How to Make a Healthy Crystal Candle | DIY

Hibiscus Moon Everyday/Personal Stuffs, Videos 10 Comments

Today I want to talk to you about my new idea for candles that I’ve been using lately… Healthy Crystal Candles, that is.

Here’s the deal guys …

I love candles.

I used to love ♥ Yankee candles and other highly scented ones like those. I was like a Yankee candle junkie.

And then I learned that they were bad for you in several ways but I still kept using them because I loved the scents so so much. I knew they were putting black soot in the air, I knew they had the lead wicks, chemicals and all.

It’s all shit, guys. You really don’t want to be breathing that stuff.

So I quit Yankee candles altogether about 7 years ago.

Those large candle companies and the enticing aromas; they know what chemical scents to put in there to stimulate parts of your brain that make you feel good… but it’s making your body feel bad.  I think inherently it might on the surface make you feel good, but really in the long-term, it’s messing with you energetically and mentally, not to mention physically.
People are wondering why so many have so many health issues that are going on right now, diseases, illnesses, cancers. We are just loaded up with toxins in our environment, every which way if you don’t get hyper-aware about it.
Just say NO to those highly scented, wonderfully scented candles. NO.

Sidenote: If you’re needing a bit of help to kick the toxic-candle habit … Did you know you can use crystals to help you bust bad habits? I wrote all about it over here.

Watch my video above and let me show you what I came up with. I was looking for non-petroleum, non-toxic, yet well-scented candles with a high-vibe energy and there are lots of options out there on the market, but you’ll notice the price tag can be hefty.

Soy is an option, you can go with soy if you’re okay with that but, I don’t know, there’s something about soy, most of the soy is GMO, I’ve heard, so I’m not loving the idea of burning something that’s genetically modified in my environment if I can avoid that. So I leaned towards something we’ve been using since ancient times: Beeswax candles.

I really wanted something that was 100% pure and healthy through and through; all cotton wick, with nothing in the wick that’s going to make it last longer like lead or any of that. I also needed it to not be a naked candle but encased in glass because I tend to forget candles sometimes and leave them burning. Just in case!

I have a little altar in my sacred space that I’ll often have candles burning on and sometimes I’ll just up & leave my space and I’ve done it before where the candles burned all night. Ooops!
Healthy Crystal Candles ~ quick and easy
So this is what I do:

Go online and just get a beeswax candle that’s already put in a glass container with a cotton wick. Just go to Google and type that and there are so many different sellers that have them, a lot of people on Etsy, you can go on Amazon and find them; just look for a beeswax candle with a cotton wick. This is the one I’ve been loving lately. When the candle burns down, you can just buy the wax refill for them and reuse the glass! ♥ that!

They’re not very beautiful. They’re not going to be toxically dyed bright colors to match the season and all of that but here’s what I like to do. I’ll take the candle and add some loose leaf incense using natural organic herbs. You can mix up a blend depending on what season it is.  In the video,  I made this one for Spring, for Ostara, so I used it all the way through to May 1st, but you can create a blend for whatever season you want and just sprinkle the incense in there right on top.

Incense Herbal Blend

Here’s a blend you can use for the current Holiday Season:

  • dragon’s blood resin
  • clove, whole or powdered
  • sandalwood powder

So I’ll sprinkle that on top of the candle. Every time I go to re-light the candles, I re-anoint them with a bit of fresh incense, and as the candle burns down, the wax burns down, it takes the energetics; the vibrational frequencies of this incense down and imbues it into the candle.

Essential Oils

[This step is optional.]

Then I’ll take my essential oils; a nice Holiday-themed blend would be:

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Sandalwood
  • OnGuard ( a doTERRA blend)

(Lots of protection vibes with these specific oils.)

I’ll take a drop of the oil on my fingertip and I’ll just rub it along the rim before lighting the candle. This is anointing your candles with the energetics of whatever it is you want to bring in. Please be cautious with the oils, use no more than 1 drop and do this BEFORE you light the flame near your candle. I’m just sharing with you what I do. If you’re feeling uneasy about the oils then simply skip this step. 

If you want to learn more about the specific doTERRA essential oils I like to use, you can join my essential oils Facebook group over here.


Crystal Chips

Then I go for the crystal-power to further amp up the vibrational frequencies. Have you ever seen those little crystal chip bottles in stores and wondered,
“What can I do with those? What can I use them for?”
Sometimes they come in a set. Well, I do all kinds of crafty things with them! For this candle crafting, you just pull the cork out and sprinkle them right in, again, BEFORE you light the candle.

