- Latin name: Coriandrum sativum
- Aroma description: A warming and calming fragrance that is sweet, peppery, and slightly fruity.
- Stimulates appetite.
- Relieves occasional digestive upset.
- Elevates mood.
- Helps with mental focus.
- Aids in relaxation before sleep.
- Promotes a clear skin complexion.
Yes! This is a KidSafe oil.
For topical application, we recommend a dilution of 1-3%.
To ease feelings of tension and worry, diffuse equal drops of Coriander Seed and Orange Sweet. If you’re looking to refresh and rejuvenate your mind, diffuse Coriander Seed alone to experience its elevating properties.
Where Coriander Seed is used on the body:
Dilute Coriander Seed at 3% with your favorite carrier oil and massage onto the abdomen during stomach upset in a clockwise motion.
Oils to blend with:
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Ginger Root CO2, Fir Needle, Grapefruit Pink, Lemon, Neroli, Orange Sweet, Petitgrain, Rose Absolute, and Turmeric CO2.
Making Memories Master Blend
Try this wonderful blend to help clear a foggy mind and support a positive outlook!
- 15 drops Coriander Seed
- 12 drops Lemon
- 6 drops Grapefruit Pink
- 4 drops Black Spruce
What you’ll do:
- Diffuse a few drops in your Plant Therapy diffuser.
- Add 10 drops to a personal inhaler and use as needed.
- Dilute to 2-3% and apply to the wrists or temples.
- Create a DIY car diffuser by gluing a piece of felt to a clothespin. Add a few drops to the piece of felt and clip into the car vent. Enjoy the scent!
47 thoughts on “Coriander Seed Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”
Recipe says Spruce. My question is which spruce?
Any spruce will work, but our Black Spruce is a great choice.
When I typed in “Cilantro” your search engine brought up coriander. I know that the coriander seed (or I think I know) is the seed for cilantro, but are they used in the same way as essential oils? I understand that cilantro is good for thyroid support and heavy metal detoxing. Help!
Hi Diane, please reach out to our team of aromatherapists at [email protected] and they can help with the difference between the oils and their benefits.
I just wanna say that I love coriander seed oil. I was so glad I bought it after reading this post.
I made the making memories blend last week and it’s perfect!! I feel so happy after taking a few deep breaths.
I just joined up with PT, after being a member of another EO company. This is by far the best I could imagine. After reading about coriander seed oil, it will be on my wishlist for my next order. I work in mental health as a nurse and night shift no less! Talk about mental fog! I have loved all EO for a very long time use them in nearly everything from housework, first aid you name it. Now PT is the go to place I will recommend to everyone. Can not wait till my last 2 shipments arrive so excited!
Thank you so much for being a customer, Tamy! We are so happy we are able to make a positive impact on your life 🙂
I had no idea there was a Coriander Seed oil! Does it smell like cilantro? If so this is going to be on my wishlist for my next purchase! And who knew it helps with clear skin and mental focus…added bonus!
I have everything I need BUT the Corriander for that blend, and I almost ordered it this last order. Lame. Guess it’ll be going in my next order!
Isn’t that the way it usually works, haha? We hope you love it!
Are used this blend when I had food poisoning. It seemed to help some ( I did go and get medical attention) but this was great to help when my stomach was really upset
I just read “spotlight of the week” I love this! I have missed the other spotlights (crazy last few weeks), I am wondering if I can review the other 3 spotlights on this website? I love learning about oils, so fascinating!
The past spotlights are also on the blog. Just search the blog and they should come up. 🙂
Good information on coriander! Looking forward to trying it!
We hope you love it, Bev! Coriander Seed is a personal favorite of mine — I love having it with me in a personal inhaler during the day 🙂
I’ve always wanted to buy Corriander EO, but I didn’t know what to do with it. Now I do!
Natalie, we are so happy you have some ideas for Coriander! Personally, it’s a favorite of mine. It has such a sweet, peppery smell that is just great by itself or blended with other oils. It is a great go-to during the day, since it helps with mood and mental focus. You may even like it in a personal inhaler so you can keep it with you all day. Thank you for sharing!
