What is the difference between turmeric and saffron?

The difference comes from the nature of both spices and their oils.

Salvage turmeric contains about the same amount of volatile chemicals — cinnamic acids — (as saffron), but the oils are much thicker. That means they dissipate more quickly, making turmeric a good choice as a topical emollient, while saffron is not.


TURMERIC SALSA is extracted from the leaves of the turmeric plant and contains several times thicker oils and a higher amount of cinnamic acids (compared to saffron) than other varieties, which makes it a good topical moisturizer (similar to kapow) and a skin moisturizer. However, as you can see from its ingredients page: ‘The major benefit of this emollient is its flexibility, particularly if applied topically to dry skin or after a night creme (such as lip gloss, lipstick, etc.)’.

To summarize

Salvaging turmeric is only a tiny bit better than some other emollients, as turmeric has too much oils, and saffron has too much water.

Both turmeric and saffron have higher amounts of cinnamic acids, making this emollient better than saffron. However, if you apply a lot of it or make it a moisturizer, the thin oils evaporate more quickly and become less effective


TURMERIC PINEAPPLE is extracted from the seeds of the pineapplet.

Safflower False Saffron Carthamus Tinctorius Seed | Fair Dinkum Seeds
It is very thick and not good as a moisturizer or emollient at all.

TURMERIC PINEAPPLE (not really a plant, more of a plant-derived ingredient) is extracted from the pineapplet seed, which consists of a small percentage of oil, and is thick and not the best emollient at all.

See: Topical Treatment With Turmeric:

See also: How to Choose Your Best Plant Based Emollient

If you look at the ingredients, the emollient is turmeric; the main active chemical is carvacrol, which is not in turmeric

See also: How To Choose Your Best Plant Based Emollient


TURMERIC PLAIN SEED is a plant that’s basically made of the pulp of the same plant you get in