For my first couple years as an essential oil user I didn’t quite know what to do with Coriander essential oil. I knew that Coriander essential oil came from the seeds of the Cilantro plant, but that was about it. Thankfully, one of my co-workers (while I was still working at the doTERRA corporate offices) introduced me to the myriad of ways to use Coriander and now I am officially hooked. Here are the top 10 ways I like to use Coriander essential oil:
1. ACNE! Coriander is ahhhhmazing for stubborn acne and zits. I have always struggled to keep my skin clear but, thanks to essential oils, it is sooo much easier to treat those pesky zits that pop up during that special time of month. You can either spot treat them by just putting a drop of oil on your finger and rubbing it on each individual zit or you can just add a drop to your moisturizer and rub over the entire face.
2. Coriander not only helps with acne, but it also helps even skin tone and give your skin that beautiful healthy glow. Just add a drop to your moisturizer and rub over clean skin.
3. The herbaceous, floral, and green aroma of Coriander essential oil is extremely calming. I’m not going to lie though, it does take some getting used to. The aroma was a little off-putting at first but now I am obsessed with it. Try diffusing it when you need some uplifting in your life. I like adding it to my “Calm Energy” diffuser blend with 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Balance, and 2 drops Coriander essential oil.
4. Coriander essential oil can help relieve gas and nausea. Just rub over your stomach or take internally in a veggie capsule for relief.
5. Body odor? Unfortunately, we all have it. Use Coriander in a homemade deodorant or just rub on your armpits in the morning to help control the stink.
6. The high amount of linalool is Coriander essential oil makes it extremely calming. In fact, it is chemically very similar to Lavender essential oil and can be used in just about all the same applications as our beloved Lavender. I like applying Coriander to rashes, scrapes, and bruises to help soothe them and heal faster.
7. Coriander essential oil can also help with joint and muscle discomfort. After a workout, rub Coriander on sore muscles to help soothe and relax them.
8. Digestion troubles? Coriander has you covered. Rub Coriander over your stomach to help promote digestion. You can also take in a veggie cap to help promote digestion throughout your day.
9. Coriander is an incredibly popular cooking spice and can be used in so many different dishes. (Just do a quick search of Coriander on Pinterest and you will be overwhelmed (and drooling) from all of the different recipes). You can easily replace dried coriander with Coriander essential oil. When cooking, a little goes a long way so start off with a toothpick amount and go up from there. Note: You use a toothpick amount by sticking a toothpick in the essential oil bottle and then swirling it into your dish. It is only a tiny amount, but you will quickly realize that it adds a huge punch of flavor.
10. The calming aroma of Coriander essential oil can also help with nervousness and anxious feelings. When you are feeling nervous, diffuse Coriander or put a drop in your hand and inhale to help promote feelings of relaxation and calmness.