Want to join the crystal craze? A guide to 7 popular crystals and how you can utilise their properties.
OK, so we’ve been seeing the crystal buzz online for a while now with celebs such as Kim Kardashian-West, Jenna Dewan and Bella Hadid all having crystal collections in their homes.
But what is it really all about? And how do you know which one to get? Well, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. This is your beginners guide to all things crystals, 2020 can use all the help it can get.
So what can they be used for?
There are many different uses for crystals and different types for each issue. Crystals are known for their spiritual healing properties, they can be used to bring positive energy, relieve stress and help you tap in to certain aspects of your mind such as creativity and concentration etc.
Here are some common uses for crystals and which ones to help.
You’re having trouble sleeping…
Helping with sleep is a common use for crystals. Some say to keep it simple in the bedroom as too many crystals in this space could keep you awake. Decide which few best suit your problems and try them out before packing your room with lots of energies.
The nickname for this is ‘liquid light’, meaning it brings a light environment, supporting restful sleep and dreams when placed under the pillow. Selenite lamps can also be placed on the bedside locker to cleanse negative energy leaving the room and you feeling clear and calm.
Rose Quartz can be used in the bedroom to promote love both in relationships and within yourself. It can soothe tensions in the air and heighten forgiveness as well as lowering stress levels which allows you to enjoy the soft energy.
You’re struggling with Anxiety?
Anxiety can be a large reason some people have trouble getting to sleep. These crystals are known to help soothe anxious minds and allow you to relax.
This crystal is known for calming the mind, which can help those who struggle with busy minds at night time. Anxiety and stress are eased and the stone also allows for peaceful dreams.
Placing the amethyst crystal on your third eye for 11 minutes can open up tuition and calm your mind, everyday stresses that may keep you up at night are soothed to allow total rest at bed time. Those who suffer with nightmares or insomnia may want to try this one as it is known as a cure for these issues in some cases.
Want to deepen your relationship?
Crystals can be used in pairs, Rose Quartz as the promoter of love is of course one for helping relationships. But it can be paired with others to increase certain areas in a relationship.
Rose Quartz and Amethyst: These stones can be placed on your nightstand and help to deepen the connection and understanding of your relationship, when working together.
Rose Quartz and Aventurine Mandarin Ducks: This combo stands for luck and long lasting love in your relationship, the mandarin ducks mate for life and so are a symbol of lifelong love. Place them in the far right corner of your room when looking in, looking over your space, this is known as the love corner.
Want to increase productivity?
Keeping crystals in your office space can not only help keep your stress levels low but assist in manifesting your success, sounds good to us!
This stone aids the idea of life purpose. It helps with the process of manifesting your goals and attracts success and joy as well as creativity and imagination which can help you get to where you want to be. Keep this on your office desk and trust it will bring your true path.
If you work in an electronics heave space, this stone can help eliminate electromagnetic waves that come from laptops and mobile phones etc. It also promotes mental clarity and balanced power which can keep you focussed on the job at hand. This stone also helps to wind down after work by turning negative energy into positive energy and recharging you at the end of the day.
Want to recharge in the bathroom?
Himalayan Salt Rocks
Popping a few of these rocks into your bath relieved tension from your body and mind as you relax, these stones do dissolve in water but that helps the process. They can also be used to decorate the bathroom so they don’t dissolve bringing purifying properties to the energy leaving you feeling cleansed.
Well, there are definitely a lot of reasons to give crystals a go! This is only the beginning, sites such as Energymuse.com, wellandgood.com and yogiapproved.com have plenty more idea’s and information of crystal use if you’re officially on the badwagon now!
Words: Jade Carpenter