When I was in San Diego last week visiting my folks, we stumbled on this amazing crystal store! Of course, we were all in heaven & immediately darted our own ways to cover the most square feet possible 😉 (Dad bought the most amazing crystals for his new venture & he got me some amazing ones too!) Crystals will always hold a special place in my heart, especially because I’ve seen them work first hand. For instance, I wanted to remember my dreams more… so I grabbed an obsidian crystal off my shelf in the living room and brought it into our bedroom. For two nights that that crystal was on my nightstand, I had the most vivid dreams humanly possible. They were so frequent, vivid and memorable, that I had to take the crystal out of the room…as soon as that happened, the dreams ‘stopped’. I was telling my parents this story the other day and thought I’d try it again when I returned home from San Diego – glutton for punishment apparently. Sure as heck, the other night, I had such vivid dreams, one being that my cat had a small cat toy stuck in her butt (for the love….)………. I’ve taken good old obsidian out of our bedroom, but needless to say – crystals work! Whether I use them for calming, to help me be more creative or whatever the case may be – you can find a crystal in my purse, on my desk, in my meditation corner and near my bedside at all times (not obsidian LOL).
With that being said, I was thinking about how crystals can be not only powerful for our well-being, they can also be used to improve our skin. I know first hand that jade stones/crystals do amazing things for the fluid retention in my face. Every night or morning that I use it, I see vast improvements afterwards. But crystal healing in skincare doesn’t stop there. One of my ALL-TIME favorite brands, Free People is really quite holistic and even has a ‘Beauty & Wellness’ section on their website that’s totally focused on self-love (and all cruelty brands I might add). And speaking of self-love, I’ve really begun to truly appreciate it. As I sit here and type, I’ve got our essential oils going, my crystals near by, a glass of red wine poured & good old Alexa playing, Zero 7 music (Which holy shit, that is the best purchase I’ve made in a while – seriously! I just calmly yell at her all day & she responds so amazingly – new bestie. Got one for mom and dad too!)
When I was online shopping, my favorite past time, I got into digging on Free People’s site & stumbled across their Healing Crystal Wands! YASS! Similar to the jade roller, but with unique benefits. Offering 4 unique crystal wands – it’s the perfect new routine to develop for whatever skin situation you’re handling.
What Each Wand Does:
‘The powerful love vibrations are said to penetrate your heart down to a cellular level, rejuvenating your skin cells. This ’emotional healer’, can be used to help reduce and release impurities and stress in the skin. It is best recommended for detoxing, lifting, and softening fine lines and wrinkles, alongside draining toxins and negativity.’
‘Black Obsidian has the most potent energies’ (see I told you, it does insane things with dreams!) with elements of fire, water, and earth. With consistent use it is said to bring imbalances to the surface so that they can be released. This healing effect may penetrate the skin and rejuvenates on all levels while negative energies are magnified so that they can be set free- benefiting your muscle tissues over time.’
‘Clear Quartz is known as the “Master Healer”, because it is the most powerful healing stone and is great to pair with other crystals in order to amplify their energy. Clear quartz has a very high silica content, which is an important mineral for our skin health.’
‘Citrine is a gemstone of light, happiness and abundance. It is known as the most powerful gemstone for manifestation. It helps to inspire one to achieve their goals. Brings energy and joy.’
How To Use:
Use the crystal massage wand to smooth away facial tension and even wrinkles! Roll the wand gently in an upwards motion working from your neck towards the forehead. Use it with a facial oil, serum or even a simple nighttime moisturizer to increase effectiveness and product absorption. Massage it all over – go cray cray. And hey, you can even carry it with you and use it to positively effect your overall well-being, all while having it on hand to massage yo face!
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