As many of you know, I work with quite a few different healing modalities, all of which I love to use together in my healing sessions. Reiki, crystals, crystal singing bowls, and essential oils all play an important part in helping to heal on a spiritual and an emotional level. Today's blog post is going to focus on using essential oils and crystals together to help support us on these levels.
So, I know that you are wondering how crystals and essential oils work together? First, both essential oils and crystals are naturally high vibrational. Many people use essential oils because they are naturally derived from the plants, flowers, bark, and seeds of nature. Although crystals are not plant derived, they are of natural origin as well because they form beneath the Earth's surface.
Let's first discuss crystals and essential oils briefly...
Benefits of using crystals in your own personal healing practice include:
What makes crystals so special? Well, they are often referred to as "wisdom keepers" because they are thought to hold thousands, or even millions of years of information pertaining to the Earth's history within them. We can naturally tap into that information when we "connect" with a crystal by meditation and intention setting. Did you ever find yourself being drawn to a specific crystal and didn't know why? This happens when that energetic connection is made between yourself and the crystal...often, the crystal wants to work with you because your body or spirit needs it on some sort of soul level for healing. Crystals can assist in bringing old emotional patterns to the surface so that we can work through them and release these old patterns for our highest good. Crystals also assist in balancing our energy centers by removing blockages and returning our bodies to a healthier state of entropy.
Intention setting is probably the most important aspect of using crystals as a source of healing. Setting an intention is a powerful way to manifest a goal or a vision. Think of it as 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. Crystals are highly programmable, which means that once you set your intention into one, they can begin to work for you on that high energetic plane. Be aware though, that this is not magic per se...in order for your desires to come to fruition, you still must be actionable in your desires. Hold yourself accountable to your goals, and take those steps towards achieving them and you will see that your goals will be met much easier and quicker. If you think that making a wish into your crystal is going to somehow magically make your desires appear out of thin air with no effort from you, then you will end up being disappointed.
Working with crystals is an energetic exchange, and should be treated as such. You can easily form relationships with your crystals. Sleep with one under your pillow at night, carry them in your purse, keep them in your car, grid your home with them for protection. You will soon find that you have a deeper connection to some crystals more than others. I have a special connection with rose quartz, selenite, amethyst, and moonstone. My home is covered in them, and I carry and wear them all the time!
Like crystals, different essential oils meet different needs on an emotional level. I only like to use pure certified therapeutic grade essential oils. In my case, I choose doTERRA essential oils because I trust in their lab testing, their quality, and how and where their oils are sourced. I always encourage everyone do their own research. You can read up more on doTERRA and their mission here.
"If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices." ~ doTERRA.com
Essential oils can be used aromatically, topically, and some can even be taken internally as long as you trust the source, have done your research, and they are pure certified therapeutic grade. Again, I only use doTERRA essential oils internally after conducting my own research into the safety of doing so. I also encourage using a carrier oil to dilute essential oils before using them topically for skin sensitivity. Carrier oils of choice may include fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil. This is personal preference, and again goes according to skin sensitivity and potential allergic reactions per individual.
Pictured below is doTERRA's own Emotional Aromatherapy Kit which highlights five distinct essential oil blends.
Now let's move on to HOW to use essential oils and crystals together for emotional support. There are some easy steps to take in the process, and is as follows:
1. Identify a need
2. Choose an essential oil that will help support this need
3. Choose a crystal that will help support this need
4. Use them together
How do you use them together? My preferred method is quite simply to apply essential oils topically to touch points on the body such as back of the neck, over the heart, wrists, down the spine, bottoms of feet, temples, and forehead. You can also diffuse one oil in a diffuser while placing another separate oil on your body. I recommend not using more than two oils at a time. Spend time in meditation laying down with your crystal(s) placed on your body. I place them on my chakra points according to which area I am focusing on at the time. For example, if I am working with rose quartz, I would place it on my heart chakra. If you prefer to be in a seated position, you can simply hold your crystal in the palm of your hand while you meditate.
Here is an example of pairing an essential oil with a crystal. Let's say I have a headache, my need is to alleviate it. A good crystal to use for headaches is amethyst. If laying down, place an amethyst tumbled stone onto your forehead, if seated, simply hold it in the palm of your hand or you can even tape the stone to your forehead if it's not too large. Next, choose a calming oil to use. You may choose between peppermint, lavender, frankincense, patchouli, or eucalyptus. You can place one in a diffuser, such as patchouli, and use 2-3 drops of diluted peppermint with a carrier oil on your neck, temples, and forehead. Don't forget to set your intention into your own personal healing session, both into the oils and into the crystal. This particular intention would be for healing a headache, and alleviating the pain associated with it.
Sometimes, I will anoint my crystal with the essential oils. This can be done as long as the crystal has a Mohs hardness of 5 or higher, due to softer crystals being more porous and there being a higher chance of them eroding faster from coming in contact with the oils. Quartz crystals are perfect to use and I use them 98% of the time in my healing work. They are among the safest crystals to use and have a Mohs hardness of 7. Some examples of quartz crystals are clear quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, and citrine. Let me also state that there are some crystals that are safer than others due to the possibility of them containing toxic minerals such as aluminum, copper, nickel, lead, sulfur, mercury, and pyrite. Quartz crystals do not contain toxic minerals. You can read up more on the Mohs hardness scale here.
You can dive into crystals and essential oils as much as you want. Clearing, charging, chakra balancing, and other elements of using crystals I won't go into here. That is pretty much all that you need to know when it comes to using essential oils and crystals together for your own personal healing purposes. If you wish to learn more about doTERRA essential oils, I invite you to my Facebook group Essential Oils and Crystal Harmony where I post daily essential oil tips, recipes, and share valuable info on what's happening in the essential oil community. You can also like my Facebook page Body, Spirit, and Stone Therapy where I post daily Angel Oracle Card readings, affirmations, as well as share valuable info on crystals and reiki. I look forward to seeing you there!
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