A Guide To Crystals

A Guide To Crystals

A Guide To Crystals

"Sometimes your light attracts moths and your warmth attracts parasites. Protect your space and energy."  - Warsan Shire


We can't stress the importance of self-care. There's nothing more rewarding than initiating actions and forming habits that lead to a healthy mind, body and spirit. Over the next few weeks we'll be exploring different forms of self-care and how to best realign parts of your mind and body that have been misaligned due to the business of life. Today we'll be guiding you through crystals, starting with an interview with Eunsoo, our resident crystal expert, and highlighting some of our favourite crystals.
Scroll down and explore these enchanting stones with us.


Firstly, what are crystals?
They are beautiful clusters of carbon, mineral or magma that were formed in the earth's crust over a million years ago. Some have been subjected to enormous pressure and this is important to note because the way crystals are formed affects their properties and the way they function. 

 How do you use them?

You can use them in your living space as a way to emit positive energy, create a protective barrier or attract prosperity, peace or love etc. You can also wear them on your body as a necklace or keep one in your bra. It is best to wear them but I like to keep my favourite crystals in a nice small pouch in my handbag.

What crystals do you use and what benefits do they have?
Crystals I carry with me:
Clear Quartz (my favourite)
- Absorbs, stores and releases energies. 
- Able to draw off negative energy. 
- Ability to amplify the energy of other crystals.
I love the energy Clear Quartz emits, I have always used it to get me through hard times and whenever I travel I always place one in my luggage bag.
Smoky Quartz
- Great stone for grounding, I recommend it for flighty people.
- Provides physical and psychic protection.
- Promotes creativity.
I like to hope that this crystal calms and grounds me in times of stress! 
Rose Quartz
- Main crystal for your Heart Chakra.
- Purifies and opens the heart on all levels.
- Calming.
- Good for attracting love, and creating loving vibes all round.
I think Rose Quartz is a very calming and peaceful crystal. It's probably the most common crystal.
Crystals I keep in my home
- Known as the “abundance” stone, as it attracts wealth and prosperity.
- Raises self-esteem and self confidence.
- Enhances concentration and revitalises the mind.
Who doesn't want to attract wealth? 
The main reason why I bought this crystal was because I have a tendency to absorb energies around me which leads to feeling drained easily. I was told to get a pyrite crystal as it acts as an “energy shield” blocking out negative energy and pollutants. I tried carrying in my handbag but something just didn’t feel right. I was later told this crystal was very high in energy which lead me to feel on edge! Not so good for someone who already has so much energy! Now my Pyrite sits in my room to raise the overall vibration/protection.
P.S it is a stunning stone. 
- Is a very powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration.
- A natural tranquilizer.
- Has strong healing and cleansing powers and enhances spiritual awareness.
- Dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety and alleviates sadness and grief. 
Overall a very spiritual stone which balances out energies and promotes a sense of calmness.
White Selenite
- Brings clarity of mind.
- Enhances telepathy.
- Prevents anything external from influencing the mind.
- Clears confusion.
I use Selenite in my room to act as a protective shield from surrounding energies and to create a peaceful atmosphere. 
How did you first hear about crystals?
I didn’t really hear about crystals. I stumbled across them at the mall when I was 10 and was instantly drawn to how beautiful they were. I think my first two purchases were a Rose Quartz and Orange Carnelian.


How do you cleanse your crystals?
I like to cleanse mine on a night of the full moon. Normally I will burn some Palo Santo (holy wood) prior to placing them outside to get the full effect of the overnight cleansing.

Is it possible for crystals to be contaminated by negative energy?
I definitely think so! There are times when I just feel bad energies from some of my crystals, this is when I would run it under tap water and try and visualise the bad energies flowing out or immersing it in a cup of salt water overnight.

What crystals do you recommend for "beginners"? 
I would recommend going for the ones you instantly feel drawn to over what properties they hold or have been recommended to you. Whatever you are feeling or going through at the time of your purchase will determine which crystal you select. The crystal most suited for you will jump out :)
Crystals are very intuitive and able to be programmed. You could buy a rose quartz (which is known to attract love) but you might want it for something else such as bring peace, all you need to do is set an intention, place it in your hands and meditate with it for a few days and it will be programmed for your needs. 
The rose quartz crystal is a powerful stone that aligns with the Heart Chakra. It can promote self-love, support those who are broken-hearted and attract lightness and love. We recommend wearing this stone near your heart, carrying it in a pouch or keeping it by your bed. 
Citrine aligns is often referred to as the stone of success because it attracts abundance in all its forms, especially finance, and it helps rid negative and still energy. We recommend keeping it in your wallet or purse.

Amethyst is a powerful crystal that repels \negative energy and transforms unwanted energy into love and emits positivity. We recommend keeping it with you while you travel as it can protect you from the evil eye. It also is an excellent stress reliever, can help uplift your mood and calm fears and anxiety. 


The Turquoise stone aligns with the Throat Chakra and is believed to be the bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds. Known for its protective and healing qualities, Turquoise is the talisman of kings, shamans and warriors and acts as a protective good luck charm when given as a gift. This stone promotes leadership, creativity and since it’s a crystal of travel, it helps protect your goods from theft, loss or attack.

The Clear Quartz is commonly referred to as the “Master Healer”. This stone can be used alone or it can be used to intensify the energy of other crystals. This universal crystal is suited for all zodiac signs and it can help increase awareness, stimulate brain function and increase positive energy. 

Fluorite, primarily Purple Fluorite, is a stone of protection. Similarly to Clear Quartz, this stone absorbs and counteracts negative energy. It can also increases positivity, self-confidence and concentration. This is a great stone to keep when studying and we recommend keeping it on your work desk.