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Turmeric has extremely powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can be used to remedy a vast array of conditions from arthritis to ulcerative colitis. It also has a range of other medicinal actions including anti-coagulant, anti-depressant and cholesterol lowering properties.

The turmeric essential oil most commonly used in aromatherapy is steam distilled from the rhizomes of the turmeric plant which is scientifically known as Curcuma longa. It also sometimes goes by the name Curcuma oil. Its list of medicinal properties is very large and is the reason that turmeric essential oil can be used for such a wide variety of ailments. 


  • Antimicrobial
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-cancer
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Diuretic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiviral
  • Nervine
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Digestive



  1. Clean a coarse stone, also the turmeric roots.
  2. Add few drops of water to the stone and rub the root over the stone.
  3. This forms the turmeric paste.
  4. Collect a spoon full of thick turmeric paste.
  5. Heat a pan in low flame and pour coconut oil to the pan.
  6. Add the collected turmeric paste to the oil and stir well so that the turmeric extracts does not settle at the bottom. you can choose any carrier oil, usually turmeric and coconut oil is a wonder combination.
  7. Allow the oil to heat at low flame till you find bubbles. Switch off the flame, immerse one or two turmeric roots into hot oil and close the lid.
  8. Let the oil attain room temperature.
  9. The turmeric roots are dropped into oil so that all turmeric content would be spreed making the oil rich in turmeric benefits.
  10. Pour the oil to an air tight bottle and preserve it from moist and air.
  11. The stick can also be immersed into the bottle or can be discarded.

 Note: That the sticks dropped into the oil should be free from moisture else the entire prepared oil gets fungal attack.


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    Ngozi 01 Sep 2018

    That was amazing. I have also tried tumeric and coconut water for facial cleansing, it works. Please send me tips on how to make other essential oils. Thanks.

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      Admin 03 Sep 2018

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    Eymahn 24 Sep 2018

    What kind of coarse stone can I use? Where is the best place to get it?

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      Admin 28 Sep 2018

      Its not a must to make use of coarse stone, you can blend the root to have it in paste. Check online stores if you need coarse stone.

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    JeyStead 18 Oct 2018

    Can i use extra virgin oil in place of coconut oil? Can i replace turmeric powder with turmeric oil in my recipe? Thanks

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      Admin 19 Oct 2018

      Yes, you can replace coconut oil with olive oil. Turmeric powder was not mentioned anywhere on this post

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    Elizabeth f 20 Oct 2018

    Can I use only the turmeric plant without the coarse stone

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    Jane 29 Oct 2018

    How long does it have to stay in a closed lid before sieving the turmeric?

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    Jane 29 Oct 2018

    How long does it have to stay in a closed lid before sieving the turmeric?

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    pat 01 Dec 2018

    can I just pour turmeric powder and mix with coconut oil?

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    Adebewaji 15 Dec 2018

    After 2weeks will l need to add something to it to lighting my skin

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