If you are going to use turmeric essential oil on your skin or hair it is advisable to dilute the oil in a carrier oil or perhaps blend it with your regular skin cream or shampoo before applying it.
Turmeric oil can also reduce the appearance of blemishes and help protect the skin against environmental impurities.
However, be aware that the oil does stain the skin a yellow colour and can also stain clothes.
Preliminary studies carried out in laboratories, have been successful in revealing that turmerone, in turmeric oil, is toxic to some lung cancer and leukaemia cells, showing that turmeric oil may have anti-carcinogenic potential.
The turmerone was able to know the difference between healthy and cancer cells and so was able to trigger something called apoptosis or the death of the cancer cells.
CO2 extracted turmeric oil, containing turmerone, has been shown to have superior anti-tumour effects on colon cancer when compared to curcumin – another component of turmeric root.
Rubbing the oil on the breast has reported benefits for breast cancer. Especially when combined with other essential oils such as myrrh, lavender, black pepper and frankincense.
Stress and anxiety
Like so many other essential oils, turmeric essential oil is an excellent remedy for a variety of emotional issues like stress, depression, and anxiety.
There is, of course, no guarantee that it will work but essential oils like turmeric offer an excellent and safe alternative to prescription drugs.
It is certainly worth a try as it also has no harmful side effects.
For best effect try adding the oil to a diffuser and taking 10 deep breaths.
The deep breathing alone is relaxing and helps to reduce stress, but blending the turmeric oil with ylang ylang, citrus or lavender oil is incredible to enhance mood.
Common Cold and flu
Germacrone, a compound in turmeric oil has been found to have anti-viral abilities.
It can protect your health against many viruses.
However it is especially useful in fighting the common cold and influenza as it attaches to the virus and prevents entry into your cells and replication of the virus.
This means it reduces the length of the infection.
It is also effective against respiratory tract infections, relieving coughs and reducing mucus.
For additional benefits blend turmeric oil with a ginger, clove and thyme oil blend.
Then add to a diffuser and breathe in the lovely aroma.
As well as its remarkable health benefits, there is evidence that turmeric essential oil is an effective insect repellent.
It has been found to be a mosquito repellent that is most effective, and safe to use, when combined with coconut oil.
Surely this has to be preferable to applying other harmful chemical products onto your body.
In conclusion, turmeric is a good all round essential oil to have in your medicine cabinet to support good health.
How to Buy Turmeric Oil
Many turmeric supplements are badly taken in by your body and you may be “peeing” them out without benefit.
Our recommendation is designed to secure and also supply nutrients straight right into the bloodstream.