Here’s a crystal pairing suggestion for a  seasonal November-vibe candle:

  • Topaz for setting boundaries, clarifying and preparing your intentions as we settle into winter
  • Amethyst for protection and purifying negativity from your space

Then it starts to look really pretty from the top view, really dressed up! You’ll see. 😉

As the candle burns down, the oil will heat up and activate and the crystals and the incense will harmonize and sink down into the wax. So the more you use the candle, the more infused it gets. And then when it completely burns down to the bottom, you’re going to have really nothing left but just a thin layer of the wax and the crystals there. And sometimes the wax is so thin I can pick the crystals out with a pair of tweezers and reuse them. A lot of you recycle the ends of the candles (stick it in the freezer for an hour or so and the last bit o’ wax will pop right out!) so then you can just melt it, recycle it all up and do something else with it.

It’s a quick and easy DIY. And your space is going to smell really good and it’s just going to be lovely.  I’ll usually have two candles like that going on my altar. It’s a quick and easy way to infuse your candles with crystals, crystal energy, and other vibrational frequency energy.

I hope that this sparked some crafty ideas for you!  Will you give this healthy candle dressing a try? Do you get crafty with crystals & candles, herbs, and oils?  If you have any ideas of your own to share, please post it in the comments below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings and Happy Holidays,

Hibiscus Moon

9 Easy Ways to Raise the Vibes in Your Home or Work Place

Hibiscus Moon ceremony, cleansing, space clearing 17 Comments

Ever walk into a space & have it just




Have it feel yuck & stuck?

I know I have. That feeling is a very real thing!
It’s the vibrational frequencies of the space interacting with your electromagnetic field.
We naturally crave an environment that feels energetically welcoming.

A home or work space that’s vibing with feel-good energy is one that you feel at home in, that you feel positive in, that inspires creativity & good conversation.

It’s a place you enjoy doing your favorite things in or allows you to relax, meditate, read…and on and on.

Since a good-feeling space is not a vibrational match to negative feeling frequencies, you’ll be less likely to have arguments, sadness or even uneasy feelings in a space that’s been energetically-tended-to.

The good news is there are some vibrational things you can do (some involving crystals) to help make your space more inviting and even create a sacred space of your own. So let’s get into those:

9 Easy Ways to Raise the Vibration in your Home or Work Place
1. Clear the clutter & do some physical cleaning – I know this one doesn’t feel like much fun & not even very metaphysical, but it’s a must-do before you do anything else!

A space that’s filled with clutter or dust is energetically clogged & not allowing the energy to flow, not allowing the stagnant negative feeling vibes to clear out. So, get to de-cluttering first & then dust, vacuum & just make the space sparkle.

You’ll feel the change right away!

2.  Use essential oils – 100% pure essential oils (organic fair-trade & sustainably harvested preferred!) are high vib’ing. You can add them to your space in a couple of ways. You can actually use them to help clean in the above step.

Here’s a great video with more on how you can use them for cleaning your space:

Then once the cleaning is done, keep the vibes high in your space by using the oils in an oil burner or a diffuser.

NOTE: If you’re doing this in your work space be sure to get permission from those around you! B/c the oil scents may not agree with everyone & I’d like to keep you outta the trouble zone.

3.  Salt Lamps – these are great for inducing negative ions into your environment & for restructuring the energy of our environment. Plus they shine a soft beautiful & comforting light that does wonders for our energetic state. 

I have a full-on blog post all about salt lamps & their benefits here.

And these days you don’t even have to go to a specialty metaphysical shop to get them! You can find them in any home-ey type store. I found these in Bed, Bath & Beyond…

4.  Crystal Placement – simply place crystals throughout your space intuitively; wherever you think they feel or look best.

Just having the crystals in your space will entrain the energy around you. Whenever you enter the space, you’ll feel the difference from a space that isn’t as vibrationally aligned.

5. Crystal Grids – creating a crystal grid is a way to organize or structure the energy from your crystals towards a specific intention. So it’s more advanced than just placing a crystal in the space.

I have a blog post here and a best-selling book here that I wrote all about how to do a crystal grid. It’s kinda my thang. 🙂

Something I really like to do to restructure the energy of the space is to grid the entire room.
You can grid a room by simply taking 4 clear quartz points and putting one in each corner facing inwards towards the center of the room. Then just let them communicate with each other.
6. Sage Smudge –  Pick up a smudge stick, or loose sage (usually white sage is used for the purposes of clearing out) and burn it slowly (after you light it blow out the flame & it will cont. to smolder & smoke) in a fireproof safe bowl, dish or shell like an abalone shell. 

