Lotus Essential Oil (Nelumbo nucifera)


Lotus may also be referred to as Asian lotus, Indian lotus, sacred lotus or simply lotus. It is typically processed using solvent extraction/ steam distillation as a method for extracting oil from the flowers.


Lotus essential oil is also used in the personal care products such as massage oils, bath soaps and body lotions as well as in aromatherapy. It is rich in fragrance which provides a feeling of peacefulness. It has got floral and earthy fragrance. The fragrance inspires the body to breathe more deeply. Ancient Romans use lotus essential oil to treat the respiratory problems such as asthma.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Earthy Floral Fruity Green Rich Slightly spicy Sweet

  • Common Name(s): Asian lotus, Indian lotus, sacred lotus or simply lotus
  • Botanical Family: Nelumbonaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Nelumbo
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Consistency: Medium
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
  • Color: Light Orange to yellow viscous liquid
  • Indigenous Country: Sri Lanka, India
  • Cultivation: Unsprayed
  • Processing Methods: Solvent extraction/ Steam distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Flowers
  • Shelf Life: 7 years
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

Properties of Lotus:

Natural Relaxant, Treats Skin Conditions, Releases Stress, Improves Concentration, Prevents Premature Graying, Improves Concentration

Benefits of Lotus:

Sweet smelling, Improves concentration, Cools your nervous system,Cardiotonic Benefits,Improves appetite, Energetic benefits, Neutralizes free radicals, Anti-aging, Therapeutic uses, Massage or bath, Aromatherapy, Astringent, Improves texture of the skin

Therapeutic Benefits of Lotus:

Anti-anxiety Anti-depressant Aphrodisiac Calming Cephalic CNS tonic Nervine Sedative Tonifying

Other Uses for Lotus:

Lotus oil is widely used in meditation, in aromatherapy or to add scent to personal care products, such as body lotions, massage oils or bath soaps.