Turmeric Essential Oil – Curcuma longa – is a perennial tropical plant, native to India, Indonesia and the Pacific Islands.
Turmeric Essential Oil is a well rounded viscous oil with a yellow hue, distilled from the root by CO2 extraction.
The oil is very strong which might not be everyone’s favourite. A little goes a long way so use it sparingly.
Blend Turmeric oil with an equal amount of a light carrier oil and massage into the skin for a glowing effect with regular use in a carrier oil of your choice. The dark colour of the oil can penetrate your skin which may give it a darker hue if used in the same spot over time.
If you are feeling stressed, diffuse 2-3 drops in warm water and inhale deeply as Turmeric was traditionally used as a spiritual purifier to remove negative influences.
Turmeric oil has the strong aroma of the plant and sometimes is used as a substitute to improve health.
Turmeric essential oil can be used in soap which may benefit the skin from its plant properties though the aroma may not be popular.
Much has been written on the therapeutic use of Turmeric Essential Oil as it has been made popular in the traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine – demonstrating 3000 years of natural healthcare.
Also the Hawaiians call Turmeric the ‘Canoe plant’. – Olena. Olena means yellow and due to the intense yellow colour of Turmeric oil, it was used as an important dye as well as a useful medicine for the islanders.
Turmeric is also sold as a powder which can be used for cooking.
Our advice is to keep your Turmeric Essential Oil in a cool place below 30° and out of the reach of children. Do not ingest. Seek advice from your Aromatherapist for use if pregnant.
Major plant chemical compounds: sesquiterpenes, zingiberene, curcumin, cineol, borneol valeric acid