Essential Oil – Turmeric
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Turmeric Essential Oil
Latin Name Curcuma longa
Extraction Steam distillation
Aroma Fresh, woody and spicy
Turmeric essential oil is said to be helpful for everyday aches and pains, muscle pains and also for sluggish digestion. It is an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal and said to be a stimulant
Although the precise origin of turmeric is not known, it appears to have originated from tropical Southeast Asia. The traditional use of turmeric was in India as an antiseptic. It has been in very wide use by women for skin care, particularly to discourage facial hair and acne. Turmeric is also well known as a domestic spice around the world.
It is an uplifting oil which can ease anxiety and stress-related illnesses, helping to eliminate anguish and fear. Helpful for insomnia, nervous fatigue and relieving the physical and mental symptoms of depression.
Turmeric oil is said to be good for arthritis, muscle aches and pains and rheumatism. It is known to be an insect repellent.
Effect on Skin
Turmeric has potential irritating and toxic effects when used in large concentrations.
Ginger, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang and Clary sage.
Essential Oils to Avoid
Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon
Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage
High Blood Pressure – Rosemary
Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric
Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.
Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric
Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine
They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.
Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.