Coriander Essential Oil Benefits, Uses, & Recipes

Unlock the secret to vibrant health and natural well-being with the ancient wonders of Coriander Essential Oil!

Welcome to your comprehensive guide to using and enjoying the amazing Coriander Essential Oil benefits and uses! Whether you’re a newbie wondering where to start or just looking for more information, we have all the info you need. Yup – no confusing terminology – just good, straightforward instructions so everyone can understand what this incredible essential oil can do for them. Coriander Essential Oil is packed with goodness, from its calming effects on frazzled minds to its soothing digestive powers. So, let’s explore why it’s such a great addition to any aromatherapy routine!

What is Coriander Essential Oil?

Coriander is a member of the Apiaceae family and originates from the Near East. The plant is soft and grows up to 20 inches tall, with small umbels of white or very pale pink flowers.

We all know coriander as a delicious herb and spice – but its oil form is packed with different benefits. Coriander Essential Oil is steam distilled from the ripe seeds of the plant, and for centuries, it has been used for its calming and uplifting properties. Rich in linalool, this essential oil is perfect for soothing tension, restoring emotional balance, and improving skin health.

Fun Fact

Did you know that Coriander Essential Oil is the secret ingredient behind many sweet, honey-scented fragrances?

Coriander Essential Oil Benefits

Supports Joint Function

Try using Coriander Essential Oil to relief joint distress! Studies1 have shown that it contains compounds like linalool and camphor with promising anti-inflammatory properties.

Promotes Circulation

Coriander Essential Oil is increasingly recognized for its cardiovascular benefits and is gaining attention for supporting healthy circulation. Research1 suggests that its use could contribute to the treatment of coronary heart diseases, particularly those exacerbated by high-fat deposition.

Aids Digestion

While Coriander Essential Oil might not be the first thing you think of when feeling a little queasy, it has impressive digestive benefits. Studies2 conducted by independent researchers in India suggest it can meaningfully alleviate colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. It has anecdotally been said to help prevent bloating and general digestive discomfort, too.

Cleanses Skin

Coriander Essential Oil is a great option if you’re looking for a powerful yet natural skin cleanser! This oil boasts various benefits linked to skin cleansing. To top it all off, a recent study3 has revealed that this oil can effectively reduce wrinkles and signs of aging.


A recent study4 has shown that Coriander Essential Oil can help reduce anxiety and depression and alleviate stress. If you’ve been looking for a natural way to battle the blues, you may want to add Coriander Essential Oil to your collection of emotion-soothing remedies.

Soothes Head Discomfort 

Coriander Essential Oil is great for those suffering from frequent head discomfort, particularly migraines. According to a study5, Coriander significantly affects the probability of being migraine-free and the length of a migraine attack.

Coriander Essential Oil Uses & Recipes

Diffuser Blend Recipes

Coriander Essential Oil has a warming, sweet, herbaceous aroma. Its calming properties make it great for diffuser blends. Mix it with other oils or diffuse it to fill the space with its soothing smell.

All-Natural Skincare Recipes

Why bother spending so much on expensive beauty products when you can create your own spa experience at home? Use this oil to create your own homemade spa day that is both cost effective and beneficial

All-Natural Bath Recipes

Coriander Essential Oil can be used in all-natural bath recipes to provide a unique, calming aroma and some cleansing properties. It can also help soothe pain and aid digestion. Who wouldn’t want to indulge in a luxurious bath scent while enjoying the therapeutic benefits of this amazing oil?

All-Natural Massage Recipes

Coriander offers benefits for all kinds of massage recipes. It can help soothe discomfort, while its light, calming aroma has been known to promote relaxation.

Aromatherapy Inhaler

Crafting homemade inhaler recipes is a popular way to experience the calming effects of coriander. With the right combination of ingredients, this herb can help create an uplifting and tranquil atmosphere.

Coriander Essential Oil Blends Well With

The sweet, spicy, woody, herbaceous aroma of Coriander Essential Oil with notes of fruitiness blends well with Fennel, Ginger Root, Jasmine, Lavender (40/42 or Bulgarian), Lemon, Peppermint, and Ylang Ylang Essential Oils.

What’s the Science Behind This Oil?

Major Constituents of Coriander


Linalool is found in many flowers and spice plants. It has multiple commercial applications, mostly based on its pleasant scent (floral, with a touch of spiciness). It is also an antimicrobial agent used in manufacturing soaps, fragrances, food additives as flavors, household products, and insecticides.


α-Pinene is an organic compound found in the oils of many species of coniferous trees, notably the pine. It is an anti-inflammatory and is likely antimicrobial. It is also known to aid memory and increase alertness.


Camphor is a waxy, colorless solid with a strong aroma. It has been used for its scent, as a decongestant, to inhibit coughing and relieve upper airway congestion due to the common cold, to treat sprains, swellings, and inflammation as it induces slight local analgesia, to reduce itching from insect bites, minor skin irritation, or joint pain, and as an insect repellent.

Coriander Essential Oil From Bulgaria

Simply Earth prides itself on sourcing its Coriander Essential Oil directly from the sun-kissed fields of Bulgaria – a region renowned for its perfect climate for coriander cultivation. Bulgarian farmers have been perfecting their craft for decades, with a strong emphasis on innovation in agriculture. This innovation extends to their approach to growing coriander, which thrives in Bulgarian soil with minimal effort. The simple sow preparation, coupled with minimal soil disturbance, ensures that the plant grows in a nearly natural state. Furthermore, the farmers avoid using mineral fertilizers, favoring organic methods that contribute to the superior quality and potency of the essential oil produced. This meticulous attention to cultivation practices ensures that every bottle of Coriander Essential Oil from Simply Earth brings a piece of Bulgarian excellence into your home.

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Things to Remember When Using This Oil

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This oil is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This essential oil is safe to use with kids age 2+.

This essential oil is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.

This essential oil is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Try Simple Earth Coriander Oil!

Coriander Essential Oil is a great option if you want a versatile essential oil to add to your collection. With many different uses and benefits, it’s an oil that can be used in various ways. Remember to follow safety precautions when using any essential oil and always purchase from a reputable source like Simply Earth. Want to learn more about how to master essential oils? Sign up for our Essential Oil Hero Course today!


  1. Al-Khayri JM, Banadka A, Nandhini M, Nagella P, Al-Mssallem MQ, Alessa FM. Essential Oil from Coriandrum sativum: A review on Its Phytochemistry and Biological Activity. 2023 Jan
  2. Heidari B, Sajjadi SE, Minaiyan M. Effect of Coriandrum sativum hydroalcoholic extract and its essential oil on acetic acid- induced acute colitis in rats. 2016 Mar-Apr
  3. Salem MA, Manaa EG, Osama N, Aborehab NM, Ragab MF, Haggag YA, Ibrahim MT, Hamdan DI. Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) essential oil and oil-loaded nano-formulations as an anti-aging potentiality via TGFβ/SMAD pathway. 2022 Apr
  4. Cioanca O, Hritcu L, Mihasan M, Trifan A, Hancianu M. Inhalation of coriander volatile oil increased anxiolytic-antidepressant-like behaviors and decreased oxidative status in beta-amyloid (1-42) rat model of Alzheimer’s disease. 2014 May
  5. Mansouri S, Kazemi I, Baghestani AR, Zayeri F, Ghorbanifar Z. Evaluating the effect of Coriandrum sativum syrup on being migraine-free using mixture models. 2020 May