Exclusive Blue Lotus Rapé | Egyptian Lotus Blend | #60
This exclusive Blue Lotus Rapé is a fusion blend of Ecuadorian Yarumo, Sacred blue lotus and N. rustica. This is a strong snuff. It’s profound and full of light!
It brings together an iconic tree from South America with a sacred plant from Egypt.
This rapé uses the Blue Lotus of the Nile or Nymphaea caerulea which is a revered plant that was once used during rituals in ancient Egypt. When Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened, they discovered that Blue Lotus flowers had been scattered over his body. Initially, it was thought that these flowers were purely symbolic; however, there is a growing body of research that is pointing towards the fact that Egyptians used Nymphaea caerulea to induce ecstatic states, euphoria, feelings of wellbeing, and also as a medicine.
The Amazonian plants used in this masterpiece rapé include the silver Yarumo leaves that carry calcium and minerals required to release the magic particles of the blend.
Blue Lotus Rapé is made in the Chocó region of the Ecuadorian Andes foothills. Where lowlands meet the cloud rainforests and the rivers flow pristine from the highlands. This is exactly the place where our Wakingherbs family project is blossoming while the hummingbirds fly around us. This blend was made with all the love and lofty intentions from all of us so that you can find clarity, abundance, and joy.
What is Rapé?
Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’ in Portuguese, is a traditional snuff used by various indigenous tribes of South America. Predominantly tribal people from Brazil and Peru. Rapé blends contain a ground mixture of plants, tree bark, seeds, and ash. The fine powder is blown into each nostril through a bone or bamboo pipe called a ‘Tepi’ or ‘Kuripe’. The Tepi applicator is a long blow pipe that connects the nostril of the receiver to the mouth of the person that administers the snuff. The Kuripe is for self-application. The V-shaped applicator connects the nostril to the mouth allowing the snuff to be self-blown into the nose.
Each tribe has its own rapé formula and usually, it is women who gather the ingredients. The selection, mixture, and grinding process are regarded as a ritual only to be performed by a reputable healer. The snuff is typically made in small batches according to the specific needs of the person being treated or the ceremony’s occasion.
The use of Rapé aims to restore our connection to nature and a sense of grounding. It clears mental fog and confusion eliminating negative thought patterns. These powerful snuffs bring about physical and spiritual wellness.
Step by step guide to using Rapé.
What is Rapé – Waking Herbs blog