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Blue Lotus Absolute Oil

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Blue Lotus Absolute Oil  5 ml & 50 ml

Discover the enchanting essence of Blue Lotus Absolute Oil, a sacred and precious natural elixir derived from the Nymphaea caerulea plant. Revered for its captivating fragrance and powerful properties, this oil is a sought-after ingredient for natural perfumery and a cherished aid in meditation practices.

Unveil the Benefits:

  1. Meditation Enhancement: Enrich your meditative experiences by incorporating Blue Lotus Absolute Oil, known to promote a serene, uplifted, and blissful state of mind, paving the way for inner peace and tranquility.

  2. Zen Ambiances: Elevate your surroundings by diffusing this sweet, flowery essence, creating a harmonious and calming atmosphere for emotional well-being.

  3. Emotional Balance: Experience the deeply calming and soothing effects of Blue Lotus Absolute Oil on your emotional health, as it gently relaxes your nerves and eases anxiety.

  4. Massage Therapy: Enhance your massage oils with this luxurious addition, known to relieve anxiety and promote restful sleep, providing a rejuvenating and revitalizing experience.

  5. Tonic & Aphrodisiac: Awaken your senses and enliven your spirit with Blue Lotus Absolute Oil's vivifying properties, celebrated as a natural aphrodisiac in traditional Ayurvedic practices.

ABSOLUTES, GENERAL USE

IDENTIFICATION

INCI name: Nymphaea caerulea (blue waterlily) flower absolute.

CAS number: 91723-04-5

SKU code:

EXTRACTION METHOD: Solvent Extraction (Organic solvent/Hexane free)

PARTS USED: Fresh Flowers 

ORIGIN: India

COMMON NAMES: Egyptian Lotus, Blue Lotus, Blue Water Lily, Cape Water Lily (RSA), Frog's Pulpit, Blue Lotus of The Nile, Blue Waterlily, Blue Egyptian Lotus, Blue Egyptian Water Lily, Sacred Nile Blue Lily (India).

APPEARANCE: slightly viscous but pourable. Clear. Light green/yellow to pale amber.

ODOUR NOTE: Middle note. Floral, waxy fruity-green oriental herbal. Blue Lotus (or Blue Waterlily) is a powerfully vibrant honeyed floral. Complex and evolving. Rich, clear, with refreshing green notes, Jasmin/ Hyacinth-like, clear. Subtle in the dry down with citrussy slightly spicy floral. Very tenacious long hold

QUALITY100 % pure absolute oil from Organic flowers. Concentrated aromatic ingredient which may be used in natural perfumery, Fine Perfumery, cosmetics

and personal care formulations according to legal and IFRA guidelines. 

MAIN AROMATIC CONSTITUANTS: Benzyl alcohol, Hexadecadienal, 8-heptadecene, farnesol type.

STORAGE CONDITION: Keep tightly closed, in a dry, cool place, away from light and heat sources. Keep away from the reach of children and pets.

 

INFOS AND INTERESTING FACTS 

 

Blue Lotus water lily is a gem of an absolute for anyone who likes uplifting flowery aromas. It is used predominantly to create natural perfumes, but its soothing, calming, and uplifting properties have applications in physical and emotional wellbeing. Blue lotus absolute has an incredible, reverberating, rich scent, somewhat reminiscent of Lilies or Hyacinths. The aroma evolves and expresses its different facets throughout the day. This concentrated extract can be overpowering if you were to trust the first whiff coming out of the bottle. To get a true idea of the complexity of this oil, place a drop of this absolute on a tissue paper, or blend just 1 drop in a bit of a carrier oil and come back to throughout the day to assess and witness its evolution. 

Please note: While Blue Lotus absolute oil can have a general relaxing effect on body and mind, this extract, used as recommended, DOES NOT HAVE mind-altering properties.  (See more information tab)

COMPARING BLUE & WHITE LOTUS ABSOLUTE OILS

 

Both Blue and White Lotus Absolute Oils are revered for their captivating fragrances and powerful properties. However, they differ in their specific benefits and applications:

 

Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) is known for its sweet, flowery scent and is traditionally used to promote meditative states of mind and emotional well-being, while White Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) carries a more delicate, floral aroma and is used for spiritual elevation and emotional harmony.

 

Blue Lotus is specifically recognized for its nervously relaxing and anxiety-relieving properties, while White Lotus is celebrated for its ability to inspire positivity and restore emotional balance.

