When thinking of popular essential oils, lavender and orange naturally come to mind. There are some other really lovely essential oils, though, and they don't get discussed nearly enough. Coriander Essential Oil is one of them.
Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum) Essential Oil is distilled from Coriander seeds and features a slightly fruity, yet woody and spicy aroma. There are many skin and possible health benefits of Coriander, which is you may know as Cilantro. Yes, Cilantro and Coriander are the same thing. Cilantro, often found in Mexican dishes, is the Spanish name for Coriander. It's also known as Chinese parsley.
Benefits of Coriander
- It is a powerful deodorizer.
- Helps to alleviate pain.
- Research shows there are anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits.
- And, of course, it makes your salsa taste delightful!
Coriander Essential Oil also benefits the skin.
Yes, what's great for your salsa is also great for the skin. Coriander is rich in antioxidants, including skin brightening Vitamin C. If your skin is looking dull, products with Coriander Essential Oil may be of benefit. As we mentioned above, it is also anti-inflammatory. If your skin is feeling sensitive or irritated, it will feel cool and soothing.
Tip: Try peppermint and coriander in a blend -- your skin will thank you!
What should you blend with Coriander?
- Palmarosa essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Orange essential oil
- Rosemary essential oil
- Clary Sage essential oil