What are crystals?

Crystals are natural solids made from minerals formed on the earths surface. They have been used throughout history for thousands of years and are known for their healing powers to help balance the mind, body and soul. 

Everything in life is made up of vibrational energy which can also be transferred between you and your crystal. Healing crystals are a great tool in helping to align and magnify that energy. As well as promoting positive vibrations within the body and mind, crystals have the ability to absorb and remove negative energies from the body. Life is about balance and at times our energy, mental state, and physical body can fall out of balance; crystals help to align, transform and restore that imbalance while also manifesting your intentions. 


​Crystal uses

Talou has created simple ways of bringing the power of healing crystals into your daily lives with our infused candles and roll-on oils, but there are also some other easy yet effective ways of incorporating them into your daily routines:

Use in your space: Crystals can simply be placed in and around your home and personal space to help enhance positive energy and protection.

Crystal elixirs: healing crystal elixirs is basically crystal infused water in which the water absorbs energy from the crystal soaking inside it. Elixirs can then be drank to allow the positive vibrations to travel throughout your body. Be sure to check which crystals can be used in this way as some crystals such as tigers eye can be harmful when ingested. Elixirs can also be rubbed on the skin to heal or used as a room spray to help cleanse your space.

Carry with you: To keep the healing power with you throughout your day, a great way is to carry a small crystal with you in your pocket or wear in the form of jewellery such as a crystal necklace pendant or ring.

Mediation: Incorporating crystals into your mediation can enhance your focus, deepen your awareness and magnify the results. Working with a specific healing crystal that has properties inline with what you want to achieve from mediation can help to focus on your intentions. For example, mediating with citrine crystal in your palms would help to encourage mental clarity and creativity with the intention of having a successful and productive work day.

Cleansing your crystal

As crystals absorb energy there can be a build up of negative energy inside them so it is important to cleanse and recharge your crystals from time to time. Likewise, When you buy a crystal you may also want to cleanse and reset the energy that may have been passed on from a previous owner or environment; allowing you to dispel any negative vibrations and recharge with your own positive intentions.

Four of our favourite simple ways to cleanse and recharge your crystal are:

Sunlight: Placing your crystal outside in the suns rays for 4 hours or more.

Moonlight: Bathing your crystals in the light of a full moon for 4 hours or more.

Burning sage: Emerging your crystal in the smoke for 30 seconds of a burning smudge stick.

Sea salt water: Soaking your crystal in sea salt infused water overnight.





Rose quartz

Colour: Pink

Zodiac: Taurus

Chakra: Heart 


Simply put, rose quartz allows love to flow. It can be used within many aspects of your life and is an extremely calming and reassuring crystal. It is particularly known for its use in enhancing female energy and qualities, and for balancing sex drives. It is the stone for universal love; encouraging unconditional love and self love. While rose quartz helps to open the heart and restore trust, it also evokes feelings of self trust and self worth. In a nutshell, Rose quartz helps to enhance love of all kinds, while helping you to recognise your capacity for compassion and forgiveness. 


Colour: Purple

Zodiac: Virgo, Sagittarius,

Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces 

Chakra: Third eye, Crown

Amethyst is a powerful stone. Its protective properties help to ease the stresses of everyday life and maintain balance. It is extremely effective to use during mediation due it its calming and relaxing qualities. While it can be used in many aspects of your life it is known for its healing powers in encouraging mental clarity and physical stability. 


Colour: Yellow

Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Leo Libra

Chakra: Crown, Sacral, Solar Plexus


Citrine is all about upliftment. It helps with increasing confidence, motivation and self esteem. Its overall ability in enhancing positive energy encourages perseverance and the manifestation process. It is a great tool in enhancing creativity and self expression and is often used to relieve negative feelings such as anger, fear and anxiety.