Crystals for Lowering Your EMF Risks…and WHY you should care

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crystals for emf

First…

THE BORING DISCLAIMER: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. I feel crystals should be used as a compliment to a sound holistic health plan & not as a replacement for regular medical and/or psychological care & consultation. Please check with a doctor first before applying any advise given here.

Second…

This is an updated & revamped version of a classic blog post. So much new info has come out around this subject that I had to include it & update here. Hope you find it useful! ♥

OK, have you noticed over the last few years people have become much more concerned with EMF (electromagnetic frequency) radiation & now a new possible threat; nuclear radiation in the atmosphere? AKA, EM Pollution.

We’re hearing more & more about cell phone radiation and how that can be harmful to our health. (Thank goodness the word is finally getting out about that!)

Some symptoms of excess EMF radiation are:

  • fatigue
  • joint & muscle pain
  • decreased attention span
  • memory loss
  • difficulty focusing
  • insomnia

BTW, these are the same symptoms of being un-grounded…of feeling Yuck & Stuck!
I feel there’s no such thing as coincidence & that this is directly due to too much EMF in our environments causing us to become un-grounded.
Crystals to Ward off EMF
In my Certified Crystal Healer Courses we discuss specific crystals & protocols for counteracting EMF pollution. Crystals you don’t want to use are any sort of silicate crystals: quartz, lepidolite, opal, etc.

Why? Well, for the simple reason that they easily slide into resonance with electronics & microwave radiation. That property is why silicon (what silicates & quartz [silicon dioxide] are made of) is so widely used in technology! It’s an excellent semi-conductor of energy.

Some ask me what sort of stones they can place around their computers and laptops to help protect them from any radiation coming from there. I feel the best stones to use for this sort of EMF protection are ferromagnetic (iron containing) stones such as:

  • lodestone/magnetite (these are essentially the same mineral, but lodestone is found naturally magnetized while magnetite is not)
  • hematite
  • pyrite

WARNING: be certain not to have any strongly magnetic stones near your laptop or other devices = can cause LAPTOP DEATH due to hard-drive being erased.

2 More Non-Ferromagnetic Minerals Ideal for This

  • Black tourmaline – (even though it’s a silicate). The reason I throw this stone into the hat is b/c it’s got just the right combo of elements & it has the added yin-benefit of having iron in it. Black tourmaline is known for its ability to transmute energy & due to it having piezoelectric as well as pyroelectric properties too. (You can check out those 2 blog posts if you want to really get geeky with this).
  • Another recent favorite for EMF protection is shungite (You can find out why in that blog post).
  • [caption id="attachment_11684" align="aligncenter" width="600"] These are 2 shungite pieces from my crystal grid that surrounds my wifi router.[/caption]

    Now! Here’s the KICKER that I’ve discovered!! Most of these are the same exact stones many cultures teach to use to ground ourselves!!! Again, no flippin’ coincidence. Don’t you just love when the ancient knowledge & the new revelations dovetail together like that? ♥

    Here are all my fav EMF-Curb-Kickin’ stones together…

    Other tips + techniques:

    • Make a lodestone (magnetic) pendulum, spin it through your EMF to strengthen weak areas (one of our Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Masters has created one of these for us & sells them in her shop!)
    • Protect yourself from so much cell phone use. In this blog post I talk about a receiver device that will do just that. Children should not use cell phones due to their higher susceptibility, reduce your own cell phone use & use a land line whenever possible
    • Place Kernite or Colemanite crystals in any low dose nuclear radiation environment to absorb; these crystals are Boron-based, thereby accepting & ionizing radiation
    [caption id="attachment_1941" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kernite[/caption]

     

    [caption id="attachment_19172" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Colemanite[/caption]
    • Unplug your bedroom as much as possible (listen to Warren’s recording below for how’s & why’s)
    • Reduce or eliminate your use of wireless internet (you can put it on a timer so at least part of the time it’s not radiating throughout your house, physical body & auric field).

    Healing Magnesium Crystal Bath for EMF Detox
    Not only is this bath great for de-toxing excess EMF build up but this bath is super-relaxing.

    Magnesium is a magical mineral that increases serotonin in our systems which creates calm relaxation in us. This bath is perfect for use after radiation exposure of any sort (going through TSA, x-ray screenings, etc.) or even too much time on your mobile device or computer.

