8 Lesser-Known Ways To Use Crystals In Your Everyday Routine

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Healing crystals are having a moment. It seems like everyone — from Katy Perry to Miranda Kerr — has recently started dishing on their high-vibe collections. Last week, we ran a piece on how to choose the right feel-good stone for you. Now that you’ve found your crystal, here’s some advice on how to incorporate its energy into your everyday routine.

Today, more people than ever before are open to using healing crystals. These gems have thousands — sometimes millions — of years of the Earth’s history stored within them that you can harness to tap into your most magnificent self. But just like with any healing practice, diet, or exercise, a crystal routine that works for one person won’t necessarily work for another.

There are countless ways to work with these amazing stones. Here are a few fun techniques that can play up their energy.

1. Hold a crystal during meditation

One of the simplest ways to connect with crystals is through meditation. Start by holding your crystal in one or both hands as you close your eyes and focus on your breath. You may feel your body sink deeper into the earth, creating a grounding effect. You may feel a lightness surround you. Or you may not feel anything right away. Sometimes, certain crystals don’t resonate, and other times they make the hairs on your skin stand up. Each crystal will feel different, so be patient and keep experimenting.

2. Create a crystal grid

Crystal grids are used to transform the energy in a space. Pick stones that align with your intention and set them up in a grid by building a symmetrical pattern. The crystals work to manifest an intention, while the sacred geometry of a grid helps accomplish it quicker. I’s recommend using flower of life grid cloths — cloths printed with a sacred geometrical pattern that adds even more energy to a crystal grid. You can also refer to Feng Shui principles to decide what colors of stones to use or where to place your grid in your home for a specific intention.

3. Make a beautiful sacred space

Sacred spaces have quickly become popular — they’re now crucial components of most yoga and meditation practice spaces. Using crystals in these calming displays adds a beautiful piece of earth energy and brings a peaceful, grounding presence. The crystals also remind you to reconnect with your intention each time you revisit your space.

Amethyst is one of the most popular crystals for sacred spaces, because it emits positive energy and fosters a deeper state of meditation. Crystal pointscan help you set an intention in your space. Simply place one point on top of a piece of paper with your intention written on it, and the point amplifies the intention into the universe.

4. Carry a crystal with you

The more contact you have with a crystal, the more aware you’ll be of its energy. You can carry a crystal with you in your pocket or purse and pull it out whenever you need to center yourself or bring your attention back to the intention you’re working towards.

5. Place crystals on your body

Putting crystals on your body has a completely different effect than simply holding them. If you’re working with a specific chakra, pick a stone that corresponds to that chakra and place it on your body. This serves to stir the energy around that chakra and bring up the emotions that you need to heal.

To start, use smoky quartz to give your root chakra grounding energy or place an aventurine over your heart to open your heart chakra to giving and receiving love. You can place a quartz crystal above your head to open your crown chakra for enlightenment and guidance. Keeping a stone over your third eye during this process can help you enter a deeper state of meditation.

6. Use crystals during yoga

Keeping crystals on your yoga mat helps create a tranquil space for you to practice. You can even place crystals on your body during savasana to encourage a deeper state of healing meditation.

7. Bring positive energy to your décor

Healing crystals have been popping up in several home décor magazines, and for good reason. Larger crystals make for jaw-dropping statement pieces that work to shift the energy of a space. Amethyst, for example, dispels negative energy and emits positive vibes — it’s the perfect addition to any room.

8. Use crystals as the ultimate spa treatment

Crystals can infuse many self-care routines with healing properties. For a DIY crystal treatment, bring your crystals into the bath with you or let them soak in the water you use to wash your face. The crystal energy will have a peaceful and restorative affect on your at-home spa day.

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    Q: You advised various stones black tourmaline, obsidian, and hematite to be placed on chakra point. Can you suggest any crystal that I can place in a bipolar persons room, and around the house? My 23 year old son has been diagnosed as bipolar. He is on medicines, however I have just become aware that there most definitely is energies in crystals. He is quite intelligent, and motivated. Sometimes he tends to spiral out of control. He has never done street drugs, nor does he drink alcohol.

