She arrived bold, soft and fragrant, smelling like her live flower, so much so that she compared flawlessly to the Pink Lotus flowers I visit daily at dawn. She stains hands mercilessly like Tumeric root reminding one that she comes from the land that brought Auryveda and Fenugreek to the world. Pink Lotus was a floral wax worth waiting for. It is produced by a small cooperative that cares how they produce their aromatics and where their work lands. I’ve had long, meaningful exchanges on growing conditions and production, the kind of discussions most buyers and sellers have little time for. But I feel time must be made for the plant, to mark its rarity, scent and the process that it takes to wade through a pond dense with dancing leaves of Tai Chi movement and bright yellow heads full of seed meant for future soups and honey bees that feed from it all.
Suggested uses: Pink Lotus floral wax requires a bath to work with in a variety of formations. It can be added in soap making, creams, lotions, lip gloss, salves, balms and perfume solids. It can be used to replace beeswax when making Vegan skincare and other DIY formulations. Once Pink Lotus wax is warmed, it can be whipped into shea butter for a scented body butter or added to a carrier oil to lightly scent and add viscosity.
Larger quantities are available but will require prepayment with a two week turnaround.