    I adapted the original recipe of this bath from the book Zapped (linked below). DISCLAIMER: (Children, pregnant women & anyone with chronic illness should avoid this bath or consult with their doctor first re: high water temp.)

    • 1 lb. Himalayan sea salt (can sub regular sea salt)
    • 1 lb. baking soda
    • 1-2 tablespoons of ionic Magnesium Concentrated trace minerals (stress from EMF & radiation pollution drains magnesium & increases adrenaline)
    • tub of very hot water (hot as you can stand)
    • 1 tumbled stone each of serpentine & rhodonite (magnesium containing minerals safe for plopping into your bath)

    Now just soak in the tub until it cools. Then after your bath, don’t dry off or shower off right away. You can choose to rub down with some magnesium oil or if you’re going to bed you can rub some on the bottom of your feet. You want to allow the minerals to soak into your skin.

    If you’d like to learn more about residual static build-up, wireless EMF, radioactivity & how to lower your risk and avoid EMF exposure around your house here’s a great recording of an interview with Vicki Warren, the past executive director of the Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology. Here she talks about all of these things & gives excellent advice on examining your home for EMF dangers! Awesome stuffs.

    I also HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book. Truly eye-opening! Be informed & get protected:

    I don’t like to fear monger but I feel so much of this info is under-reported and so easily remedied. I think its good to get this info out there from time to time & remind ourselves to clean up our energy + get grounded & balance.

    If you have other tips or ideas, please share. We’d love to hear them here! And if you found this post useful or helpful, please share it with others. ♥

    Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon

    HOTTEST Crystal Blog Posts Eva!

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, anxiety, bedroom, blogging, citrine, cleansing, Crystal Goodness, Crystal Grids, prosperity, sleep, Videos 10 Comments

    I’ve been doing this crystal blog since 2009. Yeah, it’s been 7 years since I started blogging specifically about crystals! I just realized that myself as I sit here and think on this specific blog post.

    Sitting at my desk in my sacred studio space; thinking, researching, putting into practice & typing away to share with you.

    Recently, I took a look at those 472 blog posts I’ve written over the last 7 years & wondered …
    What are the hottest blog topics in our Crystal Hottie Community?
    I find it so interesting to take a look at what specific articles rose to the top for you. The results are below where I’ve gathered up the top 20 hottest crystal blog posts in one easy reference spot. B/c, maybe you’re new around here or perhaps you’ve missed them before.

    But before we jump in… I’d like to express my sincere & profound gratitude:  I’m so grateful to all of you for allowing me to teach what I LOVE!  It’s because of you that I’m able to live my dream and share my love & knowledge of Science and Crystals every single day. 🙂 ♥

    There are so many ways to work with & learn about crystals so this sharing can go on FOREVER. It’s an infinite playground of sparkliness!  So thank you, thank you for being here!

    Now…on to the most popular, most visited, most read posts from my blog of all time! 

    Let’s dive in.

    What does it mean when your crystal cracks or breaks?
    It can be pretty distressing when a crystal cracks, right? And many of you want to know … What does it mean? 

    It could be just plain ole’ science & physics that did it like a heavy impact or thermal shock: extreme hot to cold or cold to hot.

    But sometimes a stone or crystal just breaks…with no explanation.

    So then we have to look at energy.

    Read on for my take on this!

    4 Crystals for Protection
    Which crystals would be good for protection & warding off negative energies?

    Certain crystals can neutralize & transmute the energetic frequencies so they don’t carry specific frequencies that may resonate with those bad feelings.

    Read on for my fav Crystals for Protection!

    Top Crystal Picks for Weight Loss
    Can we use Crystals as tools to help us lose or regulate our weight?

    Absolutely! 

    Crystals can help boost your weight loss action plan.

    Read on for Top Crystals for Weight Loss

    Is Your Citrine Real or Fake Citrine & Does it Matter?
    If you’re reading this you’re probably a Crystal Hottie…therefore, it’s likely that you have a piece of citrine or 2 in your crystal collection.

    Ever wonder if your citrine is the real deal straight out of mama earth or if it’s been heat-treated?  Does it even matter?

    Read on to find out if your citrine is real or fake.

    [caption id="attachment_8684" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A large cut & polished rose quartz point.[/caption]
    What 5 Crystals Should You Have in Your Beginner’s Kit?
    Are you new to crystals?

    Wondering where to start?

