I've gathered some of the most frequently asked crystal questions and put together this handy guide just for you. If you are new to the crystal world and wondering where to start there is something here for you. Or perhaps you're curious about how to care for your crystals? But hey, if you have any more burning questions, feel free to drop them in the comments below. Let's dive in!
What are the best crystals to start with?
When it comes to building your crystal collection, there are three must-have crystals that I recommend for everyone. These gems address a range of issues, are readily available, and work beautifully together. Here they are:
- Amethyst: This purple beauty is fantastic for reducing stress and anxiety, promoting restful sleep, and even supporting sobriety.
- Citrine: Known as the stone of abundance, citrine attracts wealth and prosperity while boosting confidence and energy.
- Rose Quartz: If you're in need of some self-love, compassion, and balance in your life, rose quartz is the crystal for you.
Alternatively, if you're interested in working with chakras, you might want to think about a chakra starter set. It has everything you need to explore more advanced activities like chakra layouts.
How do I look after my crystals?
There are plenty of ways to keep your crystals in tip-top shape. You can smudge them with sage or incense, charge them in the light of the Full Moon, or even give them a gentle wash - if you are really sure they are water safe. For more detailed guidance, I've put together a free guide that covers all the ins and outs. You can grab it using the button at the bottom of the page.
But if you're looking for a quick and easy method, let me introduce you to the wonders of a selenite bowl or charging plate. Just leave it on your dressing table and place your crystals and crystal jewellery inside before you hit the hay. The natural healing properties of selenite will cleanse and charge your treasures overnight, so they're good as new come morning. I don’t keep these in stock but do drop me a message if you’d like to order one or you can purchase a gorgeous moon shaped plate using my affiliate link.
Can I use crystals with my children?
Absolutely! Children are naturally drawn to crystals and are often more open to their healing energies. Of course, safety is paramount, so be mindful of anything small that might find its way into tiny mouths. You can place crystals in their room, out of reach, to bring in those positive vibes.
As kids grow older, key-rings that clip onto their backpacks are great—they can keep their crystals close and even swap them out when needed. Thumb stones are also a hit since they can be carried in a pocket and provide a soothing, fidget-friendly shape.
For children dealing with anxiety, amethyst and rose quartz work wonders. The calming properties of amethyst and the compassionate energy of rose quartz offer a virtual hug in crystal form. Trust me, they'll love it!
Which crystals help with anxiety?
Anxiety is a common challenge for many. When it comes to crystals that can lend a helping hand, amethyst and rose quartz take the spotlight. Amethyst soothes and calms frayed nerves, while rose quartz brings a sense of compassion and balance.
Now, depending on the root of your anxiety, there are plenty of other crystals that can assist you. For a deeper dive into this topic, I suggest checking out my blog post "Crystals for Anxiety". It's chock-full of valuable information to support your journey.
Which crystals help with sleep?
Hands up if you struggle with sleep—believe me, you're not alone! One crystal that can be a game-changer for sleep issues is amethyst. Slip it into your pillowcase (this is where having several amethysts in your collection comes in handy) and establish a soothing bedtime routine.
Of course, there are many other crystals that can help with sleep, depending on the specific cause of your restless nights. You can explore a whole range of sleep-friendly gems in my sleep bundle. Oh, and a personal favourite of mine is lepidolite. Just take a peek—it's no coincidence that it shares that lovely purple hue with amethyst. Perhaps that gives you a clue about other crystals worth trying out?
I hope you found this article helpful! If you have any more burning questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to drop a comment below. I'll do my best to answer them and guide you on your crystal journey.
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