It’s pretty self-evident that crystals have hit the mainstream in a major way in recent times. No longer do you need to venture through the jangly beaded curtain of your local patchouli scented wiccan store to pick up a chunk of Rose Quartz or a Selenite wand. Tbh, these days you probably don’t need to go any further than the home décor department of your closest department store.
But crystals are meant to do so much more than just keep your books from falling over, or prevent your Riedel glassware from leaving rings on the coffee table…
Even aside from being hella pretty, crystals exude energy and have TONNES of uses in healing and cleansing and manifesting and attracting that you probably haven’t even begun to discover.
And if you’re already keeping crystals in your space, chances are you were drawn to them for a reason – so here are our top 5 ways to use your decorative crystals to improve your life and wellbeing…
- Carry them with you
This is pretty straightforward, and if you were drawn to these stones in the first place something about them must have resonated with you, so maybe you’re already doing this. Carrying your crystals with you is awesome, because the more time you spend with them, the more your energy aligns with their frequency and you will reap the healing benefits.
- Take them to bed
If you’re going to be spending a third of your life there anyway, you might as well be absorbing some quality healing powers from your crystals while you’re doing it, amiright?
Anything from stress about where your next rent check is coming from to replaying that time you accidently replied to your co-worker’s “Happy Birthday” with “You too” can cause us to lay in bed thinking for way longer than we’d like. To settle the mind, we need to relax and to relax, we need to heal our energy.
Using crystals to help you sleep helps you to access the peace of mind you need to ease your worries and get that beauty slumber you long for and deserve.
- Infuse your bath with good vibes
What’s better than a bubble bath with a glass of Rosé at the end of a long day? A healing bubble bath with crystals in it, obv. Water is a great conductor and can amplify the frequency of your crystals. By bringing your crystals into the bath with you, you can absorb their energy even more potently and truly amplify the relaxing powers of a good end of day soak.
Just do your research before chucking crystals in the bath willy-nilly though – not all crystals are safe to use in water.
- Go green thumb
Crystals can give off energy that plants absorb to help them grow. Turn your black thumb to green with these hot tips…
Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline and Sodalite add healing energies to sick plants. Jaspers are known to encourage new growth and Onyx and Obsidian are recommended for tomato plants. In fact, black stones like Onyx and Obsidian can reportedly confuse and repel pests. Time to ditch the toxic pesticides and go au natural in your home jungalow.
- Block our negative electromagnetic fields
EMF (or electromagnetic fields) are produced by all living things, but in recent years, the levels have soared off the charts thanks to our constant use of phones and computers, as modern tech reportedly produces far more of these frequencies.
Exposure to such high levels of EMF can my harmful to our physical, mental and spiritual health, but stones like Malachite, Shungite and Black Tourmaline can actually absorb or mitigate EMF or help people experiencing negative effects from high exposure. Plus, they look damn pretty while they do it.