While there are many different ways to use crystals - from holding them in the palm of your hand, to looking upon them with focused intent, to placing them underneath your pillow - as Supermodel Miranda Kerr does at night - one of the most popular ways to absorb the healing properties of crystals is to incorporate them into your home.
Even if you're not a designer, you've likely heard of the Chinese system of arranging objects to promote healthy energy flow, known as Feng Shui. Adding crystals to your home can be likened to this concept, albeit crystals redirect the flow of energy not by rearranging objects, but by transmitting unique energies of their own.
In order to access the healing and harmonious properties of crystals, it's best to begin by understanding the unique properties and benefits of each crystal. Below, I've hand-selected three of the most popular crystals that concurrently serve as beautiful and functional pieces of decor for the home. (These crystals also happen to be my personal favorites for their natural beauty and healing properties.)
All about Crystals
Quartz Crystal is a pure and powerful energy source, known as 'the universal stone.'
Benefits: stimulates brain function, elevates alertness and consciousness
How to incorporate into your home: Quartz Crystal comes in a variety of cuts (like clusters and chunks) and is incorporated into a variety of household items, from lamps and pillows to adorable salt and pepper shakers. Given the natural beauty of this universal stone, it's also incorporated into many statement pieces, like the beautiful John Richard Natural Quartz Sprites Collection.
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Amethyst is a type of Quartz, known for its deep purple huge and affiliated with the Zodiac signs: Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius and Capricorn.
Benefits: cure hangovers, relieve drunkenness, connect to inner spirituality, cut through illusion, enhance psychic ability
How to incorporate into your home: Amethyst is the root of many different home goods - ranging from embellished pillows, to luxurytrinkets and even posh tissue boxes. There were so many beautiful amethyst pieces to choose from that I included six of my favorites below. I also loved the amethyst and black diamond waste bin that matched the beautiful tissue box and soap dispenser!
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Rose Quartz is an opaque pink crystal that is affiliated with the Zodiac signs Libra and Taurus and known as the "love stone."
Benefits: strengthens relationships, dispels negativity, creates a calm atmosphere
How to incorporate into your home: Rose Quartz is embedded into highly functional pieces for the home, fromlighting tobowls tobathroom sets and coasters.