Allow the smoke to waft around & smudge the space.

Some like to use a feather or a ceremonial fan to control where the smoke goes a bit, like into tight corners & to help spread the smoke around.  It also helps to keep the smoldering sage stay lit.

NOTE: You can use a gem elixir smudge spray if the smoke from burning sage will bother you or isn’t appropriate in your work place (cuz it’s not).

C’mon, do you want to be caught standin’ there with your burning sage & smudge fan with the smoke alarm blaring & the sprinklers going off in your work building?

Didn’t think so.

7.  Sound Clearing – We can easily use acoustic energy to restructure the energy of our space (it’s all about sound vibrations). Very easy to do!

You can use any sort of high amplitude (loud) acoustic instrument, but I prefer to use something that’s pleasing to my ears:

  • tingshas
  • crystal singing bowl
  • Native American drumming

There are many more options than this. Take your pick! You may also choose to put on a CD or a sacred space music station like this one.

8.  Let Mother Nature in – open up the windows & grow indoor plants.

Mother Nature induces negative ions & that’s a GOOD THING for our spaces. So as much as possible allow nature into your space!


9.  Feng shui your space

I am no feng shui expert but I do believe in the powers of inducing the correct energy into your space through the proper placement & alignment of objects. For this I’m going to refer you to a good source to get you started.

And lastly, I’ve got a FREE Crystals and our Sacred Spaces eKit to help you pull all these elements together. In it, you get tons of sparkly inspiration on creating a sacred space all your own.

If you haven’t picked yours up yet…you can do that here.

How Often?
I’m usually asked how often we should do these things to keep our spaces sacred & energetically tended to.

My feeling is you can never do too much of it…but if I had to give you a guideline, I’d say shoot for once/month. And if something has occurred in your space that has made you feel uncomfortable or bad in any way then do something right then to raise the vibes.

Are you gonna try out some or all of these tips & raise the vibration of your space?  Do you feel the difference?  I know you will! Share your experience in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings,

My Current Favorites | Crystals & Otherwise

Hibiscus Moon amethyst, blogging, Crystal Goodness, Videos 51 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve done a video like this … and I’ve noticed these have become quite popular now…for people to do “monthly favorites”

Personally, I kind of waffle back & forth on if I should do one of these again OR not.

It would be great if you could definitely let me know in the comments  (down at the bottom of this page), what you think… if I should do more of this? If this is sparkly enough for you?  Also, if you have recommendations for other stuff I should check out, please share with me!


First Favorite!  You know it has to be a crystal to kick this off right? 
My favorite crystal right now is Papagoite, and I just finally got a hold of some.:D

This is a difficult mineral to find, much like Ajoite.  You may have heard me go on and on about Ajoite being very difficult to find in a recent blog post, They both come from the same area; the Messina mine in South Africa, but Papagoite is even more rare than Ajoite!

I’ve just recently got two pieces;  one had a very little little bit of the Papagoite tell-tale color in it (bright blue) and the other piece has a little too with a bit more color saturation.

This blue is really hard to describe. It’s very vibrant. It’s less green than Ajoite and the top one in the above pic actually has a phantom within.

Phantoms allow you to move you to the next level…deeper levels of meditation, for example. Phantoms are a natural phenomenon that I teach more about in my Advanced Crystal Masters course + I also created this blog + video about phantom crystals quite some time ago over here. (be forewarned…that’s some really old content from me!)
Rings Please
Then I have my favorite jewelry at the moment.  Yup, in the vid I’m wearing a lot of different jewelry!  Some bracelets made of coral, some carnelian…but my favorites right now are my tiger’s eye ringsI really love these rings.

The one on my pointer finger I just found on clearance in a store for just 5 bucks!  Sparkle Score!!!

And my other tiger’s eye ring (on my ring finger) I had made by an artist on Etsy who unfortunately no longer has her shop or I’d tell you where to get it. 🙁

They’re both Big & Chunky….just like I like ’em.

Aromatherapy Scentsation (+ crystals of course)

Next fav is an essential oil blend called Terrashield made by doTERRA.

BTW, I don’t endorse any particular essential oil brand. I just look for high quality 100% pure essential oils, preferably organic, sustainably crafted & fair trade. 

So, Terrashield is a bug repellent blend and right now, where I live, there’s a lot of little bugs called “no-see-‘ums”.  They’re worse than mosquitoes with their bite that hurt instantly!  A couple of days later you get little welts too. Lovely.

