Cilantro Essential Oil

Coriandrum sativum L.

Cilantro Essential Oil is related to Coriander Essential Oil because both are extracted from the same plant. Cilantro is extracted from the leaves and Coriander is steam distilled from the seed.

Cilantro Essential Oil blends well with Basil, Black Pepper, Carrot, Celery, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cognac, Coriander, Cumin, Elemi, Fir Balsam, Galbanum, Geranium, Marjoram, Oregano, Rose, Violet Leaf, and Ylang-ylang Essential Oils.

Cilantro Oil adds a fresh, herbal aroma to any essential oil blend when diffused.

Known Uses

Cilantro Essential Oil has between 85-95% aldehydes known for their calming and sedative properties and may be beneficial in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and insomnia, and for the relief of gastritis. It can relieve digestive upset and stomach complaints. It is rich in antioxidants, helping to keep your body young and healthy.

Cilantro Oil is a powerful cleanser and detoxifier. It is recommended for use in pulling toxins and heavy metals from your cells and organs of elimination. It has a nice cooling effect on the skin and is great for disinfecting minor cuts and wounds.

Cilantro Essential Oil gives food a fresh and tasty flavor. The culinary uses of Cilantro have been documented for centuries in many different cultures from China to Mexico.

History

Cilantro has been used in Chinese medicine for its digestive and antioxidant properties. The plant originated in southern Europe, North Africa and the western portion of the Asian continent. It appears that Cilantro has been used for at least 5000 years. The seeds, also known as coriander, have even been found in ancient Egyptian tombs. The Cilantro herb was one of the first (along with dandelions) to be brought to the Americas from Europe. It was brought into Mexico by the conquistadors in the 1500s. Today, cilantro and coriander are widely used outside of Europe from the Southwest U.S. through Central and South America, India, China and Thailand.

Warnings

Cilantro Essential Oil can cause skin irritation, especially sensitive or irritated skin. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use on the feet when possible and/or with a carrier oil. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Keep out of reach of children and if you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult with a health care provider before using.

Application Methods

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.


Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.


Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

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