 

In addition to its emotional and spiritual benefits, White Lotus is also valued for its hydrating and soothing effects on the skin, whereas Blue Lotus is more commonly used to enhance massage oils and aphrodisiac blends.

REPORTED BENEFITS & PROPERTIES

  • Very fragrant.
  • Anti-inflammatory minor pain and inflammations,
  • Emotionally Uplifting and Tonic
  • Nervously Calming, relaxant, Sedating
  • Aphrodisiac, Sensual, Men’s libido.
  • Support the overall good condition of the skin
  • Scar healing.
  • Hydrating, purifying.

TRADITIONALLY USED

 

Mainly used for top notch, sensual cosmetic fragrance, and high-end natural Perfumes 

  • Traditional Indian perfumes, Attar, and Modern niche natural perfumers.
  • for personal perfumes, solid perfumes.
  • In aromatic products, air sprays, potpourri, scented sachets

 

In body and emotional wellbeing

  • Body oils for relaxing and uplifting massages,
  • In Reviving Body massages to combat nervous fatigue, enhance libido,
  • In baths products to create a romantic ambiance
  • In sensual after bath oils
  • In traditional Chakra blends (Heart, Third eye)
  • In after baths oils, to manage stress and support healthy sleep.
  • In blissful massages, uplifting but serene, tranquil, peaceful
  • Applied to the heart, throat, or forehead, it fights anxiety, palpitations, and insomnia

 

For Meditation

  • In “sacred” anointing mixtures for rituals
  • In meditation blends

 

As a superior fragrance for various cosmetic preparations  

  • In aromatic flowery blends creations for body, hair & bath oils shower gels potpourris

HOW TO USE

Diffusion, Meditation, yoga ++++

Viscous oils (absolutes and thick essential oils) are best used blended with other, more fluid essential oils, prior to diffusion. Use alone, their thick nature might render the cleansing of your appliance tedious.

 

  • Ultrasonic Diffusers to create blissful environment, use 10 min 3 times a day.
  • Before meditations sessions, or simply as a support for calm and relaxation, you can apply a drop of pre-diluted blue waterlily to the pulse points or to the crown of your head.
  • For calming breathing exercises, apply 1 drop to each inner wrist, join your hands palm to palm and bring your wrist in front of your nose.

 

Natural perfumery ++++

 

  • Blue lotus (water lily) absolute can be a beautiful perfume just on its own (soliflore)
  • Blue lotus (water lily) absolute is powerful and can easily clutter a perfume if used incorrectly. When used sparingly it is quite versatile and can create rich blends of sweet or fruity florals and is beautiful in compositions with citrus top notes.
  • Because of its vast aromatic complexity, Blue Lotus blends well with any essential oil: citrus, florals, spices, mints, woods, and resins.  It uplifts citruses notes and soften herbal, “medicinal” notes.

 

Cosmetic use, lotion, or cream for face applications +++: 0.2-1.5% 

 

Well-being Massages, body care, hair care +++:  up to 2% in a carrier 

A few drops are all is needed to bring a flowery and sensual aroma to your neutral products

Powerfully flowery at first, Blue water lily can hold for weeks on paper supports (strips, potpourri, and shelves/drawers’ linings) and calmly diffuse its subtle flowery aroma into your cupboards…

Blue water lily (lotus) absolute can be directly incorporated,1-2 drops at a time into 1 Tablespoon of your neutral cosmetic, milks, shampoos, and balms. 

Or use a few drops of your pre-diluted blend. (See Absolutes General Use)

 

For more detailed information, please go check this LINK TO Instructions of use essential oils page

 

DO NOT USE UNDILUTED and SEEK MEDICAL AND SPECIALIST ADVISE WHEN IN DOUBT.

SEE OUR PAGE ON PRECAUTION - HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFELY

BLUE LOTUS & COSMETICS USES

Blue Lotus Absolute Natural Cosmetic Recipe

 

Recipe Category: (e.g., Face Serum, Body Lotion, Hair Care, etc.)

