Lotus Wei Full Bloom Anointing Oil

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If you’re looking for something that toes the line between aromatherapy treatment and perfume beautifully, you must check out the new Lotus Wei Full Bloom Anointing Oil. Lotus Wei has recently introduced anointing oils, which are concentrated blends of organic essential oils and therapeutic flower essences in a base of organic jojoba oil, and they work like a charm. I’m pretty hooked on the Healing Sleep Anointing Oil in the evening, and Full Bloom is something I reach for during the day when I want to smell something gorgeous that will awaken my senses and give me a little pep.

Full Bloom is described as having a citrus-spiced aroma, but I’m not sure that does it justice. While that might give you the impression that you’re going to smell something akin to a spiced tea or potpourri, this scent is definitely more complex than citrus and spice alone. It’s refreshing and cooling thanks to the spearmint and coriander. Though spearmint isn’t something you often see in formulas like this, it’s a wonderful aromatherapy and perfume ingredient because it’s much softer than peppermint but has that same ability to lift and perk you up. (You’ll find spearmint in Gâteaux, too.) Most of us know coriander for its culinary uses, but it smells incredible in essential oil form—delicate and floral with a touch of spice. Sweet orange and lavender are present and well harmonized—they don’t dominate the blend—they just hold it up along with the nutmeg, which is so faint it’s barely be noticeable.

Lotus Wei prescribes the Full Bloom Anointing Oil for people who want to experience appreciation for the preciousness of life and be open and fearless. The flower power in this blend includes pink lotus and night-blooming cereus. (For more on how flower essences work, see my interview with Katie Hess, the founder of Lotus Wei.) I love wearing Full Bloom because it makes me feel relaxed, happy and productive—three things that make all the difference during that afternoon slump when finishing work tasks seems extra challenging. It’s also a nice way to set the tone for your day in the morning.

Lotus Wei has a gift for creating well balanced and transformative aromatherapy treatments, and the Full Bloom Anointing Oil is the perfect addition for spring.

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  1. This was a wonderful description, Susannah, of this unique blend. I am such a huge Lotus Wei fan and while I always enjoyed the hint of grape alcohol in their mist perfume blends, I am so happy that Katie & her team created these new little roll-ons. They feel like a more pure & concentrated version of each flower essence blend. I agree with you the hint of spearmint in this is so nice and refreshing. If anyone else loves Zoe Organics Refresh Oil like I do for the spearmint & ginger & lime uplifting combination, they might love this too. I feel like it’s the Refresh Oil’s more exotic cousin! These anointing oils are such a great size,too, for keeping in my purse or on my desk or nightstand. Thanks for reminding me about this one, I’ve been out for awhile and it is such a nice treat for spring time. That night-blooming cereus flower is really special too – I love that it helps to dissolve holding on to old negative habits and fears – couldn’t we all use more of that at times in our lives.

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About Susannah Compton

Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.