n. 1. something new or different introduced. 2. the act of innovating; introduction of new things or methods. [1540–50; < Late Latin]
An excerpt from our FAQ's page:
Q: How did you come up with your formulas/method?
A: Through years of research, on going experimentation and a good deal of intuition, we have created recipes based on efficacy, purity and value. Many of our base ideas come from ancient medical approaches (Taoist or Ayurvedic), and we've put our own spin on these ideas.
Our approach is two fold, and takes into consideration the following:
While age old approaches hold much wisdom to be reclaimed, this does not mean that recipes and models must be taken verbatim or in robotic fashion. These methods may be sound in theory, but lack practical or pragmatic soundness for the modern world or across cultures. Secondly, while modern innovations have created (and continue to create!) a nearly infinite array of possibilities for health care and healing, they generally sacrifice a holistic understanding of humanity, and of the body in particular, and overlook time and patience in favor of the quick fix and cheaper production methods. Even the most expensive of skin and body care products, found in many health food stores today, usually contain several stabilizers or ingredients chosen for their low cost.
Lady of the Lotus Botanicals does not subscribe to dogma or to the idea that any approach cannot be worked with differently than how it was 'traditionally used'. That said, we also do not believe in superficial adaptations that result in lack of integrity and efficacy. And we certainly do not agree that cutting costs solely to maximize profit, is a sound way to provide health or healing!
Simply put, the modern approach to health and wellness is usually not the most therapeutically potent. It does not create radiant health, nourishment of longevity, or the loftier goals of alchemy and awakening, that the ancient methods emphasize. So Lady of the Lotus works in an alchemical fashion, resulting in a method that combines the wisdom, integrity and depth of ancient traditions, with the modern innovations, scientific insights and cultural adaptation necessary for those living in today's world, not yesterday's. These botanicals are made for these times, for YOU! Wishing you a beauty filled day, from Lady of the Lotus.