Show your crystals some love, so they can love you back, with eight of our sparkly experts’ advice
You all want to know more about crystals, what they’re best for and how to get the most out of them. So, we’ve put together a guide with top tips on how to care for your crystals and how you can expect them to care for you! We have healing, cleansing with smoke and the best crystal rituals in town to help you along your spiritual journey.
Cleanse your crystals for potency
Annie Wilkinson-Gill from The Crystal Buddha (thecrystalbuddha.com) says:
“So that your crystals can take care of you, you must be mindful to take care of them, and an important part of that is cleansing them. By cleansing your crystals, you access their energy better and aid them in being the best they can be for you. There are many ways you can cleanse your crystals. Some people cleanse using herbs like sage, Palo Santo and lavender, and we stock a variety of choices in my shop The Crystal Buddha.
“You can also place your crystals outside to harness the moon’s energy or if your crystals aren’t sensitive to light, harness the energy of the sun by doing the same. For crystals that are safe to put in water, I like to cleanse mine in the river, allowing the flow of water to wash over them, but you can also use moon, sea or tap water.
“But my favourite cleansing method for crystals is to use the healing vibrations of sound. I stock a massive range of sound therapy products in my shop for the purpose of cleansing and healing. Sound is the perfect tool to clear away negative or stagnant energies and when used with intentions, it is a beautiful and safe tool for your crystal cleansing rituals. Music can be a magical tool to help with healing too. Singing bowls, tingsha, gongs, tuning forks and even your own voice can be used to help vibrations fill our stones with the energies they need to support us.”
Begin your crystal journey
Jai Koo-Ven, international holistic expert and creator of The Mind Spa Membership (jaikooven.co.uk), says:
“Crystals are amazing to use on a daily basis for your wellbeing. However, when you are at the beginning of your spiritual journey, it can feel a bit overwhelming. You may find a nice crystal that you feel drawn to and may not understand truly why you were drawn to it. You may want to start building a crystal collection, but have no clue about where to start. So, here are three crystals to help you:
1 Rose quartz – provides loving kindness and compassion for yourself and others. It is the stone of ‘unconditional love’ and can attract love into your life and heal heartbreak.
2 Amethyst – a wonderful protecting crystal that can support you in overcoming longings, sleep and transformations. It strengthens your spiritual connection and will provide you with calm
3 Clear quartz – perfect for healing, clarity and transformation, this gorgeous crystal can help you manifest your desires, stimulate clear thinking and develop psychic vision.
“If you would like support on your spiritual journey, you can also join my membership The Mind Spa Membership, an online self-care sanctuary for the busy modern woman. Here you will get a free Beginner’s Guide to Crystals and deeper spiritual support through daily meditations, yoga, moon guidance and other holistic healing therapies, all which will help you on your journey to wellness.”
Let your intuition guide you
Lisa Melbourne, therapist, author and spiritual coach (lisamelbourne.com), says:
“For anyone just beginning their journey with crystals, I always recommend you don’t overthink it too much when choosing your first crystal. Allow your intuition to guide you to the one that you are drawn to most. You can always look up its properties later and you will be surprised to find that you have chosen the right crystal for your needs without even realising it!
“It can feel a little overwhelming when you start out on a new path of learning so, for those who would like a little guidance on where to start, I highly recommend clear quartz. I always tell my clients and sisterhood members that if you had just one crystal to ‘do it all’ then clear quartz would be the one!
“Clear quartz is an amplifier, meaning that its energy will create limitless potential to any situation. By releasing negative ions into the atmosphere around it, it will help to clear stagnant and negative energy within and around you, offering clarity to your thoughts, boosting wellbeing and ridding the air of negative vibes all at the same time! Simply place it in your office for clear thinking and an energy boost, or perhaps spend a few moments resting a piece on the centre of your forehead to improve clarity of thought. Even better, wear your chosen crystal as jewellery so that you can always take it with you.”
Meet Rosie the mother crystal
Daisy Foss & the Angels of Awakening (daisyfoss.com) say:
“At the Daisy Centres Healing Retreat in Glastonbury we have the biggest 3ft high rose quartz crystal you have ever seen! Affectionately named Rosie, she is a guardian and sits majestically next to Merlin’s Pond opposite the seraphim angel statue.
“Rosie is one of the main healing crystals in Avalon, Glastonbury, a place known as the heart chakra of the world. Come and place your hands or feet on her, or just give her a big hug! If you feel you need more love in your life, Rosie is programmed to earth and ground and will heal any matters that lie heavily on your heart.
“Rosie is the mother crystal for all the smaller rose quartz crystals that connect with her to create the rose quartz community. It includes anyone who has come to stay or had a healing with me. This heart stone quartz is very much needed now and is perfect for spreading love and light energy. The community unites in meditation on the solstices, equinoxes and esbats throughout the year. Often this happens by pure serendipity and then you know the angels are calling you to work with the rose quartz in Avalon to spread love around the world.
“The next Angelic Crystal meditation to bring harmony, peace, love and unity is on the autumn equinox, 22nd September 2021. There will also be a Crystal Healing workshop with me, where you will learn how to grid, clean, clear and heal with your crystals. Go to daisyfoss.com to find out more, and come and see all the other healing crystals that hold angelic healing energy here in Avalon.”
