Coriander is a fragrant annual herb with delicate white flowers turning into masses of round seeds. The essential oil is steam distilled from the crushed, ripe seeds. Coriander seeds have been used for thousands of years, by the Egyptians as an aphrodisiac, by the Romans and Greeks to flavor their wines and in India for cooking. Coriander seeds were even found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. The Carmelite order in France used Coriander seeds to flavor their 17th century toilet water and it is still used in Chartreuse and Benedictine liqueurs.
The aroma of Coriander Seed essential oil is just like the fresh cilantro herb, bright, lemony and vibrant. It is fabulous when added to aromatherapy massage oils, bathing products or body spray. See our recipe tab for a fabulous uplifting massage oil blend.
Coriander is one of the more gentle spice essential oils. It helps to ease the mind and fight fatigue and is a good digestive tonic, helping to relieve nausea and flatulence. It also helps to restore the appetite.
Safety Note: Non-toxic
Skin: Coriander Seed Oil is beneficial for oily skin and has natural, deodorizing properties
Mind: Coriander lift the spirits and is good for both mental and physical fatigue, stress and irritability
Body: Coriander Seed Oil is a refreshing oil and is good for stimulating low energy. It assists the digestive system and can help detox the body and ease rheumatism, arthritis pain and muscular spasms. It is a popular essential oil for post-sport stiffness
Blends well with: Sweet Orange, Lime, Grapefruit, Tangerine, and Patchouli