TURMERIC OIL, INDIA

Latin Name:  Curcuma longa

Part of Plant: Root/Rhizome

Country of Origin: India

Method of Production:  Steam distillation

Curcuma longa, also known as Curcuma domestica, Curcuma, Indian Saffron, or most commonly Turmeric, is a flowering perennial herb that is a member of the Zingiberaceae botanical family.  Native to Asia and India, it has historically been used as a medicinal plant and the rhizomes are commonly ground and used as a culinary spice that is popular for its use in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking.  

 

Turmeric essential oil blends well with other spice and herb oils.  It is commonly blended with other oils like Ginger, Peppermint, and Fennel.  Also, consider blending with oils like Frankincense, Copaiba, Helichrysum, Eucalyptus, and Roman Chamomile, and properly dilute for a soothing massage after a long workout.

 

Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil.  Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.  

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).

 

Safety: 

Possible drug interaction.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  

 

DISCLAIMER: 

This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).


 

References:

Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy

 

Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone


Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy

TURMERIC OIL, INDIA

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