I’m thinking of trying this for my mother who has dementia. I don’t know that it would help her memory because she’s pretty bad in that area, but I’m looking for something to try to calm her a little in the evenings. She usually ends up crying and saying she wants to go home. She is still living in the same house she has lived in since 1962. I’m very intrigued about the possibility of this stimulating her appetite. She has lost 40 lbs since August and she really didn’t need to lose any weight. She’s skin and bones because she never wants to eat. It’s all we can do to get her to drink a few Boost shakes each day. Do you have any other tips? I am so sorry for such a long post! It’s just such an awful disease.
I’m sorry to hear your mom’s been struggling. Because there could be some medical contraindications to consider, I think emailing us at [email protected] would be the best option.
Just mixed this up and am Diffusing. So clean and crisp! Might be the new favorite morning oil, and certainly good for my diffuser necklace for the occasional night call I must work. Thanks!
I use coriander in a sleep blend for my kids with ho wood and sweet orange. It is such a light, sweet, floral smell.
i was just looking for a kids blend thank you for posting
You’re welcome, Bev! We hope you enjoy the blend!
I made this and it smells so good! I’m going to let it sit for a couple days before I try it in the diffuser.
The Making Memories blend looks amazing 😀
Thank you for always putting blending recommendations on your oil descriptions – it is so helpful!
Julie, we are so happy that you like our blend and recommendations. Thank you for your input!
I heard coriander is the European word for cilantro; is this right? And will this recipe help with memory problems from side effects of my medicines?
For questions related to medical interactions or contraindications, please email us directly at [email protected]
Thanks for sharing this. I would have never thought about this oil. Love the smell of coriander, but I associate it with food! Cant wait to order it!
You’re welcome Stacey! Stay tuned for future Spotlights so we can help introduce more Oils in the future. This one has lots of benefits so we hope you enjoy it!
I used Coriander Seed in my diffuser last night with Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Patchouli – it made for a great night’s sleep!
This sounds lovely Shannon! Thank you so much for sharing.
This sounds fabulous. I love shedding light on some oils not everyone knows about!
If you try it out, please let us know what you think! The Spotlight Features are perfect for getting some less known Oils out there for everyone to enjoy
I never even considered this one until I read this post. The Master Blend sounds fabulous, and I appreciate that it is kid friendly.
Randi, this is why our new Spotlight Oil Of The Week is so fun! We get to bring attention to some of the less known oils that are full of benefits! We hope you and your little ones enjoy it
I love the smell and the fact it helps with focus and relaxation, but it stimulates appetite? Yikes!
It can certainly stimulate appetite but personally, I don’t find that it causes any problems 🙂 Hopefully, it won’t be bothersome for you either Pat!
Coriander Seed looks like an amazing oil. Can’t wait to try it out. Great idea using the felt for a car diffuser.
We hope you love Coriander Seed as much as we do!
I’ve been looking for various oils to make inhalers for upset stomach and motion sickness. Even this master blend looks like it might good for that! Thanks!
Janice, we are so glad this master blend will be able to help you out! Let us know if it was able to provide any relief; thank you for commenting!
I love the smell of coriander seed, but didn’t know what to use it for therapeutically. It smells good in the diffuser with Tranquil. I want to try a lip balm with coriander and cardamom; I was told they are great together. I’m going to try this Making Memories blend in my diffuser today, thank you!
Jay, coriander seed is one of my most favorite oils; I carry it with me in a personal inhaler and it really helps keep my mood and focus up. I have never tried it with Tranquil or cardamom, but I absolutely will! If you do end up making that lip balm, let us know how it turns out! Personally, I think it blends wonderfully with bergamot. Thank you so much for sharing!
I don’t have Spruce…what are some oils I could use in it’s place?
Most of the conifers would work well in this blend. You could also try Bergamot, Spearmint, or even Rosemary ct 1,8-cineole. I hope this helps JM!