All Things Energy: Crystal Healing And How Your Plants Can Get In On It Too.
Crystals are having a moment, but like so many things that become the newest must-have, they've been in and out for some time now - in fact, people have been using crystals for centuries. Over this time crystals have been traditionally used by people for their healing and energy transferring qualities. This has more recently moved forward into people discovering that theyre not the only ones who can benefit, with plants being the latest benficiaries. So, if you're looking for a way to add a little extra somethin' somethin' to your plants, look no further than crystals!
By adding just a few drops of your favorite essence or oil to a bottle of water and giving it a good shake, you can create a plant mist that is not only super refreshing for your greens, but also packed with positive energy.
Where Does Crystal Energy Come From And What Are Its Effects?
Unlike our ancestors who had to figure out with some trial and error what parts nature might be useful to use for healing, we are fortunate enough to have science lead the way. Even more fortunate is the evidence that sceintists have already found to possibly explain how crystals get their healing energy. It all has to do with energy and the electrical current that flows through our bodies.
Crystals can generate electricity under pressure. When a crystal is slightly distorted and then allowed to spring back into place, it produces a slight electrical charge, according to Lois Van Wagner of Yale University. These crystals are referred to as being 'piezoelectric'. Whats more, 'pyroelectric' crystals can do this naturally without any external force being applied. In crystals, these electrical currents are due to the motion of ions and electrons within them, and the special way they are arranged. Scientists have a pretty good understanding of how this works and have harnessed this characteristic of crystals industrially to make things like semiconductors and lasers.
Electricity, like the kind that crystals can generate and transfer, is found everywhere, even in the human body. Our cells are specialized to conduct electrical currents and they can do this because all the elements floating around in our bodies, like sodium and potassium, are ions that have electrons circling around them, which lets them take and pass on an electic charge. Electricity is required for the nervous system to send signals throughout the body and to the brain, making it possible for us to move, think and feel.
Researchers have known for a while that electrical energy has amazing healing potential, for example by helping wounds heal faster. In fact, the body creates its own mild electric field around a wound, although exactly how this works is still a but of a mystery. Electrical energy is also being used to help treat things like cancer and chronic pain - amazing! Whilst we can measure electrical energy, there is also an unmeasurable energy that flows through everything through this same atomic infrastructutre. Evidence also suggests that undefined subtle forces like energy can be directed into people to produce measurable biological effects, and to date, there is statistically significant evidence that energy medicine may be helpful for reducing low-grade pain intensity and improving quality of life in pain populations. These 'undefined subtle forces' are whats harnessed in energy healing, and can be channeled though crystals to transfer the crystals energetic positivity.
Believers of the metaphysical properties of crystal use it to hold physical or emotional energy. According to the “Bodhi Tree Bookstore,” crystals placed in a room will regulate the metaphysical energies within that room. They must be cleansed of all their energies now and then and then charged with new energies to produce the desired metaphysical effects.
How can Crystal Energy Impact Plants?
Scientists from the University of Exeter in 2014 found that plants can improve productivity by up to 15% (greenery at work can improve work engagement by making people feel more physically, cognitively and emotionally involved in their work). More recent research has found that having plants in the home can also help reduce anxiety, since they remind us of nature and the outdoors which is instantly calming. If that wasn’t enough, indoor plants can help to make the air in your home less toxic by purifying the air and removing toxins (case in point: this Crispy Wave air-purifying fern).
Crystals are thought to have huge wellbeing benefits too. Feeling low? Grab an amethyst geode. Looking for love? Crowd around so me rose quartz. Need a single solution to any problem life throws at you? Crystals. It's no surprise that web searches for ‘crystal healing’ are up 165% right now.
Crystal healing expert Nathan Raab, MD of crystal and plant brand Pointless Plants, explains the basis behind combining these two wellbeing powerhouses! “Caring for plants is not only a soothing hobby, but adding some greenery to your home is a great way to boost energy levels - and some clever consumers are now going further by adding amplifying the healing powers of their plants with crystals in them too.
“Both plants and crystals are organic elements which bring energy into the home - though they both do it in different ways," explains Nathan. "Plants bring their energy out of the earth, whilst crystals vibrate and self-generate; together this sustainable partnership is not only a great way to boost plant growth, but it’s a sure-fire means of tackling common ailments - stress, anxiety, sleep-deprivation - and bringing some positive energy into your life.”
