7 Ways To Use Crystals for Healing

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There are so, so many different ways in which Crystals can be used for holistic healing. Lets chat briefly about 7 Ways to Use Crystals for Healing. In another post, we'll discuss how to choose specific crystals.

7 Ways to Use Crystals for Healing

1. Chakra Balancing

What is a chakra?  Chakras are energy systems within the body.  We have 7+ chakras. The root chakra, the sacral chakra, the solar plexus chakra, the heart chakra, the throat chakra, the third eye chakra, and the crown chakra. Each chakra has different functions within the body.

When there is a blockage in the chakra system, physical and non-physical signs can manifest leaving clues of a blockage. Crystals can be worn (necklace, pendant, etc) or even just placed on top of the desired chakra for balancing.  Specific crystals work best for certain chakras and often correlate by color.  For example, the root chakras color is red. Garnets, Red Carnelian, and Red Jasper are often 1st choices for bringing alignment and balance to the root chakra.

2. Energy Protection

Crystals are powerful aura cleansers and can really amplify your own personal energy fields.  This will not only protect you from environmental pollutants (air pollution, synthetic ingredients, computers, artificial lighting, air conditioning, and more) but will also protect you from low vibes/negative energy from others.

All crystals have these properties, however with some studying, you can narrow down specific crystals ideal for your situation/environment.

3. Improved Sleep

Placing a crystal near your bedside or under your pillow while sleeping can help improve the quality of your sleep. They can help with insomnia, ward off nightmares, assist with and dream recall.  Amethyst, quartz, and selenite are among my favorites for improved sleep.

4. Room Cleansing

We briefly talked about this with energy clearing. Crystals can neutralize any negative energy in a space and therefore amplify positive, feel good vibes.  This can be felt in homes, work environments, really any environment. Lots of fighting going on at home? Work place stress or hostility?  Try placing some crystals in your space.  Raw crystals and clusters tend to work best. Since the crystals are neutralizing negative energy, it is super important to cleanse your crystals. More on cleansing and charging your crystals later....

5. Gem Water

Gem Water is made by placing crystal gemstones (typically a quartz variety) inside a container or glass of fresh water . After leaving the glass in a window seal or anywhere it can catch some rays to charge for about 7 minutes, you can then enjoy your crystal infused water.  This allows the crystals to heal the body in ways a physical crystal cannot.  As mentioned, I tend to use quartz varieties, as you'll want to avoid any toxic crystals.

6. Meditation

Crystals can be a powerful tool to amplify your meditation practice, whether you're holding a crystal or a carefully chosen crystal is in your space.

7. Crystal Grids

Crystal grids are decorative grids that form a sacred geometry shape and can amplify healing and spiritual work.  Using your shape, crystals, and setting an intention, you'll then leave your crystal grid for a minimum of 24hrs so she can do her magic.  Grids sound confusing and complicated, but are not. More to come on the basics of crystals grids.

For more info or questions, feel free to reach out to me! If you are wanting to dive more into Healing with Crystals, consider checking out our Vibrational Crystal Healing Course

xo, Christel

Minimalist Mama

 

So,  I spent the last year minimizing our house and have really become a self declared minimalist mama!

I've been getting rid of stuff we don't need, things that don't serve a purpose, things that are just taking up space, and more...  They say a cluttered house is a cluttered mind, right?

Throughout this journey, I realized how attached we had become to things we thought we needed, newer things, upgraded things, more and more and more things.   There is always going to be something newer and it is just a never ending cycle that will never change until we are aware and make a change.

My journey began similar to that of my Attachment Parenting journey. It felt instinctual.  I dug into Facebook communities, blogs, documentaries, books, and have learned so much. This had changed my mindset on family life, my home business, my friendships, and so much more.

One of the BIGGEST things I've learned.... It isn't just about STUFF.  It is about how THINGS impact so many facets of life.  The constant picking up or clutter, toys, papers, and cleaning leaves me anxious and irritated. It takes time away from what is really important in life {to me.}   It impacted my parenting, impacted finances, and WHY? As a work from home mama, my goal was to work around my kiddos schedules. To be present, to teach, to learn, to grow with them.  Shouldn't I just be focused on those things? AND not stuff all the time?  Was STUFF --- tangible things, the wrong people, the wrong activities i was spending time on playing that big of a role in our lives?   YES!!! YES it was!

Over the last few months, i've shared my journey with friends and its often met by overwhelm. Wanting to get started but feeling bogged down by the enormity of it.

The number one thing that I tell my friends is that that you do not need to fit a molded definition of minimalism. You can make it your own.  Don't get fixated on a label and what it means to someone else.

Some people purge everything and keep very minimal things.

To some it is about aesthetic.

To some it is about being environmental responsible.

To some it is about the financial aspect.

To some it is about the emotional aspect.

To some its about all of these, or just a few of these, or a host of other reasons.

So....  how to get started?   Identify why you are intrigued with or wanting to focus on a minimalist life. AND remember, this can apply to the home, parenting, your business, how you spend free time, who you spend time with.  TIME is the biggest resource we have ;)

This is something I shared recently in some Facebook communities I am in:

Check out some resources AND remember, it doesn't have to be ALL or nothing.

Blogs

The Minimalists

Becoming Minimalist

Be More With Less

Unfancy

and some of my FAMILY FRIENDLY MAMA minimalists blogs....

Hippie in Disguise

Smallish

Documentaries

Minimalism

Consumed

Books

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Essentialism

Simplicity Parenting

AND if you are looking for a community or some amazing Facebook groups, let me know!!!

xo,

Christel

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Crunchy Homemade Deodorant

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I made a post last week on my personal Facebook page sharing my day at home making my crunchy homemade deodorant and got a lot of requests for the recipe.This recipe is great and is my go to. I tend to not use my homemade versions during the Summer because the texture gets a big off with the warmth and I feel a bit more *stinky*….. but it works great in the Fall, Winter, and Spring!

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tsp Beeswax (I buy the pellets)
3 Tbsp Baking Soda
2 Tbsp Shea Butter
2 Tbsp Arrowroot powder
1 TSP Beeswax
Essential Oils (whichever you enjoy)

Directions:

Melt the coconut butter and shea butter in a quart sized glass mason jar and place in a small/medium saucepan over medium heat until they are melted. You can also do a double boiler method instead.
Once melted, remove from the heat and then add the baking soda and arrowroot powder. Mix/stir it up.
Then add your scents (5-8 drops of essential oils).. I enjoy lavender and citrus blends.
You can leave it in the jar with a lid and scoop some out and apply to your underarms, or do what I do…. wait for it to harden a bit as it cools off and then transfer it to an old deodorant stick.

If you have a chance to make this, please share!!