    Learn what 5 crystals are a must have for your crystal toolbox.  (This one is a great post to share!) ♥

    Read on for my crystal beginner kit.

    How to use crystals to attract abundance
    One of the most popular classes I used to teach is 1 in which we learned to use crystals for abundance attraction, using the vibration of certain crystals to manifest more prosperity + abundance.

    In this blog post I break down how I use crystals to attract more abundance into my life…

    Read on for my morning rituals, abundance ritual + crystals for abundance.

    How to Make a Crystal Grid to Manifest your Desires
    Want to learn how to make a Crystal Grid to help manifest your desires & make your dreams come true?

    Here’s the Crystal Grid I used to manifested my dream biz and make it happen!

    Read more about making a Crystal Grid.

    Spotting Crystal Fakes & Frauds: Part 1
    Ahh, the crystal fakes!  You know they’re out there.  And the increased popularity and more mainstream acceptance of crystal healing has prompted the emergence of more fakes on the market.

    Which has sparked my desire to educate our Crystal Hottie Community and write a whole series of blog posts! This blog post was the one that kicked off that passion.

    Yep, it all started right here.

    Read more on spotting crystal fakes.

    5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way
    Now, that many of us live such fast-paced and stressful lives with less physical activity studies have shown that insomnia is on the rise. I feel it may be a combo effect of our hurried lifestyles coupled with the Yuck & Stuck phenom I’m always harpin’ on about.

    So, what can we do, Chick Pea?

    In this post I discuss how I use crystals as sleep remedies.

    4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
    So are there actually crystals we can use to help with fear and anxiety?

    These are certain stones you can use along with some techniques I’ve found work very well for me as well as others.

    Read on for my Go-To Crystals for Fear and Anxiety

    Crystals for Fertility & Pregnancy
    There are many ways to work with crystals for fertility & pregnancy.

    I whipped up a cute little crystal mojo bag I intuitively put together for women wanting to become pregnant or for Mamas-to-Be.  I included 4 very powerful tumbled stones to assist with pregnancy & enhance the energies of fertility, whether you’re looking to be more fertile or want some good juju throughout the pregnancy.

    Read more on how to create your own fertility mojo bag.

    My Crystal Looks Different ~ What Does it Mean when your Crystal Changes Color or Gets Cloudy?
    I often get asked questions about a crystal changing color, or becoming cloudy, or showing a new inclusion that wasn’t there before.

    How could that happen?

    Is that Normal?

    Read more about your crystal changing color.

    How To Lower Your EMF Risks with Crystal Healing
    In this blog post I share some Powerful Crystals to Help Lower Your EMF Risks. 

    B/C our society is very “plugged in” these days, so we ought to do whatever we can to minimize the risks & side effects of EM Pollution.

    Crystals can help!

    Read more about crystals you can use to lower your EMF risks.

    Crystals Tips for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People
    The ability to pick up on & feel/experience the energy of another can be seen as a gift b/c that extra info can allow you to empathize with others or see things from another view-point.

    OR it can be seen as a curse b/c it causes you to be bombarded by extra feelings & emotions you may not want to be dealing with at the moment.

    Read more on Crystal Tips for Empaths.

    What does it mean when your crystal disappears?
    So what does it mean when a crystal disappears? Just up & goes AWOL?

    • Sometimes people will find their crystals later & it will be completely unexplained. Like the crystal manifested itself in a little bag that was locked up somewhere in a safety deposit box – something really, really wild, like that…& it’s completely unexplained. Unless of course you had amnesia & don’t remember doing such a thing. ?
    • Or sometimes, the crystal is found by someone else in a different place entirely; not even in the same vicinity.
    • Or sometimes you never find the crystal again – its just up & left. It’s gone. It has disappeared, never to be heard from again.

    This is a very common question I get asked on a fairly frequent basis and there are a few ways to answer it…

    Read more on crystals disappearing.

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Himalayan Salt Lamps
    What’s the big deal about these Himalayan Salt Lamps?

    Do they really do what everybody says they do?

    So the major thing that  Salt Lamps “do” is that they induce negative ions into your environment.  What’s that?

    Read on to find out everything about Himalayan Salt Lamps

    How To Deal with Negative People in 5 Sparkly Steps
    Ahhh negative people. Can you transmute negative energy?