 

Ingredients:

 

  • Blue Lotus Absolute oil (Nymphaea caerulea)
  • Carrier oil(s) (e.g., jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, or fractionated coconut oil)
  • Additional essential oil(s) (if applicable, e.g., lavender, frankincense, etc.)
  • Emulsifier or solubilizer (if needed, e.g., Polysorbate 20)

 

Ratios/Measurements:

 

  • Blue Lotus Absolute oil: 1-2% (3-6 drops per ounce of carrier oil)
  • Carrier oil(s): 98-99% (remainder of the recipe)
  • Additional essential oil(s): As per preference and safe dilution guidelines
  • Emulsifier or solubilizer: Follow manufacturer's guidelines

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Choose your desired recipe category and gather all ingredients.
  2. Measure the carrier oil(s) and pour it into a clean, sterilized container.
  3. Add the Blue Lotus Absolute oil and any additional essential oils, following the recommended ratios and measurements.
  4. If using an emulsifier or solubilizer, add it according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Mix the oils thoroughly to ensure even distribution.
  6. Transfer the mixture into an amber or dark-colored glass bottle for storage.
  7. Label the bottle with the recipe name, ingredients, and date of preparation.

 

Usage: 

 

Apply the cosmetic product as per the intended purpose (e.g., face serum, body lotion, hair care, etc.). Perform a patch test before regular use to check for skin sensitivity or allergies.

 

Cautions:

 

  • Always dilute Blue Lotus Absolute oil with a carrier oil before use.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
  • Consult a healthcare practitioner before using if pregnant, nursing, or on medication.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.
  • Store in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight.

 

Benefits of Blue Lotus Absolute Oil:

 

  • Provides a unique, exotic, and luxurious scent
  • Promotes relaxation and tranquility
  • Offers moisturizing and soothing properties for the skin
  • May help to improve skin texture and tone

 

Expiration: 

 

Natural cosmetics made with essential oils typically have a shelf life of 6 months to 1 year. To maximize shelf life, store the product in a cool, dark place and use a clean applicator for each use.

BLUE LOTUS & PERFUMERY

Blue Lotus Absolute oil, 

 

derived from the flowers of the Nymphaea caerulea plant, has a unique, exotic, and captivating aroma. Its scent profile can be described as follows:

 

Floral: The most prominent characteristic of Blue Lotus Absolute oil is its lush, floral aroma. The scent is reminiscent of a blooming tropical flower garden, evoking feelings of sensuality and opulence.

 

Sweet: Blue Lotus Absolute oil possesses a distinct sweetness that adds a rich, enveloping quality to the fragrance. This element contributes to the overall luxurious and indulgent impression of the scent.

 

Fruity: A subtle fruity nuance can be detected in Blue Lotus Absolute oil, which brings a fresh and uplifting aspect to the aroma. This facet adds complexity and balance to the predominantly floral fragrance.

 

Powdery: Blue Lotus Absolute oil also has a powdery undertone that imparts a soft, delicate, and soothing quality to the scent. This characteristic adds a gentle touch and enhances the calming and relaxing properties of the fragrance.

 

Aquatic: Lastly, Blue Lotus Absolute oil features a hint of an aquatic note, evoking the image of serene, tranquil waters. This aspect lends a refreshing and calming dimension to the overall scent profile.

 

In perfumery, Blue Lotus Absolute oil is highly valued for its exotic and captivating scent. It is often used as a middle or heart note, contributing an alluring and sensual floral aroma to a fragrance blend. Its unique combination of floral, sweet, fruity, powdery, and aquatic notes pairs well with a variety of other essential oils, making it a popular choice in natural perfumery.

 

Blue Lotus Absolute Natural Perfume Recipe
 

Perfume Category: (e.g., Floral, Oriental, Woody, Citrus, etc.)

 

Perfume Structure:

 

  • Top Notes: (e.g., Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, etc.)
  • Middle/Heart Notes: Blue Lotus Absolute oil (Nymphaea caerulea), (e.g., Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, etc.)
  • Base Notes: (e.g., Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, etc.)

 

Ingredients:

 

  • Blue Lotus Absolute oil
  • Additional essential oil(s) for top and base notes
  • Carrier oil or alcohol (e.g., jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, or perfumer's alcohol)
  • Distilled water (optional, for alcohol-based perfumes)

 

Ratios/Measurements:

 

  • Blue Lotus Absolute oil: 20-40% (middle notes)
  • Additional essential oil(s): 60-80% (top and base notes combined)
  • Carrier oil or alcohol: 100% minus the total percentage of essential oils
  • Distilled water (optional): Adjust as desired for alcohol-based perfumes

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Choose your desired perfume category and gather all ingredients.
  2. In a clean, sterilized container, add the Blue Lotus Absolute oil and any additional essential oils, following the recommended ratios and measurements.
  3. Mix the essential oils thoroughly to create the perfume concentrate.
  4. Slowly add the carrier oil or alcohol to the essential oil mixture, stirring gently.
  5. If making an alcohol-based perfume, add distilled water as desired to dilute the fragrance.
  6. Transfer the perfume into an amber or dark-colored glass bottle for storage.
  7. Label the bottle with the recipe name, ingredients, and date of preparation.
  8. Allow the perfume to mature for at least 2-4 weeks in a cool, dark place for the scents to meld and develop.

