The aromatherapy world is buzzing with excitement over CO2 extracts and for good reason! After all, you get an oil that contains more of the living plant's original constituent!
You may be familiar with turmeric as a staple spice in Indian and Asian cooking but it does so much more than jazz up your curry. Containing a powerful medicinal compound called Curcumin, it is an excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb in India.
Today, it can easily transition from your spice rack to your medicine cabinet. Use it to treat arthritis and joint issues, improve your liver condition, boost skin health, relieve gas and menstrual discomfort, and so much more! To check out more about what CO2 extraction is all about, scroll down!
Organic Turmeric CO2 Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Warm and spicy
Botanic Name: Curcuma longa
Country Of Origin: Germany, Vietnam, India, Indonesia
Derived From: Dried, Crushed Rhizomes
Method Of Extraction: Supercritical CO2 Extraction
If you flunked Chemistry in school, you probably can't be bothered to research what CO2 extract is all about. No worries! We did the homework and will try to break it down for you.
So what exactly does a CO2 extract mean? Is it the same as an essential oil? Well, CO2 is an extraction method, just like maceration, cold-press extraction, solvent extraction, and the classic steam distillation. In this case, CO2 (yes, it's that gas we breathe out!) is liquified and acts as a solvent to "extract" the aromatic molecules from the plant material. It then goes to a 2-stage process which leaves us with the CO2 extract.
While it is not a true essential oil, it possesses a very distinct advantage. Because CO2 completely and rapidly evaporates, it leaves no residue whatsoever. It also does not require heat which means you get an oil that has an aroma closer to that of the living plant!
Based in Twin Falls, Idaho, Plant Therapy was established in 2011 and is a leading supplier of organic essential oils, carrier oils, pre-diluted roll-ons, and more. All of their oils are 100% pure and free from any additives, adulterants or dilutions.
For joint relief: Mix 1 drop Turmeric CO2 extract, 2 drops Blue Tansy and 2 drops Black Pepper in 15ml of carrier oil and apply to affected areas.
Mix 1-2 drops of Turmeric CO2 in a clay masque to help tonify and clear skin of impurities.
Menstrual discomfort: Massage abdomen with a blend of 1 drop each of Clary Sage or Black Pepper with Turmeric CO2 in carrier oil.
Blends Well With:
Bergamot, Blue Tansy, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood Virginian, Coriander Seed, Geranium, Ginger Root CO2, Lavender, Orange, Black Pepper, Petitgrain, and Sandalwood Australian.
Essential oils are natural, but they are also concentrated. We recommend following basic safety precautions when using your oils:
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