While much is known about the aromatherapeutic use of Coriander, Cilantro is comparatively new to aromatherapy and research on its attributes are, though recent, incredibly promising.
This fragrant member of the Apiaceae (previously known as Umbelliferae) family, where essential oils are prevalent, Cilantro leaf oil has a pungent and sharp essence. Currently, Cilantro leaf is being touted for possibly increasing focus. The oil is being studied as a remedy to unproductive moods in children.
Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Method: Steam Distillation
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: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
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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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