Spiritual Self-Care 101: Crystals

Lily McMurtrey and Sage Meyer

By using crystals and incense you can better your self-care. You may ask, why use crystals and incense to better yourself?  The answer to that question is that crystals have certain properties to help with your everyday life. Incense helps cleanse you and your area of negative energy. 

Crystals are a rock from the earth’s crust that have powerful and unique properties. A few common crystals are clear quartz, amethyst, rose quartz and selenite. Clear quartz helps with your energy and spiritual growth, and it also has other properties. Amethyst is a calming stone that helps with focus and inner peace, so it’s a great one to bring to school. Rose quartz helps with self love, positivity and  enlightens your energy. Selenite is a crystal that charges your other crystals and clears the negative energy from the crystal.

We need to charge our crystals when you first get it and whenever you feel the need to . I charge my crystals once every three days. You can do it sooner or later whatever feels right for you. There are many ways to charge your crystals: one is by using the moon. You can put crystals in the new and full moon light to soak up its energy. You can also cleanse your crystals by using smoke for incense, sage, or candle smoke. 

You can use incense for many things but a main use is for cleansing. To use incense you light the end of it and then blow the flame out. Then use the smoke to cleanse your surroundings, crystals, or whatever you want to be cleansed. There are lots of different incense scents; some of our favorites are sandalwood, dragoon blood, lavender. Another great use for incense is having it burn during meditation. 

One place you can get crystals and incense is Wholistic Earth. This is where I get all of my crystals and it’s right here in town. There are also many Etsy shops that sell lots of crystals. You should do lots of research on spirituality, but don’t believe everything you see on TikTok. Keep these things in mind when you go to buy a crystal or just do anything spiritual.