Growing up my mum always cooked mostly Indian food, and Turmeric is quite an essential ingredient used in Indian cuisine. It has so many health benefits! I distinctively remember when I was young and had a stomach problem my mum would give me warm milk with some turmeric and it was better. So when a friend gave me a sample of Turmeric oil from DoTerra my imagination exploded with all the cooking possibilities! Needless to say I’ll be ordering the full bottle soon.
Where is Turmeric produced?
Turmeric oil is native to India and botanically part of the ginger family. It has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.
Turmeric oil benefits
Here are 5 amazing benefits of Turmeric oil:
ANTIOXIDANT- turmeric is a good source of natural flavonoids, which have been shown to have antioxidant activity.
ANTIBACTERIAL- Curcumin, gives turmeric spice its bright yellow color, has well-known antimicrobial properties.
INDIGESTION RELIEF -In traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been used to improve digestion. It is recognized as an alternative therapy for heartburn, inflammation, and stomach ulcers.
SKINCARE- Turmeric oil is abundant in antioxidants and has anti-allergic, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal qualities which can help to promote clear, smooth skin
5 ways to use Turmeric essential oil
Turmeric face mask. –Get that smooth radiant looking skin by adding a drop to your existing face mask or whip up your own with clay, witch-hazel and a drop or two of Turmeric.
Turmeric Dhal (dahl, dal, daal)! - Add a drop to Dhal not only is it tasty but super warm and comforting and overall it’s great for your gut health. Check out out my Golden Turmeric Dhal recipe here.
Sunny Turmeric latte –Calm your nerves with a Sunny Turmeric latte instead of turmeric add a drop of turmeric oil.
Turmeric water- If you enjoy taking essential oils internally. Add one drop to a liter of water and sip throughout the day, especially in winter can help the body in defending against pesky viruses, provide relief for indigestion and inflammation.
Massage Blend-In your palm, add a few drops Turmeric to Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage into your skin where you need relief most.
Oils that blend well with Turmeric
Citrus oils blend well Turmeric so lemon, tangerine, wild orange, grapefruit. Also spicy oils work together amazingly to create a warm, spicy and earthy notes. You can try it with pepper or ginger.
50% of Turmeric oil is made up of ketones. Ketones stimulate cell regeneration, promote the formation of tissue and liquefy mucus. Turmeric essential oil has two unique chemical components, Turmerone and ar-Turmerone
Where can you buy this amazing essential oil? Right here
For all internal uses I only recommend using Do-Terra Turmeric oil as it is tested and approved for internal use. If you don’t have the oil you can always use simple turmeric powder of if you can find it fresh turmeric root.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.