    Sometimes the negativity parties can be so intense or non-relenting that you end up feeling annoyed, slightly depressed, emotionally exhausted or even physically tired.

    Yes, we can use crystals for this too!

    Read on for my 5 Sparkly Steps

    7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working with Crystals
    I, myself, love to read about other people’s ‘mistakes’ when learning something new.

    This way I can learn more from a different perspective while also avoiding those common pitfalls. I’m always a champion for efficiency…why reinvent the wheel?

    That’s always extremely valuable for me so I hope this blog post of my personal crystal experiences does the same for you.

    Read on for the 7 things I Wish I Knew!

    What’s a Good Crystal Mix for your Bedroom?
    As you saw above, another 1 of my top blog posts is 5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way but this here blog is specifically about a great crystal mix for a bedroom.

    Obviously, in your bedroom, unless you’re going the romantic route, that’s another route you can take (I have some suggestions in my Crystal Grids Template Package)… you’re probably looking to bring in calm serene energy, b/c that would be a sacred sleeping space for you.

    Read on for Crystals suggestions for your Bedroom.

    Crystal Healing for Anxiety
    Working with stones is a natural way to relieve anxiety that’s safe & completely free of side-effects – & works, My Sweets!

    The solution I came up with in this instance was a mojo bag.  A mojo bag helps give you a little juju-juice of whatever energy flavor you’re in need of, in this case it’s Anxiety-Busting!

    Read more on my Anxiety-Busting mojo bag.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed my Top 20 Hottest Blog Posts of ALL-TIME and learned something new or found a glittery gem to share with a friend or family member :).

    Which 1 is your favorite on this list? And Why?  I’d love to hear in the comments below. 😀

    Crystal Blessings,

     

    How to tell the Difference between Black Onyx, Jet, Apache Tear, Black Tourmaline & Black Obsidian

    Hibiscus Moon Crystals, grounding, protection 54 Comments

    A common question I get from my students in my Certified Crystal Healer Course is:
    How to tell the difference between our many shiny black tumbled stones.
    There are several common ones that all polish up pretty shiny, making it almost impossible to tell them apart; both physically & sometimes even energetically.

    But there are slight differences & I’m going to tell you what to look for right here. 

    I’m going to focus on the 5 most common ones:

    • Jet
    • Obsidian
    • Apache Tear
    • Onyx
    • Black Tourmaline

    As most black stones usually are, all 5 of these are considered to generally be energetically grounding, protective & usually resonating well with either the Earth Star Chakra or Root Chakra

    Now let’s get into the subtle differences…

    Non-Mineral Stuffs
    I’ve divided the stones into 2 sub-groups of “non-mineral” & “mineral”.

    The non-minerals, although usually lumped in with the rest of the crystals, are not technically minerals, b/c they don’t have 1 very important aspect that all minerals must have: a crystalline atomic matrix, a repeating geometric pattern among their atoms.
    Jet
    Jet is not a crystal/mineral…it lacks a crystalline structure. Why? B/c it originates from a once living thing; a tree.  So it’s organic & not a mineral at all.  It’s actually considered to be coal & forms when pieces of wood from a tree get buried in sediment and get “coalified”. This is a process that took place a looooong time ago; we’re talking literal Jurassic Period here. 

    [caption id="attachment_18763" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Raw Jet – By Geni (Photo by user:geni) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]Under a microscope you can actually see the old tree’s cell walls! Pretty cool.

    B/c of this cell-wall kind of structure it’s very lightweight & that’s one of your clues when comparing it to their black stones. Pick it up & compare its weight in your hands. It almost feels like plastic, it’s so light.

    Although it’s usually pretty dull in its raw form, it can be polished up to a high luster & be quite shiny (as you can see in my above picture where its shown compared to other black stones). Another tell-tale clue is that jet can sort of look a bit dark-silvery-metallic (sort of like a really dark hematite).

    Energetically, jet is known to be safely grounding + purifying while also being protective…in a gentle, non-forceful way.
    Black Obsidian
    Obsidian, another non-mineral, is a volcanic glass, born literally of forceful fiery energy.

    Birthed in a volcanic eruption when molten lava spews up from a volcano, obsidian flies out & then cools quickly once it touches the cooler land or much cooler water, sometimes forming teeny bubbles within…and cooling much too quickly for its atoms to arrange themselves in the necessary crystalline atomic structure to qualify as a mineral. This makes it a glass & not a crystal. 

