Enter the invigorating world of Edens Garden's Cilantro essential oil. While you may be familiar with the aromatic benefits of Coriander, let us introduce you to its promising cousin, Cilantro. As a newcomer to the aromatherapy scene, Cilantro has made quite an entrance, with research highlighting its intriguing properties.
As a member of the Apiaceae family—known for its fragrant essential oils—Cilantro leaf oil stands out with its sharp and pungent essence. Imagine the fresh aroma of a herb garden right in your living room! But Cilantro isn't just about fragrance—it's also being recognized for possibly enhancing focus. Think of those times when you or your children struggle to concentrate on tasks—Cilantro could be the natural solution you've been seeking!
So how can you incorporate Cilantro essential oil into your everyday life? It's simple! Try diffusing a few drops during study sessions or work hours to help maintain focus. You could also blend it with a carrier oil for a stimulating massage. Remember to perform a patch test before topical use. Explore the refreshing and focusing benefits of Cilantro essential oil today—your mind will thank you!
Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Note: Top - Middle
Synonym: Coriander Leaf
Blends Well With: Ginger, Lemon, and other spices and citrus
Aroma: Sweet, herbaceous, and a tinge tart
Color: Clear – Pale Yellow
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- There are several ways to effectively use Cilantro essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use. 3.) Create a spray by combining 20 drops Cilantro and 1 tablespoon 190-proof grain alcohol in a glass spray bottle. After a few hours, add 3 tablespoons of distilled water. Spray onto surfaces and in the air to refresh your space.
- Due to its relatively new appearance in the aromatherapy world, Cilantro leaf is being looked into for the possibility of it increasing focus and give a mood boost. The oil is being studied as a remedy to improve moods in children. The herb cilantro is known for its ability to cool the body and aid healthy digestion. Research of the plant herb has shown promise with improving energy levels and aiding healthy skin. Medically, it may be able to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and the incidence and severity of seizures. We do not know yet if these abilities will transfer to the essential oil.
- Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them are by way of inhalation and topical use for body care. Ingesting Cilantro essential oil is not the optimal way to achieve its benefits as it lacks nutrients found in the whole herb. What’s more, the essential oil is often far more expensive than the herb that produces it. Therefore, we recommend using fresh herbs in cooking rather than essential oil.
- The living body is full of chelates many of which have no roles in our bodies’ homeostatis. These chelates or heavy metals can include arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury. The metals bind to tissues and create oxidative stress as well as disrupt endocrine function and interfere with necessary metals such as magnesium and zinc. Despite limited evidence, Cilantro has gained attention even though the evidence out there is not final. More research is needed to understand if Cilantro can assist our bodies with this intervention.
- Cilantro and coriander essential oils are two different essential oils derived from the same plant. Coriander comes from the seeds and Cilantro comes from the leaves and stems of the plant. They have very similar abilities although Cilantro essential oil is new to the aromatherapy world and studies are starting to be conducted to understand this oils benefits. Both oils are very cleansing and can be used in topical skin abdominal massage oil blends to cool digestion for those who tend to have hot personalities and fast digestion.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
HAPPY BELLY: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 4 drops of Cilantro, 3 drops of Ginger, 3 drops of Peppermint and 10 drops of Sweet Orange, then fill with Sweet Almond oil. Shake to mix well. Apply a teaspoon over the abdomen and massage. (1.7% dilution)
INHALE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Cilantro, 5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Eucalyptus. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
FOOT SOAK: To a 2 ounce squeeze bottle mix: 3 drops of Cilantro, 15 drops of Tea Tree and 2 drops of Lemongrass, with 2 ounces of Sweet Almond oil. Add 1-2 teaspoons of this oil blend to an ounce of pink Himalayan salt and add to a foot bath. Soak for 20-30 minutes. (2% dilution)
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