Turmeric essential oil.......where do you start with the magical benefits that turmeric brings. It is such a powerful healer.
It is packed with rare compounds with curcumin being the active ingredient.
It helps with arthritis and joint pain, anxiety and stress and is now known to have properties that can help fight against certain types of cancer.
Turmeric has relaxing and balancing properties, but also can be energising.
Turmeric is probably most well known as a spice used in Indian cookery - in fact its
use has been traced back to nearly 4000 years ago to the Vedic culture
in India. It is sometimes called the 'natural aspirin' in Ayurvedic
It took me a while to discover turmeric essential oil, but now I wouldn't be without it. It is best known as an anti-inflammatory, but it is also great for alleviating muscle pain, so I often use it with sports people as part of a massage blend.
I also use turmeric powder to colour my soaps.....
Steam distillation of the root
Spicy,woody, warm and fresh with notes of ginger
Sesquiterpene alcohol, Zingeriberene hydrocarbon, Cineol and Valeric acid
Cardamom, cinnamon, clary sage, sweet orange, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, vanilla and ylang ylang
Anti-allergic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-parasitic, antiviral and antiworm. It is also considered to be good antivenom.
An amazing oil for natural skincare formulations, especially anti-ageing products. This is because of for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which are thought to help make you look younger......so is this the key to the 'Fountain of Youth'!
It is also especially useful for skin that has been sun-damaged.
The active ingredient curcumin has shown to be quite helpful in calming the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
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