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A beginners guide to healing crystals

Want to bring more zen to your physical surroundings and home? More than (extremely) pretty ornaments, healing crystals or stones have individual properties that help balance energy in physical spaces and the body.

Created over millennia, often in caves and underground, crystals harness energy of the Sun, the Moon, and the oceans and help us to connect with the earth and these energies when in their presence. Not sure where to start with crystals?

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Crystals are far from a new wellness fad, for example, Egyptians used Rose Quartz as a beautifying aid and knowledge surrounding the healing powers of crystals has been passed down through the generations making it a time-tested spiritual practice that’s not attached to a specific culture or religion.

You can think of crystals as a spiritual way to balance energy—that could be emotions, relationships, health, intentions etc. Each crystal has it’s own level of vibrational energy. Some uplift mood, others are calming, some can help us focus, others can boost creativity.

By using different crystals, invisible energy levels can be increased, decreased, or altered to positively impact one’s emotional and spiritual life and create BALANCE.

WHICH CRYSTALS TO CHOOSE

If you are new to crystals, the choice of stones can seem a little overwhelming but the key is to start small. Before positive energy can be absorbed, it’s important to get rid of the negative kind so a ‘protective’ crystal can be the best starting point such as black tourmaline. Here are some of our favourite rocks…

QUARTZ

Renowned as the master healer this can be used for almost anything and will also amplify the effect of other crystals. Clear quartz absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Rose quartz has a peaceful, comforting energy. Strawberry quartz has the ability to amplify intentions of love and gratitude.

GREEN AVENTURINE

Helps us to attract abundance by encouraging us to feel more deserving of good things in our lives.

AMETHYST

Helps us to feel less anxious and more resistant to negative thoughts, feelings and choices.

AGATE

A communication stone, agate will help you open up and make expression easier.

JADE

Serene jade makes a perfect sidekick for meditation and introspection.

MOONSTONE

Helps us to feel more creative and intuitive. It’s also been used for centuries to connect with the energy and power of the moon, so is great for helping to induce a deep sleep.

WHAT TO DO WITH CRYSTALS

Wear them, decorate with them, hold them…crystals are meant to be used in the way that best serves you. Why not introduce the healing power of crystals using a crystal + essential oil infused mist by Courtney + The Babes. Choose from CLEANSE, LOVE LIKE + DEAR DREAM.

HOW TO CARE FOR CRYSTALS

Depending on the crystal, it’s recommended to regenerate its properties by cleaning at least once a month. Most crystals can be cleansed in a salt bath, or in the sunlight (black, clear, red, orange, and yellow color stones) + moonlight (white, pink, green, blue, and purple stones) and any soluble crystals need to be cleansed by burning sage around them.

Add a few crystals to your space and let the good vibes flow!

Images via Courtney + The Babes

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