Crystals have increased in popularity, as people have become more aware of energy as part of wellness and selfcare practices, but crystals and semiprecious stones have been believed to have healing abilities for millions of years, with crystals being important parts of culture and tradition, for example the Egyptians used crystals in tombs and clothing, and the Aztec people used crystals for sculptures, tools and temples.
Crystals give off energy, or vibrations, and different types of crystals help diffident energy fields within the body. Having crystals near to you, holding them or placing them on your body is therefore thought to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual support.
With essential oils working in the same way to support us, it can be a wonderful combination to partner the two practices together.
As an aromatherapist I love to enhance the energy of the crystal with essential oils and vice versa, to give you an experience that is then deeply connecting and expressive.
Here are some of my crystal pairing suggestions for Tisserand’s expertly blended wellbeing ranges.
- Energy Boost – If you need some reviving, a wake and shake up of the energy, then this blend of Orange, Lime and Grapefruit will feel like the supercharge you need. Paired with Carnelian crystal, a beautiful orange colour, is stimulating and passion awakening. Ideal to keep in your living space or in your bag or pocket for boost of energy during the day.
- Total De-Stress – Life likes to keep us on our toes so every now and then there can be periods of uncertainty, maybe a stressful day at work or something we just didn’t foresee. It’s important that we unwind from these hectic situations. This blend has a comforting combination of warming Nutmeg, sweet uplifting Orange and balancing Geranium, which together bring a sense of calm. Paired with Fluorite, which is known to absorb and neutralise negative energy and stress. Fluorite also can come in several colours and shades of greens and purples, which are soothing and stress relieving.
- Sleep Better – Whether you are having trouble sleeping or just in need of a deep, good quality sleep the soothing blend of lavender, jasmine and sandalwood will leave your mind and body feeling blissful and ready for a peaceful sleep. Paired with Amethyst, widely know for its soothing energy frequency, having this by your bed or a piece under your pillow, will also help you to drift away soundly.
- Happy Vibes – Maybe you need to raise your vibes or you’re already in the happiest place and want to stay there for as long as you possibly can, then this infusion of Lemon Tea Tree, Bergamot and Nutmeg has all the ingredients to keep you feeling bright and joyful. Paired with Citrine, the ‘sunshine’ crystal because of its beautiful yellows and golden colours. Citrine is associated with attracting abundance, positivity, and manifesting.
- Real Calm – Continuous Self-care is very important for homeostasis, the ability to stay in a steady physical and emotional state, being calm and not being unscaly stressed. So, making time for yourself regularly can be heightened with this relaxing and inspiring blend of Lavender, Bergamot and Patchouli, calming the mind, and bringing a sense of inner peace. Paired with Blue Lace Agate, a mineral that is formed of soothing blues and whites, this stone is nurturing and supportive. Its is known to bring calmness and peace, especially around emotions and is helpful with being able to communicate.
There are several ways to work with crystals alongside essential oils, the simplest thing to do is just have a piece of the crystals you are drawn to being with near to you. That could be next to you bed if it is for sleep, or by your computer for support with energy or de-stressing. Or in a room that focus on a certain energy, such as happiness in your living space and calming in a bathroom. There are endless combinations you can play with around your home.
Just check that you don’t have crystals that are awakening near to your bed or in your calm spaces.
Written by Aromatherapist and crystals worker Simone Stevens @sensesbysim