Lotus is a beautifully reverent aquatic plant that is beneficial for the mind, body and spirit from its nutrient filled roots to its blooming petals that break the water’s surface. This member of the Nelumbonaceae family has represented the elements of purity, divine beauty, and sexual innocence amid numerous Asian countries for thousands of years. However, the Egyptians also believed that lotus essential oil, in particular, was a powerful element of nature that was particularly important for their leaders and the departed.
While lotus root is still regularly consumed for health and mineralization, lotus oil was utilized by ancient Egyptians in temples to help guide kings and priests to higher spiritual levels where universal energy is readily available. The ancients associated this powerful, purifying oil with the Egyptian Neter of the afterlife, Osiris. The Cult of Osiris utilized lotus during funerary ceremonies to help the deceased elevate from the earthly realm to the spiritual divine or the ‘heavens’. This is because the symbol of the lotus flower seems to perfectly represent the motion of energy as it moves throughout the body from the root the crown chakra through the pineal gland. Hence, it’s also associated with the powers of creation.
The Crown Chakra and the Pineal Gland
Sacred Egyptian Lotus Oil is believed to help activate and cleanse the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland located between the two hemispheres of the epithalamus near the central brain. This pine cone shaped gland produces melatonin, which is a serotonin-derived hormone that helps regulate sleep and seasonal cycles. Calcification of the pineal gland due to fluoride can cause this gland to suffer physical and spiritual dysfunctions.
Amid Kemetic metaphysics, the pineal gland is believed to be one’s access point to divine knowledge and surreal spiritual experiences, as its primary field of view is a ninety-degree focus upwards towards the ‘heavens.’ Further, it is believed that the sacred geometric lines of the pineal gland are actually a cosmic blueprint for all of creation that can be explored through awakening the crown chakra.
Emotional Benefits of Lotus Oil
As with any type of aromatherapy, using lotus oil can provide one with a number of emotional benefits. Whether used in baths, beauty products, diffused or via massage therapy, the rich and sweet scent of the lotus flower promotes a sense of serenity and peacefulness. Many find that with the mind and body in a state of purity and peace with cells functioning properly, that greater natural cosmic abilities become accessible. The earthy and floral fragrance of lotus oil seemingly inspires deeper breath, making it excellent for respiratory problems as well as an enhancement tool for deeper states of meditation and tranquility. Lotus is also a superior choice for individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia and restlessness.
Physical Health Benefits of Lotus Essential Oil and Root
One can enjoy an array of health benefits from using lotus essential oil and the root directly. Here are some purported benefits supported by science and centuries of successful use.
Rich in Vitamin C: Lotus root is abundant in precious Vitamin C, and this powerful antioxidant helps maintain the strength and integrity of the organs, immune system, blood vessels, and skin.
Skin Benefits: Lotus is rich in linoleic acid, Vitamin C, phosphorus, iron and B vitamins, and it brings a cooling and refreshing feel to skin while smoothing and improving texture. Its astringent properties are exceptional for blemished skin and to help stave off premature aging.
Free Radical Neutralizer: Lotus essential oil and root boast flavonoids and polysaccharides that serve as antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and moisturizers. Neutralizing free radicals minimizes the damage caused by the byproducts of cellular metabolism that can cause heart disease and certain cancers.
Alleviate Stress: Consuming the root provides the body with pyridoxine, which interacts with brain receptors that influence mood and mental states such as irritability and stress. Lotus oil can also influence emotional states and even help relieve headaches.
Weight Management: Lotus is popular with individuals trying to lose or maintain their weight. Lotus root is low in calories and high in fiber, while oil and root are often employed in weight loss teas.
Heart Health: While lotus oil’s heart benefits are still under study, lotus root has been proven to provide additional benefits such as heart health and blood pressure management.
Spiritual Benefits of Activating the Crown Chakra with Lotus Oil
Lotus essential oil is called upon to cleanse and refresh one’s karma. As a symbol of non-attachment, pure body, mind, and speech the lotus flower helps attune the mind to the sacred and prepares the crown chakra awakening for spiritual promise and growth. This oil is ideal for those seeking protection from negative energies and is excellent to use for boosting shielding grids. Those seeking to communicate with higher consciousness and guides to receive answers concerning their past or present life may find clarity with lotus oil. If letting go of the material world and fully embracing the divine is your spiritual goal, this protective and uplifting healing oil could be an invaluable companion.
Ways to Employ and Use Lotus Essential Oil
Create your own Egyptian Lotus Oil Essential products and enjoy aromatherapy anywhere, anytime! Dilute essential oils prior to use, and be sure to properly store them for preservation purposes.
Direct Inhalation / Cupping from the Hands / Aromatherapy Inhalers / Nebulizers / Spritzers / Roller Bottles / Steam Distribution / Ultrasonic Diffusers / Massage Oils / Candles / Perfumes / Bath Oils / Soaps / Scrubs / Internally in Foods and Drinks / Capsules / Suppositories / Oil Pulling
Essential Oils and Stones to Use with Lotus Essential Oil
Everyone’s reactions are different to essential oils and the practice of aromatherapy, so do what works for you. Let intuition and experience guide your journey when using essential oils. Some other essential oils that are commonly infused with Lotus essential oil for healing include:
Cypress, Lavender, Sandalwood, Geranium, Vetiver, Melissa, Clary Sage, Marula, Red Amber, Orange, Lemon, and Rose.
Combining the remarkable healing powers of pure Egyptian Sacred Lotus Oil with a companion stone can amplify your efforts to activate, balance and restore the crown chakra. Some of our favorite stones and crystals to pair with Lotus Oil include:
Amethyst, Charoite, Clear Quartz, Howlite, Lepidolite, Rutilated Quartz, Selenite, Sugilite, Ametrine, Rainbow Labradorite, Labradorite, and Okenite.
Use Only the Highest Quality Pure Essential Oils
When using essential oils for topical use or ingestion, use only pure essential oils that are properly diluted or as instructed by your professional advisor. The human body isn’t designed to process synthetic oils, so stick with essential oils that are crafted from natural sources, such as the Sacred Lotus Essential Oil in our line of pure, unadulterated Sacred Egyptian Oils™. Check out our selection of Sacred Egyptian Oils™ paired with chakra activating harmonically infused Quantum Stones for a special deal!
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