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The Power and Use of Crystals and Essential Oils

Updated: Apr 30

The power and use of crystals and essential oils can be amazing. Many of you know that I use both essential oils and crystals in my Reiki practice.

Reiki energy is certainly enough on its own but I find certain essential oils and crystals can further relax my clients and even enhance Reiki’s healing frequency even more when used properly.

Lavender Essencial Oil and Lavender
Lavender Essencial Oil and Lavender
My intent here is to offer to you certain combinations of crystals and essential oils that can be used in combination to achieve certain benefits, with or without the use of Reiki. However, when used with Reiki, results can indeed be multiplied and intensified.

Essential Oils

To start with, I always use 100% organic essential oils in my Reiki practice and for my own personal use. These can be found quite inexpensively online. If applying directly to the skin, consider diffusing with carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil first because these oils are concentrated and can be quite strong. I recommend doing a patch test first to test for skin sensitivity. If all goes well with that, apply only a couple of drops to the bottoms of your feet and rub in or on the affected area. You can also rub into your temples or inhale from the palms of your hands or use an oil diffuser. Oils can also be applied directly to crystals after they have been cleansed and purified and programmed.



Various Crystals

Crystals emit their own particular energies and frequency and each has its own natural influence. It is important to cleanse, clear and program your crystal for its intended use.

To cleanse and clear, simply soak the crystal in salt water or place them in direct sunlight for a couple of hours. Alternatively, you can simply smudge it with silver sage. These processes will remove any negative or conflicting energies from the crystal that they may have picked up. Now your crystal or crystals are now clear and ready for you to program for your purpose.

If you are not a Reiki practitioner or Master, here is an effective technique you can use to achieve this. Place the crystal in the palms of your hands in a prayer fashion and raise them to your forehead and third eye chakra area. If you are religious, ask God, Jesus, Allah, Buddha, or your angels and guides to infuse this crystal with the energy and ability to accomplish its intended purpose. If not, simply project your intention into the stone. This need not take more than a couple of minutes.

If you are a Reiki Practitioner or Master, you can cleanse and program your crystals using Reiki alone or in combination with the steps listed above for non-Reiki people. To cleanse crystals using Reiki you must be at least a Reiki II practitioner or higher by using the symbol, Sei He Ki, or other symbols depending on your level of Reiki training (This will not work if you haven’t been attuned to the particular symbol!) All levels of Reiki practitioners, including Reiki I practitioners can program crystals using Reiki. Simply perform Reiki on the crystals starting as you would with any session and using the appropriate symbols for influence and closing as you would any other Reiki session. The use of Reiki when programming gives your crystals a definite extra power punch so absolutely use it when you can. That is why I use them in my Reiki practice.

Hands holding crystals

Once your crystals are cleansed and programmed they are best used for their intended purpose by being worn or being kept close to the body in your pocket or purse or on a nightstand or your desk at work, depending on what you wish to achieve. The closer they are to your body, the better.


Combinations Of Essential Oils And Crystals

The following are just a few I have used in the past and have worked well for me. This is not a complete list of essential oils or crystals or combinations that achieve the assigned results. Other combinations, crystals, and essential oils may work better for certain individuals. However, this is a good start and can open the door for you to explore more.

Sleep, stress relief, anti-anxiety and relaxation

Essential Oils- Vetiver, Bergamot, Lavender, Ylang Ylang

Crystals- Lepidolite, Selenite, Amethyst or Black Tourmaline

Energizing, alertness and anti-fatigue

Essential Oils- Lemon, Peppermint, Grapefruit or Wild Orange

Crystals- Fluorite, Red Aventurine, Red Tiger Eye, Ruby or Garnet

Pain, headache relief, or for sore muscles

Essential Oils- Wintergreen, Frankincense, German Chamomile or Eucalyptus

Crystals- Green Turquoise, Blood Stone, Blue Kynite, Chrysocolla or Black Tourmaline

Mood elevation, good for depression and uplifting spirits

Essential Oils- Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Lavender or Roman Chamomile

Crystals- Rose Quarts, Citrine, Carnelian or Black Tourmaline

It’s my hope that you all have success and enjoy using the different combinations. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

With Love and Light,

Katherine McBride, CPC

Reiki Master / Teacher

Karuna Reiki® Master / Teacher

Certified Life Coach

Cell: 714.321.8259

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot give medical advice. Crystals and energy healing should be used as a complement to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care. Consult with you medical professional before using essential oils.

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