Lotus essential oil benefits include relieving stress, helping with skin ailments, relieve and reduce headaches, as well as stomach upsets causing vomiting and diarrhea. It’s an interesting oil with a strong sweet, floral scent, and comes in a few different varieties that I will cover in this article.
Pink Lotus Essential Oil Benefits
If you’re looking for an oil to diffuse around the home to help you unwind or complement your meditation, this pink lotus oil is for you. It helps you breathe easier and calms both your mind and body. It’s a great oil to get started with if you’re new to diffusing and has a lovely scent.
White Lotus Essential Oil Benefits
This white lotus oil from Biosource is advertised as helping to remove negative and angry presences when used in aromatherapy. It’s great for relaxing and meditating, perfect to use in a diffuser around the home when you want to de-stress.
Lotus Oil and Lotus Flower History
Lotus oil is extracted from the blossoms of Nelumbo caerulea. This plant is also known as the blue lotus, or the blue Egyptian lotus, which produces Egyptian lotus oil. The oil is a pale yellowish color and has an intriguing and strong floral scent which is very desirable.
The plant has been used for over 3,000 years. With the flower being central in religious ceremonies and used to give the participants a higher state of awareness and consciousness through its stimulating properties.
Blue Lotus Essential Oil Benefits
Lotus essential oil is commonly used to help with stress and the symptoms of being stressed. It has spiritual and therapeutic benefits, and can often be seen being used with aromatherapy massages or diffused into the air.
Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can be treated with this oil. You must take the necessary precautions and dilute the oil down, but consult your doctor and when used with care most people find it beneficial.
Migraines and Headaches
Anyone who suffers from migraines or headaches on a regular basis understands how painful and disruptive they are. Lotus oil is very effective at soothing the symptoms, and as a natural remedy, it should be tried. Combined with an Indian head massage it’s incredibly relaxing.
Ways to Use Essential Oils
There are several ways you can use lotus oil. A few drops in a hot bath is always a nice, relaxing experience. Personally, I like to use a diffuser, so I can just leave it to work and forget about it while I’m home. This is especially useful when going to sleep.
There is always the option of making a massage oil with some carrier oil of course. If you have someone to apply this it’s an incredibly enjoyable and relaxing experience.
Lotus Oil Spiritual Uses
There are a lot of spiritual uses attached to lotus oil. This comes from its use in Hinduism and Buddhism. These spiritual religions looked at the lotus as an earthy, spiritual plant. Its uses for relaxing and raising consciousness was realised thousands of years ago.
This is why it’s often diffused in the modern day to help with stress relief. It’s not uncommon to also feel ‘enlightened’ and more spiritually connected. Spirituality is always an individual journey and the results vary between people. But if this is something you’re interested in this is one of the oils to use.
Blending Lotus Oils with Other Oils
Lotus blends well with other oils. If you’re using it topically for massaging then blend it with a carrier oil that doesn’t have a strong scent. When making blends for aromatherapy it blends well with all the spicy oils, like; cinnamon bark, ginger, spikenard etc.
Blue Lotus Oil Precautions and Contraindications
Essential oils should always be handled with care and used as directed on the bottle or as you’ve been advised by a healthcare professional. Lotus oil is known to sometimes cause problems for people using medications to treat diabetes, heart conditions and other cardiac conditions. So if you’re taking any form of medicine I’d get an all-clear from a doctor.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.