Turmeric essential oil has a complex aroma that is earthy, spicy and fresh with slight similarity to ginger and has faint whispers of fruitiness.
Turmeric oil is used in aromatherapy for its relaxing, stimulating, and balancing properties.
It has strong anti-inflammatory properties e.g. helps support the liver and keep it healthy. Useful for arthritis and joint care. It can also help relieve muscle pain.
Turmeric oil is also used in many skin care formulas to make skin look younger.
Use at 1% or less in a nut/seed oil when applying it to the skin.
Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
Extraction Method: Steam distillation.
Part typically used: Dried crushed rhizomes.
Country of Origin: India
Typical Main Constituents
Turmerone <beta> – 30%
Ar-Turmerone – 13%
Curlone – 13%
Sesquiphellandrene <beta> – 8%
Ar-Curcumene – 5%
Zingiberene<alpha> – 5%
1,8-Cineole – 3%
Atlantone <E-alpha> – 2%
Description: yellow-orange in colour (may have a slight blue fluorescence to it). Has a complex aroma that is earthy, spicy and fresh with slight similarity to ginger and faint whispers of fruitiness.
Actions: Analgesic, Anti-oxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Laxative, Rubefacient, Cholagogue, Digestive, Hypotensive, Insecticidal, Stimulant.
Special use: Inflammation and pain.
Blends Well With: Ginger, Cassia, Clary Sage Mimosa.
Safety Data: Can be toxic, irritating and sensitising in high doses.“The Essential oil of Turmeric must be used in moderation and with care for a fairly limited time” R.Lautie & A.Passebecq. Use at 1% or less in a nut/seed oil when applying it to the skin.
Aromatherapy / Home Use
Muscle & Skeletal system: Arthritis, Muscular Aches and Pains, Rheumatism.
Digestive: Liver congestion, Stimulates sluggish digestion, Anorexia.
General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations
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