Looking for a little tune-up for mind, body and spirit? The healing power of crystals might just be the answer. WH digs deep
What do crystals actually do?
There’s something seemingly Stone Age going on. It’s the latest development in a series of spiritual wellness fads that is now landsliding its way to rocks. Yes, rocks. But before you start digging up your garden or the local park, we’re not talking about just any stone or pebble. We’re talking exotically named, brightly coloured and Kryptonite-esque crystals (though these will actually give you strength, not take it away). The A list are all over them, so you know it’s something worth looking into. ‘The healing powers of crystals have been recognised for centuries,’ says Laurey Simmons, author of The Inner Beauty Bible. ‘Their healing properties may not be scientifically proven, but if they can enhance someone’s healing journey, that’s a good thing.’ Brands are getting in on the act, too. Nails Inc has a range of gemstoneinfused polishes, while Prismologie uses crystal essences in its skincare. But, with each crystal celebrated for its own unique healing properties, how do you know your rock collection is working to its full potential? WH separates the airy-fairy from the nitty-gritty…