The history of the Blue Lotus flower
The blue lotus flower is a rare and precious flower steeped in Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Babylonian and Indian history and mythology.
The Blue Lotus flower (Nymphaea Caerulea) originally grew on the river Nile. In this time, it flooded and filled the river with richer soils and silt. However, these days the river does not flood and thus the Blue Lotus no longer has the conditions it requires to bloom.
It was a flower of great significance to the Egyptians, who were known to mix it with wine. If you want to delve deeply into the practices you can google “Entheogens- Ancient Egypt”. Below is a quick summary of the who’s who in less than a minute.
King Tutankhamen and Blue Lotus
When Tutankhamen’s tomb was excavated and his coffin opened, they found his mummy with a gold mask with a collar containing Blue Lotus, and upon opening this, his body was covered in the flowers as well.
The Cult Of Nefertem
According to Encyclopedia Britancia, Nefertem was most commonly represented holding a scimitar with a falcon’s head and wearing a headdress of a lotus with a menat (ritual necklace counterpoise) on each side and a pair of plumes above.
Phrasikleia- Priestess of the Blue Lotus- Greece 540BC
By 540bc Phrasikleia was known as the Priestess of the Blue Lotus- all the way over in Greece.
Properties of Blue Lotus Absolute
Blue Lotus Absolute can be worn as a perfume. As a floral, it has emotionally relaxing properties. Other qualities and historical uses include:
- It is known as an emotional healer and is specifically used to help release old emotional trauma.
- It assists in providing a change of perspective
- Users have felt a divine presence as a result and an “initiation” feeling when used in meditation.
- Use before bed, it encourages you to “dream in living colour”
- It has subtle aphrodisiac/seductive qualities which can be enhanced by layering with Jasmine Absolute and other sensual essential oils.
- Total Chakra balance is achieved with the application of this absolute
- It has sedative properties and is useful in managing stress and anxiety
Spiritual Message of Blue Lotus
The Blue Lotus is a symbol of awakening. It brings to us a sacred message of the pricelessness of this incarnation- this human life.
It helps us to remember who we are and to be who we are meant to be. It reminds us that the time is now.
If you are a healer or lightworker, then this absolute is a must for you.
Vibration of Blue Lotus Absolute
Blue Lotus vibrates at a higher resonance than Rose essential oil. It is 400Mhz in comparison to 320mhz!
What is an Absolute?
Blue Lotus is an absolute not an essential oil. Absolutes are similar to essential oils but they are created through a different process than the making of essential oil.
Absolutes are used for the most delicate of plant material- flowers like Jasmine – for example, can not endure the steam distillation process.
To create a solvent, the Blue Lotus flowers are placed in a shallow tray and washed with a solvent (like alcohol, methanol or ethanol). This process breaks the essential oil from the plant and is then filtered to remove the Blue Lotus plant material. A waxy substance known as a “concrete” is produced, and this concrete is further processed with another solvent, usually ethanol. The pressure in the equipment is then reduced to allow the solvent to evaporate- leaving the “absolute”.
Absolutes contain both aromatic and non-aromatic compounds and are extracted using solvents- so thus some of the solvents remain in the end product.
How much does it take to make Blue Lotus Absolute?
According to Emily Wright of doTERRA, the “delicate blue blossoms are picked from the water lily plants in the early morning hours while in full bloom”.
I tonne of Blue Lotus flowers = 1 litre of absolute
How can I purchase Blue Lotus Absolute?
At the moment Blue Lotus Absolute is only available in a rollerball diluted with fractionated coconut oil, as a part of the “Precious Florals Kit”.
Precious Florals Kit
Blue Lotus is being released for a limited time only, as a part of the Precious Florals collection by doTERRA in time for Mother’s day. The collection will be initially released in the USA only, and then later in Australia.
The launch on April 1 will be $68USD for the set of 5 4ml rollerballs including Neroli, Jasmine, Rose, Magnolia and Blue Lotus. Emily Wright from doTERRA recommends
” Try layering these gorgeous petals with one another and with Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli or Frankincense for an intoxicating natural perfume.”
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,” as my mind and heart is opened to new possibilities as I breathe in her beautiful aroma.
At $68 wholesale (50PV) or $90.67 retail this collection is as economical as it is beautiful! There will be a limit of four per account so we can spread the love!