Detoxing is a great way to increase energy and support the body in removing unwanted toxins. Working with gemstones can step up your detox in a gentle yet effective way! Every gemstone has a different vibration, a different healing energy that works with your own chemistry to help restore the body to its highest potential. In most cases, it's all about getting rid of negativity, boosting healing, and supporting a self-care practice.
Here are a few easy detox steps using gemstones to cleanse, rejuvenate, and radiate. The impact they have on anxiety makes these practices a staple for stress-induced twinges, not to mention potent beauty-boosting rituals like the relaxing power of a bath filled with gem-infused salts or crystal-powdered face masks that your skin will love.
Two of my favorite crystals for detoxing that are safe for water and skin are:
Lovely for releasing impurities to clear the skin and give you a soft complexion while also working with your heart chakra to stimulate life force. Rose quartz helps you to slow down and appreciate more of the beauty and wonder that's around you as well as the unique gifts that you bring to the world.
Moonstone works to assist in the elimination of toxins and increase the assimilation of nutrients while also working with your energy body to cleanse your chakras of negativity and enhance your intuitive nature.
Gemstone Mineral Masks
Using a mask infused with gemstone powders is a powerful way to detoxify and cleanse the skin. Try black tourmaline and amethyst— both contain electric charges and emit negative ions and far-infrared rays. Infrared rays are able to penetrate all layers of your skin to gently soothe, stimulate, and detoxify the body and mind. The negative ions attract the toxic particles to help draw them out of the body. Both are also known to improve circulation, inhibit bacterial growth, and support cell regeneration.
Adding gemstones to your salt or clay baths will increase the detoxifying effects and give you additional benefits. Adding agate or clear quartz will add extra cleansing and healing to the skin, or for a little added stress relief add smoky quartz or turquoise. Amp it up with essential oils such as lavender or peppermint—adding them to the salts prior to placing in the water is best.
Creating high vibrational waters is a great way to increase your internal detox. You can create a gentle elixir by placing clean, polished gemstones into a glass of water and leaving it overnight (place the water under the moonlight for extra energy benefits) or place it in the sun for two to three hours and then remove the gemstones. You can add a few drops to your lemon water, tea, or shakes as needed or drink it gradually throughout the day.
Gemstones are uplifting when held, looked at, or worn—using them to support us in cleansing is a natural step. Try any or all of the above, and you will radiate!
By Debra Haugen