Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Supercritical CO2 Extraction
Plant Part: Dried, crushed rhizomes
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends Well With:
Bergamot, Blue Tansy, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood Virginian, Coriander, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Orange, Pepper Black, Petitgrain and Sandalwood.
A warm, rich, dry-spicy aroma.
Categories: Pain: Anti-inflammatory, Skin
Turmeric has been known for centuries in the Far East for its cosmetic effects on blemishes and oily or irritated skin. As it is warming and energizing, another traditional use is for the pain associated with aging joints. It can also be helpful for menstrual discomfort and with tension in the head and neck.
For aching, aging joints, add 1 drop Turmeric and 1 drops Pepper (Black) in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and apply to affected areas.
Mixing a drop or two of turmeric C02 in a clay masque may help tonify and help clear skin of impurities.
Massage a drop a turmeric with a drop of clary sage or black pepper on the abdomen when menstrual discomfort strikes or mix with magnesium oil and apply.
Cautions: None known.
Ingestion: The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.