'Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds'-Bob Marley
'Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom?' As 4th of July in the United States approaches, we honor and acknowledge the concepts of liberty, independence and freedom for individuals, communities and societies the world over. Think globally, act locally, has perhaps never been more relevant. Focusing on ourselves and our immediate communities is not isolationist , anymore than 'buy , shop or eat local' is . With the propaganda push to equate isolationist with sovereignty and racism simultaneously, we sift through the semantics to see that decentralized affiliations often yield greater ability for individuals to connect, act and have their voices heard. We're bigger than semantics, boxes and mandates for belonging to a single team. Wishing you freedom and expressing wishes for liberty and justice for all, from Lady of the Lotus...
Lady of the Lotus Botanicals: A Perspective on Essential Features:
Sharing innovative self care tools to incorporate into your world of infinite possibilities and pragmatic reality, is our emphasis. Thank you for being a part of the Lady of the Lotus adventure! As the Buddhist saying goes: "Jewels on Indra's net reflect each other endlessly." AKA: We literally couldn't do it without you, because then there'd be no one to share them with! Thanks for sharing your radiant nature with the world~Cheers from Lady of the Lotus!
'Sexy Herbs for Sexy People' is the name our then 11 year old suggested that we name the company. While we appreciated his sentiment, we know that in our modern culture, sexy has its connotations. For some, sexy can also include mojo, spice, life force, moxy....yes, to use current trendy marketing vernacular, sexy is a state of mind, a way of being, a lifestyle! It's airy; it's breezy. It's full of....YOU.
That aside, it's interesting to note that most virility and libido herbs work through promoting qi and jing-vital energy and vital or core essence, rather than through synthetically influencing physical body function through physiology alone. This strength from nourished jing and qi radiates into all areas of life, including sexuality.
"An aphrodisiac is generally defined as a substance that enhances or stimulates passion and sexual arousal. There is no essential oil, herb, food, chemical or other substance that will magically or immediately arouse someone who does not want to become aroused. Drugs like Viagra are not aphrodisiacs. They simply ensure that a man's system functions as it should if he does wish to engage in intimacy. Individuals that are physically or emotional exhausted, under stress, lacking proper nutrition, depressed, anxious or physically ill often have a significantly more difficult time enjoying intimacy." (Source: Aromaweb)
What essential oils can do is enhance your ability to relax, renew, focus, ground into body and senses, and enhance presence, circulation and hormonal balance. These are essential functions for healthy adrenals; adrenals rely on jing to prevent burnout and lack of lustre. Support yourself with therapeutic essential oils; nourish yourself and flourish. You (and your sex life) will benefit greatly from self-care rituals, restoring your immunity, adrenal health, intellectual prowess and emotional vibrancy, in the process. Check out these blends, each featuring at least one aphrodisiac essential oil:
Tips for using Blessing Oils, Aromatherapy Sprays and Herbal Body Oils:
Did you know?
Many essential oils are widely recognized and utilized for their aphrodisiac effect. Each individual essential oil typically has dozens of health applications. This seeming diversity can often boil down to a particular effect. Aphrodisiacs, for example, not only stimulate your libido, They also awaken your senses, ground your body, uplift your mind and spirit (anti depression and anti anxiety, anyone???).
Each of these '1st tier effects', in turn creates dozens of other positive body and health responses, including stress reduction and insomnia relief (these two alone impact your total well being: You skin can heal, depression can ease, chronic pain and inflammation decrease or eliminate, balance hormones and emotions-all from losing the stress and gaining the sleep!). Nervous system renewal, improved circulation and free flow of your Qi/vital essence, are further attributes. This is one gerbil wheel cycle you'll enjoy staying on! One improvement begets another, and it truly can all start with one single essential oil.
So grab your sexy blends anytime! Aphrodisiac: It does a body good!
Fun Fact: Galen, a second-century Greek who became personal physician to the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, devised a prescription to enhance male performance. He recommended: “A glass of thick honey, plus 20 almonds and 100 pine nuts repeated for three nights.”
