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Cilantro Oil

Cilantro Oil

Coriandrum sativum


The fresh, herbal aroma of Cilantro essential oil makes it useful for cooking. Internal use of Cilantro may support cognitive function.



The culinary uses and benefits of Cilantro have been documented for centuries. Preclinical studies suggest that internal use of Cilantro may support cognitive function, but more confirming clinical research is needed.† It adds a fresh, herbal aroma to any essential oil blend when diffused. Linalool and trans-2-decenal, the two main components of Cilantro, may have surface cleansing properties. Cilantro’s culinary uses are endless, adding a flavorful twist to meats, salads, dips, and guacamole.



  • Add two to four drops to diffuser for a fresh, clean aroma.
  • Place two drops in a veggie cap.
  • Add to stir fries, salads, and dips for a distinct flavor.
  • Combine with citrus essential oils for a fresh, herbal aroma and a beneficial surface cleanser.

Directions For Use

Aromatic use: Add three to four drops to the diffuser of choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fluid ounces of liquid or add two drops to a veggie cap.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Primary Benefits

  • Delivers a fresh, clean aroma
  • Gives food a fresh and tasty flavor
  • May support cognitive function when taken internally, according to preclinical research†
  • Provides linalool and trans-2-decenal which may have surface cleaning properties

Aromatic Description

Fresh, herbal, sweet, pungent

Collection Method

Steam distillation

Plant Part


Main Constituents

Linalool, trans-2- Decenal

Cilantro essential oil does far more than add its signature fresh and herbal flavor to food—it also offers benefits to the digestive, immune, and nervous systems.*

Usage Tips:

  • After over-indulging at dinner, take a few drops in water or a veggie capsule to assist digestion.*
  • Diffuse with your choice of citrus oils for a unique and refreshing aroma that also purifies the air. 
  • Place a couple of drops in a veggie cap to experience cleansing and detoxifying effects, as well as supporting a healthy immune and digestive system.*
  • Include Cilantro in salads, dips, and other dishes for its distinct and delicious taste. Find recipes that use Cilantro essential oil on the doTERRA blog.
  • What is Cilantro Essential Oil Used For?

    Cilantro is a fresh and pungent herb that is commonly used in cooking all around the world for its distinct taste and smell. In addition to its culinary uses, Cilantro essential oil offers many health benefits when taken internally. Cilantro is detoxifying, which is why it is included in the Zendocrine® detoxification blend.* it is also included in the Purify blend for its highly cleansing properties. 

    When diffused, Cilantro works particularly well for clearing the air of environmental threats and eliminating unpleasant smells, leaving behind a light, herbal scent. Taken internally, Cilantro essential oil supports a healthy immune system.* 

    Cilantro essential oil supports the liver and kidney in their detoxification processes and systems.* This important benefit of Cilantro is an important contribution to the Zendocrine essential oil blend, which supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances.* Cilantro is one of five oils included in this detoxifying blend, helping to cleanse the body of toxins.*

    What Are the Health Benefits of Cilantro?

    Taken internally, Cilantro supports digestion and gastrointestinal health and function.* You can access all of Cilantro essential oil’s internal benefits by taking a 1–2 drops in a veggie capsule; adding it to your water, tea, or another healthy drink; or by including it in your recipes and cooking. 

    Experimental research suggests that Cilantro essential oil also has positive effects on mood—particularly in promoting a restful night’s sleep and encouraging feelings of calmness and relaxation. 

    Are Coriander and Cilantro the Same Thing?

    Cilantro essential oil and Coriander essential oil come from the same plant. Cilantro (considered an herb) essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves, while Coriander (considered a spice) essential oil comes from the seed. 

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