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    Spiritual stones/crystals i.e. Amethyst, Celestite, Angelite, and Selenite.

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    I would suggest our "ALTERNATIVE HEALTH DIRECTORY" which lists crystal sellers and distributors. Glad you enjoyed Atlanta's lecture. I really enjoyed myself. I greatly like Atlanta! I will have a few articles on crystals coming up soon to the site (articles section), so stay tuned!

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    Q: I was curious Dherb.com are you going to make available the crystals and stones you always speaks about on Dherbs.com? I have purchased several items thus far and plan to purchase more kits and regimens in the near future. I have searched for some of these crystals and stones in my local community but have difficulty in selecting the stones or finding them all together.

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    We list great sources and references for crystals and chakras in the Dherbs Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual (available on-line). Look under SUGGESTED BOOKS.

    All of our Elixirs are made from crystals and can be purchased on our website. These can be used for healing purposes as well.

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    Call information (411) and ask for SOOTHE YOUR SOUL in Redondo Beach, California (located on Pacific Coast Highway). This store sells both crystals and the water alkalizer machine.

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    The Male Cleanse would undoubtedly work, even without the moonstone crystal. The crystal simply helps to heal on a subtle body (energy) level.

    We strongly suggest consuming a raw foods diet while performing the Cleanse. In order to achieve the best results, a raw foods diet is ideal.

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    Q: Do you know if a specific store, where I can purchase crystals?

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    Try www.thecrystalmatrix.com.

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    Q: I recently bought this crystal and I would like to know how to use it physiologically (submerging it in any liquid and then ingesting the liquid). I need your expert guidance.

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    SIT THE STONE IN A GLASS OF DISTILLED WATER OVERNIGHT PREFERABLY IN A WINDOW SO AS TO EXPOSE IT TO MOONLIGHT. AFTER 24 HOURS, POUR THE SOLUTION INTO A DARK AMBER BOTTLE TO PRESERVE IT (PUT IT IN A DARK PLACE, I.E. CABINET). DRINK 1 TABLESPOON WHEN NEEDED! OR, YOU CAN DRINK THE ENTIRE GLASS OF WATER IF YOU'D LIKE. THAT'S WHAT I DO.

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    Time is limited here in "Ask the Herbalist" so I humbly request you consider a full length health consultation. However, I can tell you that you'd greatly benefit from a FULL BODY DETOX Cleanse.

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    Q: Where Can I Purchase Crystals and Gemstones?

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    Good stores to purchase crystals from include "Soothe Your Soul" in Redondo Beach, California (www.sootheyousoul.com) and "The Crystal Matrix" in Los Angeles, California (www.crystalmatrix.com). We also list additional suppliers and sellers in our "Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual" e-book. Most metaphysical bookstores also sell crystals and gemstones. Recommended: ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL e-book

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    We explain what a dropper-full is in our "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE". When you squeeze the soft black top and liquid halfway fills the dropper (clear glass part), that's considered ONE dropperful. So basically, TWO dropperfuls means repeating the process (doing it twice). Does this make sense to you? Hopefully this explanation suffices for you; if not, please let us know. Now clearly the product does not contain actual physical crystals, only their properties or vibrations. The product is 100% safe to ingest! The new labels will reflect this language because many people are new to vibrational medicine and are a bit confused. We apologize for the inconvenience (confusion).

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    It's the CHILDREN & INFANT EAR OIL EXTRACT

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    Sometimes your emotions does affect the healing process. You can try using some of the Elixirs to help clear out your emotions of the past like the Aura Cleansing Elixir or the Anti-Negative Thoughts Elixir. You can also try the Aromatherapy Inhalers. If it's still the same day you that you forget to take one of the formula's you can still take it at a later time.

    If you forget and it's the day after just continue on without it or add an extra day to the cleanse. Taking them out of order doesn't have an effect on your cleanse as long as you're still taking the supplements daily. The schedule can be adjusted according to you personal time, just be sure that the hours in between are the same as listed in the manual. It is significant to follow the regiment exactly.

