Coriander essential oil

NZ $10.30


Essential Oils: C


Coriander essential oil



Coriandrum sativum




Clear to pale yellow


Sweet, spicy, slightly fruity, herbaceous, warm

Plant part used


Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

neroli and orange essential oils, bergamot, cinnamon, ginger, grapefruit white or pink, lemon,



Palm oil


Animal tested


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.

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.

Consistency: thin

Strength of aroma: medium

Common uses

Aromatherapy: The pleasant and refreshing aroma of coriander essential oil makes it a popular choice for aromatherapy. Inhaling the aroma can have a calming and uplifting effect on the mind, promoting relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety.

Natural perfume: Coriander essential oil's sweet, herbaceous scent can be used as a natural fragrance. It can be added to homemade perfumes, colognes, or scented products to provide a unique and appealing aroma.

Cleaning products: Coriander essential oil is a great potential ingredient for natural cleaning solutions. Adding a few drops to your homemade cleaning products can help in disinfecting surfaces and promoting a clean environment.

Air freshener: Coriander essential oil can be used to create DIY air fresheners for your home or car. Mixing a few drops of the oil with water in a spray bottle can help eliminate odours and infuse a pleasant scent into your living spaces.

Candles and potpourri: Incorporating coriander essential oil into homemade candles or potpourri blends can help spread its delightful aroma throughout your home, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Stress relief: The aroma of coriander essential oil has been suggested to have stress-relieving properties. Diffusing the oil or adding a few drops to a warm bath can help create a calming ambiance and aid in relaxation.

Insect repellent: Some essential oils, including coriander essential oil, may have insect-repellent properties. Incorporating the oil into natural insect repellent blends can help keep pests at bay without relying on synthetic chemicals.

Safety data: Avoid during pregnancy; skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

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. 



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