The flower color of Lily is typically white with gold radial markings and orange spots, but variations in flower color and markings are known. For example the variety platyphyllum which bears a gold stripe along the tepals but lacks spots. The strongly scented flowers are the largest of any lily species and the largest plants, which can reach 2.5 meters (8 ft).
Lilium auratum was first introduced to the Western world from Japan. Lily Essential Oil is one of the most precious oils in the world and known for its heavenly aroma and fragrance. During the extraction process, fresh, fully opened flowers are plucked from the Lily plant and carefully laid on trays covered with a layer of palm oil. The essential oils from the flower petals slowly migrate to the palm oil and the process is repeated until the palm oil is completely saturated with the oil of the Lily. Then, the Lily oil is separated from the palm oil by alcohol which is evaporated leaving only the pure Lily Essential Oil. The oil is clear to pale yellow in color with a beautiful, uplifting aroma.
The oil extracted from Lilies has healing and softening properties. Especially, when the Lily Essential Oil is mixed with that of calendula, it works wonderfully for sensitive skin. Lily oil with Calendula can be used for massage, in a bath, after a bath, for dry cuticles and elbows, as a facial moisturizer, under-eye oil and hot-oil treatment. The essential oil of the lily flower is used in aromatherapy to treat individuals suffering from depression as it tends to help in creating a feeling of modesty, happiness and a sense of security as well.
- It is said that one of the main benefits of the lily flower is that it may help in regulating the heart rate thereby allowing the heart to function more efficiently and regularly.
- Used for burns and may aid in preventing the formation of scar tissue.
- May help with conjunctivitis, strokes and angina.
- As a laxative or diuretic.
- Reduce coughs, fevers, stomach disorders as well as for open sores, wounds and to wash bruises that may have swollen and spider/insect bites.
- Uplifts one’s spirit, very calming, may help with anxiety, stress and depression.
- Excellent for the skin, used to soften and nourish.
- Urinary tract support and may help with infection.
How to Use:
- Place in a diffuser for a calming sweet aromatic environment.
- May be directly inhaled for the symptomatic relief of colds and congestion, emphysema and asthma.
- Add a 8 – 10 drops to your bath to relieve stress and tension.
- Add few drops to your favorite hand lotion or a carrier oil and massage into skin for daily rejuvenation.
- For the symptomatic relief of muscle aches and pains, add a few drops to carrier oil then rub onto the affected areas.
- For fatigue put a few drops on a cotton ball and inhale for 1 to 2 minutes.
- For a sweet sensual atmosphere in your bedroom, put a small amount in potpourri.
- Use in aromatherapy for a restful night’s sleep.
- Add a few drops to hot water, drape a towel over your head and inhale the vapors to clear the lungs and nasal passages.