Turmeric Essential Oil
BOTANICAL NAME: Curcuma longa
PLANT PART: Root
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: Pale yellow to orange-yellow liquid.
AROMATIC SUMMARY: A base note with a medium aroma, has the same fragrant woody scent as the powdered spice used in Eastern cuisine.
BLENDS WITH: Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, and Clary Sage.
BENEFITS AND USES: Diffuse Turmeric essential oil or put a drop or two into your hand and inhale to promote feelings of positivity and to improve mood. Reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness by diluting five drops of turmeric essential oil with five drops of a carrier oil and apply it to areas of concern, alsoshown to decrease the appearance of facial hyperpigmentation as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
FACTS OF INTEREST: The name turmeric derives from the Latin word terra merita (“meritorious earth”), referring to the color of ground turmeric, which resembles a mineral pigment. In 1280, Marco Polo described turmeric and was impressed that it exhibited qualities very similar to that of saffron. The plant was called Indian saffron during the Middle Ages because of its orange-yellow color. Turmeric is a perennial plant with roots or tubers. It is a deep orange on the inside and has roots about 2 feet long.
Cautions: Dilute before using. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.