You may have heard of all the health benefits of turmeric lately. It is getting a lot of publicity and attention in numerous studies.
Turmeric is the root of the Curcuma longa plant.
It is a common spice in Indian food and the main ingredient in curry. It is also widely used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.
It has strong anti-inflammatory. anti-bacterial, and anti-oxidant properties. It is being studied for cancer prevention & treatment, as well as other health concerns, and proving to be very promising.
Because of turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties it is also used to treat skin problems such as acne, rashes and eczema. It is said that the anti-oxidant properties make it good for stretch marks, wrinkles, and balancing skin tone. There are numerous recipes on the internet for face masks made with it that claim to reduce the signs of aging and leave your skin with a healthy glow. I have not tried any because turmeric is also used as a dye and I didn’t want to walk around with a yellow face until it wore off.
It can easily stain your skin or anything yellow. I grated some fresh turmeric root once and my fingers were orange-yellow. Thankfully I know that although turmeric is not soluble in water, it is in oil so I just used some olive oil on my hands and it came right off.
However I wanted to take advantage of all the skin care benefits this spice has to offer without risking yellow skin so I put it in a soap. I also added some moisturizing coconut milk and a light scent blend reminiscent of sandalwood and roses.
I then tested it out on my human guinea pigs (aka family & friends) and it got a big thumbs up. No one turned yellow and everyone said it made their skin amazing. So I am now offering this special soap to you. Try it out and let me know how you like it.