How Crystals And Stones Can Be Used For Self-Care

crystal healingAchieving optimal health is something of a balance between the mind, body and soul. Healing crystals are becoming more and more popular and have amassed a large following. Different crystals are believed to have multiple different benefits, with some said to reduce stress, others allow you to think more clearly, whilst some are known for boosting confidence. There is no limit to how many crystals you can use at one time, as they are said to complement each other and work in sync to improve your body’s energy.

When using them for self-care and health benefits, having a strong sense of self-love is important. Adding crystals into your self-care routine can have enormous benefits and has been known to help anxiety and stress. When using crystals and stones, you may begin to feel a lightness and relief, but just like any other health routine, exercise or diet, a crystal routine which works for one person won’t work for another. Here are some ways that you can use stones and crystals for self-care.

Finding A Crystal That Is Right For You

There are so many different crystals, all with varying benefits and uses. When you’re new to crystals and stones, it’s difficult to know where to start when choosing the right one. The best thing to do is go into a shop or look online and see which ones you are most drawn to. Often, you will get an urge to hold one, especially if you are looking at a group of them. So, whether you are looking for one which is calming, relaxing or absorbs bad energy, there will be one that is right for you.

Quartz Crystal is one that encourages healing and good health and it is believed to help you let go of negative energy and focus on positive energy which is present in your life.

Amethyst is believed to be the best crystal when looking to improve sleep-quality, particularly when used during yoga and meditation. When using, be sure to set your intentions solely on the stone and hold it either in your hand or have it in the room with you whilst you meditate.

 Amazonite has become extremely popular due to its abilities to help with emotional health and the encouragement it gives to be able to release our self-judgement and instead build power and confidence.    amazonite

Shungite has been used for centuries due to the belief in its ability to absorb negative energy away from our bodies, whilst sending out positive vibes. It is emphasised that washing the stone and recharging it in the sun for a few hours before use will benefit the crystals power.

What Do I Do With A Crystal?

Don’t overthink it. This is something which is meant to help your energy and thoughts and many people get too caught up in choosing one and using it. Once you have a crystal which feels right for you, the best thing to do is set an intention upon them. You can set an intention upon any stone, but it is recommended that you charge them in the sun for a few hours before using. You can use a crystal anytime where you feel it may help you, whether that’s during a meditation class, under your pillow at night or even just in your coat pocket during the day. Do what feels right for you.

Using Crystals On Your Body

Using crystals on your body has a completely different effect than when you just hold them. If you are familiar with a specific chakra, then pick a stone which correlates with this and place it onto your body. This then works by stirring the energy around the chakra and brings up the emotions which you need in order to heal.

Create The Ultimate Spa Treatment

Crystals are known to infuse our self-care routines with healing properties. If you want to create the ultimate at-home crystal treatment, then put your crystals into the bath with you or soak them in the water which you use to wash and cleanse your face. The energy released from the crystal will have a restorative and peaceful effect on your body.

Include Them In Your Makeup Bag

Crystal face rollers have recently become a huge thing, with many made from amethyst, jade and rose quartz due to their known healing powers. They are used to help boost the effects of moisturisers and creams, soothe sensitive skin and provide a soothing facial massage.

Crystal rollers have become popular due to the mass appeal of going back to basics with our skincare and the beauty industry is keen to add organic and natural feelings and thoughts back into our makeup bags. With cosmetic items such as face glitter, mattifying powders and even lipsticks now using and drawing inspiration from crystals, it is no surprise that they are one of this year’s most popular trends.

Our guest blogger Natalie Wilson is a freelance writer with a particular focus on sustainability and eco-friendly living. Whether you’re looking for a new meditation method or some facts on plastic pollution, she’s your girl! When not writing, Natalie can be found pulling on her leggings and hoodie and heading to the gym or walking her dog. You can connect with her on Twitter @NatWilson976.