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I grew up hiking the hills of Oklahoma and stashing small quartz rocks into my pockets. Strewn about the house, these chunky clear stones served as souvenirs from our family outings.

While exploring spirituality in my early adult years, I learned that some believe crystals to hold energy and power. You’ll often find these rocks in new age stores, yoga studios, bookstores, museums and more.

Rose quartz is associated with love, so I’ve had the chunky pink rock (on the left in above photo) in my bedroom for years. I recently decided to take it into my office to add more texture to the space. She seemed lonely, so while in Colorado I had my eye on picking up an amethyst and clear quartz (shown above).

Not sure why I thought those two would be the right addition (besides the obvious calming color coordination), so I googled their properties in the gem store. Both felt like the perfect pairing with rose quartz. Amethyst is associated with reducing stress and anxiety while clear quartz appears to be the be-all-end-all crystal.

I’ve set them out on a mirrored table in front of clients along with flowers and other comforting touches.

While I haven’t experienced the healing powers associated with crystals, I thought incorporating them into a therapeutic setting would be a nice touch. Why? They’re pretty, offer a tactile experience, and, if they do offer even a smidgen  of the promised perks, I figured we could all benefit from having them around.

Curious about crystals? I found these these online guides by Energy Muse and by Gabby Bernstein that you may enjoy.

I also incorporate aromatherapy, fluffy pillows and throws, table lamps, tea, and other touches to make the environment as therapeutic as possible. [Disclaimer: While I don’t believe any of these are substitutes for therapy, I believe they do enhance the setting.]

Do you have a go-to crystal or healing touch that you’ve incorporated in your home or office? Do tell! Bisous. x