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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my post last week featuring wonder spice turmeric. As I mentioned there, I’m obsessed with turmeric because it has basically a million benefits: it’s an anti-inflammatory, a natural mood booster, it helps with cognitive function and aids digestion, and it does great things for skin when applied topically. To get my daily dose of turmeric, I buy the powder in bulk and make my own supplements. I also mix some with a little raw honey and coconut oil to make a face mask that gives me soft, glowing skin! Aside from this mask being inexpensive, all-natural, and chemical free, the addition of turmeric helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and evens skin tone. It’s also been suggested that regular application/face washing with turmeric can actually significantly reduce facial hair growth, and slow signs of aging. Total super spice, right?! ANYWAY, I wanted to share the love! I thought I’d use this space to expand on that initial IG post, and link you guys to some killer resources for finding out more about turmeric, and how to best utilize it!

The Deets:

Turmeric has been said to…

  • Fight inflammation
  • Reduce pain
  • Aid in digestion
  • Fade acne marks
  • Reduce facial hair growth
  • Reduce the appearance of stretchmarks
  • Improve coughs + asthma
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Stabilize blood sugar
  • Boost immune system

…Check out this pin from P.S. It’s Healthy for more info!

For Your Bod:

Turmeric is aromatic, savory, and flavorful–traditionally it’s been used in curries and Indian food. Today, though, the spice has been been making an appearance in health foods–cold-pressed juices and “detox” recipes galore. Here are a few of my faves to get you started.

For Your Face:

Turmeric works topically! Get crafty and mix some up in your own {natural!} skincare products and prepare to have the best. skin. ever. A word of caution: IT STAINS. Everything. Nails, clothes, and skin. Don’t freak out! Just prepare and plan accordingly.

  • Here’s a four-ingredient face mask that you can whip up with ingredients you probably already have in your fridge!
  • Remember how I mentioned that turmeric helps with skin tone? This natural spot treatment uses turmeric and lemon juice to help with blemishes, dark spots, and over-all skin condition.
  • Finally, if you’d rather purchase your beauty products, you can totally do so without FOMO! Vicco skin cream harnesses the power of turmeric and has amassed a cult-like following. A Refinery29 editor covered her experience with the stuff HERE and gave it a glowing review.

Shop the Story:

  1. Jiva Organics USDA Organic Turmeric Powder, 1 Pound – $18.29 @Amazon.
  2. Juara Turmeric Antioxidant Radience Mask, 3oz – $37 @Beauty.com
  3. Gaia Herbs Turmeric Boost Restore Supplement, 5.3oz – $21 @Amazon
  4. Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Conditioning Lip Balm with Turmeric, .1 fl oz – $16.50 @Origins

Go ahead, be a spice girl. 😉

xx,

Liza

2 comments on “Turmeric Lovin’ – The Full Story On My Fave Spice!”

    • Woo! So glad you liked it! 🙂 It’s super tasty in soups, I agree! You’ll love the mask, too! Just be prepared to be a liiiittle orange-y afterwards, haha!

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