The significance of the lotus

Brahma , the creator , was born in a lotus , a symbol of the origin of the event.

The lotus ( Padma in Sanskrit) is the sacred flower of Buddhism and Hinduism.

Out of the mud , it rises towards the light and represents the elevation and spiritual realization .

It serves as a throne to the deities .

symbol of beauty , purity and elegance, it is also the national flower of India .

The Lotus Temple in New Delhi, India, is an architectural curiosity lotus flower shape about to hatch. The temple is to be universal and open to all religions . People don’t necessarily  perform a particular ritual , there often come just meditate in silence and an open their heart.

The lotus symbolizes the heart or the divine office and the chakras, which are also called the lotus, or wheels. The wheel is a stylized lotus , or from the center and returns to the center .

In yoga, the position of the lotus (padmasana) is a symbol of meditation and enlightenment.

How to use Essential Oils

1/ How to use essential oils in the bath :

After a long day at work , give yourself a moment of relaxation in your bath delicately scented with essential oils !

Doil the water to 37 degrees , and dilute 10-20 drops of essential oil in a dispersant mixture before adding it to the bath .
The dispersant is required because the essential oils are not soluble in water. You can use eg baking soda , liquid soap , shampoo, milk powder , clay , etc. …

Here are our essential oils that you can use for a bath :
Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Peppermint, Ylang- Ylang, Lavender, Jasmin

2/Utilisation essential oils in massage

Prepare a massage oil with a few drops of essential oils mixed with a vegetable oil ( preferably organic ), for example almond oil , avocado oil , olive oil , coconut oil …

To take full advantage of this time to relax , do not forget to light a few candles and turn off the phone!

For a sensual massage, use essential ylang ylang, jasmin, rose or patchouli oil.
For slimming massage use essential oil of orange (warning it is photosensitizing and some people may be allergic , do a test patch first) or cedar.
For a tonic massage, essential oil of basil (very diluted , use sparingly ) or oliban.
For a respiratory decongestant massage , essential eucalyptus oil.
For a relaxing massage , essential oils of lavender or ylang -ylang.

3/ How to diffuse essential oils

Little economic trick to diffuse essential oil : you can put a drop or two on a small pebble beside you on your desk. You can also put the pebble on a radiator, or put a few drops in a cup with water and place it on a radiator.

4/How to use essential oils in cooking

Our essential oils that you can use in the kitchen are: basil , lemon , orange , lavender , peppermint (do to exceed 1 drop) , ylang ylang and lemon. Pay attention to the dosage : 1-3 drops is more than sufficient to flavor a dish! Always dilute essential oils with a fat or sweet body ( honey, syrup, oil , egg yolk , cream or alcohol ) before adding to the dish at the end of cooking so as not to alter it proprieties. You can flavor your sauces , marinades, meat, fish, taboulets , rice salads , jams , cocktails, sorbets , fruit salads, etc. to give them a touch of gourmet and unique flavor. You will find many recipes on the internet to get started in this tasty and full kitchen benefits 🙂

 

PRECAUTIONS FOR USE ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils are concentrated properties of a plant, they are very powerful and their use is subject to some rules of caution:

– Never apply essential oil on the eyes or on mucous membranes, in case of accidental contact , rinse abundantly with vegetable oil .

– Photosensitizing essential oils ( orange, bergamot, lemon … ) Avoid the sun for several hours after applying these oils on the skin to avoid any risk of skin reaction.

– Be extra carefull if you have allergies and/or a sensitive skin ! Dilute essential oils with vegetable oil (olive, sweet almond , avocado … etc) before application on the skin. We also recommend to perform a test on a small area of skin to check for any allergy before using essential oil for the first time.

– The use of essential oils by pregnant or breast-feeding women, people with epilepsy, infants and children under 7 years is not recommended unless medical advice.

– Always Keep out of reach of children.

– Ask advice form your doctor, aromatherapist or pharmacist.

– Keep in mind that excessive use can be harmful.

NB : Properties and tips for using our essential oils are derived from reference aromatherapy works and are given for information only. In no event shall our liability would be incurred . In case of health problems consult a competent therapist.

 

Our essential oils are natural and ethical .

The company Auroshikha , manufactures natural products of high quality . Is committed to an ethical approach , in accordance with the principles of Auroville, and offers very good working conditions for the inhabitants of the surrounding villages. Immerse yourself in the ancient Indian traditions and use the properties of medicinal plants for your relaxation and well-being.

Take a look at our massage accessories for massaging others  or yourself with ease !

To quickly perfume a room , choose from 35 scents of our 100% natural Auroshikha  incense !

A tree is worth more than its wood

A tree is a treasure that provides shading, moisture, fruits and fresh air.
A tree is a home to birds, insects and monkeys, the forests are the lungs of the earth.

In yoga, tree posture is excellent to soothe, harmonize and balance the body and mind.

Unfortunately deforestation is raging all around the globe…
Wild animals flee at the sound of chainsaws which destroys the ecosystems and replacing them with monocultures that deprive people of their traditional natural resources.
A destroyed forest can no longer regulate drought and moisture, and tree roots can no longer hold the soil during storms, landslides, and climate change …
We shall remain positive anyway and plant trees!

More and more activities are carried out locally and globally to fight against environmental destruction.

Every single one of us can act at their own scale and broadcast the message.

Plant a tree for one euro in India with Arasia and Mass Education!
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Other Uses of Soap Nuts

Concoction of soap nuts:

Boil 1 liter of water with 10 or 20 soap nuts for 5 to 10 minutes, let cool for a few hours, and filter. Keep it in a cool ambiance for several days.
It is optional to add a preservative (lemon, tea tree essential oil or grapefruit seed extract)

You can use this concoction as a no foam shampoo : your hair will be shiny and easier to style!

You can use this concoction as a natural mild soap to wash your animals (dog, horse).

A highly concentrated concoction will give you a natural form of soap which is regenerating and non-aggressive, and that you can use to hand wash your clothes or your body.

You can use it as a universal cleaner due to its purifying and disinfecting properties.

You can use also use it to protect your plants, to moisten and water your plants. Your garden will thank you!

The fruit core is often used in the manufacture of handcrafted jewelry.

The Sapindus mukorossi is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to cure skin diseases.

You can find more information and buy soap nuts on my online shop Arasia.

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