Nelumbo Nucifera is also known by the name of sacred lotus, or simply lotus. It is the national flower of India and Vietnam, but is also native to Queensland, Australia. The flower is mainly cultivated in water gardens. The roots of the plant are seeded in the soil underneath a pond or river, while the leaves are visible afloat. The stems are thick, which holds the flowers well above the leaves. The usual height of a lotus plant is about 150 cm, with a horizontal spread of about 3 metres. The leaves can reach up-to 60 cm in diameter, while the beautiful flowers can grow up-to 20 cm in diameter.
The oil extracted from the lotus has an intense floral, earthy and sweet undertone. It has a honeyed structure, with underlining prevalence of the aroma of coumarin. The oil has an immense richness, with a soft yet bold green top note. The appearance is viscous and dark. Predominantly, the white lotus oil is an orang-ish red transparent liquid with a consistency of molasses.
The white lotus oil is primarily extracted using the solvent extraction method. It is used best when blended with perfumes, specifically with Ambrette, Amyris, Cognac, Jasmine, or Patchouli.
The white lotus oil has the following composition:
Household Uses: The white lotus oil has immense value in the department of perfumery. It is also used as a diffuser, as an agent of bathing, and also during massaging.
Medicinal Uses: The white lotus oil is used extensively for Ayurvedic healing. It can be used to treat acid reflux and gastric ulcer. It also improves overall health, as is done by iron and vitamin supplements.
Spiritual Uses: The oil extracted from white lotus also frees your mind of any prevalent tensions, and instil a sense of belonging in the present world filled with depression and disgust.