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Blue Lotus Essential Oil: How to Use It and Benefits

What is Blue Lotus Essential Oil made of?

Blue Lotus Essential Oil is derived from the blue water-lily, scientifically known as Nymphaea caerulea. This enchanting aquatic flower was considered sacred in ancient Egypt, and is still highly regarded for its unique therapeutic benefits.

The oil contains a rich blend of bioflavonoids, phosphodiesterase, and bioactive compounds like nuciferine and aporphine, which contribute to its calming and aphrodisiac properties.

  • Latin Name: Nymphaea caerulea
  • Main Country of Origin: Egypt
  • Scent Note Type: Middle note with a mildly sweet and floral aroma
  • Most Popular Usage: Aromatherapy and Perfumery


What are the benefits of using Blue Lotus Essential Oil?

Blue Lotus Essential Oil offers a variety of potential benefits:

  • Relaxation: Known for its calming and stress-reducing properties.
  • Aphrodisiac: Often used to enhance libido and stimulate romantic feelings.
  • Sleep Aid: Promotes better sleep quality.
  • Meditation Aid: Promotes an enhanced meditative states.
  • Mood Enhancer: Can uplift mood and provide a sense of well-being.


How to use Blue Lotus Essential Oil?

  • Aromatherapy: Add a few drops to a diffuser to create a serene and relaxing environment.
  • Perfumery: Its unique floral aroma makes it a popular ingredient in perfumes.
  • Massage Therapy: Dilute it with a carrier oil and use it for a relaxing massage.


How to combine Blue Lotus Essential Oil with Carrier Oils

Blue Lotus Essential Oil blends well with carrier oils like jojoba oil, almond oil, or coconut oil. For topical use, mix 2-3 drops of Blue Lotus Essential Oil with a tablespoon of your chosen carrier oil.

To create a diffuser blend, combine 4-5 drops of Blue Lotus Essential Oil with the recommended amount of water in your diffuser.



Research based on Blue Lotus Essential Oil

"The Benefits and Uses of Blue Lotus Essential Oil: Traditional and Modern Therapeutic Applications" (2018, This study explores the various traditional and modern uses of Blue Lotus Essential Oil, validating its calming and mood-enhancing properties.

"Blue Lotus (Nymphaea Caerulea) – A natural sedative" (2013, The study shows the potential of Blue Lotus as a natural sedative, confirming its usefulness as a sleep aid.

"Blue Lotus – Sacred Lily of the Nile" (2017, This research traces the historical significance and various uses of Blue Lotus in ancient civilizations.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Blue Lotus Essential Oil safe for all skin types?

A: Yes, but it should always be diluted with a carrier oil. A patch test is recommended for first-time users.


Q: Can I ingest Blue Lotus Essential Oil?

A: It depends upon whether the manufacturer has produced the oil to be ingested or purely for topical and aromatic purposes.  For exampleAvivni's Blue Lotus Essential Oil has organic and purity certifications, however, we still don't recommend ingesting essential oils without consulting a physician (or holistic physician) simply because every person's body reacts differently.  No essential oil should ever be ingested in its pure, undiluted form.


Q: Is Blue Lotus Essential Oil safe for pets?

A: As with most essential oils, it is best to keep Blue Lotus Essential Oil away from pets until you've consulted a professional. Always consult with a vet before introducing any new essential oil into your pet's environment.


Q: Can Blue Lotus Essential Oil be used during pregnancy?

A: Pregnant or nursing women should always consult with a healthcare provider before using any essential oils.


Q: Does Blue Lotus Essential Oil have a shelf life?

A: Yes, it's best to use it within 2-3 years of opening.


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