I’m not going to lie, when I first heard that people were turning to crystals for healing powers, I thought it sounded a bit loony and sacrilegious. I first heard about them via Snapchat thanks to author Kelly Oxford‘s recent obsession with them. My initial stream of consciousness went a little like this this: “Those crystals are kinda pretty…but I won’t ever do that hippie stuff… I don’t need any more knick-knacks around my bedroom…wait, could they help me?!”
Curiosity got the best of me, and I decided I at least wanted to learn the basics about healing crystals. I turned to some of my favorite wellness sites (Hello Glow, The Chalkboard Mag and Well+Good) to see what this craziness was all about. A little research quickly taught me that healing crystals are simply used tools to help you meditate and channel your focus and energy on improving something in your life. They can be applied to your diet and nutrition, your beauty routine, your work and even your love life. You most certainly do not pray to them (#phew), and you pick the crystals you personally feel drawn to. While I still haven’t decided if I’m going to buy some (it may still just be too willy-nilly for me), I must admit I am intrigued by the thought of this ancient wellness practice. I may just stick to the beauty products infused with ’em for now. Here’s a list of more than a dozen crystal-infused beauty products.
So as a COMPLETE newbie to the healing crystals game, I’ve broken it down to five basic things you should know about them in the slideshow above. And because I’m intrigued to know more, I’d love to hear it: do you use healing crystals?? Cheers, Kat
P.S. If you know someone who would be into it, check out Little Box of Rocks; it’s a great way to gift a few healing crystals to someone based on the occasion (and GP and Cameron Diaz have both apparently endorsed the brand).