Feeling the heat this summer? Instead of chasing the fan, try Vetiver & Jasmine essential oils, especially known for their cooling and freshening effects. Vetiver is known to cool Pitta Ayurveda imbalance, common for all doshas during summer time. It's also renowned in Ayurvedic Medicine for hot headedness, headaches and a myriad of other elementally heat related imbalances. Jasmine evokes grace, elegance and femininity. Yin is cooling by concept, so it makes sense that Jasmine would provide similar relief. Also used for stress and trauma healing, as well as sensual pursuits, Jasmine is a wonder aroma, evoking feeling of playfulness, safety and joy.
Or maybe you enjoy the warm weather? We understand: Some like it hot! Lazy, hazy days of summer, longer days to enjoy travel, adventure, BBQ's. Ode to the heat: Jasmine and Vetiver are also known aphrodisiacs and balancers, too, inspiring your energy, passion and joy. Either way, both Jasmine and Vetiver Blessing Misters are great companions to your inspired summer. 4 oz. Amber Mister Spray. Elegant, inspired and utterly refreshing~lovely blends for skin care & spirit renewal! Whatever your pleasure, support whole health holistically, through self-care with nature's Intelligence. It's the crossroads of beauty and healing!
Self care massage with a high quality oil, is an age old tradition still in use throughout the world. Daily or weekly oil massage keeps the skin supple, promotes circulation, flexibility, a balanced nervous system, clear mind and resilient immune system.
Wherever you art on your path in life, self care massage with oils is beneficial in supporting expanded consciousness, keeping the spirit intact and the body strong and vital, so that you may have a long, full life. These benefits provide support for detoxification and a life of vitality and radiant health.
Though all of our Rasayana Oils support detoxification, we've created a gentle, yet potent blend specifically to support seasonal changes, realigning and strengthening the body, mind and spirit to enjoy and get the most out of your journey.
Use this blend daily, for two weeks, in conjunction with a dry loofah, hot shower and a simple, nutritious approach to food, and be ready to enjoy festivities of any upcoming season!
Our Gentle Detox oil blend includes flower essences to address energetic and subconscious patterns, aiding in physical detox of the body, as well as herbs and essential oils to promote physical wellness through: Stimulating the lymph system, increasing oxygenation in the tissues and cells, and promoting detoxification through a balanced approach, one that energizes & aligns, instead of draining and tiring. This blend may help to even skin tone, as well!
We've steeped (for 6 months!) herbs known for their ability to break down congestion, stagnation and damp conditions, while promoting blood cleansing and circulation. We've added our own Organic Coffee infusion; coffee oils and scrubs are known for contribution to alleviating cellulite and increasing health circulation. After straining the herbs, we add essential oils like Helichrysum (good for heavy metal chelation), Rosemary (used for invigorating the body and mind, stimulating metabolism and to break down cellulite) and Geranium (tones the nervous system, balancing hormones, stimulating optimism and renewing the skin), along with flower essences to aid in releasing out dated patterns held within the body/mind. Organic Sesame oil deeply penetrates, bringing these benefits deep into your tissues and cells, without feeling greasy.
Detox through oil? Yes. You already know that massage stimulates the lymph system, promotes circulation and encourages detoxification, while rejuvenating the skin. The skin, as our largest organ, is porous and capable of absorption. In fact, what you put on your skin is as important as what you put into your body. Our Gentle Detox Rasayana supports glowing skin. Common outcomes include: Feeling lighter, more flexible, more optimistic and resolution of many old aches and pains.
GENTLE Detox? Does that actually work? Yes. Many products on the market today are designed to promote detoxification using extreme measures. Lady of the Lotus finds this is not always necessary. The "suffer, withdraw from pleasure and attempt to get rid of things you don't want approach" has its limits, and may even have run its course. Instead, you can add energy, rejuvenate your mind, hydrate your skin and nourish your body, while releasing toxins. It's a balanced approach that is potent, broad in scope and, yes, gentle. Combine this oil with clean, simple foods, lots of water and enjoy the results of a true detox!
We recommend that you dry loofah first, then spend 10-15 minutes massaging your body with this oil, concentrating on areas that need more attention. Following massage, take a hot shower, allowing the pores to open and absorb the full benefits, while supporting the lymph system to release. Repeat daily for two weeks, or until the bottle is finished. Renewed, refreshed and rejuvenated: Just the way our Rasayanas are intended! Check out the full description for this potent oil! We love this oil, and we're sure you will, too!
Wishing you a wonderful season of looking radiant, feeling great and being energized,
from Lady of the Lotus Botanicals!
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