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    Have you schedule a consultation yet? Drugs won't help you. The root cause is emotional and spiritual. Dherbs.com can help you! I'll have an article up on depression by December 1, 2008. Stay tuned to Dherbs.com!

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    Q: my lungs are very sick i have been through h1n1 i have been taken too much antibiotic and doesn t help me any more. i want to buy chakra elixirs as many parts of my body are affected, grounding with earth affected, adrenal glands, hiperplasy suprarenal. I am afraid I have a tumour in bronchies or TB. i lost my thyroid due to numerous infections in the lungs. also i need protection very strong as the woman who took my husband is working on me incantations and heavy work with professional muslims from algeria and egypt. I found all what she is doing on me so part of my sickness if not all is coming from this woman. my husband is also gone in his mind as she is using staff in his food, drink, bed...my question is i want to buy chakra elixirs for all chakras how i will take them gradually started with one or all of them every day. i also want to give to my mother who is 81 and has some problems with heart, kidneys and cortex. can i use these products on her she is 81 years old. are there any risks involved? what else you suggest for the mucus in my lungs is from these viruses throwen in canada and USA by pharmaceutical companies. any suggestion what can I do with my husband to bring him to normal?

    A: You can use multiple Elixirs at the same time. Just be sure to allow time in between taking each one. We suggest meditating with the use of the elixirs, focusing on clearing one emotion at a time.  If you're looking to cleanse your aura and protect yourself emotionally we would recommend looking into the Chakras and Aura Sprays we have available. We would recommend doing the Respiratory Cleanse and Regimen to help improve the health of your lungs.  This regimen includes a Mucus Formula that helps combat mucus in the body.  You can also add the Anti-Viral Formula to your regimen to help your lungs if it has been affected by a virus.  All of our products are 100% all natural plant life herbs. We do not use any kind of unnatural ingredients including animal products, gluten, GMO, binders or fillers.  We offer products that are safe for elderly, children and adults.  Adjusting her diet would be the best thing to help remedy her conditions.  We suggest giving her the Full Body Cleanse to detox and replenish the health of all the major organs including the heart and kidney's.  Suggesting the Clearing Emotions Elixir to your husband could help clarify any lingering emotions he may have.   We recommend reading our article - Respiratory Health https://www.dherbs.com/articles/wellness-prevention/respiratory-health/ Product Links: Full Body Cleanse - http://dherbs.com/store/full-body-cleanse-p-1.html Respiratory Cleanse and Regimen - http://www.dherbs.com/store/respiratory-cleanse-and-regimen-p-204.html Mucus Formula - http://www.dherbs.com/store/mucus-Formula-formula-p-50.html Lungs & Respiratory Formula - http://www.dherbs.com/store/lungs-respiratory-formula-p-45.html Anti-Viral Formula - http://www.dherbs.com/store/antiviral-formula-p-6.html Chakra Elixirs #1-7 - https://www.dherbs.com/store/chakra-elixirs-c-6.html Aura Sprays - https://www.dherbs.com/store/aura-sprays-c-48.html

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    Q: I'm finding everyday I'm tired and feel the need for a nap and lack energy , should I be taking something for energy and if so what ?

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    We recommend doing the Full Body Cleanse to get your health into a better state and rejuvenate your bodies energy levels in general. We also suggest trying our Energy Formula and Brain Booster supplements.

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    Q: I have questions about the Chakra Elixirs. Can one take all 8 drops of your chakra elixirs, (this include the Love, and Healing Elixirs for the 4th chakra) at once? If not, then what would be the recommended practice, if I wanted to utilize all 8 elixirs? Could I also take the Pineal Elixir along with your recommendation on taking the chakra elixirs?

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    While you could take all the Chakra Elixirs together (and even the Pineal Glad stimulator), we'd recommend that you take them separately so each chakra can have it's necessary time to be tuned up.

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