Sage
  • Lavender
  • Sandalwood
  • Cypress
  • Frankincense
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Petitgrain
  • Black Pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit
  • Sweet Orange
  • Nutmeg

Therapeutic Uses:

Digestive problems, flatulence, dyspepsia, bloating, abdominal spasms, abdominal discomfort, IBS, detoxifying, nervous tension, muscular fatigue, muscular aches and pains, mental fatigue, tired all the time, emotional exhaustion (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 582).

Coriander Essential Oil Benefits

Essential oils make great additions to your wellness routine, and coriander oil is no exception. This oil has a host of beneficial properties that can help improve your health and wellbeing. Read on to learn more about the benefits of coriander oil and find out how you can use it in your own life!

  • Stimulates and aids digestion 
  • Relieves abdominal cramps, gas, and hiccups 
  • Acts as a gentle stimulate when tired
  • Inspires creativity and mental clarity
  • Lifts feelings of apathy
  • Promotes relaxation 
  • Strengthens and tones the skin
  • Warming effect that stimulates circulation 
  • Relieves stiffness and pain in muscles and joints
  • Can ease menstrual cramps 

Coriander Essential Oil Emotional Benefits

Coriander essential oil has long been held in high esteem for its emotional benefits. The sweet scent of this oil is said to promote feelings of happiness, comfort, and self-confidence. Coriander is also used to soothe the mind and ease anxiety.

Inhaling coriander oil is thought to help balance emotions and clear the way for positive thinking. Diffuse it to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that encourages social interaction. Whether you are looking to boost your mood or reduce stress, coriander essential oil may be just what you need.

Coriander Essential Oil Uses

When using essential oils topically, it is best practice to dilute them in a carrier oil first before applying to the skin. Jojoba and fractionated coconut oil are popular choices.

Ease Discomfort

Apply to sore muscles and joints for its anti inflammatory properties. The warming effect this oil offers makes it beneficial for massage oils and pain blends. Analgesic properties can also help to relieve headaches.

Combat Stress and Anxiety 

Diffuse with sweet orange oil during the day to decrease stress and anxiety. Try it with lavender oil at night for a relaxing bedtime aroma. On the go? Apply several drops on an aromatherapy car diffuser.

Read More: Essential Oil Car Diffusers

Antiseptic Wash

This oil’s strong antiseptic and deodorizing effect can help deal with smelly feet, as well as bad breath. Add one drop to 2 oz of water and use as a mouth rinse. Or use a few drops in a foot bath with 2 teaspoons of Castile soap.

Coriander essential oil is also detoxifying and can help to cleanse the body of toxins. As a result, it is often used in skin care products and cosmetics. In addition, it has antimicrobial properties and can be used to treat infections.

Clear Complexion

Add to skincare regimen to maintain a clear complexion or even improve oily skin. You can add a drop to your daily moisturizer or use it in a homemade body wash. It also tones and rejuvenates skin.

Digestive System Support

Coriander’s antispasmodic, carminative and stomachic properties make it great for including it in blends for abdominal and digestive troubles. Add 6 drops to a roller bottle and fill the rest with jojoba oil. Roll onto belly and rub in a clockwise direction to ease gas, spasms, cramps, bloating, and other digestive woes.

Coriander Essential Oil Recipes

Here are 8 simple blends to add the amazing benefits of Coriander into your aromatherapy routine.

 1. Calm Frazzled Nerves Bath Blend

  • 3 drops Coriander
  • 3 drops Sweet Orange
  • 1 tablespoon Castile soap

Directions: Mix essential oils into Castile soap, add to warm bath.


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 2. Nothing Bothers Me Diffuser Blend

  • 4 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Coriander
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang

Directions: Add essential oils recipes below to diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank. I like to use a 100 to 200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer, adjust the drops if needed. 

Read More: Diffusing Essential Oils


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 3. Immune Bedtime Support Inhaler

    Deeply inhale the relaxing aroma of this sleep essential oil blend before bedtime.
    • 4 drops Coriander
    • 4 drops Lavender
    • 3 drops Vetiver
    • 3 drops Sandalwood
    • Blank Aromatherapy Inhaler

    Directions: Add essential oils to cotton wick and insert into inhaler. Assemble the inhaler, keeping the cap on except when in use.

    Read More: How to Use Essential Oil Inhalers


    Coriander Essential Oil Blends - Immune Bedtime Support Aromatherapy Inhaler by Loving Essential Oils

     4. Nice Change of Pace Diffuser Blend

      The refreshing and spicy aroma of this diffuser recipe is grounding and soothing. Diffuse in the air to give the room a nice change of pace.
      • 3 drops Coriander
      • 3 drops Frankincense
      • 3 drops Nutmeg

      Directions: Add essential oils recipes below to diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank.


      Coriander Diffuser Blends - Nice Change of Pace Blend by Loving Essential Oils

       5. Just Relax Self Massage Oil

      • 4 drops Coriander
      • 4 drops Lavender
      • 2 drops Geranium
      • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
      • 1 oz Jojoba Oil
      • 1 oz dropper bottle

      Blend all ingredients in a dropper bottle. To use, massage onto chest, arms, shoulders, and even feet! 2% dilution.

      Read More: Diluting Essential Oils


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       6. Fresh Garden Diffuser Blend

      • 3 drops Coriander
      • 2 drops Lemon
      • 1 drop Geranium

      Directions: Add the drops of essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank.

      Coriander Essential Oil Emotional Benefits by Loving Essential Oils | Fresh Gareden Diffuser Blend

       7. Belly Rub Roller Blend

        This belly blend is a natural pain relief oil recipe that you can use for easing an upset stomach and supporting digestion. It is also able to soothe muscles and calm cramps.
        • 4 drops Coriander
        • 3 drops Cardamom
        • 3 drops Tangerine
        • Jojoba Oil
        • 10 ml Roller Bottle

        Directions: Add essential oils to roller bottle and top off with jojoba oil. Roll onto belly and rub in clockwise motion. 5% dilution. For kids under 10 years old, decrease drops to 1 drop for each oil.


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         8. Serene Mind Diffuser Blend

          Like Lavender essential oil, coriander oil can be used to soothe anxiety and calm stress. Let this serene essential oil blend calm your mind and body.
          • 4 drops Coriander
          • 3 drops Tangerine
          • 2 drops Lavender

          Directions: Add essential oils recipes below to diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank.


          Coriander Seed Oil Uses and Benefits By Loving Essential Oils | Serene Mind Blend

          Final Thoughts on Coriander Seed Essential Oil

          Coriander essential oil is said to have a variety of emotional benefits, including reducing anxiety and depression, boosting self-esteem, and enhancing well-being. Coriander oil is also said to be helpful in treating insomnia and promoting restful sleep.

          In addition, this oil is believed to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which can be helpful in relieving pain and inflammation. Coriander essential oil is a versatile oil that can be used in a diffuser, added to a bath, or applied topically to the skin.

          Coriander essential oil blends well with other essential oils, such as Lavender and Geranium. When used in combination with these other oils, it can help to create a sense of calm and relaxation.

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          Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.

          Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10.

          If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.

          If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues here.

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