Lotus Oil Uses - Lotus essential oil, Nelumbo nucifera, has been credited with numerous beneficial properties both physical and spiritual. The Ancient Romans and Greeks used it to cure ailments such as asthma, rheumatism and internal problems. Its purported healing powers have extended to epilepsy, jaundice, kidney and bladder complaints and even the plague. It has also been used as an aphrodisiac and to guard against witchcraft. It is now believed to be a good source of beneficial negative ions when worn close to or on the skin.
Pink Lotus Absolute is extracted from the blossoms of the pink variety of Nelumbo nucifera which grows extensively in ponds of South India. It is a dark orange viscous liquid which can also be soft waxy in consistency. Like white lotus it can also display significant odor differences depending on the location of the ponds, the weather, etc. It is not grown under cultivation but appears in ponds over a wide area in Tamil Nadu.
In general the absolute displays a delicate soft sweet powdery floral bouquet with a somewhat fruity, ambery undertone in which a medicinal note may appear as well. At times the same heavier notes that appear in white lotus absolute may appear in pink lotus as well and visa versa. Much depends on the location where the blossoms are harvested. The odor of white and pink lotus growing in the same locale tends to be quite similar.
In perfumery white and pink lotus absolute can be used to great advantage in exotic tropical bouquets, sacred perfumes, ambre compositions, and high class florals.