Latin Name: Coriandrum sativum L., fam. Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Part of Plant: Seed

Country of Origin: USA

Method of Production: Steam Distillation

Coriander essential oil is produced from the seeds of the culinary herb Coriandrum sativum that is a member of the Apiaceae (formerly known as Umbelliferae) botanical family.  These seeds are commonly used either whole or ground as a spice for cooking. Coriander Leaf Oil, better known as Cilantro, is also produced from the same plant, however, the chemistry and the aroma of both oils are very different. 


Coriander essential oil has a sweet, slightly spicy aroma, with a hint of citrus and wood, that blends well with floral, citrus, and other spice oils.  Like Clove and Cinnamon, it is also popular during the fall and winter seasons in diffuser blends. Try blending with Lavender and properly dilute for a calming after bath body oil, or for a soothing massage.  Also, use it as part of a blend with oils like Orange, Peppermint, and Rosemary for a refreshing and invigorating aroma to finish out your afternoon.


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil.  Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.  

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone




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