7 healing crystals for children
As a mum of two boys, I find crystals are an effective and simple way to help them overcome obstacles. I was recently asked what crystals were not only safe for children, but would help them in their daily lives, so the following guide is an introduction to some useful healing crystals for children:
Amethyst - is a calming crystal that can really help children sleep better and prevent nightmares. Place a crystal under their pillow or by the bed or make up a ‘Magic Spray’ for younger children. Simply fill a spray bottle with water and a few drops of Lavender essential oil and add an Amethyst crystal in too. Spray this around their room just as they are going to bed.
Moonstone - is really good for children who are dealing with emotional issues or are hyperactive. Your child can simply hold the crystal or rub it on their forehead - you will find that they will instinctively use the crystal where they need it.
Rose Quartz - definitely a stone every child should have. It has such a gentle loving energy that it helps children overcome hurt and soothe their emotions. It is also gentle enough for children to wear for longer periods of time in bracelets, as a pendant or to carry in their pockets.
Tiger’s Eye - a great grounding stone that brings daydreamers back to reality and into the present moment! It is also a great stone for helping children with their self-esteem and can promote courage too. Can be carried in their pocket, but I would recommend that they don't carry it all the time - daydreaming is important too!
Green Aventurine - is known as the ‘Good Luck’ stone so would be perfect for children sitting tests or exams or needing some encouragement. It is also a stone of leadership and therefore excellent for shy children and helps all children to show their leadership qualities.
Sodalite - this deep blue stone is a great calmer, and can help children think more clearly. It is a useful stone for any student, and taking this to school or placing it where your children do their homework will help them to focus.
Clear Quartz - is known as the 'Master Healer' and really is a must for anyone's collection. It acts as an all-purpose healer and can therefore be useful in many situations. Children seem especially drawn to this crystal and can often spot small rainbows within its structure.
Make sure that any crystals your child chooses are tumbled, as this will help prevent pieces breaking off. I would also advise that new crystals and those that have been used for any length of time, are cleansed in clean water to recharge them. Get your kids involved in this part too - mine love 'washing day'!
As with all complementary healing, crystals are not intended to take the place of conventional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are concerned about your child's health.
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