Coriander Oil, Some Uses

Coriander Oil, Some Uses

The leaves of this plant are used in cooking, Cilantro. The seeds provide the essential oil, Coriander (Coriandrum sativum). It has a pleasant scent and is often used for a deodorant.

Aromatic influences: Revitalizing, refreshing, and comforting. Calming, soft, and warming. Helps dark moods and coldness towards others.

Combines well with:

Clary Sage, Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli, Petitgrain Bigarade, Citronella, Sandalwood, Cypress, Pine, Ginger Root, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Melissa, Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Frankincense

Ways to use it

  • G.R.A.S.
  • Can be useful in treating anorexia.
  • Helps promote a positive outlook and foster new ideas.
  • Often used to sweeten breath.
  • In vapor therapy, Coriander oil can stimulate the mind and ease fatigue, while assisting with eating disorders and improving appetite.
  • Diluted in the bath, or as part of a massage oil, coriander oil can help assist the digestive system.
  • Can help get rid of bacteria, so it’s great to use in cleaning.
  • Ease rheumatism and arthritis pain and muscular spasm.
  • Detoxifies the body.
  • Is a good aphrodisiac. Use with Sandalwood, Neroli, and Jasmine.
  • Coriander oil may help regulate and control pain related to menstruation.
  • Good for use in soaps.
  • Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started. And have fun with it!


Here are a few recipes involving Coriander oil. To check for more, you can click on Coriander in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Massage to Treat Constipation and Boost Digestion

  • 4 drops Coriander
  • 4 drops Spearmint
  • 2 drops Neroli
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Massage into abdomen, using clockwise strokes, twice daily. (10)

Enliven the Mind

  • 4 drops Coriander
  • 6 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Rosemary

Either vaporize or diffuse formula. (6)

Insect Spray for Plants

  • 45 drops Coriander
  • 45 drops Lavender
  • 4 ounces of water

Fill 4 ounce spray bottle with formula. Shake well and mist infected plant. Use least amount possible in one treatment. Wait a few days in between treatments. Treat until bugs are gone. Can be used on outdoor and indoor plants. (9)


Stimulate Circulation and Alleviate Rheumatic Pain

  • 2 drops Coriander
  • 1 drop Marjoram
  • 1 drop Rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage into affected areas. (6)

coriander2Speed Recovery from Viral Infections Massage

  • 4 drops Coriander
  • 4 drops Litsea Cubeba
  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage gently into chest, back of neck and shoulders as needed. (10)

Relaxing Bath Blend

  • 3 drops Coriander
  • 3 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 cup Epsom Salts

Dissolve oils in epsom salts then add to a warm/hot bath. Soak for 20 – 30 minutes to ease mental stress and nervous tension. (10)

Massage for Poor Circulation and Muscle Stiffness

  • 4 drops Coriander
  • 2 drops Cardamom
  • 5 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into area that needs it the most. Use slow, firm strokes. (10)

Therapeutic Bath Blend

  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 1 drop Coriander
  • 1 drop Rosemary
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Almond OIl

Add formula to warm/hot bath. Soak for 20 – 30 minutes. Can also dissolve just essential oils in 1 cup Epsom salts or Dead Sea Salts before adding to water. (1)

Final thought,

Time to go try Coriander out, isn’t it! When you do, let us know what you think of it in the comment section below. We’d love to hear about it!


  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  9. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  10. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding
  11. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Neville and Mindy Green




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Is there a coriander oil that you can ingest?  I bought coriander oil but it says on the label, "for external use only" so I am asking if there is a coriander oil that can be ingested?  The oil I bought also says not to use full strength but to dilute it.   How do I dilute it?  With what?  I was told to buy coriander oil for my blood sugar and to only use 2 drops so I assumed that they meant to ingest 2 drops but I am afraid to ingest something that explicitly says not to do.  If i am to put it on my body, where?   Any advice would be appreciated.  Thank you.



I love the fragrant scent of coriander oil but would like a recipe using coriander oil for better blood sugar control.   Thank you.



I love the fragrant smell of coriander oil but I would like a recipe using coriander oil for better blood sugar control.  Thank you.

Debra Simpson