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Turmeric is a powerful component in the culinary world. Used for flavour and rich colour. It is part of the ginger family. Its’ oil is steam distilled from the roots and consists of turmerone and ar-Turmerone, two unique chemical components making the internal intake of turmeric a must in your daily health care routine. Turmeric is said to have restoring properties bringing yourself back to you and absorbing heavy emotions. We are going to dive deeper into the benefits of Turmeric further on in this blog.
Plant Name: Curcuma Long
Family Name: Zingiberaceae
Native Region: Tropical South Asia
Oil Extraction method: Steam Distillation
Properties: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimutagenic, Anti-parasitic, Anti-rheumatic
Affirmation: My light shines through the darkness of the world
Blends well with: Ginger, Cinnamon Bark, Cardamom, Wild Orange, Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang
Safety: Contraindicated in pregnancy and infants
Turmeric has been used for centuries as a spice, colourant/dye and a treasured medicine in Asia. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat sprains and swelling and also used to promote digestion and relieve flatulence.
Today Turmeric is used to bring vibrance to dishes, soothe swelling in the body and offers great benefits to the skin, cleansing and reducing the appearance of blemishes and hyperpigmentation.
Turmeric soothes the mind and uplifts the mood with its spicy, warm and earthy aroma. The restoring properties of Turmeric helps absorb the seriousness of heavy emotions.
How Turmeric Can Support:
Turmeric imbues the soul with courage and lends the strength to turn what seem like unconquerable obstacles into navigable paths. Inhale from cupped hands when you need motivation to keep moving. Our Lava Bracelets are also an ideal way to maximise the aromatic benefits of turmeric oil through out the day. Apply oil to the beads and enjoy the aroma.
Whenever you start being hard on yourself, comparing yourself or feel like you are slipping back into old self-sabotaging habits. Turmeric reminds you to appreciate yourself and witness the beauty within. Diffuse 2-3 drops Turmeric.
Stuck in the past
Battling to let go of memories that are holding you back? Free yourself from memories that don’t want to let you go, that bring pain and no longer serve you. Diffuse Turmeric during your time of meditation and let go of the weight of the past and anything that mis-represents you. Try our trendy Saffron Diffuser Locket Bangle with 10 colourful re-usable pads to remain surrounded by the scent of your turmeric oil wherever you go.
Turmeric has powerful restoring properties that reach into damaged or blocked aspects of the self to restore what has been temporarily lost. Apply 1-2 drops on your forehead to rehabilitate yourself and restore what has been lost.
Be courageous and gain strength with Turmeric. Diffuse 2-3 drops in your space and turn what seems like unconquerable obstacles into navigable paths.
Turmeric is great as a detoxifying agent. Apply 2 drops to the lower back and rib cage. Turmeric can also be ingested in a veggie capsule.
Chronic pain and inflammation
Allow the anti-inflammatory power of Turmeric to bring relief to pain and inflammation. Take 2-4 drops under the tongue or in a veggie capsule. Alternatively rub directly onto the affected area.
Cracked heels no more
2 drops Turmeric, 1 drop Copaiba, 2 Tbsps Castor oil. Soak feet in warm water for 15 minutes and pat dry. Mix the oils and apply generously to your heels. Feet are also full of pressure points. This means that specific areas of your feet correspond to different organs and parts of your body allowing your body to benefit wholly from this practice. Do at least once a week to reduce cracked and dry heels.
Drink 1-2 drops of Turmeric in a veggie capsule to help lower blood sugar levels and keep it stabilised.
Turmeric encourages the burning of excess fats in the body. Ingest 2-3 drops in a veggie capsule in the first thing in the morning and just before bedtime.
Turmeric wants to remind you to take time out for yourself. Diffuse Turmeric, Basil, Frankincense, Marjoram and Wintergreen into the air to focus your thoughts, understand yourself better, indulge in the practice of self-love and return your radiance to you. (Extracted from Gifts of the Essential oils)
Find closure in letting go by diffusing Turmeric in your space. Alternatively get aromatically dressed in this oil to amplify your inner radiance and be joyfully transformed. Get your hands on the MyMakes: Aromatic Dressing for amazing recipes.
Most times unmet expectations can allow individuals to drift apart. Diffuse Turmeric, Cedarwood, Geranium and Rose during gatherings to create a sense of community and belonging.
Let go of old patterns, behaviours, thinking, addictions and memories that hinder you from moving forward with Turmeric. Open yourself to new beginnings by anointing your sacral chakra with this gorgeous oil.
Allow Turmeric to clear up the fog in your life and create awareness. Diffuse 2-3 drops during your time of meditation.