Devotees believe these natural mineral formations can purify and ground a home’s energy.
Whether or not you’re into New Age-y talismans and rituals, most of us can agree that the energy in a home, while invisible, is very real. Maybe that’s why certain routines just seem to refresh a space physically and emotionally—from purging a cluttered closet to throwing open the windows after returning home from a long trip.
While there’s no scientific evidence proving that crystals have healing properties, some believe they have naturally high vibrations due to their connection with the earth and theorize that crystals can help bring peace and balance to your home, much the way meditation does for your mind. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re just plain pretty. “When you walk into your home after bringing in crystals, it feels lighter,” says Heather Askinosie, co-founder of Torrance, California–based crystal brand Energy Muse. “I like to think of crystals as a way to anchor the energy of the home, bringing stability and calm. People I’ve worked with have experienced a wide range of benefits after incorporating crystals, including a better mood and improved sleep.”
Are your clients curious about trying crystals, but not sure where to start? Askinosie recommends picking up one of the five essential types below and trying this simple ritual: Hold the crystal while taking a few deep breaths, allowing it to center and energize you.