Cilantro essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the same plant as Coriander essential oil, which is distilled from the seeds. I don’t find it to be widely used, but recent research shows some extremely promising benefits, which are different from the coriander seed oil. The aroma is herbaceous, fresh, and slightly citrusy.
Skin: Analgesic, Anti-bacterial, Detoxifying, Fungicidal, Laxative, Revitalizing, Stimulating.
Mind: Cilantro in the diffuser can lift spirits, warm hearts and ignite a great party atmosphere; add a few drops of Frankincense and watch the mind clear and accept that anything is possible. Being distilled from the green leaves of the Coriander plant means that it has similar emotional benefits as well, such as relief from anxiety and stress, and energetic support in helping a person honor their boundaries, find courage, process the events of life, and stay true to their authentic self.
Body: Cilantro oil is amazing for circulation, “clearing the pipes” so to speak, but works best with lots of water to assist floating away the debris that your body has cast off. It is also lead detoxifying.
Mix Cilantro 2 drops, Wintergreen 3 drops, with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and rub on arthritic knees or wrists for easing motion and reducing pain.
Upset stomach: Cilantro 1 drop, Rosemary 1 drop, in ½ glass of warm water stir and sip.
Circulation: 1/2 ounce coconut oil, Cilantro 2 drops, wintergreen 4 drops, Sweet Orange 2 drops, Thyme 2 drops, blend gently and apply from ankles upward.
Fatigue: Cilantro 2 drops, Clary Sage 2 drops, Frankincense 3 drops, ½ ounce coconut oil. Blend and apply on the back of the neck and forearms and inhale after
Although cilantro is most commonly used for cooking and flavoring, it’s properties also suggest that it might be helpful for immune support, infections, cellular function, liver support, and more. A few drops of pure cilantro (season to taste) can be used in place of the grocer’s herb to have a much more beneficial effect.
Blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Ginger, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, White Fir and Wild Orange (for topical use only)