    So your clue here is that all obsidian (not just the black variety) will be very smooth, shiny & glassy-looking.

    If you’re looking at a rough natural piece as in my above photo (where I’m comparing all of these black stones), you’ll notice that obsidian usually has a conchoidal fracture: a geeky-geo-term for a curved break off point when the obsidian gets chipped away.

    Can you see that conchoidal fracture in the below pic?

    [caption id="attachment_18764" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rough Obsidian – By Ji-Elle (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]If you’re comparing obsidian to onyx (2 that are quite often confused), obsidian will be the lighter weight of the 2 b/c it’s less dense than onyx (due to the lack of crystalline structure & interior air bubbles) and can even be translucent in spots if you hold it up to the light…something really hard to capture in a photo for me…but I tried in the below photo. See how the sunlight can shine through it & you can even see some layering on the bottom right?

    Remember that obsidian is volcanic glass so it has a direct fiery energy to it. Perhaps due to how it originates, I feel it’s not gentle in its ways at all. Generally, it’s a pretty powerful stone.

    CAUTION: If you feel that you’re very emotionally fragile or vulnerable, I recommend you try another stone choice instead. 

    Now this may not be true for everyone, so it’s not a blanket statement.
    You really need to work with it yourself to know EXACTLY how it will affect you.
    Obsidian is great for quick & powerful grounding, cleansing away deep or stubborn negative feelings & when you need POWERFUL psychic protection. Again, I do caution people to only use it when you need a really powerful punch & not to work with it for too long…unless you already know that you can work with it safely with no adverse effects. 
    Apache Tear
    Apache Tear is really a sub-group or type of obsidian; essentially the same stone, both made of volcanic glass and black in color. However, Apache Tears are black obsidian that formed by being thrown up into the air giving them a much less glassy & more rough appearance.

    [caption id="attachment_18765" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Apache Tear – By Simon Eugster –Simon 20:06, 14 April 2006 (UTC) (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]Whereas black obsidian is known to be a very powerful stone, Apache Tears are gentler in their energy & good for less forceful emotional cleansing like working through grief… b/c it’s much lighter & gentler in its energy it’s great for emotional clearing while also being grounding & protective.
    The Inorganic Stuffs – True Minerals
    These next stones are the real-deal minerals. All minerals have a crystalline structure at the atomic level where their atoms are stacked in a precise repeating geometric pattern. So these guys are more stable & can more efficiently influence your energetic field.
    Onyx
    When you hold a piece of onyx, one thing you’ll note is the density & “weighti-ness” of it. Between 2 similar sized pieces of onyx & obsidian…which can look very similar, the onyx will be heavier b/c it has an actual crystalline structure, whereas obsidian does not…with its random molecules & air bubbles. 

    Onyx tends to have a slightly duller finish, but can polish up to be quite glassy! So don’t rely on that alone. Onyx may also have some banding & white-ish or grey-ish spots, but usually no translucency.

    [caption id="attachment_18766" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Onyx – By Simon Eugster –Simon 14:41, 11 April 2006 (UTC) (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]Onyx, being a true mineral, does indeed have that crystalline structure at the atomic level. Why? Well, it had the time to form one, growing slowly underground, as crystals do.

    Onyx’ energy for me, while protective is more about grounding & strengthening. It’s also wonderful for boosting your willpower & discipline
    Black Tourmaline
    Black tourmaline is a fav of mine & 1 of the crystals I use in my sacred grounding trio.

    In it’s natural form (as seen below), black tourmaline is hard to confuse with the others I’ve listed here.

    But when it’s tumbled it can be hard to pick out b/c it polishes up relatively well…but usually not perfectly & that’s how I usually tell it from the others. You’ll often see some divots & possibly some rust from its iron content too.

    Energetically, black tourmaline is a go-to negativity neutralizer for me. B/c it has piezoelectric & pyroelectric proprieties it’s able to transduce energy quite effectively! If you’re looking for a great crystal for protection & purification that isn’t too intense…this is the one.

    So there you are.

    I hope you find this info to a be a helpful resource that you’ll be able to refer back to when needed!

    Can you tell the difference now?  Do you have these stones in your crystal collection and now you know how to identify them on the fly? Talk to me in the Comments below! I’d love to hear about your favorite black crystal. 🙂

    Crystal Blessings,