Plants and crystals have a deep, everlasting connection because they are natural elements that work best when paired together. A plant will use its grounded energy from the earth to keep the crystal supercharged and renewed, and the crystal will encourage the plant to be healthy and verdant with its high-vibrational energy signature. It’s a sustainable partnership that not only adds lovely hints of color to your home but also has the power to bring cosmic harmony into your space.
What is Crystal Infused Water?
Crystal infused water is simply water that has been charged with the energy of crystals. It is believed that by doing this, the water becomes imbued with the healing properties of the crystals, which can then be passed on to plants (or people!) when they are sprayed with it. Not only does this make for a refreshing mist, but it can also help to boost the health and vibrancy of your plants.
There are many benefits that have been associated with crystal infused water, including: enhanced plant growth, improved plant health, increased moisture retention in soil, and protection from negative energies. In addition, some people also believe that it can help to cleanse and purify the air in your home. No matter what you believe, there's no doubt that crystal infused water is a great way to give your plants a little extra love!
Our top five crystals to infuse into water to use on plants:
1. Rose Quartz:
Quartz crystal is the most widely used crystal when it comes to conducting electricity. It’s resistance to wear and heat, added to its ability to regulate electricity, makes it a highly valuable substance for technology engineers.
Rose quartz, sometimes referred to as the stone of healers, is well known for encouraging unconditional love, trust, and harmony. They are among the greatest crystals for plants that are struggling, and can do wonders in uplifting your garden and home. Rose quartz holds a restful, cooling energy that will restore calmness and balance. Their soft milky pink hue varies in intensity. This stone is perfect for plants you are propagating or growing from seeds, especially polinated seeds.
Amazonite is a very ancient gemstone that’s known for its beauty and healing properties. It has been around for centuries, and it has been widely used to make statues, amulets, and jewelry.
Amazonite stones are known for their ability to remove toxins and pollution from the environment. This makes them ideal for use in gardens and landscapes, as they can help to keep your plants healthy and free from harmful chemicals. Amazonite is also said to boost the growth of plants, so it can be a great addition to any gardening project.This stone is perfect to protect your plants from hamrful chemicals, especially pesticides. It will also help your plant fight off pests themselves.
3. Tiger's Eye:
Tiger’s Eye represents the power, courage, and fearlessness of the tiger, worshipped throughout history and across the world.
Tiger’s Eye is a member of the Quartz family and has been revered for centuries. It holds many meanings, but it is most commonly seen as a stone that brings courage, power, protection and helps to maintain presence in this world.
Tiger’s Eye is a stone of courage and strength. It helps roots grow faster with perseverance and determination. This stone’s balancing energies bring harmony to the garden, making it a great crystal for gardening. This stone is perfect for plants that have been transplanted to help reduce transplant shock and get your plants rooting and growing quicker.
4. Clear Quartz:
Clear Quartz crystals have an incredibly long history of use in all sorts of fields.
They are one of the most famous crystals in the world. They have been significant to cultures on every continent and form the base for many other crystals, including extremely precious ones like Amethyst.
Quartz crystals are made of silicon and oxygen but frequently contain other trace minerals and metals, giving them a wide variety of colors.
Also known as the master healer, Clear Quartz is a must have for your garden. This stone will work hard for your plants, promoting vitality and growth, all while encouraging the other stones in your garden to do the same.
The versatility of this stone is what will help your plants grow. But be mindful of where you place it — depending on its structure, it can reflect light into your yard which could make it a fire hazard.
Chrysocolla is a blue and green stone made of a unique type of copper ore.
Its colour comes from the oxidation process of the copper ore, which takes on a cyan colour with extended exposure to oxygen, but the stone also contains various quantities of other minerals, which create its soft texture and porous appearance. It is a very soft stone, at only a 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Considering its colour, it’s no surprise that chrysocolla is associated with the element of water. For this reason, chrysocolla infused water is perfect to give a boost to any plants that love water, especially those which prefer humid environements. It can even help humid-loving plants thrive when humidity levels are a bit lower than they'd normally prefer.
Whether you're looking for a way to boost your plants' health or want to add some positive energy to your home, crystal infused water is a great solution.