“So, what do you do with crystals? How do you use them?” These are questions I am frequently asked, and they are some of my favorites. Simply put, aside from meditating with my stones and keeping them all throughout my environment, there are many ways I see them now being incorporated across so many platforms – in candles, makeup production processes (looking at you, Glossier Haloscope!), and home décor like bookends or coasters. I’ve compiled my all-time preferred ways to feature crystals into daily life in simple, beautiful, modern ways that make it easy to take positive vibes with you through every step of your day.
With a love that runs deep for how empowering, striking and energetically inspiring crystals are, I decided to marry my desire to create with the sheer adoration for the metaphysical into wearable, delicate crystal pieces. My line of jewelry is, like me, forever evolving, embracing the constant hunt for balance and personal growth while maintaining a strong vision of self-expression. Thus far, they have brought me nothing but joy, and I absolutely love designing pieces that can stand on their own, or blend well with each other as well as unique pieces from your own collection.
There has been a whole lot of hype buzzing around the beauty industry for Jade face rollers, as Jade has long been treasured throughout Chinese tradition as maintaining the ability to draw out negative energy, embodying overall physical vitality and emotional well-being. Jade is also ideal for heart chakra opening, boosting prosperity and bringing good luck. Ever since I spotted them gracing the headlines of all my major beauty blogs, I had to add one to my crystal kit. These bad boys are beneficial for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, reducing puffiness and inflammation, and generally making your face feel supremely awake and relaxed simultaneously while you give yourself a daily facial massage. I keep mine in the refrigerator for an added morning wake-up boost, using it just after moisturizing at the start of the day.
While scrolling through social media, I recently discovered the most stunning comb I’ve ever seen. I literally gasped – was that Rose Quartz? Anyone who knows me can essentially target me as one who can never have too much of this dreamy pink stone. Upon reading about the process taken to create these gorgeous pieces, I expressed zero self-control and knew I wanted to take my self-care to the next level. In working with my crystal comb, I found an entirely new way to work on releasing heart chakra tensions through connecting truly to my highest Self. The process of meditating with this stone not only allowed me to relax further and enjoy my end-of-day routine, but completely opened my crown chakra so that I could physically feel the strands of my tangled heartstrings to find another release. The comb kit contained so many personal, extraordinary little details, including the accompaniment of a Key Affirmation stating: “The past is healed. I open myself to love and light. I am love.” After using it several times, I have found an additional tool to drive more of a centered flow of energy to enter and escape, while focusing primarily on self-love to regularly refill my Thank Bank.
One of my favorite places on the planet is the magical realm of Spellbound Sky. Located in Los Angeles and donned in disco balls accompanied by a six-foot unicorn, it has always been my primary source for everything ritualistic – from crystals, candles, jewelry and the forever essential oil potions. Made in-store using an unscented coconut oil base, each specific potion is thoughtfully created using a layer of well composed oils with a handful of specific crystals to further raise the vibration of each fragrance. My personal selections are the Diamond Life, infused with clove, frankincense and Quartz crystals to amplify intentions – and because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a Diamond life? And my other major choice being Love Force (obviously), filled with Rose Quartz, ylang ylang, rose and sandalwood essential oils.
The quickest, easiest and most glamorous way I’ve found to bring crystals into everyday life is by wearing them. My arm candy is always evolving and changing based on my mood, where I am in life, what I want in a particular day, or simply by what makes me feel most inspired. My go-to bracelet Guru is Wax & Wane Jewelry, as the quality, variety and style is totally unparalleled of anywhere I’ve found. Dean has literally hundreds of styles, shapes and sizes, sourcing the best beads from all over the world and is an absolute joy to work with. I have adopted countless pieces for my collection over the past several years and am always finding new ways to mix-and-match according to my energy each day and gifting them regularly. The stack I am currently crushing on has a Ruby centerpiece embodying passion, confidence, goal setting and encouraging the visualization process. I paired that with two Herkimer Diamond bracelets, each an extremely high vibrational stone used for gaining guidance from spirit guides, spiritual evolution and accessing the true purpose of your soul. These three are sandwiched between two Garnets, one of my all-time favorite energies to work with, embracing a passionate, motivated mindset to spark a flame to kick down goals while keeping you grounded so you don’t burn out. This combo also has a little bit of a sexy vibe, to keep confidence levels high and the productivity train moving!
With so many ways to introduce crystals into your life, the most important way to remember is you must choose the path that inspires you, noting there is no way to do it wrong. As many or as few different ways you utilize them, it can be beneficial both to have a directed stream of focus or a colorful array of energies – whichever route feels most harmonious to you in the moment. Embrace the energies that feel right, encouraging, comforting, energizing, protecting, and any others which speak to you. Trust your intuition, and let unlimited possibilities be your guide.
I put crystals in my pockets before a hike. I’m not sure if it’s my imagination or my spirit guide’s influence, but somehow crystals in my pocket can make me feel a connection with Mother Earth.
And if I pray or meditate while hiking/walking, the crystals in the palms of my hands can make my hands tingle a little bit. It’s kind of a magical sensation.
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