I just came back this week from a trip to Williamsburg, VA to celebrate my son’s birthday and it was great! But, I must confess, sometimes I need a vacation when I come back from a vacation. Have you ever been there? All of the hustle and bustle and logistic of the trip can take its toll on you. When I got back home, I decided to be kind to myself and do a little Crystal Aromatherapy to bring some calmness into my emotional and mental space.
Crystal Aromatherapy is the art of combining the healing properties of natural essential oils to the energetic properties of crystals. Being certified in both aromatherapy and crystal healing, I frequently use this modality in my integrative healing practice. It is my belief that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (renewing of the mind), is more impactful when you engage all of the senses. Although there are many combinations to bring calmness, one of my favorites when ministering to myself, or a client, is Lavender and Amethyst.
Lavender has been well studied for its anxiety relieving effects. Some studies suggest that lavender may work as effectively as some anti-anxiety medications, and is definitely less habit forming. Scientists have found similar types of results for lavender’s effectiveness in improving mild to moderate depression. Lavender aromatherapy has been shown to reduce the physical and emotional signs of stress, lowering blood pressure and heart rate, and increasing feelings of relaxation and calmness.
Amethyst has been used down through history as jewelry because of its magnificent beauty. But, priest, healers, and people of wisdom have also used amethyst as a tool to nourish the nervous system, which allows it to move into a more relaxed state. Amethyst helps to stimulate and soothe our mind and emotions. Many have known it as the Bishop’s Stone, saying that it promotes love and signifies ecclesiastical dignity. It’s no wonder why the Levitical priest wore it in their breast plates when they went into the Holy of Holies.
This crystal aromatherapy combination is my hero on days when I feel under pressure and it seems that everything is going wrong. When I diffuse lavender while praying and meditating with my amethyst crystal, it takes me to a special place. I can feel myself calm right down. I am in my element. Why you may ask. Because it reduces my anxiety while at the same time attracting a spirit of peace.
Who could ask for better? Well….there is chamomile and rose quartz—but that’s another story for another day.
But, until then, you can get your own Breath of Life Crystal Body Wash (Lavender & Amethyst) so that you can not only create calmness where there is chaos, but, you can also Wash and wash with Energy, Power, and Intention.