Since our partnership with Whimsy & Wellness, we've been getting a lot of questions regarding using crystals and essential oils together, and so we invited Joseph Struhs (@happyhealthyjoe), an LA-based Integrative Health Coach and essential oil enthusiast, to be a guest writer on our blog! Enjoy!
Is it just me, or are crystals everywhere? From being incorporated into beauty products to being displayed in yoga studios to being lauded by health-conscious celebrities, they are popping up all over the place! Is this crystal craze a mainstream trend that will fade away, or are they tools to help support healing?
Ultimately, I think that's up to you to decide for yourself! And, the only way to find out is to get a little hands-on with them.
Feel like crystal healing is a little "out there"? Before ruling them out as a way to support your mind and body, I suggest opening yourself up a bit and giving them a try!
My purpose here is to break down some of the fundamentals behind crystal use, as well as explore some practical applications. We're going to talk about
- What crystals are
- The power of intention
- And how to use them with your essential oils!
Ready? Here we go!
What Makes Crystals So Special?
Crystals are often referred to as “stone people” or “wisdom keepers,” because they hold thousands or even millions of years of the Earth’s history within them. Ancient civilizations have worked with the energy of the Earth since the beginning of time, finding guidance from that which lived under their feet.
- Heather Askinosie, Crystal Expert & Found of Energy Muse Jewelry
I'll assume that if you're reading this, you're already familiar with using essential oils! A lot of people use essential oils because they are derived from plants and come from nature. Although not plant-derived, gemstones and crystals are of natural origin as well.
Also, just like with essential oils, you can dive into crystal healing as deep as you want.
To give some perspective: with essential oils you have immediate physical benefits and support (which can be very obvious), you have deeper emotional benefits (which, for some, may not be as an apparent experience as physical support), and then on an even deeper level you can pursue spiritual support. Incorporating crystals and gemstones into your self-care practice can be very similar.
Watch the video below to get a quick peak into some of the science and tradition behind using crystals.
Full disclosure: I am by no means an expert on gemstones. BUT I do have experience using them, am passionate about emotional aromatherapy, and have seen some awesome results when using the two together. It all boils down to one word: intention.
It's All About Intention
In very basic terms, intention is momentum that leads to action!
According to Nisonja McGary, a celebrity stylist and jeweler, "The healing power of crystals can aid in this process [of setting intention]. Similar to written lists, crystals serve as visual reminders of the intentions we set, and they can easily be worked into a pre-existing meditation or intention-setting routine."
Setting an intention is a powerful way to manifest a goal or a vision. Think of it like drawing a map of where you want to go. Crystals are traditionally used in holistic healing because they have properties that energetically magnify and focus intention.
Using Essential Oils And Crystals Together for Physical & Emotional Support
For example, when used in conjunction with aromatherapy, a gemstone can be used with a single essential oil or blend with the intention of reaching a healthier emotional state.
I'm all about keeping things simple, so I've broken down using essential oils and and gemstones together into four easy steps.
- Identify a need.
- Identify an essential oil that offers the support you are looking for.
- Identify a gemstone that offers support you are looking for.
- Use them together!
It really can be that simple!
How about an example? In action, this is what this can look like. Say, I'm feeling heartbroken and I want to process my negative feelings, let them go, and move on to a better place. The essential oil blend I would turn to is dōTERRA's Console Comforting Blend - a blend of sweet floral and tree essential oils, it's great for putting you on a hopeful path of emotional healing. I would then cross-reference those properties with a gemstone that offers similar support. Amazonite, a beautiful turquoise-green stone, is often used to dispel negative energy, emotional trauma, worry, and fear, and also helps to see things from a different perspective. Doesn't this stone sound like a great complement to dōTERRA's Console blend? I would put a Whimsy & Wellness Amazonite rollerball on my doōTERRA Console Touch rollerbottle, and apply the blend over my heart and other aromatherapy touch points, and breathe in the oil to use it aromatically.
Like I said, you can dive into things as much as you want (clearing, charging, chakra balancing, and other elements of using crystals I won't explore here), but that's basically all that there is to it!
I definitely recommend following Essential Mermaid on Instagram for some great tips on using essential oils and crystals together! She shares how she personally uses them together regularly.
There's all sorts of references and guides you can turn to for more information on the properties of crystals and the support they offer - if you are using Whimsy & Wellness gemstone rollerballs with your essential oils, the EOS Crystal Support Chart (located at the bottom of this post) will come in handy. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned crystal user, I love the Whimsy & Wellness gemstone rollerballs - they're a super easy way to match a gemstone with the essential oils you want to use for support! Just make your customized blend, add it to a 10mL glass roller bottle, pop in the gemstone rollerball, and you're ready for action!
There are many different opinions regarding how and why Crystal Healing works. It can be a frustrating topic to decode, and confusing to distinguish between what information is real and what is not. Crystal Healing is an energetic and spiritual practice (in my view), not an exact science, but the possible science behind crystal healing is a heck of a lot of fun to explore as well!
- Alysia Doyle, Wellness Advocate, Crystal User, PhD., Blossoms United Founder
Using crystals can be more of an art than a science - as with any holistic approach, I recommend paying attention to your body, draw on your experience, turn to appropriate resources, listen to your intuition, and play around with things! Have fun!