I like to use this Terrashield blend.  It’s really really effective for keeping them at bay. Then I use a little Amethyst along with it; a great insect repelling combo!

I also like to get those little bottles of gemstone chips, you know, the ones that nobody ever knows what to do with?  Well, they’re great for putting a few chips into your essential oil so you can create a special little crystal-infused blend.
Crystal Hottie

My next favorite is actually a Crystal Hottie. ? She’s one of our Facebook commenters & she also happens to be one of our Certified Crystal Healers…and she’s always coming over to my Facebook page and leaving lovely beautiful comments. She’s really active on there…the wonderful Terry Hicks CCH!

Whooohoo! Terry, you’re one of my favorites right now because you always leave such joyful, wonderful, positive comments on page that I am so grateful to receive.

If I’m ever not feeling right in some way, I go over to my Facebook page and I’m sure to see a comment from you & they’re always so sweet, lovely & uplifting, so thank you for that!♥
Mermaid Mojo

Then we have my new mermaid stamp.  Yes, I know, nothing to do with crystals! 

I found this mermaid beauty in a local crafty shop.  It was kind of pricey @ $9.50 but it’s the cutest thing ever!  And, I’ve been stamping this thing all over the freakin’ place.

It’s kind of big and obnoxious for a stamp but she is a mermaid…so it’s totally OK! ?


Remember the old school telephone?  Those of you in my courses know that I harp on and on about getting zapped by electromagnetic radiation and electromagnetic fields,  and how we can use crystals to mitigate that

…but you know what?

Your cell phones are probably the worst culprit that you’re most susceptible to…really really bad to keep up to your ear all the time. Really.
Don’t use your cell phones for long conversations.  You just don’t want that shizzle right up near your head for long periods of time.
Best to minimize use with them as much as you can. 

If you do have to have a long conversation on your mobile you can use something like this old school looking receiver and you plug it right into your cell phone! Takes care of that problem.

It comes in a variety of fun color options.  My brother actually gave mine to me. Thoughtful guy!

When I’m at home I have a landline,  so I don’t use my cell phone for any at-home telephone convos. But if you do…if you think you’re going to need to use your cell phone for a long period of time this is a great solution. By using this little sucker, you can keep the cell phone away from your head, at a safer distance.  Not safe, but safer. 
Kind of like safe sex there is no such thing as safe sex, there’s safer sex.  😉

Again nothing to do with crystals…just a favorite.
Crystal Bio-Belt
Back to the crystals. I’ve talked about this in a video before but it’s still a favorite and I’ve been using it a lot lately so I have to tell you about it again.

It’s the bio-belt made by the same company that makes bio-mat but they stopped making them for a while.  So I have mine and people would ask me where I got it and I couldn’t refer them anywhere b/c they weren’t making them at the time. 

But now, they are back at it and offering it again!

This is a belt filled with gem stones of all different kinds of crystals.  Unlike the bio-mat which is all amethyst, the bio-belt has all kinds of different crystals and you get to wrap it around you like a belt. 

You do need to plug it in & initially need to be near an outlet when using this.  But then…you can unplug & just get up and walk around after it’s heated up. However, I’ll often use it when I’m sitting at my desk. 

And, once again, addressing those electromagnetic fields…they’ve taken care of that b/c the bio-belt has a special electromagnetic frequency mitigator that makes it so that the electromagnetic frequencies are harmless to you. Yup, very cool! 

It also has a little controller attached to it so you can change the temp or turn the power off completely & continue to receive the gemmy benefits. Yep, after it’s heated up for like five minutes you can turn it off and its stays warm for up to an hour later.

I absolutely love this thing because it’s portable, allowing you to get stuff done while you’re still getting the crystal healing treatment from the vibrational frequencies of the crystals….and you’re not required to lie down…unless you want to.

Silica Gel

And the last favorite thing I want to talk about today is Silica Gel.  There are different brands, so you want to go ahead and check the reviews & make sure it’s one that you’d like to use. 

This is 1 kind that I use…

and then there’s also another one that I like from Earth Shift products here…

Yes, it’s the same type of silica that quartz crystals are made of: silicon dioxide!. 🙂

I take this internally & use it many smoothie & gem elixir recipes. 

In 1 tablespoon you get 420 milligrams of silica!  I like to take this mineral supplement daily, one tablespoon daily.

The reason I like taking this is because all your cell walls are made of silica and it’s been noted in scientific studies that people who have higher levels of silica actually stave off lots of different dis-eases. Check it out for yourself!

