Product Spotlight: Turmeric


Turmeric Product Description

You’ve probably heard of turmeric before—it’s a spice used abundantly in cooking, most notably in Indian cuisine, and comes as a dried, ground yellow powder. This powerhouse root also yields the hugely beneficial Turmeric essential oil. Turmeric oil is a powerful alternative in both food, home, and wellness applications. 

Turmeric Product Uses and Benefits

  1. Home Cooking: Take advantage of the subtle, spicy flavour of Turmeric essential oil by adding one to two drops to scrambled eggs, frittatas, rice dishes, or soups. You can also add it to sautéed greens for an earthy, peppery flavour, or substitute a drop of Turmeric essential oil for raw or powdered turmeric in a favourite curry or Indian recipe.
  2. Skincare: Customize your daily facial moisturizer by adding one drop of Turmeric essential oil before applying to help support a beautiful complexion. Be sure to pay extra attention to dry spots and blemishes to promote overall clean and healthy-looking skin. 
  3. Massage: Incorporate Turmeric oil into your recovery routine after strenuous activity for a soothing massage experience. In your palm, add a few drops of Turmeric essential oil to Fractionated Coconut Oil and rub into your skin where you need relief.
  4. Diffusion: Whenever stresses are high, you can create a supportive and uplifting environment by diffusing Turmeric oil throughout your home. Add three drops of Turmeric essential oil to your diffuser for a warm, energizing aroma throughout the day.

Fun Fact

Turmeric is the ingredient present in mustard and curries that gives them their vibrant yellow colour.

Plant Description

Turmeric essential oil is steam distilled from the rhizomes, or roots, of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa). This is a perennial flowering plant from the ginger family, scientifically known as the Zingiberaceae family. The plant itself does not grow wild, but where it is cultivated in parts of India and Nepal it can grow more than three feet in height. Both the oil and the root have been used in Asia for thousands of years in Ayurvedic health practices.

Sourcing

Sourced from various parts of India and Nepal, turmeric root is farmed 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.

Turmeric farmers sometimes use turmeric roots as an “intercrop,” meaning they grow it alongside crops such as corn and sugarcane. This provides support and stability to farmers by potentially helping maximize income per unit of soil and helping to ensure against crop failure. It also helps keep the soil fertile and reduces weeds and soil runoff, resulting in stronger crops year after year.

Turmeric Dual Chamber Capsules

The Turmeric Dual Chamber Capsules combine CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ Turmeric essential oil and Turmeric extract in a dual chamber capsule, creating a special pairing of compounds in order to maximize their effectiveness and benefits. Taken internally, the capsules provide antioxidants to help protect against oxidative effects or cell damage caused by free radicals.*

*These claims apply only to Turmeric Dual Chamber Capsules (NPN: 80099554) and not to Turmeric essential oil.

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Oils That Blend Well with Turmeric

Other spice essential oils blend well with Turmeric essential oil, including Cinnamon Bark oil, Ginger oil, and Cardamom oil. Wild Orange oil, Grapefruit oil, and Ylang Ylang oil are also great blending options.

Cautions 

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.


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