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Curcuma Essential Oil
Average Product Rating: 4 / 5 (Based on 4 Customer Reviews)
Botanical Name: Curcuma Longa L.
Plant Part: Root
Processing Method: Solvent Extracted (Hexane), Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base note with a medium aroma, Curcuma has the same spicy, fresh woods aroma as the powdered spice Turmeric used in Eastern cuisine. Many would argue that the Essential Oil is more delicious smelling.
Product Abstract: Also known as Wild Turmeric, Curcuma is a perennial plant with roots or tubers. It is a deep orange on the inside and has roots about 2 feet long. It has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicines. Curcuma is often compared to its cousin Turmeric, which is well-known globally, but a less flavourful spice. The production of the essential oil must be in two phases because only solvent will extract the isomers that steam cannot from the raw material. The resulting absolute can then be steam distilled to produce the Curcuma Essential Oil.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
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Loyal Customer Since: 2013
Smells like tar, gota be honest. Not impressed.
Loyal Customer Since: 2013
I've been in alternative health and a massage therapist now for 21 years. My husband and I were in Mexico on vacation and had a wonderful massage on the Ocean Beach. I had to find out the scent she used and found it to be Curcuma and lavender. I never used Curcuma and am going to order and try with my clients. Also would like to try with your recommendations of oils to mix with. My experience with the scent was one of great release and peace.
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
This oil smells very clean fresh crisp like a cucumber scent. Very happy I purchased this oil for the skin care however my research of this oil found it is capable of doing much more in a study Antibacterial activity of essential oil derived from Curcuma including stubborn MRSA and a yet another study at PubMed "Neuroprotective efficacy and therapeutic window of curcuma oil" So I am excited to see what can do.
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
This is a very interesting scent. It does smell much like tumeric but still unique. I haven't tried it yet, but perhaps blend it with Blood Orange, Bergamont, and Rose Geranium. Ginger or Cardamom would probably be nice too. (My first thoughts anyway)