The Coriander plant, also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, is an annual herb native to Morocco that can grow to one metre in height and has sparse, feathery foliage and umbels of lace-like pinkish/white flowers. Coriander essential oil is harvested from the ripened, brown, globose seeds as they take on their spicy aroma.
With its strong scent, thin consistency and medium note fragrance, coriander essential oil blends especially well with a number of other oils including; bergamot, cinnamon, ginger, grapefruit white or pink, lemon, neroli and orange, adding a sweet, herbaceous, warm infusion with fruity hints and spicy undertones. Aromatherapists believe that the aroma and potency of coriander oil improves with age.
Coriander essential oil is also said to evoke feelings of self-assertion, creating the energy and mood needed for positive changes; it is said to be a natural cure for a number of health complaints.
Historically, the ancient Egyptians sought out coriander seeds as an aphrodisiac, whilst the Romans and Greeks used the seeds to flavour their wines. Coriander seeds were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun as well as having been used by the French Carmelite Order during the 17th century to flavour their water. It’s still used today as a flavouring in Chartreuse and Benedictine liqueurs.
Our 100% pure coriander essential oil is available in bottle sizes from 10ml up to 5000ml.
|Botanical Name||Corriandrum sativum|
|Colour:||Clear to pale yellow|
|Strength of Aroma:||Medium|
|Blends well with:||Coriander oil blends particularly well with bergamot, cinnamon, ginger, grapefruit white or pink, lemon, neroli and orange essential oils.|
|Aromatic Scent:||Coriander oil has a sweet, spicy, slightly fruity, herbaceous warm smell. It has been claimed by some aromatherapists that the aroma improves if allowed to age.|