Supercharge your rocks
Sarah Louise from Duchy Designs (duchydesignshomespa.com) says:
“Here at Duchy Designs we believe in the healing power of crystals and how they can benefit your overall wellbeing. So I compiled a collection of clean aromatherapy spa products, candles and melts with healing tumble stone crystals to match. We offer:
Self-love with rose quartz
Grounding with tourmaline
Uplifting vibes with citrine
Relaxation with amethyst
“It is important to regularly cleanse and charge your crystals and I would recommend cleansing them monthly on a new moon. The new moon is a perfect time to set your intentions for the month ahead, and the full moon is a good time to evaluate those intentions and release negative energies. Using crystals is a great way to do this.
“You can also meditate while holding a crystal in your hand, blow your vibrations into it using your breath, carry it with you in your pocket, wear your favourite crystal in a piece of jewellery or make a wish pouch or jar with herbs and botanicals.
“Over time and during transit, crystals can pick up bad vibrations, so we compiled a sage, Palo Santo and botanical wand kit to help you cleanse your crystals and home. Sage clears your crystals and space of all energies – think of it as a reset, while Palo Santo encourages positivity and abundance. The dried lavender and rose botanicals symbolise peace and love, encouraging those vibrations back into your crystals and home.
“While it is important to regularly cleanse your crystals, we mustn’t forget to charge them. There are lots of ways you can charge your crystals. I pop my crystals into a selenite bowl and charge them twice a month under the light of the new moon and full moon. Another great way to charge your crystals, if you don’t have a selenite bowl, is to bury them in the soil of your favourite plants.
“My favourite go-to crystal is amethyst. I find it helps my state of mind and aids a deeper, more restful sleep, which is why you will find it infusing our Sleep Deep Aromatherapy Mist. Check out our Sleep Deep Aromatherapy Mist and many more aromatherapy products, infused with charged crystals, on our website.”
Fairy connection crystals
Trish McKinnley, 2020 Rising Star winner, a manifesting expert and creator of Goddessology® helps dreams around the world come true. Find her at trishmckinnley.com and @trishmckinnley on Instagram. She says:
“Fairies are the Guardians of Nature. Using crystals (a huge part of nature) helps us connect with fairies easier, faster and with confidence! Use these crystals to connect with the fairies aligned with whatever your intention and desire.
Fairy connections – amethyst or fairy stone
Love – rose quartz with another like watermelon tourmaline or kunzite
Joy – orange calcite
Increased intuition – bloodstone
Goddess confidence – morganite
Healing – chalcedony
Creativity – garnet
“Cradle the crystal between your hands and bring to your heart. Take a cleansing breath and say, ‘Dearest fairies please connect with me. Use this stone to strengthen our connection and guide me to the desired vibration.’ Keep your crystal with you. Every time you look at it feel your fairies close by.
“For a deeper bond, light a candle and ask fairies to bring extra insight. Journal the guidance from your fairy and crystal interactions.
“Keep your crystal with you. Every time you see or touch it know you are connected with your fairies.
“Sensing to work with another crystal? Trust your intuition and go with the crystal you feel calling to you. Your fairies are guiding you!
“Fairies WANT to help. They want to keep the world a good vibes only place and make life joyous!
“For more fairy connection, check out Fairy Dust 101 the course for connecting with your fairies at IWantFairyDust.com.”
“Trust your intuition and go with the crystal you feel calling to you”
Go high vibe with selenite
Gemma Elizabeth Williams, manifesting guru and psychic (manifestinggurus.com), says:
“Selenite, also known as the angel stone, is connected to the angel realm and will help you connect to those heavenly helpers. I absolutely love selenite; not only is it beautiful, but it holds a high vibration and has a beautiful calming energy. It’s also used for cleansing. You can use selenite to cleanse your aura, alongside other crystals. It is linked to the crown and third eye chakras and helps with psychic abilities. Its calming properties make it perfect for meditation and spiritual work. Selenite can also be used for protection and is good to have around the home and for making energy crystal grids. It’s a good stone to help get a peaceful night’s sleep, so I recommend keeping it in your bedroom.
“Use selenite for everything: serenity, purification, peace, meditation, universal consciousness, universal love, forgiveness, spirituality, psychic development, healing of the chakras, clarity, positive thoughts, mindset… the list goes on! It is perfect for manifesting when holding that high vibration.
“Selenite should not be cleaned with water – a nice soft cloth is perfect. If you work with selenite for healing, store it in a wooden box after use. Selenite is a crystal that cleanses itself, unlike other crystals.”
“Blow your vibrations into your crystal using your breath”
Let your crystal choose you
Donna Byatt from Elements of Avebury (elementsofavebury.co.uk), says:
“Whether you’re looking for more love, clarity or abundance, the right crystal can help you move in the direction of your goals. The right crystals will help elevate your energy to your highest and most authentic frequency. So, with clarity, focus and intention, ask for the life you want by feeling like you already have it, using crystals to help you. Each crystal has its own energy, its own way of connecting with you, so allow a crystal to choose you!
“This practice will help to get your energies in the frequency you need when working with a crystal:
1 Meditate to create space away from the noise and chatter in your head, and allow your true voice to be heard clearly.
2 Spend a few moments reflecting on what you feel.
3 Focus on the feeling you will have when you achieve your intention.
4 Write down your intention.
5 Remind yourself daily of your intentions.
“Energy is never still. No matter what you are facing, rest assured you have within you the strength, hope, faith and love – and the power of crystals can magnify that for you – you just need to learn how!”