What are Crystals and how do they work

Crystals have been used for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing for thousands of years, dating all the way back to the early Egyptian and Persian people. Historically the Chinese texts on medicine, Indian Ayurvedic Texts, and the Bible have mentioned crystals, their ability to heal, and their power.

Crystals are defined as stones that have a unique structure of lattice patterns. Einstein proved that everything has energy and vibrates, even when you cannot see or feel it. You, me, everything around us has energy and vibrates on its own specific and unique level, and each energetic signature exists within us in the form of energetic bodies. These are

  1. Chakras – energy centers in our bodies
  2. Meridians – energy pathways running through the body
  3. Auras – energy fields surrounding the body

Crystals also have aura and vibration, and when they come in contact with the human body, they can affect how we vibrate. In theory, Crystals can modify the body’s energetic vibration and allow physical, spiritual, and emotional healing.

Now before you doubt if Crystals can benefit you, consider that most modern-day technology would not exist without crystals. Crystals are used in computers, engines, watches, sonar, lasers, ultrasounds, radios, microphones, amplifiers, electric guitars, even our cell phones; the list goes on and on. We use Crystals every day, and most of us never even know it.

Energy often cannot be explained, only that we know we can physically feel the energy and that it affects us on an emotional and ethereal level. Crystals emit energy, and working with crystals can assist with your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Crystals will not allow you to jump tall buildings in a single bound, but they will help speed up the process.

For instance, after we turn 40/50 years old, most of us begin to notice it takes longer to get over a cold or our body doesn’t heal as quickly as it did previously. The use of crystals will boost and speed up the recovery and healing process after illnesses and injuries.

Now that we know and kind of understand how crystals work, we can now take those healing properties and apply them to our skincare regimen.

Crystal For Skincare

QUARTZ CRYSTAL

Quartz Crystal, also called Clear Quartz due to its clear transparent appearance, is associated with all chakras and all zodiac signs. Quartz Crystal is known as the feel better stone and is said to “improve your quality of life,” energize you in all situations and instill a feeling of happiness. Quartz Crystal is great for heart health, ear health, tinnitus, balance issues, and weight loss. It aids in clearing the body of blockages, cleansing the organs, and increasing the benefit of any healing procedures. It is also known to attract love and harmony.  

Quartz Crystal is a healing stone that can be programmed to attract your wants and needs. Holding your Quartz Crystal and visualizing your skin healing and looking more youthful daily is a great way to program your crystal and amplify the properties you desire. You can also place Quartz Crystal on your beauty tray to help boost your facial products’ healing benefits. Doing this will also impart loving, healing energy into your skincare regimen. Quartz Crystal also removes negative energy, so placing a crystal in your bath water is a great way to remove negative energies from your body. Lastly, Quartz Crystal also amplifies the energies of other stones; therefore, using it with either of the stones listed below would most definitely enhance your skincare results.

Side note: To help reduce stress in your overall life, place pieces of Quartz Crystal around your home to cleanse and purify your living spaces. Doing this will promote harmony. It is not recommended to put Quartz Crystal by your bedside because it may bring too much energy and prevent you from sleeping. 

Pair with Milk-Peel Gentle Exfoliating Toner

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz comes in a variety of pale pinks. Raw Rose Quartz is actually very pale and should be kept out of sunlight to prevent bleaching. Rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra and is known as the stone of unconditional love. For centuries people have used Rose Quartz to help release stress, tension, fear, anxiety, anger, and resentment. It magnifies the user’s creativity and imagination and is a great stone for artists and creators. It is good for heart health, menstrual cycles, or anything related to blood and circulation. It is also great for healing general aches and pains.

Rose Quartz is known for giving its wearer/users a great complexion by reducing wrinkles and promoting a youthful appearance. Massage Rose Quartz on your face to improve circulation for a more radiant glow. The love vibration of Rose Quartz penetrates to the “cellular level, reprogramming your cells for love, joy, and longevity.” You can also place Rose Quartz in your bath to absorb its healing properties all over your body or create an elixir and mist your skin daily. Another way to use Rose Quartz is to place it near or under your skincare products. Just like with Quartz Crystal, it can amplify your skincare products’ healing and loving effects. 

Using and/or wearing this stone daily can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, calm irritation, improve your overall appearance, as well as promote self-love, and bathing your entire body in a feeling of healing and overall harmony.  

Sidenote: Rose Quartz is a powerful stone to wear and place around your home. Its vibrational energy opens the heart chakra, clears negative emotions and energies, and brings empathy not only to oneself but radiates to those around you. 

Pair with Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil

Amethyst

Last but not least, we have beautiful Amethyst, also known as Spirit Quartz. Amethyst is a variety of quartz and comes in different shades of purple, and can even be transparent. Amethyst is associated with your third eye, crown, and soma chakras. Amethyst radiates harmony and aligns the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical bodies. It promotes restful sleep, helps insomnia, cleanses, detoxifies, regulates hormone production, reduces swelling, aids cellular regeneration, and supports oxygenation in the blood. Amethyst is also a great stone to use to calm anger, fear, and anxiety.

Due to the detoxifying and cellular regenerative nature of Amethyst, it is an excellent stone for individuals with acne and other skin infections. Massaging Amethyst over your blemishes can help calm them, and when placed near skincare products, Amethyst enhances their healing properties making treatments more effective and longer-lasting.

Another way I use Amethyst is to assist with sleep. A full and restful night of sleep is crucial to keeping your skin supple and youthful. Placing a piece of Amethyst on your bedside table or under your pillow relaxes the body, helping to treat insomnia and promoting restful sleep. 

Pair with Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

As you can see, Crystals can do more than be jewelry or pretty accent pieces to place around your home. They can help improve our everyday lives. If you would like to learn even more about Crystals, visit our Gemstone Encyclopedia or search on your own. You will be amazed at what you find. 

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About the author

I’ve always loved rocks. As a child, at recess, I would collect the rocks on the playground. I remember my mother having to always empty my pockets before washing clothes. As an adult my love for rocks is just as strong but now I know what those beautiful rocks/gemstones do to heal the body, mind and spirit. I love making our beautiful jewelry. It makes me feel good to share the positive energy & love that flows through me and into each beautiful piece of healing gemstone jewelry I make for Earth + fire.

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