Crystals and Gemstones | Intro.

Crystals...Gemstones...Minerals...Energy

Whether you are a nature lover, into alternative medicine or into energy - these words have so much meaning to so many.


What is a crystal? Do they really work? How do you use them?


Well, let's start with the basics:

A crystal in its truest form is a pure substance with molecules arranged in a geometric pattern. No matter who you are, you can appreciate the beauty and complexity behind a crystal. 


You might not even realize that you use crystals in a holistic sense. Heard of the Baltic amber necklaces for teething infants and toddlers? What about celebrity trainers with layers of tourmaline under the floorboards? Jade facial rollers? Gemstone-infused water bottles? Even crystal shower heads that can be installed in your home? The list goes on!

From Adele holding crystals while on stage to a known skincare line that filters all their products through rose quartz. Holding crystals or placing them on your body is said by many to promote emotional and spiritual well-being. Sounds a bit odd, right? Well, quartz for example makes up about 20 percent of the Earth's crust and is used in almost every kind of technology from time keeping to electronic information storage. If it’s possible for crystals to communicate through computer chips, then isn’t it possible that this vibrational energy could be transformed in other ways?

Albert Einstein said everything in life is vibration, and just like sound waves, your thoughts match the vibrations of everything that manifests in your life. Does that go along with crystals and 'crystal healing'? Many sites that promote crystal healing state that the practice itself is ancient, dating back at least 6,000 years. Holistic and alternative medicine has been on a the rise over the past decade. Many, experts believe crystals act as a power hold for healing. It's interesting to consider! Simply taking a moment to focus on them can make us more mindful, which might be even more precious than the stones themselves.

Check in with us next week for the next chapter and a deeper dive into the land of crystals.

Can't wait a week?? Check out 5 Powerful Healing Stones  for more information. Until then shine bright Crystal Hounds!