Happy Tuesday Lovely!

I can’t believe it’s already December! 2017 has flown by and it will soon be an entirely new year. As I’ve said in the past, while this is technically “the most wonderful time of the year,” it also tends to be one of the most stressful. Lots of obligations and deadlines leave many of my clients lacking any time for self-care. Though many people solely associate self-care with self-indulgent pampering, such as a full day at the spa, self-care can actually be a number of things, from setting a healing intention before bed to taking a bath. Because self-care can be expressed in many different ways, there’s no excuse for not incorporating this practice into your life in some capacity.

I’m all about anything that can help alleviate stress and balance your emotions, which is why I wanted to focus on how you can integrate rose quartz crystals into your self-care routine. As the stone of love and gentleness, rose quartz is known to help open your heart and release negativity. This crystal promotes emotional healing and self-love and can even help to dissolve anger and resentment. Here are three ways you can use rose quartz to take care of your mind, body, and soul this holiday season:

Our Rose Quartz Ritual Gift Set includes my Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool, which is made from – you guessed it – a rose quartz crystal! This adds an additional healing element to an already powerful tool for performing gua sha. Rose quartz is known to help release tension, which is why it makes for the perfect material for the tool. Gua Sha is an amazing modality that is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and helps with tightening the skin, improving circulation, and helping with lymphatic drainage, among other things. Many of my clients hold tension in their jaws, which can actually lead to premature wrinkles. Because both gua sha itself and rose quartz help to release tension, the combination is amazing when performed along the jawline. When done on a regular basis, gua sha allows you to both feel better and less tense and look more youthful.

I love that baths really allow you to take the time to slow down and just relax. And, due to the fact that you’re submerged in water, it allows you to take a much-needed digital detox, even if just for a few minutes. Our Bath + Mask Gift Set includes Etre Bien’s Rose Quartz Bath Potion, which comes with a genuine rose quartz crystal that’s to be added to the bath water, along with the heavenly scented salt-based bath soak. It may sound a bit odd, but bathing with crystals actually allows the water to take on the energetic properties of the stones. The rose quartz in the tub allows you to further relax and let go of tension and stress for an immersive, metaphysical self-care experience.

Carrying a rose quartz crystal with you during the day can help you to stay centered and loving during times of stress or emotional strife. For those of you who are skeptical about the power of crystals, I recommend carrying the rose quartz around anyway and setting an intention for what you’d like it to accomplish. Whether you’d like it to help you stay calmer or more balanced, allow the stone to serve as a reminder of your set intention.

What do you think about the power of rose quartz? Would you try integrating rose quartz into your self-care routine? Let me know if you try any of my suggestions and how they help to keep you calmer this holiday season!

I would like to thank you so much for reading and so generously sharing! It’s always great sharing these fabulous tips with you all!

With all my love,

Cecilia​​​​​​​

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