spoon with dried turmeric powder and bottle of doterra turmeric essential oil

Turmeric essential oil has a woody aroma and comes from the root of the plant.

. It has been used since the middle ages as a ceremonial object and for ayurvedic medicine. Many of the modern uses of Turmeric today include using turmeric powder it as a spice in your Indian dishes, as well as a natural skin care product and medicine.

The turmeric plant (Curcuma longa) is a perennial flowering plant from the ginger family (scientifically known as the Zingiberaceae family). The plant itself does not grow wild, but where it is cultivated it can grow to more than three feet in height. Both the oil and the root have been used in Asia for thousands of years in Ayurvedic health practices.

Turmeric Essential Oil has slightly different properties as the spice yet are equally as powerful and beneficial. Use

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a list of emotional benefits of doterra turmeric essential oil




Benefits of Turmeric Essential Oil

The main constituents in turmeric essential oil are ar-Turmerone and Turmerone.

  • Turmeric can support a healthy nervous system
  • Can support a positive immune response for a healthy immune function.
  • emotionally uplifting
  • Turmeric has the ability to support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism. 
  • Turmeric can be used as a spot treatment to naturally reduce the appearance of blemishes on skin.
  • Can help reduce the appearance of scars.
  • Turmeric oil has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Add to your recovery routine after strenuous activity for a soothing benefits especially for sore joints
  • Helps support healthy, glowing skin, has anti-aging properties, can help fight blemishes and pimples, has a calming effect on sensitive or irritated skin, reducing redness and inflammation.



Scientific Studies on the Benefits of Turmeric Essential Oil

There have been many scientific studies done to explore the benefits of Turmeric Essential Oil. Here are links to a few of them so you can see the scientific backing behind the benefits of Turmeric Essential Oil.

How to Use Turmeric Essential Oil

Turmeric essential oil can be taken internally, applied topically, and used aromatically to utilize its many benefits.

Keep reading for suggestions and recipes on how to use Turmeric internally (by mouth), aromatically (smelling / diffusing), and topically (applying to skin).

You only need a small amount to receive the benefits. Just a few drops of turmeric oil is all that’s needed.

for Internal Use

  The recommended number of drops to take is 1 – 2 drops per day.

For internal use of Turmeric oil, it’s recommended to use a veggie capsule, which is simply an empty capsule that you will add your essential oi into.

To make a veggie cap, add 1 – 2 drops of Turmeric to an empty capsule. Put the end of the capsule on and swallow with water.

Here are some powerful veggie cap blends to consider trying. Add the recommended number of drops of each oil to an empty veggie cap then drink with water.

Get the health benefits of doTERRA Turmeric essential oils by taking it internally in these veggie cap blends

Drink a Turmeric Latte or smoothie to get the Health Benefits

You can also add Turmeric to drinks. One popular drink is called Turmeric Golden Milk. Turmeric Lattes and smoothies are also popular. Read this related article for more ways to use Turmeric internally by adding it to your drinks.

Related Article: Drink Recipes using Turmeric Essential Oil

How to make Golden Milk with doterra Tumeric and Ginger essential oils

including Golden Milk and Turmeric Latte.

Turmeric Diffuser Blends for Aromatic Use

turmeri diffuser blends

Turmeric Topical Use

Topical Use of Turmeric allows you to get the turmeric oil exactly where it needs to be. Sore Joint Pain? Apply Turmeric directly to that spot for quick relief. Be sure to avoid sensitive areas.

Sore Joint Pain Roller Recipe

turmeric roller joint pain

Add the following in an empty 10ml roller bottle (grab a pack of THESE rollers from amazon)

  • 5 Turmeric
  • 5 Frankincense
  • 5 Oregano
  • 10 Copaiba

Top off with Carrier Oil and apply as needed.

30 Ways to Use Turmeric Essential Oil​

  1. Take 1 drop internally for antioxidant support
  2. Add a drop to coconut milk and honey for a delicious drink
  3. Apply topically to skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes
  4. Diffuse to deter negative energy
  5. Dilute with carrier oil and mix with Copaiba essential oil and apply to sore, achy joints
  6. Take 1 drop in a veggie capsule to support healthy glucose levels
  7. Take internally to support healthy immune system
  8. Use as a spot treatment or in an all over face mask to help reduce the appearance of blemishes for a healthy looking glow
  9. Diffuse or put a drop into your hand and inhale to promote feelings of positivity and improve mood.
  10. Add it to your favorite dishes as a spice and reap the health benefits
  11. Take 1 –  2 drops daily to support our cells at every stage of their life cycle and boost overall cellular health.
  12. In your palm, add FCO and massage into skin wher you most need relief.
  13. Take 2 – 4 drops under your tongue to support pain and inflammation.
  14. Take 1 – 2 drops in a veggie cap to support healthy nervous system and cellular function.
  15. Apply topically to the stomach to help relieve gas and bloating.
  16. Inhale deeply from the bottle to help feel more grounded.
  17. Take 5 drops in a capsule to help improve brain function
  18. Diffuse to improve mood and help reduce obsessive thoughts.
  19. Rub Turmeric and Copaiba essential oil on the bottoms of your feet and big toe to get a restful sleep. 
  20. For oral health support, add 2 – 3 drops to a spoonful of virgin coconut oil and swish in mouth for 5 minutes. Spit into garbage. 
  21. To support breast health, massage 1 drop of Turmeric, 1 drop of pink pepper essential oil, and 1 drop Immortelle into breast and lymph tissue.
  22. After strenuous activity, incorporate Turmeric into your recovery routine for a soothing experience.
  23. Take 1 – 2 drops daily in a veggie capsule to help enhance cellular antioxidant enzymes.
  24. To improve mood and promote positivity, diffuse Turmeric or put a drop or two into your hand and inhale.
  25. Add a drop of Turmeric oil to a glass of water for internal benefits.
  26. Apply 2 – 3 drops to your big toes to help with blood supply and the brain.
  27. Take 1 drop daily to help support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism.
  28. Add a drop to your favorite curry.
  29. To support your metabolism, take one to two drops of Turmeric in at least four ounces of water.
  30. Use in a diffuser.
    1. Soothing Spice Diffuser Blend: 4 drops Ylang Ylang, 3 drops Turmeric, 3 drops Cinnamon Bark.
    2. Roots and Fruit Diffuser Blend: 3 drops Turmeric, 5 drops Green Mandarin.
    3. Hippie Diffuser Blend: 3 drops Wild Orange, 3 drops Black Pepper, 3 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Turmeric, 2 drops Patchouli

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About The Author

Dawn Goehring Desert Naturals Essential Oils

Dawn Goehring

Owner / Founder of Desert Naturals

Dawn Goehring is the founder of Desert Naturals where she writes educational articles on essential oils, DIY's on natural beauty products, homemade cleaners, and provides related essential oil accessories like Planners, Journals, Trackers, tshirts, and custom made essential oil storage.

Dawn discovered essential oils about 10 years ago to support her then 4 year old son who was struggling to manage a respiratory condition. She then learned how to use essential oils for everyday natural remedies for her family, and has helped hundreds of women incorporate essential oils in their lives to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle using natural products and essential oils.

Dawn has earned an aromatherapist degree and has earned a doTERRA essential oil specialist certification which is a fancy way of saying she has learned a lot about the chemistry of essential oils and how they work in the body.

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