Silica directly helps with:

  • connective tissue
  • hair
  • skin
  • nails

***Now I want to hear from you please***

In the comments below can you please tell me: 

Should I do videos like this every once in a while?  A little more often?  How sparkly are my Current Favorites? Did I really go too far off track with stuff that was unrelated to crystals, listed too many, do you want to hear more about that kind of stuff?  Or should we just keep it to crystals only? 

Please let me know! Thank you!

Crystal Blessings,

Indulge in a Crystal Bath for Self-Mastery with Nuummite

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Goodness, Crystal Healing, Everyday/Personal Stuffs, stress relief, Videos 11 Comments

Let’s talk about the amazing goodness of a Crystal Bath: the ultimate in energetically power packed sparkly relaxation!

In this video I’m sharing my recipe for a Crystal Bath for Self Mastery & Claiming Personal Power

I haven’t done a video from my bath tub “sacred space” in quite a while.

I was just getting ready to do a bath for self-mastery & claiming my personal power so I thought I’d take a moment & share what I’m up to with you. I apologize for the quality here as I didn’t bust out the DSLR to do this…it was really quick and in the moment.

I’ve been going through a paradigm shift of how I am doing things while also making more of an effort to connect with my personal magic.

So I got to thinking what stones or other energies do I want layer in for this bath, for the intention & specific purpose of connecting with my own personal magic.
I decided to work with Nuummite stones.

Nuummite is a black sparkly iridescent stone & hails from Greenland. Not a very common stone at all, it’s a mix of many different unique  minerals containing lithium-bearing amphibole, magnesium iron silicate, anthophyllite & gedrite.

What’s really cool about it is that it’s one of the oldest stones on our planet; estimated at about 3 billion years old. Yeah. BILLION, not million.

Nuummite has a very gentle energy. So if you really want to get an intense effect from it, you’ll want to amplify it with other crystals & clear quartz is ideal for doing that.
My Nuummite Crystal Bath Recipe
You don’t need to have ALL these ingredients. Any combination will work, but the more you do have, the more effective. Perhaps you can think of some other things to add in here as well to exponentiate even further?

  • 2 Nuummite Stones; they’re great for connecting with your personal magic for self-mastery and cleaning your personal power.
  • 1 Clear Quartz Crystal to amplify the energy.
  • 3-5 drops Lemon/Citron Essential Oil (NOT IN THE BATH) but in an oil burner or diffuser. Any brand will do, but I look for high quality, non-synthetic, fair-trade & organic. 🙂
  • 1 drop Clove Essential Oil (again in an oil burner or diffuser) & about 3 drops directly in the bath
  • 1-2 cups bath salts containing magnesium sulfate
  • I chose a guided meditation for self-mastery; so perfect to listen to while taking my bath & soaking in the energies from the Nuummite. This is that meditation. 🙂

Again, my goal with adding the Quartz Crystal was to amplify the energy of the Nuummite stones.
Layer the Energetic Frequencies
I like to layer in several resonant, yet similar energetic frequencies so they can harmonize & exponentiate or amplify each other. For example, here I added in some aromatherapy oils that are complimentary in energy to my purpose & intention.

Caution:  I did not add the lemon oil to my bath b/c I’ve learned through experience that freakin’ burns! Steer clear, Chick Pea. 

Instead, I’m burning the oils in my oil burner – my sacred geometry oil burner.  (((always layering the energies, this time w/ sacred geometry ☺))). **I don’t know where this oil burner came from or I’d link to it. It was a gift, but if you know, please post the link in the comments below!**

I added 1 drop of Clove essential oil to my oil burner.  I also added a few more drops of Clove directly in my actual bath water so I can more easily resonate with the energies.

Why is it so powerful to put gems & oils directly in your bath water?  Click here for a Classic Video + Blog I created on that. 
Mineral Magic
I always like to add in some bath salts containing Magnesium Sulfate b/c I like to connect with the mineral Magnesium in Epsom Salt Solution for super-relaxation. If you’d like to geek out & dive deeper into why Magnesium is so great for your health you can read more on that here.

And for a lil’ more luxuriating, I’m adding a hydrating face mask, by Karuna that someone recommended to me & said was really good. So I had to try that too. {NOTE:  I LOVED this thing! Uber-hydrating and plumping for my hormone-challenged-middle-aged skin. I should get a case of this stuff!)

Necessary Self Nurture Time: Time to connect with my crystals & do the inner work.

So make it a priority, grab your crystals (+ essential oils) and Soak it UP!

Do you ever draw a crystal bath for yourself?  What crystals do you use & for what intention?  Share in the comments below to inspire each other & indulge! Would love to hear about what you’re up to. 🙂