Turmeric CO2 - Organic

Curcuma longa L.

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Our organic Turmeric CO2 Extract has a warm, smooth, deep woody aroma of the freshly cut root without the crisp, higher notes usually present in Turmeric essential oil. Turmeric CO2 can be used at low levels in skincare and many other aromatherapy applications. This may explain the traditional addition of

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Selected size SKU:978-015 - Turmeric CO2 - Organic 15 ml (1/2 oz)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
$2.00
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$8.25
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$12.25
30 ml (1 oz)
$20.50
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$34.75
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$61.25
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$108.25
473.17 ml (16 oz)
$192.00
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$384.75
$2.00
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Our organic Turmeric CO2 Extract has a warm, smooth, deep woody aroma of the freshly cut root without the crisp, higher notes usually present in Turmeric essential oil. Turmeric CO2 can be used at low levels in skincare and many other aromatherapy applications. This may explain the traditional addition of Turmeric powder in skin cleansers by the peoples of India – the herb lends its skin conditioning benefits along with a golden glow.[1] In natural perfumes, Turmeric CO2 lends an interesting warm and mildly spicy note.

Turmeric has been used in south Asian countries and India for centuries. But Turmeric rhizome powder, Turmeric tincture, Turmeric CO2 extract and Turmeric essential oil have vastly different chemical compositions and applications. For example, curcumin, a notable compound extracted from the rhizomes of Turmeric, is found in Turmeric CO2 extract, but not in the essential oil.[2] The aroma of the CO2 and essential oil are dominated by several powerful ketones called tumerones. In aromatherapy, ketone molecules are excellent solvents and are highly volatile – this is why many ketone-rich oils are used in targeted skincare and cosmetic formulas and are often considered top notes in natural perfumery.

1 Patnaik, Naveen. The Garden of Life, 1993, p. 137.

2 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 458.

3 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 204.

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This blows turmeric essential oil out of the water by miles to me. It’s not even fair to compare the two- it’s like comparing a dry ginger essential oil to the fresh warmth found in a ginger co2 total extract. This smells of clean earth, fresh root and is so warm both in scent and when diluted into blends on the skin. While the spice note is present, it’s somehow mild compared to the warmth this imparts to everything I’ve blended it with. It has a citrusy crisp top note that surprises me against the clean earth rooty woody notes. I’d never much appreciated turmeric for its scent until this co2 extraction. I’ve used it in an arthritic blend, and another blend I use for its ability to wake up my tired bones, but I’d love to use this only for scent too, especially if I had enough experience and courage to do so for perfumery. One day I’ll reach for it for its scent alone, for certain, but I’m not quite there yet. I’d love to hear how perfumers have utilized this middle/base note in their compositions. It reminds me a bit of carrot, and I wonder if it would have some of the same effects. I imagine in the hands of a skilled perfumer, it would be a wonderfully unique bridge between spicy middle notes, blended with rose in a tobacco base. I’ll definitely buy this as long as Eden carries it.

Review by Kristina Withakay 3/20/2024

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