I have literally been waiting for this oil forever! I'm obsessed with benefits of Turmeric and I'm even more excited about the powerful benefits the essential oil brings to the table! You’ve probably heard of turmeric before—it’s the spice that makes curries and mustard yellow in color. Maybe you’ve even seen it available as a supplement at your local health-food store. That turmeric powder in capsules and spice bottles comes from a root that is dried and ground. However, an option you probably have heard less about is Turmeric essential oil. Turmeric oil is a much more powerful choice when it comes to using this spice for various health benefits.
Sourced from various parts of India and Nepal, turmeric farming is done by both men and women. Women typically task themselves with sorting the harvested turmeric roots into various grades, similar to how women in Somalia sort the resin tears for Frankincense oil. These farmers sometimes use turmeric roots as an “intercrop”, meaning they grow it alongside crops such as corn and sugarcane. This provides numerous benefits to the farmers like the possibility of higher income per unit of soil, and further insurance against having a crop fail. It also helps keep the soil fertile, and reduces weeds and soil runoff.
Promoting feelings of positivity, Turmeric is beneficial both internally and aromatically. Advantageous to the immune system, Turmeric may have soothing benefits that promote a positive immune response. As well, Turmeric can help to promote clear, smooth, and radiant-looking skin. Let's take a look at some of the awesome ways you can use Turmeric essential oil in your routine.
Take internally for daily antioxidant support and to improve immune response.
As metabolic support, use Turmeric when trying to get back on track.
When needed, use Turmeric as a spot treatment or in an all-over face mask to help reduce the appearance of blemishes or for a healthy-looking overall glow.
Diffuse Turmeric or put a drop or two into your hand and inhale to promote feelings of positivity and to improve mood.
After strenuous activity, incorporate Turmeric into your recovery routine for a soothing experience. Primary Benefits
Helps support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism
May enhance cellular antioxidant enzymes (e.g. glutathione)
Helps support healthy nervous and cellular function
Has been shown to increase curcumin potency and absorption
May promote healthy immune function and response
When diffused, Turmeric provides an emotional lift and may help improve mood
Supports clean and healthy-looking skin while reducing the appearance of blemishes
Turmeric oil contains the chemical components ar-Turmerone and Turmerone. Both components have been shown to help our bodies with the absorption of curcumin, a strong antioxidant and the main compound actually found in raw turmeric root and turmeric extract.
Use Turmeric daily to support healthy immune function and response along with healthy circulation. In addition to the many benefits of Turmeric essential oil, Turmeric acts as a great burst of flavor to your favorite savory meals.