Tumeric 100% Pure Essential Oil (Curcuma longa)
Product of India. 15 mL.
Tumeric Essential Oil is mildly aromatic and has scents of orange or ginger.
Turmeric is often associated with the finely-ground powder spice that is added as the main ingredient to curry recipes to contribute its natural, brilliant, orange-yellow color; however, this plant and its byproducts have an eventful history of various uses. This flowering member of the Ginger family is largely grown in India, where its rhizomes are traditionally dried in order to obtain a powder – which, in India, is referred to as “haldi” among various other names – that is used in not only culinary applications but also in cosmetics as well as in religious observances as a symbol of peace, health, happiness, fertility, purity, prosperity, and new beginnings. It is customary for Indian brides to apply a paste consisting of this “Indian Saffron” as a full-body exfoliant before the wedding day in order to naturally promote the skin’s radiance.
BENEFITS OF TUMERIC
Used in aromatherapy, Turmeric Essential Oil is believed to:
- support and strengthen immune function and encourage a positive response
- soothe the mind and uplift the mood with its warm, woody, earthy, and spicy scent
- promote positive emotions and increased energy
- address negative emotions, fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, and symptoms of allergies, colds, and fevers
- manage respiratory conditions that make breathing difficult, such as asthma
Used on the skin, Turmeric Essential Oil is believed to:
- be a strong antibacterial and antiseptic agent that may be beneficial for application to areas of minor burns, cuts, bites, and bruises
- cleanse, clarify, smooth, calm, invigorate, and brighten the skin
- generally support skin health
- remove excess natural skin oil
- diminish the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles
- improve the skin’s resiliency
- moisturize dryness to alleviate itchiness
- exfoliate to remove dead cells and reveal new skin, which can enhance natural radiance and promote a supple, healthy, revitalized appearance
Used in hair, Turmeric Essential Oil is believed to:
- nourish and strengthen the strands
- remove loose dandruff flakes from the hair
- moisturize dryness to help establish healthy scalp conditions that are conducive to hair growth
Used in massages, Turmeric Essential Oil is believed to:
- support the body’s natural recovery process after vigorous activity and injuries
- promote skin elasticity and firmness through moisture
- promote a sense of well-being through massage when experiencing itching, bruising, soreness, pain, cramps, and inflammation
- invigorate the skin
- support the body’s natural digestive function
USES OF TUMERIC ESSENTIAL OIL
Used in aromatherapy applications, Turmeric Oil is reputed to diminish the discomforts of coughs and colds. Adding 2-3 drops to an electric diffuser is believed to help achieve this. To offer more profound relief to the respiratory system with the added benefits of other valuable essential oils, begin by combining the following oils in a dark glass bottle: 10 drops Turmeric Essential Oil, 6 drops Ginger Essential Oil, 4 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil, and 3 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil, then diffuse 7 drops of this blend for up to 30 minutes, inhaling deeply. If used for a few days a week, this blend is reputed to promote easier breathing and to support not only immunity but also a sense of relaxation and emotional balance. This blend may be diffused at times when concentration is important, such as during spiritual practices or study sessions.
Used in topical applications, Turmeric Oil is known to tighten and tone the skin with its astringent properties. Its richness in antioxidants makes Turmeric Oil a popular rejuvenating feature in skincare routines for its reputed ability to maintain the skin’s softness, smoothness, and natural radiance. For a simple nightly skincare treatment that is believed to promote the complexion’s suppleness, mix 1-2 drops of Turmeric Essential Oil with 2 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar or 1 Tbsp of a preferred Carrier Oil. Suggested oils include Argan, Castor, Jojoba, Olive, Sweet Almond, and Tamanu. Gently massage the blend into areas of the face where wrinkles and fine lines tend to be more prominent, such as around the mouth and nose, and on the forehead and neck. This helps to not only moisturize but to also promote elasticity, to clean acne-prone skin, and to brighten and even out areas with damage caused by overexposure to sunlight. This deeply hydrating and softening blend can also be applied nightly before bed to cracked areas of skin, such as the heels. For greater effectiveness, prepare the feet by first soaking them in warm water for 10-15 minutes, as this will aid in the skin’s absorption of the oil.
Used in haircare applications, Turmeric Oil is reputed to restore and support scalp health. For a moisturizing, conditioning, and fortifying hair mask that also removes loose dandruff flakes, add 3 drops of Turmeric Essential Oil to 4 Tbsp of a preferred Carrier Oil, such as Coconut or Neem – for more oil suggestions, click here – and leave it on for up to 30 minutes, then shampoo and condition as usual. Hair that is light in color might potentially experience staining at first; however, this should easily wash out with shampoo.
Used in a massage blend, Turmeric Oil is reputed to exhibit antimicrobial, calming, and carminative qualities that are believed to address minor wounds, rashes, and itchiness as well as the symptoms of digestive complaints, colic, loss of appetite, menstrual discomforts, and joint pain. For a massage blend that is believed to console these stresses, dilute 3-5 drops of Turmeric Essential Oil in 1 Tbsp. of a preferred Carrier Oil, then massage the blend into the preferred areas of the body. For those who suffer from joint or muscle pain, focus on areas affected by tenderness, stiffness, and swelling.
As with all essential oils, always do a skin test and/or mix with a carrier oil. Always do your research on the safest ways to use any essential oil.