Here's what you need to know about turmeric oil/Curcuma longa
About the plant
Turmeric is most commonly known as a popular spice, flavouring and dye - anyone who has cooked a curry using turmeric will be familiar with the bright yellow colour that lingers on fingers and benchtops. However, there is more to this root than taste. Turmeric has become increasingly popular over the past few years as a natural remedy.
The root of the turmeric plant has many uses whether it is whole, powdered or steam distilled to create an oil. Turmeric thrives in Southeast Asia and India thanks to the wet, warm climate. It's part of the ginger family and has a slightly mustard-like, bitter taste.
Why you should use turmeric oil
Turmeric oil has a long list of possible effects for your skin, hair and general wellbeing. Many of these benefits are thanks to the chemical compound curcumin, which appears in turmeric. Curcumin is thought to be anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant properties.
Turmeric oil can be a useful aid in healing wounds and supporting skin repair. It boosts collagen production while soothing redness and swelling. Antibacterial properties will help to keep the wound clean and free from infection-causing bacteria.
It's also an easy way to give your skin a healthy boost. Turmeric oil helps to cleanse and purify the skin, removing the build-up of excess sebum and blocked pores while moisturising dry areas. This gentle cleanse combined with antibacterial properties makes turmeric oil an excellent addition to any anti-acne skincare routine - it will help to keep skin clean and free from breakouts.
How to use turmeric oil
For those who are keen to try turmeric oil but are unsure where to start, let ManukaRx take the guesswork out of it. 03 ManukaRx Skin Oil is for Acne Prevention and uses turmeric oil to combat oil build-up and assists in preventing breakouts. If the DIY approach is of interest, mix a few drops of turmeric oil with a carrier oil (coconut, sweet almond etc.) and gently massage it on to your face at night. This same combination doubles as a hair mask, rinse thoroughly after 15-20 minutes and follow with shampoo and conditioner.
Take care when using turmeric oil for the first time; always conduct a patch test when using new essential oils. Turmeric oil can retain its bright yellow colour, so take care when using more than a few drops as it can discolour hands and hair.
ManukaRx East Cape Manuka, Jojoba, Frankincense and Turmeric Oil helps to cleanse and purify your skin while helping to prevent breakouts. This oil blend uses natural active ingredients to ease blemishes and keep skin glowing.