Chinese Culture Meanings of Lotus Flower And Its Benefits


The Lotus (荷花), also called the sacred lotus, is known scientifically as Nelumbo nucifera, one of the most significant Chinese culture flowers. In Chinese culture, the lotus symbolizes the heart and mind’s ultimate purity because it rises untainted and beautiful from the mud. The lotus is of the utmost importance in Chinese culture for numerous reasons, including religious symbolism, marriage symbolism, and food usage. 

The Lotus Flower and Buddhism


Lotus flowers play a vital role in Buddhism. They generally represent spiritual awakening, purity, and faithfulness. This belief roots from the fact that lotus flowers emerge from muddy waters. For Buddhism, that means the act of rising above despite the challenges and moving towards the light of wisdom. 

In Buddhism, the symbolism of a lotus flower also differs depending on its colour. For instance, a blue lotus flower symbolizes a spirit’s victory over knowledge and wisdom. White lotuses signify peace and purity, while red lotuses, much like other red flowers, mean love and compassion. On the contrary, purple lotus flowers have a deeper meaning as their petals represent important teaching of Buddha called the Noble Eightfold Path. The pink lotus flower, however, gives an essential sense in Buddhism. It is regarded as the “true lotus” and the primary colour of the flower. 

Lotus Flower in Skincare

Do you know that the lotus is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, making it an ideal anti-ageing ingredient? According to research, lotus’s leaf, flower and seed extracts showed strong possibility for whitening and anti-wrinkle functional cosmetic agent. Also, lotus extracts contain skin balancing properties, which help balance sebum production in the body.

The Pure Lotus

Hailing from the beautiful island of Jeju, The Pure Lotus utilizes only the freshest natural ingredients grown on the mineral-rich island. Its main ingredient is the White Lotus Leaf that is carefully extracted from lotus plants grown in Beophwa Temple on Jeju Island for nearly a thousand years. 

The Pure Lotus

The Jeju Botanical Sun Cream from The Pure Lotus is a fresh and moist sunblock for all seasons! Get maximum protection without the whitening, gleaming or clotting effects of normal sun creams with this silky smooth sun cream. You would not even notice you have it on!

Enriched with The Pure Lotus’ unique Jeju Botanical Complex Extract, this sun cream does more than just protect you from harmful UV rays. This anti-oxidant rich sun cream will help brighten and smoothen your complexion and provide fine wrinkle treatment. 

The Pure Lotus

This a dream come true for lazy girls! Improve your complexion in just one, easy step with this tone up cream from The Pure Lotus. Formulated with Pink Calamine, Vitamin B12, and Pearl Extract, this gentle facial cream brightens and evens your skin tone for a naturally radiant complexion. The ultra moisturising formula ensures that your skin stays supple and is fortified with botanical extracts including White Lotus Extract, rich in antioxidants to help protect your skin from environmental stress promoting skin health.

Paper Flower Art

Realistic-looking paper blooms have steadily been trending and seem to be just as popular now. We loved the fact that these beautiful blooms will stay pretty for years with no extra effort required. It also makes a great activity for relieving stress and shifting the mind away from life’s everyday anxieties.
Dawn Koh
Koh Dawn, based in Singapore, is a self-taught Paper Sculpture Artist. Since graduating from London College of Fashion, she has merged her childhood calling of paper art with her love for couture. Dawn loves the truthfulness of working with her hands and creating from scratch using sustainable, archival-quality papers and inks. She sees beauty in paper art and hopes to spread her love of this lost tradition. She has since worked with numerous notable luxury and beauty brands, in sharing the art with a wider audience.
Dawn Koh - ‘Swimming Flowers’

Dawn occasionally collaborates with local companies to host paper crafting workshops to encourage people to slow down, give themselves some self-love and create with like-minded people. Join Dawn in her upcoming workshop and create your own flower bouquet with your hands. Click here to find out more! 

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