Health Benefits of Turmeric: The Golden Key to Glowing Skin & Whiter Teeth
Turmeric is best known for it's inflammation fighting benefits and high antioxidant count. But did you know that this ancient spice can give you glowing skin and whiten your teeth? Keep reading to get all my turmeric beauty hacks!

Health & Beauty Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcumin. 

Curcumin is the superstar in turmeric and provides the following benefits:


  • May reduce redness and puffiness caused by inflammation
  • May soothe and calm skin and scalp


  • May help to fight acne-causing bacteria
  • May unclog pores and reduce excess oil production, which can help to prevent future breakouts

Brighten skin:

  • May help brighten and even out skin tone & reduce the appearance of dark spots


  • Boosts collagen production which can improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

May whiten teeth

Beauty Recipes with Turmeric

Weather you use turmeric topically or as a supplement, your heart, brain, joints, skin, hair, and teeth will thank you! 

Here are my favorite ways to add turmeric to my natural beauty routine:

Turmeric & Brown Sugar Scrub

Exfoliating is one of the easiest ways to give your skin a quick glow-up! One of the easiest and most fun ways to exfoliate is with body scrubs. You can easily make body scrubs with ingredients in your kitchen. Here's a turmeric & brown sugar scrub:


Get this & 6 more salt & sugar scrub recipes here:

salt and sugar body and face scrubs

Soothing Oil Pulling Chews

Oil pulling is one of my favorite healthy habits. It's easy, detoxing, supports oral health, clears up my complexion, and freshens my breath. All without breaking a sweat! And my favorite oil pulling hack is making oil pulling chews. 

When I have these handy, premade in my fridge, I'm much more likely to be consistent with this morning routine.



  • Put 1-2 chews in your mouth and chew until it melts
  • Swish for 5-20 minutes
  • Spit out in the trash

Get this and more oil pulling chew recipes here:

soothing oil pulling chews with turmeric to whiten teeth

Detox Shot with Turmeric

This is an easy, inexpensive, and gentle detox you can do daily. 

When I take this daily, I notice increased energy, better breathing, and less bloating.



  • Take daily in the morning.

Learn more about your morning detox shot here:

detox shot with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, turmeric, honey

Turmeric Face Masks

You can add 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon teaspoon turmeric to your favorite face mask. 

Here are my favorite face masks that work great with turmeric:

Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar face mask

  • Mix together
    • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1-2 tablespoons bentonite clay
    • 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
      • Note: don't use metal utensils or bowls with bentonite clay
    • Apply to your face and let sit 10-20 minutes
    • Rinse off the mask
  • Get the full recipe here

Vitamin-rich pumpkin face mask

Turmeric Honey Face Mask

  • Mix together
    • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • 1 - 2 tablespoons yogurt or kefir
  • Apply to your face and let sit for 10-20 minutes
  • Rinse off the mask

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My Favorite Turmeric Supplements

When using turmeric in the above recipes, I purchase an organic, loose powder like one of these (not in a capsule). 

I also love these supplements with turmeric:

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