By: Satya Scainetti Mind Body Green
For moms, nurturing others often comes naturally. But what about caring for ourselves? As a business owner and a single mother of twins, I have stumbled across a tool to help me take care of myself in a subtle but powerful way: crystals.
Yep, gemstones have taught me how these powerful gifts from Mother Nature are truly life-changers. They are little reminders of how incredible we are as moms, and they help encourage us to take a breath when we’re faced with a moment of challenge. I've seen how their healing effects can help shift a day of stress into a day of calm. I can use different stones to keep me steady, balanced, and happy throughout my day. There are thousands of stones with amazing healing properties, but I've rounded up the top five that I can’t live without as a mother. They'll make a perfect, earthy gift for the nurturers in your life.
1. Black Onyx
Black onyx is the stone of strength and perseverance. When I gave birth to my twins, I wore nothing else for the next three years. I was naturally drawn to this stone, but it wasn't until later that I learned it is the stone of endurance. This stone helped ease the transition into motherhood, which no one can prepare you for. It was exactly what I needed. This is our most popular black onyx diffuser piece.
2. Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is the stone of love and compassion that opens and heals the heart. As mothers, we give love all the time, yet often we forget to receive. This stone is the perfect reminder to love ourselves unconditionally. Only when we truly love ourselves are we able to receive love from others. This is our most popular rose quartz piece.
Turquoise is the stone of health, balance, and intuition. It is a very nurturing stone that always helps bring me back to my center. As a blue stone, it’s also connected to the throat chakra, the powerful energy center that helps us to speak up for ourselves. When we speak our truth, anything is possible!
4. Lapis Lazuli
Known for its medicinal use since the 8th century by a Persian physician, powdered lapis lazuli was an ingredient in a potent medicine called Alkermes Syrup. It was often given to women who experienced difficulties during childbirth. Lapis Lazuli is a great stone to support the physical stresses of pregnancy, labour and childbirth. It is also believed to prevent miscarriages and generally improve pregnancy. Lapis lazuli releases stress and supports peaceful and harmonious energies.
5. Tiger's Eye
Golden and Blue Tiger's eye are known to balance the energies of the reproductive organs aiding in fertility and conception. They are known for restoring balance to the body on all levels as well as encouraging calm and positive energies. This is one of our most popular Tiger's Eye bracelets.