The Jagged Path
Nymphaea caerulea emollient (Blue Lotus oil)
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Nymphaea caerulea, (Blue Lotus), also known as “Sacred Blue Egyptian Lotus”, was considered a holy flower, and was associated with the Egyptian god ‘Nefertem’. It was used in ceremonies for both birth and death. History tells us that the people of Egypt also used Nymphaea for pain relief, to promote sexual desire, to increase circulation, valued for its euphoric affects, and as a way to experience simple ecstasy. Nymphaea has been reported to have the "little blue pill" effect. (Avoiding TM names here) The people of Egypt were not the only ones to recognize the magic of this flower. The Nubians, Abyssinians, and Africans were all aware of its power to heighten spiritual enlightenment. Buddhists and Indians also hold great respect for Nymphaea. Many Indians view this plant as sacred, believing that each one of the five petals represent one of the five elements of the earth Nymphaea, more commonly known as Blue Lotus, contains Nuciferin, known to be an antispasmodic, and aporphine, which is a synthetic alkaloid, regarded as the parent from which morphine, bulbocapnine, and related alkaloids are derived. The history of this species says that is appears to a sort of like the Cannabis of ancient Egypt, also regarded as a strong aphrodisiac. Holistically, this flower is revered for its ability to enhance meditation and promote relaxation. This beautiful flower also offers amazing skin and hair health care benefits. No silicones, no parabens, no harsh chemicals. It is a 100% natural, non-comedogenic moisturizer, helping to erase fine lines and wrinkles. Natural antioxidants help fight free-radicals. It helps to prevent acne and to lighten dark spots on the skin. It adds incredible shine to your hair while gently moisturizing and leaving it smelling amazing. Add to that the health benefits: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diuretic, anti-diabetic properties, aphrodisiac, relieves stress, eases gastrointestinal issues, and relieves menstrual symptoms/problems, rich in vitamin B, contains carotene, and its ability to boost the immune system. Blue Lotus is a sacred moon flower, and I have created this emollient (oil) under the sacred full moon, with love and intent. This batch has spent 3 full moon cycles in preparation for its dedication to use. Beautiful, dark blue lotus petals, assuaging, organic sunflower oil, and a special addition of pure lily of the valley oil for that heavenly fragrance. You will receive a 15ml, dark glass bottle. Each bottle has been placed upon my altar and prayed over before ever leaving my hands.