Crystal bath therapy is becoming more and more popular by the day, as people discover the healing qualities of bath crystals and prioritise self-care and wellbeing.
If you are new to the world of crystal healing, this article will give you all the information you need on how to use bath crystals, which crystals are water safe and which are not, and how to benefit the most from your crystal bath therapy.
Let’s get started.
Benefits of crystal bath therapy
Crystal bath therapy combines the healing qualities of crystals with the relaxing
and rejuvenating practice of soaking in a bathtub. They are placed in the water as well as around the bathroom and can be combined with essential oils, bath salts and candles to set the scene.
The difference between regular baths and the cleansing energetic kind that includes crystals is that they are done for much more than cleanliness.
Think of crystal bath therapy as your moment to wash away negative energy, recharge and invite a different kind of spiritual hygiene into your life that will leave you feeling refreshed and recharged.
How to use bath crystals?
For crystal lovers, chances are you already have a few favourite stones that you can incorporate into your crystal bath therapy ritual.
After doing your research and deciding on which crystals you want around your bathroom, you can place them around the space or create a crystal altar that will spread loving vibrations every time you enter.
Alternatively, you can set out on the exciting journey of picking your first crystals.
For this, you might want to check out our guide on how to buy crystals and pick the right one for you.
Bathing with crystals checklist
When it comes to crystal baths, it is important to set the scene for a total relaxation journey.
Choose your crystals: there are many options to fit your mood and desired effect. Even if you only have one crystal that you want to start with, that is perfectly fine. If you are feeling stressed, then an anxiety reliever like Jade or a wonderful Amethyst stone will be perfect.
Arrange your space and set the scene: utilise candles, petals, soft music, turn
your phone off and give yourself permission to embrace “me time”. Some people prefer to draw hot water then place the crystals inside before topping up with the rest of the water at your ideal temperature. You may also fill your bathtub, add essential oils and keep the stones on or near your body.
*We have a lovely range of crystal infused essential oils here.
Enter the bath: step into the bath and let the worries of the world wash away. It is best to stay for at least 20-30 minutes in your bath.
Set an intention: focus your intention on what you want to achieve and charge the crystal with your energy. Not familiar with intention setting? That’s fine! Head over to our simple crystal healing guide for all the details.
Water safe crystals: what are your options?
While some crystals are perfectly happy to be submerged in water, others will get damaged, split, break or start to release toxic fumes.
Generally speaking, crystals that are a 5 or below on the Mohs Hardness Scale are not suitable for crystal bath therapy. While the scale gives a good general rule, other factors such as porousness are also important. Crystals like Pyrite and Hematite for example are 5.5-6.5 on Moh’s Hardness Scale but since they are iron ores, exposing them to water for a long period of time can make them rusty.
Another good rule of thumb is that if it ends in -ite it is probably water-soluble.
Water Safe Crystals
- Rose Quartz
- Clear Quartz
- Green Aventurine
- Tiger’s Eye
- Smokey Quartz
- Red Jasper
- Snow Quartz
Not water safe crystals
- Black Tourmaline
- Lapis Lazuli
- Desert Rose
- Malachite *This crystal does not react well to water and can release certain toxic fumes when it gets wet.
Note: Always do your research before using water or salt water to cleanse your favourite cleansing stones so you can avoid unwelcome surprises!
Which crystal should I choose for bath therapy?
The process of choosing a crystal for your spiritual, cleansing bath is similar to choosing a crystal in general. To narrow down your options you can focus on the kind of energy you want to invite into your life in that particular moment or select by chakra.
Root Chakra - grounding & stability
Sacral Chakra - sensuality & pleasure
Solar Plexus Chakra - self-esteem & determination
Heart Chakra - love & compassion
Throat Chakra - creativity & communication
Third Eye Chakra - spiritual awakening & self-reflection
Crown Chakra - knowledge & fulfilment
Our helpful Chakra crystal guides offer many options and inspiration, you can check them out here.
Tips and things to keep in mind when bathing with crystals
We hope this article has given you all you need to create your own healing or spiritual bath experience with your favourite crystals. Here are the main things to keep in mind:
- Always do your research about water-soluble crystals and water safe crystals
- Keep the crystals on or near your body if possible
- Enter the bath with a clear focus or intention to benefit from the experience
- Stay in a relaxed state after exiting the bath. You can meditate and focus on your breathing in a comfortable state until you are fully dry.
Only thing left to say is remember our inbox and DMs are always open to anyone wanting someone to reach out to to discuss further.
Love & Light
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