Botanical name: Coriandrum sativum
Color: Pale amber
Consistency: Thin to medium-thin liquid
Perfumery note: Middle
Related Planets/Deities: Mars
Aroma: Complex, sweet, woodsy, herbaceous, warm
Energetic Properties: Warming, encouraging, passionate.
Aromatherapy Properties: A colorless to pale yellow liquid with a sweet, woody-spicy, slightly musky scent. It blends well with clary sage, bergamot, jasmine, frankincense, neroli, petitgrain, citronella, sandalwood, cypress, pine, ginger, cinnamon and other spice oils.
Spiritual Uses: Revered many magickal and spiritual traditions, Coriander has long been used to grant courage, inflame the passions, and create spiritual/magickal protection. As it has a strong Mars energy, Coriander oil is appropriate for use in love and sex magick, and also aids in prayers for strength and healing.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Sweet Orange, Lemon, Neroli, Jasmine, Pine, Sandalwood, Lavender, Clary Sage, and Clove. It may be used to replace Rosewood Oil when necessary.
History: Human use of Coriander may date as far back as the Neolithic period. The herb was found in the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Coriander is mentioned in the Book of Exodus, 16:31, and has been cultivated in Greece since as early as 2,000 B.C.E. for use both as a perfume and a culinary agent. It was grown in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and was mentioned on a scroll of Cuneiform from the library at Nineveh. Coriander was one of the first plants cultivated by early European settlers in the Americas, reaching the continent in the late 17th century.
Perfect for use with our Ceramic Oil Burners.