Coriander Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight

Coriander Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight

Modern life can be exhausting, let coriander essential oil sooth you after a taxing day. This unique oil has an herbal aroma that is calming and uplifting. It is good for skin, body and relaxation.

Coriander comes from the same plant that produces cilantro essential oil. 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.

Coriander Essential Oil Facts

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 Non-toxic, non-irritant

Essential Oil Blends Well With:

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

- 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 Uses

#1. 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.

#2. Combat Stress & 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.

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#3. 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.

#4. 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.

#5. Digestive System Support

Coriander’s antispasmodic, carminative and stomachic properties make it great for including it in blends for abdominal and digestive troubles. Add 10 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


Calm Frazzled Nerves Bath Blend

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

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

Coriander Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Calm Frazzeled Nerves Bath Blend by Loving Essential Oils


Nothing Bothers Me Diffuser Blend

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

Add essential oils recipes below to diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank. I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer, here is my favorite.

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Coriander Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Nothing Bothers Me Diffuser Blend by Loving Essential Oils


Immune Bedtime Support Inhaler

  • 4 drops Coriander
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Vetiver
  • 3 drops Sandalwood

Add essential oils to cotton wick and insert into inhaler. Deeply inhaler aroma before bedtime.

Read More: How to Use Essential Oil Inhalers

Coriander Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Immune Bedtime Support Aromatherapy Inhaler by Loving Essential Oils


Nice Change of Pace Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops Coriander
  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • 3 drops Nutmeg

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

Coriander Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Nice Change of Pace Diffuser Blend by Loving Essential Oils


Just Relax Self Massage Oil

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

Read More: Diluting Essential Oils

Coriander Essential Oils Uses, Benefits & Recipes - Just Relax Self Massage Oil by Loving Essential Oils


Fresh Garden Diffuser Blend

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

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


Belly Rub Roller Blend

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.


Serene Mind Diffuser Blend

  • 4 drops Coriander
  • 3 drops Tangerine
  • 2 drops Lavender

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

Where to Buy Coriander Essential Oil

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General Essential Oil Precautions

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), it is best practice to always 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.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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Jennifer Lane

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