You know those little cards at the crystal shop that tell you the meaning/benefits of each crystal? Do you ever wonder how they come up with these meanings? And how the crystals actually work? Keep reading to find out:
- The science behind crystals – how they affect us
- Crystals and your chakras
- Our Crystal Shop - our fave crystals for chakra balancing
- Crystal-infused ATHR Beauty products
THE SCIENCE: HOW CRYSTALS AFFECT US
Science has proven that matter is 99.999999999999% empty space. And what makes up this empty space: energy. Energy is everything, and everything is energy. You, the chair you’re sitting on, the phone you’re holding, and the crystals you know and love – all of it is vibrating energy.
“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
Just like everything else in the universe, we each have our own unique vibrational frequency. People with higher vibrations radiate kindness, love, peace, and compassion, whereas people with lower vibrations experience more low-vibe emotions like jealousy, anxiety, anger, or fear.
Whatever frequency you’re at, as a human, your vibration is very unstable and very easily influenced. It changes constantly as we’re exposed to other people, social media, the news, traffic, the weather, good news, bad news, our own memories, etc.
Crystals, on the other hand, have a super stable energy frequency that doesn’t change. Why? They’re made up of a fixed, regularly repeating, perfect geometric pattern of molecules. And they maintain their perfect stability with no effort. Exactly the opposite of our constantly changing, non-stable human nature.
So why does the stability of a crystal matter? Well, more stable energy = more powerful energy. And powerful energy can influence the energies around it. This is why crystals can so profoundly influence our unstable (less powerful) energy.
CRYSTALS AND YOUR CHAKRAS
Every crystal, just like every human, has a different energetic frequency. It depends on a few different factors like the size, the composition, and most helpfully, the color.
Why does crystal color matter? The colors we see are specific light frequencies. Red, for example, has a much lower frequency than purple. The same goes for our own bodies. If you look at a chakra diagram, the lowest chakra (the root chakra) is shown in red, which aligns with the low vibrational frequency of that chakra. Your crown chakra, on the other hand, is shown in purple, as it’s the highest vibration chakra, and the highest vibration color.
CHOOSING CRYSTALS FOR YOU
Because of this vibrational match between like colors, you can usually choose your crystal to match the chakra you want to balance. For example, blue sapphires are good for your throat chakra - which is shown in blue. Just as amber and yellow topaz crystals align with your yellow solar plexus chakra. There are a few exceptions, like rose quartz, which is connected to the green heart chakra, but in general, this is a good place to start.
If you’re not sure which chakra to focus on, just pick the crystal that your intuition guides you to – the one that you just love. Your own body and intuition know what it needs.
Chakras are the seven energetic centers that energy moves through in the body. They’re each connected with different organs and functions in our mind, body, and spirit. If you start at the bottom (the root chakra), you have the lowest vibrational frequency – and its qualities mirror this. It’s concerned with the very basic elements of existence – primarily with your safety and physical survival. As you move up the chakra system, you go from the more fundamental emotions to the deeper feelings of joy, love, and creativity.
Root Chakra (red) – connection with the earth, your physical survival, and safety.
Sacral Chakra (orange) – the creative life force energy that makes you human.
Solar Plexus Chakra (yellow) – the seat of your personal power – the internal wisdom and confidence within you.
Heart Chakra (green) – love and compassion for yourself and others.
Throat Chakra (blue) – this chakra allows us to speak our truth with clarity, love, and kindness.
Third Eye Chakra (indigo) – your connection to your intuition and information beyond the material world.
Crown Chakra (violet) – connection to consciousness, all that is.
Your chakras can become imbalanced based on influences/experiences in our lives. When this happens, we can get out of alignment. Whether this misalignment shows up as a physical symptom, emotional disruption, or mental ailment, there’ll be signs that your energy is out of balance.
This is where crystals come in – they can help rebalance any misalignment – returning the energy centers to the frequencies they're meant to vibrate at.
OUR FAVE CRYSTALS FOR CHAKRA BALANCING
Aligned with the sacral chakra, citrine magnifies our manifestations and helps reconnect us with our divine feminine energy - the center of our emotions, sexual energy, and sacred creativity.
Physically, the sacral chakra is connected with your lady parts, low back and pelvic area, and your hips.
Aligned with the crown chakra, amethyst helps connect us with infinite consciousness - the pure white light and all-knowing wisdom that’s always available to us.
Physically, crown chakra imbalances can show up as depression, light or sound sensitivity, or difficulty understanding new information.
Aligned with the heart chakra, rose quartz helps awaken love and compassion for ourselves and for others.
Physically, heart chakra blockages can show up as back and shoulder pain, asthma, or arm pain.
Aligned with the third-eye chakra, Opalite strengthens your connection to the divine and raises your energetic frequency to attract the abundance you were meant for. Known as the ‘destiny crystal’, opalite points you towards your unique path and purpose.
Physically, third eye chakra blockages show up as headaches, sinus problems, eye strain or blurred vision.
CRYSTALS IN ATHR BEAUTY PRODUCTS
If you can't tell yet, we LOVE crystals and believe wholeheartedly in their benefits. That's why we infuse every product we create with genuine crystals so you can experience their vibration-raising magic (and skincare benefits) all day long.
All the shades in these palettes are infused with Rose Quartz – the stone directly connected to your heart chakra. This is the center of love for yourself and others. One of the most commonly blocked chakras, rebalancing it can awaken a lot more love for yourself and the people around you. Paint your lids with the stone of love in romantic, ethereal shades that feel like love itself.
Rose Quartz for your skin: rose quartz helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and fine lines.
Infused with sapphires, this palette was designed to align with your throat chakra - the bright blue center of your personal truth. Sapphires help you connect with your truth and speak it aloud with clarity and confidence. Express yourself through words and shadows - paint with all the colors of the rainbow in whatever way feels authentic and joyful to you.
Sapphires for your skin: a calming crystal, Sapphires helps soothe and hydrate the skin.
Infused with rubies, these crystal-charged creations align with your root chakra - your centre of survival and security. When this chakra is balanced, you'll feel grounded and able to flow through life's challenges with ease. You'll feel at home in your body and on this planet. Paint your lips and your cheeks with nourishing shades that radiate the confidence and ease you'll feel when you're completely aligned within yourself.
Rubies for your skin and lips: rubies help hydrate, nourish, and protect the skin from aging free radicals like pollution.
Infused with black diamonds or white diamonds, the highest vibe stone of all, these products are designed to align your crown chakra. Diamonds connect you with the infinite consciousness that you are - uniting your body, mind, and spirit. Get out of this world lashes + an otherworldly glow, AND do it with vibration-raising diamonds of course.
Diamonds for your skin: Diamonds help stimulate collagen production, reduce the appearance of sun damage, and add brightness. They reflect harsh light away from the skin, camouflaging fine lines and wrinkles.
Infused with Amber, this desert dream aligns with both the sacral chakra and the solar plexus chakra. Known as nature's purifier, Amber transforms negative, blocked energies into positive, vibrant energy. It helps remove toxicity from our mind, body, and spirit. Paint your lids with rich golden bronze tones and a pop of poppy pink coral and channel the warm desert sunset
Amber for your skin: The succinic acid found in Amber is a powerful antioxidant. It helps fight the damaging effects of free radicals on your skin.
Crystals work best if they’re not left to do all the work by themselves. For the highest benefit, pair the crystal’s natural energy with your own clear thoughts and intentions. It’s proven that where thought goes, energy flows. So, use your crystals to amplify your positive thoughts and intentions.
-ATHR Beauty xo