Blue Lotus was sacred to the ancient Egyptians. In The Scented Garden, Eleanour Rohde writes, “The lotus symbolizes the purity of the spiritual life of man, for as the flowers have their roots in the water, but float above in sunlight, so the soul of man rises above the earth life.” This flower and its blissful benefits were celebrated throughout Egyptian culture, art and ceremonies. Its use was so commonplace and widespread; some historians refer to Blue Lotus as the “cannabis of ancient Egypt.”
Botanical Name: Nymphaea caerulea
Botanical Family: Nymphaeaceae
Extraction Method: Absolute
Part of Plant Distilled:Blossoms
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Composition: 100% Nymphaea caerulea (or choose 50:50 with Organic Jojoba)
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Scent Description: Intoxicating notes of deep floral bliss.
Blends well with: Neroli, Frankincense, Lime, Rose, Vanilla, Ylang, Myrrh, and Tuberose.
Uses: Used in meditation to anoint the crown of the head and the Third Eye Chakra, used in sacred ceremonies, added to baths for a beautifying soak, used by the ancient Egyptians in sacred rituals for its ethereal benefits. Perfect for perfume.
Blue Lotus is also associated with Krishna in Indian mythology and our exquisite Blue Lotus absolute is a rare, seasonal distillation that is wild-harvested in India. This essence is an ethereal spirit tonic and a mesmerizing anointing elixir for meditation. Bless the Third Eye chakra and the crown of the head as you evoke beauty and bliss. Inhale the floral essence of this amorous aromatic and revitalize your spirit. Enjoy this fragrant flower's euphorically relaxing aroma, a blooming sky of petals that is a spellbinding blessing.
"The blue lotus was especially venerated in Ancient Egypt, where its petals were steeped in water, tinctured in alcohol, or distilled into an essential oil to produce a potent rejuvenating and amorous panacea."
~ Robert Beér, The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
"If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong."
~ Masaru Emoto, Secret Life of Water