Turmeric is native to Asia. The plant grows to a height of about 3 feet and has yellow flowers. The root is bright-orange with a thin brownish skin. The rhizomes provide the spice. Turmeric belongs to the same family as ginger and is also known as Indian saffron.
The plant was called Indian saffron during the Middle Ages because of its orange-yellow color. The dye is used to color cosmetics, foods, confectionery, fabrics and paper.
Turmeric offers a warm and calming support for reducing pain. The oil can stain light colored clothing so be sure to dilute it well.
Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Rhizome
Blends Well With: Tangerine, and other citrus; Ginger, and other spices
Aroma: Earthy, warm, and spicy with a curry-like aroma
Color: Bright Yellow
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Avoid use if on anti-diabetic medication.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
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BITE AID: In a 30 ml amber glass bottle add: 3 drops of Turmeric, 4 drops of Helichrysum, 3 drops of Lavender and 1 ounce aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of relieving insect bites. (1.2% dilution)
LINIMENT: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Turmeric, 5 drops of Rosemary, 2 drops of Peppermint and 8 drops of Copaiba; fill with Jojoba oil then shake to mix well. Apply a small amount of this mixture to sore muscles and massage into the skin. (1.7% dilution)
SPORTS MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 4 drops of Turmeric, 6 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Chamomile (Roman) and 5 drops Helichrysum; fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Massage into sore muscles. (1.7% dilution)
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