Aromatherapy and crystals
Crystal healing is a therapy that heals weaknesses and imbalances in the
subtle energy body. The crystals used are different varieties of rock crystals
from the quartz family, composed of silicon dioxide. Crystal healers utilize
their own innate healing powers and transmit these through the crystal into
the client. The subtle healing energy of the therapist, amplified by the
crystal's healing vibrations, is attracted to any areas of the client that need
energy balancing or that require the release of blocked or negative energy.
Crystal healing is a sophisticated therapy, requiring thorough training in
developing your own healing energy, and learning about crystals and how to
use them. Nonetheless, crystals can be used in simple ways with aromatherapy,
to great effect.
How to use crystals
• A simple way to connect with the healing energy of quartz crystals is to
wear a crystal pendant next to your skin.
• Crystals enhance the subtle energy of essential oils when they are used in
aromatherapy treatments. If you plan to give a massage, you can place a
crystal in your bowl of blended essential oils. This will potentize the oils,
making them more effective, so it is best to use only a 1 per cent dilution.
Place the crystal in the bowl for five to ten minutes before you start. You can
also use this method with bath oils.
• Different colours of quartz crystals - the most common being clear quartz,
rose quartz, amethyst quartz, smoky quartz, blue quartz and green quartz
can be used with essential oils (or without) in chakra-balancing .
The different crystals also have affinities with certain essential oils;
for instance, rose quartz has an affinity with rose absolute and rose otto.
• If you are giving an aromatherapy massage to someone, you can place a
crystal in each of the four corners of the area in which you are working (such
as a futon on the floor). Alternatively, suggest that the person being
massaged holds a crystal in each hand. In both of these instances try to use
crystals as similar as possible in size and colour.