Turmeric Body Masque - Becca Piastrelli

Hey there,

creative gal!

You’ve landed on a post I wrote a few years ago -
back when I was known as The Dabblist and was exploring all sorts of ways I could create beautiful things with my hands. It was a powerful time for me — awakening my creativity after suppressing it for so long — but this space has since evolved to reflect the woman I’m becoming.

What I love most about turmeric is the color. Definitely the color. Is it not some sort of tiny miracle that a naturally occurring root produces such a deep, rich, sunshiney hue? It really just makes my day when I get to cook with turmeric.

But aha!

Turmeric is also super yummy for your skin. Research indicates turmeric can help with skin pigmentation - reducing the appearance of acne and scars. So, with spring right around the corner and the evening light lingering a bit longer these days, I was inspired to make a soothing body masque with gorgeous turmeric as the star. Let's do this.


1 tsp turmeric powder

2 tbsp shea butter

1 tsp vegetable glycerin (or other carrier oil like coconut or almond)

Mix your shea butter and vegetable glycerin together in a container, making sure they are fully combined.  Add in the turmeric, and stir to combine. Be careful when stirring, the powerful yellow powder can be difficult to remove when spilled. Store in a cool, dark cabinet for up to 1 month.

To use, spread lavishly on your body (after a good scrub) and let sit for 5 minutes before washing off thoroughly. I find this ritual best practiced in the bathtub.

Adapted from Asia Spa Boutique

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