100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Coriandrum sativum
Plant part: seeds
Extraction method: steam distillation
Description: Coriander is a native of Morocco and grows to about 1 metre in height. The bright green delicate leaves, umbels of lace-like white flowers, are followed by a mass of green (turning brown) round seeds. These seeds are hard and egg-shaped, borne in pairs, which do not separate.
Colour: clear to pale yellow
Common uses: The therapeutic properties of coriander essential oil are as a deodorant, fungicide, and stimulant. Coriander oil can be useful to refresh and awake the mind. It can help for migraine pain and tension. Coriander oil's warming effect is also helpful for alleviating pain such as rheumatism, arthritis and muscle spasms. There are some indications that is also can be useful in combating colds and the flu.
Strength of aroma: medium
Coriander oil blends particularly well with bergamot, cinnamon, ginger, grapefruit white or pink, lemon, neroli and orange essential oils.
Aromatic scent: Coriander oil has a sweet, spicy, slightly fruity, herbaceous warm smell.
History: The Egyptians used coriander seeds as an aphrodisiac. The Romans and Greeks used the seeds to flavor their wines, and in India the seeds are used in their cooking. Coriander seeds were even found in the tomb of Tutankhamen. 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.
Safety data: Avoid during pregnancy; skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.
It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).