 

Usage: 

 

Apply the natural perfume to your pulse points, such as wrists, neck, and behind the ears. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.

 

Cautions:

 

  • Always dilute Blue Lotus Absolute oil with a carrier oil or alcohol before use.
  • Perform a patch test before regular use to check for skin sensitivity or allergies.
  • Consult a healthcare practitioner before using if pregnant, nursing, or on medication.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.
  • Store in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight.

 

Benefits of Blue Lotus Absolute Oil in Perfumery:

 

  • Imparts an exotic, sensual, and luxurious floral aroma
  • Adds depth and complexity to the fragrance
  • Enhances feelings of relaxation and tranquility
  • Blends well with various essential oils, creating unique and captivating scents

 

Expiration: 

 

Natural perfumes made with essential oils typically have a shelf life of 6 months to 1 year. To maximize shelf life, store the product in a cool, dark place and use a clean applicator for each use.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Blue lotus absolute oil, known for its exotic, floral, and slightly sweet scent, blends well with various essential oils. 

 

When creating a blend with blue lotus, consider the following essential oils:

 

  1. Citrus oils: Orange, lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, and mandarin can help to uplift and brighten the scent of blue lotus.
  2. Floral oils: Jasmine, rose otto, neroli, ylang-ylang, and geranium complement the floral notes of blue lotus and enhance its soothing and calming properties.
  3. Woody oils: Sandalwood, cedarwood, and vetiver can provide a grounding and balancing element to the blend.
  4. Resinous oils: Frankincense, myrrh, and benzoin add depth and a meditative quality to the blend, enhancing the spiritual aspects of blue lotus.
  5. Herbal oils: Lavender, clary sage, and chamomile can provide a calming and relaxing element to the mix.
  6. Spice oils: Cinnamon, cardamom, and clove bud can add warmth and complexity to the blend.

 

When creating a blend with blue lotus absolute oil, start with small quantities and adjust the ratios as needed. 

 

Individual preferences and desired outcomes may vary, so feel free to experiment with other oils as well. 

 

Always remember to dilute your essential oils in a carrier oil or use them in a diffuser to ensure safe usage.

MORE INFORMATION

About Mind-altering blue lotus

We have found no scientific analysis, nor any studies made using blue waterlily (lotus) absolute showing evidence of mind altering (psychoactive, hypnotics…) reactions, with this absolute oil and its recommended applications (Skin and air applications in Fragrance, cosmetics, and aromatic diffusions).

 

About Blue (“lotus”) waterlily -The plant.

 

  • Revered in Ancient Egypt, considered sacred throughout Asia and India, the national flower in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the blue “lotus” is in a fact a water Lily.
  • Celebrated by the French impressionist painter Claude Monet, the Cape water lily as we call it here, beautifully graces our natural South African ponds, riverbanks, or lakes, with its delicate pale bluish flowers, that open in the morning and close at dusk.
  • Gardeners use blue water lily plants to add a romantic touch in water features, big or small.
  • The plant roots, leaves, seeds, and flowers have been used in traditional health systems (Ayurveda, Chinese), in sacred ceremonies and in cooking for thousands of years.
  • Several “Blue lotus” extracts exist on the market that emphasize on the “psychoactive” effects of blue lotus. These are dry material (dry flower petal, seed, seed powders, rootstocks) or concentrated dark sticky types of resins produced to be ingested (teas, drinks) or smoked.
  • 20Th century scientific research into the Nymphaceae family, has identified and isolated molecules that have applications in modern medicine (Aporphine & Nuciferine)
  • Our deliciously fragrant blue water lily flowers absolute has been used to produce luxurious attars and perfumes since ancient times. It is obtained from the fresh cut flowers, when they are starting to open and when the most volatile fragrant molecules (concentrated in the yellow pistil of the flowers) are at their peak (natural mechanism to attract pollinators).
  • The freshness of the flowers is paramount to harvest the best aromatic molecules before they start oxidising.

CAUTION

Do not use during the first 3 months of pregnancy / breastfeeding 

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

As a general rule, always perform a skin patch test before using your essential oils for the first time.

 

DO NOT USE UNDILUTED and seek medical and specialist advise when in doubt

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