Seven Flowers Power: A Ritual Bath to Attract Positive Energy and Good Luck
Traditional customs in Chinese culture have long been seen as an epitome of wisdom that could still be of great help to us today. A prime example of this is the Seven Flowers ritual bath, which is quite similar to the scenes of royal concubines bathing in petals portrayed in films. It is said that this bathing ritual, done with petals of seven distinct colors, can increase one's personal aura and infuse it with natural flower vitality, filling it with a positive energy and granting them good fortune!
“The number "seven" is a cycle of the law of the universe and is considered an auspicious number, so seven and its multiples are often used to signify "completeness"”
Origin of Seven Flowers Ritual
The origin of Seven Flowers ritual is generally attributed to Taoism, but in fact there are similar rituals in Buddhism, such as the "aroma soup" used in the Buddha Bathing Festival, which is made of flower petals and spices, as a cleansing accessory. In Buddhism, the number "seven" is a cycle of the law of the universe and is considered an auspicious number, so seven and its multiples are often used to signify "completeness". The West also has a similar concept: the energy system of the human body is composed of seven main chakras, each of which has a corresponding color, namely red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet (white). The use of seven flowers can purify these seven chakras, enhance energy to achieve a balanced state, and attract positive energy and good luck.
Selection of the Seven Flowers
When it comes to selecting flowers for the Seven Flowers ritual, there are traditionally no exact stipulations. As a rule, flowers with meaningful symbolic values and a variety of hues are chosen. Additionally, it is suggested that chrysanthemums and gladiolus, which are traditionally offered as sacrificial offerings, as well as flowers with thorns like roses, are not employed due to their alleged "aggressive" nature and lack of serenity.
Seven Flowers Bath in Ancient time
In times long past, a flower bath was the go-to form of bathing - as showers weren't a thing back then. All one had to do was to take seven flower petals, place them in the bathwater, and soak oneself from head to toe. Meditation can be used to further intensify the positive effects on one's mental and physical state, and it's recommended to keep this routine for seven days.
If the purpose is to cleanse the body, sea salt can be added to the bathwater to eliminate the negative energies inside. However, salt was very pricey in those days, so only those of higher standing had access to it. Besides, you can use plants like pomelo leaves, cypress leaves, and chinese wampi leaves for the same cleansing purpose.
Meditation can be used to further intensify the positive effects on one's mental and physical state
Seven Flowers Ritual in Modern Days
If you're lucky enough to have a bathtub in your home, why not try out a traditional flower bath? This unique and therapeutic bathing ritual is great for improving blood circulation and overall health. The Seven Flower Bath Soak includes petals of Organic Calendula, Organic German Chamomile, Organic Lavender, Jasmine, Forget-Me-Not, Globe Amaranth and Peony, along with Dead Sea salt and Magnesium salt. Dead Sea Salt has been used for centuries to purify, detoxify and nourish the skin, and its distinct mineral content helps soothe many skin conditions. Natural magnesium salts can also be beneficial in relieving achy muscles and improving sleep quality. The experience is further enriched by the addition our pure essential oil blends of Jasmine, Geranium and Ylang Ylang, offering you the ultimate spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home.
Nowadays, most people prefer taking showers as part of their daily routine. Seven Flowers Body Soap is specifically formulated for a unique "flower shower", made with a blend of virgin olive oil and essence of seven selected flowers: Organic Calendula, Organic German Chamomile, Organic lavender, Jasmine, Forget-Me-Not, Globe Amaranth and Peony. To maximize the experience of the "flower bath", this product is also enriched with pure essential oils like Jasmine, Geranium, and Ylang Ylang to provide an alluring aroma that promises to bring good luck in every way.
A traditional flower bath starts at the head and works its way down the body, making Seven Flowers Shampoo MILD an essential component! With a special mix of seven flower essences, its formula is based on amino acid-based foaming ingredients, making for a mildly acidic yet creamy and luxuriously foamy texture. Gentle and nourishing, this shampoo is perfect for a dry, sensitive scalp and is a great way to soothe damage from bleaching or add luster and strength to hair.
If you're seeking to have the potency of seven distinct flowers surrounding you always, Seven Flowers Home Mist is the perfect solution for you. Made from a combination of natural Lavender, Jasmine, Calendula, Chamomile, Peony, Osmanthus and Neroli Hydrosol, it is infused with the refreshing and deodorizing benefits of Colloidal Silver, and pure essential oils. Not only will it infuse your living spaces with vivacity, it will also help you relax and banish worries. This spray can be used anywhere in the home, be it your bedroom, living area, kitchen or bathroom, it will make the atmosphere of your home exquisitely colorful while emanating a delightful aroma. Furthermore, it is also highly beneficial for textile fabrics like rugs, drapes, furniture, and even outerwear.