Belonging to the ginger family Zingiberaceae, Curcuma longa or Turmeric is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1 metre in height. Native to the Indian subcontinent, the subspecies of this plant can also be found in other Asian countries. It bears long dark-green leaves and white to purple coloured flowers that do not reproduce. The leaves emerge from branching rhizomes that sprawl just below the soil surface. These rhizomes possess a strong musky earth-like scent. Turmeric is cultivated worldwide for its rhizomes, which are used for culinary purposes and in medicines, either in the form of dry powder or essential oil.
Ecodrop’s Organic Turmeric essential oil is produced from ethically sourced Curcuma longa roots, grown in the tropical lands of India, certified organic by the UK Soil Association. The highest concentration of oil is present in matured rhizomes, which is why extraction is carried out only in the summer season when browning of leaves indicate that turmeric has matured and is ready to harvest. Once unrooted, these are left to dry and then carried to the distillery where extraction of the essential oil takes place by the CO2 method. CO2 method produces a higher quality of the oil that retains the intense aroma of the herb. As this method involves low heat, it ensures minimum constituent loss during the process. In this method, pressurized Carbon dioxide (CO2) is passed through the dried rhizome, after which it is dissolved in ethanol. The resulting solution is a mixture of CO2, ethanol, and the chemical constituents of turmeric oil. Since CO2 and ethanol have low boiling points, a lower temperature is needed to separate these from the pure Turmeric essential oil.
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Botanical Name:||Curcuma Longa|
|Extraction Method:||Supercritical CO2|
|Parts of Plant used:||Roots|
|Colour:||Yellow to Orange yellow|
|Odour:||Sweet & Spicy|
|Main Components:||Ar-Turmerone, Alpha Curcumin, Alpha Zingiberene|
|Bottled in the UK|
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Benefits and Uses
Skincare: Apply Turmeric oil to face and neck daily to lighten the skin tone and getting a flawless golden-glowing skin.
Potent medicine: Inhaling steam infused with Turmeric oil can relieve nasal congestion, headaches, cough, flu, and cold. Massage the chest and neck area to cure sinusitis and breathing difficulties.
Aromatherapy: Its musky, earthy fragrance reduces stress, provides clear senses, and removes negative thoughts.
Disinfectant: Few drops in house cleaning liquids can increase their potency to remove germs.
Diffusion: Add 4-5 drops in your home diffuser.
Facial massage: Add 1-2 drops to a tbsp of jojoba or rosehip oil. Massage your face using circular strokes. After 15-20 mins, wash with warm water.
Night cream: Mix 3-4 drops with an equal amount of sandalwood oil in 30 ml of argan oil. Apply daily on face and neck. Optionally, add 1-2 drops to unscented creams and lotions.
Pain relief: Add 2-3 drops to a tbsp of any carrier oil. Massage the affected area.
UK SOIL ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Licence no: CS28221
This product is Soil Association certified* and free from any harsh chemicals, additives and preservatives that are destructive to our beautiful planet & us. It has been manufactured under the strict Soil Association standards (Genuine organic product with quality, integrity and transparency). * “Soil Association Organic Certificate enforces the strict European laws about the production of organic food, animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards.”
We feel the responsibility to care for our planet & our farmers. We only buy from small organic farms with highest ethical & environmental values. We’re on a mission to put nature at the forefront. As a society we’ve parted ways from naturalism following the industrial age, but we hope to change that. As close to nature as possible, our formulas prove the healing and beautifying powers of planet earth. Through the utilisation of sustainable business practices, we strive to establish a deeper connection to the natural world. When you buy from us you can rest assured that the product you have purchased is: 100% pure and Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free, GMO Free using Ethical Sourcing Practices.
- For external use only.
- Always use Turmeric oil in low strength when applying to the skin.
- It may further irritate sensitive skin.
- Those experiencing hormonal imbalances should seek medical advice before using Turmeric oil.
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Ecodrop essential oils nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.