Top 4 Ways to Use Organic Turmeric CO2 Essential Oil

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Top 4 Ways to Use Organic Turmeric CO2 Essential Oil

Organic Turmeric CO2

Latin name: Curcuma longa

Aroma Description: Warm, spicy scent

Therapeutic benefits

  • Helps calm aching joints due to wear and tear or overexertion.
  • When applied topically, can help soothe stomach aches as well as gas and bloating.
  • Eases head and neck tension.
  • Also helps reduce blemishes and protect skin from impurities.


Yes! Organic Turmeric CO2 IS KidSafe.


Dilution instructions:

Dilute to 2-4% in a carrier oil for topical application.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a drop or two to your diffuser blend for a warm, spicy, distinctive aroma.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Blue Tansy, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood Virginian, Coriander Seed, Geranium, Ginger Root CO2, Lavender, Orange, Black Pepper, Petitgrain, and Sandalwood Australian.

If you find yourself wondering what exactly a CO2 is, don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. It’s simply a different method of extracting the essential oil. To learn more about the process and the benefits of this extraction method, check out our post What Is the Big Deal About CO2’s?

Calms Aching Joints

Man holding his knee in pain

Sore, achy joints can be incredibly painful and really put a damper on everyday life. Turmeric is a great oil to have on hand when you’re looking for your next pain relief blend as it helps calm aching joints, whether from aging or just overexertion. For a joint blend, add 1 drop Turmeric CO2 Extract, 2 drops Blue Tansy and 2 drops Black Pepper in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and apply to affected areas.

Eases Stomach Aches & Cramps

Woman crouching in stomach pain

In addition to helping with joint pain, it’s also useful for easing stomach aches and cramps. No matter if it’s due to gas and bloating or that time of the month, Turmeric can help. For an easy topical blend, add a drop of Turmeric CO2 Extract with a drop of Clary Sage or Black Pepper to your favorite carrier oil and massage on your abdomen you experience discomfort.

Fights Acne

Woman checking her complexion in the mirror

Turmeric makes a great addition to your skincare routine! It helps reduce those pesky blemishes whenever they pop up. Plus, it will also help protect your skin from environmental impurities. You’ll be able to keep fresh, glowy skin all year long.

Soothe Head & Neck Tension

Woman rubbing her head at her desk

In case you haven’t picked up on it yet, Turmeric is a great oil when you need relief from pain. Your head and neck are no exception! When you feel a tension headache coming on, or maybe you just slept wrong, add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage onto the area of concern to help ease the pain.

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25 thoughts on “Top 4 Ways to Use Organic Turmeric CO2 Essential Oil”

    1. The Fresh Tek, This unique essential oil is obtained through a very innovative, tailor-made version of steam distillation. Using ‘fresh’ rhizomes, the herb is distilled at a much lower temperature than traditional distillation, for a fraction of the time usually required. This technology also circulates the pulp so the material comes in contact with the heating medium for a very short duration, resulting in beautifully fresh top notes and unique, special oil. With CO2 extracts, Carbon Dioxide is pressurized until it’s a liquid. It is used as the solvent to remove the oil from the plant material. With this solvent, there is no residue left behind, and the precious oil is removed using much lower temperatures, so less properties within the oils are sacrificed.

  • I see that you suggest ginger CO2 as a compatible blend ingredient, and I have a few questions about adding a couple more. I’d like to make a “spice blend” of turmeric, ginger, rosemary, and oregano… all have some potential tumor-reduction qualities. Is there any contradiction/problem to blending these oils? Are there any well-known “anti-synergies” that might reduce the effectiveness of using each individually? I know that you don’t generally suggest ingesting essential oils, but given that each of these are derived from very common food ingredients, are they generally safe in small amounts for ingestion? Thanks.

    1. For issues related to cancer or tumors, it is best to work directly with your healthcare providers. We cannot advise in matters such as these.

  • Just received my turmeric co2 today. I’m excited to use it for my face serum. I’ll definitely be using it this winter when the cold hurts my bones! Thanks PT for all the info!

  • I have been using turmeric combined with PT’s ginger eo as a rub over my abdomen to help with bloating.

  • I recently received this oil and wondered what to use it for. Thank you for giving me some great ideas! The information I gain from this site as well as the great quality oils are invaluable to me.

  • I use your recipe from the article “4 Ways to Use Blue Tansy” for muscle and joint pain and it works great for both hubby and myself. I have a question about the two recipes. The recipe from the 4 ways to Use Blue Tansy article is:

    “For a topical blend to help cool the flames of inflammation, try this recipe: in one tablespoon of the carrier oil of your choice, add 6 drops of Cypress, 4 drops of Blue Tansy, and 2 drops of Chamomile German, and 1 drop of Helichrysum Italicum.”

    This recipe for aching joints is:

    “1 drop Turmeric CO2 Extract, 2 drops Blue Tansy and 2 drops Black Pepper in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil ”

    Do both these recipes essentially do the same thing since Blue Tansy treats both muscle and joint pain? I’m asking because the Turmeric recipe would require less ingredients as well as less of the expensive ingredients, (2 drops Blue Tansy instead of 4 drops and 0 drops Helichrysum Italicum). If not, what are the benefits of using one recipe over the other?


    1. Hi Rosie, that’s an excellent question. Many essential oils have similar therapeutic benefits, as is the case here. Both these recipes are designed to help with aching joints. Choosing which to use essentially boils down to which one works better for you. You may find that the Turmeric recipe works just as well or that the Blue Tansy recipe worked best.

  • I’m looking forward to trying this. A friend reported that a topical blend of turmeric and frankincense actually alleviated her pain from plantar fasciitis.

  • I purchased turmeric last time it was a spotlight oil. But did not know how useful it was for aches and.pains. Will have to make a blend for my headaches

  • For blemishes? Will be adding this to my tea tree blue tansy roll on for sure! Love the way turmeric smells and the way it works for achy joints and muscles!

  • I’ve used turmeric for joint soreness and had no idea it could be used for tummy upsets or acne. My granddaughter is just starting to have acne problems so I will mix up some turmeric with a carrier oil. Is there anything else that I should mix with it for acne? I was also amazed to know that turmeric could be used for neck tension—who hasn’t experienced that in these days of computer usage! Thank you for such great info!

    1. We don’t recommend using essential oils when doing oil pulling as there is a potential for ingestion. However, adding turmeric powder would be a good alternative!

  • I love these blog posts! Thanks for the info- I have turmeric in a roller ball next to my bed for joint and muscle pain, but didn’t realize it worked for acne and cramps! I am reaching for this turmeric roller ball next break out!

  • For aching joints could I replace the blue tansy in the recipe with frankincense Cartier? I don’t have blue tansy.

  • I’ve been wanting this oil and now I can get it at a discount price. I ordered mine today 🙂

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