You've likely heard about the benefits of turmeric but have you heard about the benefits of turmeric essential oil? In this article you will learn 10 benefits of turmeric essential oil, how it differs from the botanical version (powdered version), and simple, easy, practical ways to incorporate it into your daily routine.
10 Benefits of Turmeric Essential Oil
1. Supports healthy inflammatory levels and eases discomfort
Recent studies have shown that the root cause of over 90 percent of disease is linked to inflammation. Supporting healthy inflammatory levels within the body, promotes hemostasis and a healthy balance within our body. As a result of healthy inflammatory levels within the body, discomfort is often greatly reduced; think achy muscles and achy joints.
2. Supports a healthy immune system
When the body is functioning optimally it can better prevent us from getting sick and attacking pathogens as soon as they enter the body.
3. Supports healthy metabolism
This is specific to glucose and lipid metabolism. Glucose deals with your blood sugar levels and lipid is your fat metabolism.
4. Digestive support
Turmeric really helps to get things moving through the digestive system and support the GI Tract. You can add a couple drops of Turmeric oil to water after eating, take it in a capsule, or even rub it on your abdomen.
5. Promotes circulation and cardiovascular health
Turmeric essential oil is a heart healthy oil that can help support healthy blood pressure levels. You can add a few drops to the feet as needed to promote circulation.
6. Supports healthy neurological system
Supporting healthy neurological function means increasing the communication between your brain, your body, and the other functions within your body. It has also been said to work with the stem cells within the brain.
7. Promotes healthy cellular function
This is specific to Glutathione, which is an enzyme that your body produces if it has the right conditions. We can’t give it extra Glutathione, but we can give our body the right conditions to promote more. Glutathione helps build and repair tissue, it is involved in making chemicals and proteins needed in the body and supports optimal immune system function.
8. Antioxidant support
Antioxidants help to eliminate free radicals, premature aging, and oxidation.
9. Skin cleansing and brightening
Check out the ideas below for using Turmeric in your skin care.
10. Promotes positive mood
Turmeric can promote positive mood when inhaled, so think diffusing it or rubbing it on your hands and breathing it in. If you haven’t smelled Turmeric, it is earthy, grounding, and a little bit woody. Check out all the diffuser recipes below to get some ideas for diffuser blends, so that you can kick off your day in a positive mood.
Now the difference between the botanical version of Turmeric and Turmeric essential oil is, the spice/botanical version is primarily made up of curcuminoids and the oil is full of turmerones. Curcuminoids are ground up Turmeric and their main function in the body is to eliminate free radical and oxidative damage, they are full of antioxidants. Turmerones are more bioavailable, they enhance absorption, decrease inflammation, decrease oxidative stress, promote cellular function and neurological health.
An interesting fact about the turmerones is that they enhance the absorption of the curcuminoids in the botanical version of Turmeric. By consuming the two together you get this perfect combination that allows your body to absorb it seven times more effectively, making the botanical version seven times more bioavailable when you combine both versions of Turmeric.
In the past you might have heard to take Black Pepper with the botanical version of Turmeric, this is because the botanical version is not as bioavailable, and the body needs a lot of support to absorb it. Black Pepper does help a little bit but you are going to get more benefits and see more direct results from Turmeric if you are combining the oil and botanical versions.
doTERRA has Turmeric Duo Capsules which combines both versions of Turmeric, meaning you get the benefits of both in one capsule. This took doTERRA years of research to discover how to do this and they are the only company to have created a product like this. The Turmeric Duo Capsules can be taken daily once or twice a day depending on your needs.
Other ways to consume Turmeric is by consuming Turmeric Essential Oil, I know many people who love to add a drop or two to their morning coffee. I personally am not a coffee drinker, but I love my Bulletproof Matcha Tea Latte in the morning. I will sometimes add a drop of Turmeric or Peppermint essential oil to my latte. You can check out the recipe by clicking the button below.
You can also make a Turmeric Latte, check out the recipe below.
Or you can do what my friend, Dr. Brenda does, she wakes up very early to do all her charting and one of the ways she wakes up her brain is by putting a couple drops of turmeric under her tongue. doTERRA’s research has shown that internal use is one of the best ways to reap the benefits of Turmeric.
Another thing you can do is make your own capsules of Turmeric oil using doTERRA’s empty Veggie Caps and putting a few drops of Turmeric inside or even add Turmeric and other oils for added benefits. Check out the recipes below to get some ideas of capsules to create.
As I mentioned above, one of the benefits of Turmeric Essential Oil is that it can brighten skin, but it is also considered a photo protectant. Meaning it can help protect against damage from the sun. Now I wouldn’t call this a sunscreen by any means, but it can help brighten and clarify skin.
Some ways to use Turmeric in your skin care routine is by adding a couple drops of Turmeric Essential Oil to your favorite DIY face mask. One of my favorite face masks is by using a teaspoon of raw honey, adding a few drops of Turmeric oil, and then applying it to my face for ten minutes before washing it off. Honey is a natural humectant which means it is natural moisturizing. It might be counterintuitive to think about putting honey on a blemish, but it works well to clear up blemishes. The Turmeric has natural skin brightening properties as well.
I hope this helps you find some ways to incorporate Turmeric Essential Oil into your daily routine.
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