The Art of Merging Botanicals, Gem Elixirs and Crystals

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Hi Crystal Hottie!

I have another special treat for you today: another Crystal Healer Interview. Yay, right?

Personally, it really stokes my passion for crystals to hear from others who are out there “boots on the ground” making a difference for themselves & others through the power of crystals. 🙂

And I’m so grateful that I have so many lovely Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers who’ve decided to generously share their journey with us all here on my blog.

Weeeee, I’m really fired up to introduce you to Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Master Ina Rosales, aka Ina the Herbal Contessa. Ina has also helped us in the past as a Crystal Content Manager for my courses…she’s got super-natural abilities to catch every little detail & make sure it’s all consistent. That’s just 1 of her many super-powers. She’s also a Gem Elixir Guru.

It’s a true honor to share her here with you…

Isn’t she freakin’ ADORABLE?!

Ina shares with us the art of merging botanicals with crystals. Serious YUM!

All set? Here’s Ina’s interview…

What brought you to the world of Crystal Healing?
I have always felt a deep connection with nature.

In my early 20’s I had a small organic farm where I sold herbs, flowers and vegetables at my local Farmers’ Market. It was a natural progression to merge the botanicals with the crystals.

I believe in:
“Sacrednicities”; the belief that the universe is conspiring on my behalf to shower me with Blessings
…and that is how I was guided to Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy.

The rest is crystal-history!

What do others in your life think about the path you are on?
I’m very lucky to have such tremendous support from both my friends and family. I believe more and more people are seeing and experiencing the healing energies of crystals and they are becoming more open to the idea.
What do you love most about working with crystals?
I love how simple yet so profound the results can be working with these beauties from the earth.

They are gentle enough to use everyday and I love to use and see the results on my pets, too.

I adopted a disabled, senior poodle with a neurological disorder that makes her spin. I gave her a Crystal Chakra Balance session that she absolutely loved.

It was the most calm and relaxed that I’ve ever seen her!  I used the following crystals:

  • Clear Quartz
  • Amethyst
  • Blue Lace Agate
  • Rose Quartz
  • Citrine
  • Carnelian
  • Black Tourmaline
  • Hematite

What 3 energy-work or spirituality books are you loving right now?
Flower Essences and Vibrational Healing by Gurudas. I purchased this book about 20 years ago. It never gets old and I love to reread this treasure.

Another great find from 15 years ago that I’m rereading is Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques by Joni Keim Loughram and Ruah Bull.

…and The Language of Plants- A Guide to the Doctrine of Signatures by Julia Graves.  “This book is an eye-opener, showing us with many examples how to see plants in their entirety, and thus to know their essence.”

What is your go-to crystal for grounding?
I have always loved Hematite (non-magnetic).

After taking Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy course and learning that Hematite is not only rich in the element (Fe) Iron (an element that I’ve always been fascinated with) but Hematite helps to entrain us back to our natural Dominant Oscillary Rate (DOR) which makes it a great grounding tool to balance the Root Chakra.

I feel less dizzy and more calm and balanced when I use Hematite.

[caption id="attachment_17804" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Calendula, Black Lava Salt, Hematite, Black Tourmaline & Essential Oil Bath Salts[/caption]

Here are some vibrant gem-infused gem elixir (& other sparkly stuffs) recipes from Ina:
[caption id="attachment_17803" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Gem elixir time! Rose quartz + 1 tsp Neroli Blossom Water in Arkansas Spring water (where the finest quartz crystals grow naturally!)…for a happy heart[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_17805" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This hair corsage uplifts the mood with the heavenly herbal scents, brings calm to an overactive mind, and Ginkgo one of the oldest plants on the planet helps the wearer to gather wisdom, clarity and focus.[/caption]

When using healing botanicals and crystals in this way, our energy is infused by, and merges with, their energy.

[caption id="attachment_17801" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Honey Calcite and Citrus Floral Water (another type of gem elixir) to invoke joy and quench the thirst on any day.[/caption]

May our journey be supported and nourished by the Earth Mother’s plant and mineral kingdom.

Ina’s Bio: Ina is an Advanced Crystal Master,  Certified Herbalist, Certified Aromatherapist, Doreen Virtue Certified Angel Card Reader, Magick Maker and Devotee of Nature. Phew!! Ina provides Intuitive Crystal Healing Sessions infused with sound therapy, color therapy, botanicals and magnets.  Sounds divine, doesn’t it? You can find her at  or email her at


OK, Hibiscus again here…

Thank you lovely Ina for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us & all your wonderful crystal insights!

If you resonate with anything Ina has shared with us here please leave a comment below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings,

3 Crystals to Mega Boost Your Self-Esteem

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Have issues with worthiness? Self-Worth? Self-esteem? Self love?

Well, I’ve got some crystals for you today!

Yes, I’ve got some crystals to help boost your feelings of worthiness, or boost your self-esteem, your self-worth. 

You know, a lot of us have issues with this.

Because…maybe we’ve been bullied.  Perhaps, there are people in our lives that talk negatively to us or criticize us for every little thing we do. 🙁

After a while you start to believe that stuffs.

Keep in mind, they’re being this way b/c you’re not just like them, because of their own feelings of low self-esteem & low self-worth.

These people make themselves feel better by coming at you, belittling you, talking down to you & making you feel that way.  That may be exactly where your feelings of low self-esteem, low self-worth come from.

Of course, there may be more extreme things that people have done to you or circumstances behind it: abusive relationships, both physical & emotional that do that to you as well. ((HUGS))
Crystals for Self Esteem & Worthiness
Let’s get back to feeling worthy & the crystals you can use to help reinforce those feelings.

Of course, in addition to your sparkly tools, you want to be working on yourself in lots of different ways:

  • self-care
  • therapy (group or one on one or both!)
  • journaling
  • surrounding yourself with supportive people
  • self-help books, etc.

You know I don’t ever rely just on crystals alone, but I definitely like them as a healing tool & support to help us along with other healing modalities that we’re using to achieve the goal of whatever we’re trying to achieve.  In this case, it’s self-worthiness & self-esteem.

White Precious Opal

This stone looks like Common Opal, BUT it has an iridescence & some flashes of blue, green + red in there!

White Precious Opal or any kind of Opal is great for boosting self-esteem. ♥ It’s also known for purifying & removing blocks.

[caption id="attachment_17942" align="aligncenter" width="428"] Rob Lavinsky, – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]
Cinnabar is a powerful stone, great for boosting self-esteem!

I have a blog post and video all about Cinnabar that I will link to here. A lot of red stones are good for boosting self-esteem, but Cinnabar is especially known for that.


WARNING: Cinnabar is a stone is you want to be careful with because it’s a toxic stone. It has Mercury in it.  But I’m not afraid of handling it.  It’s not so crazy-toxic that I can’t touch it.  I just wouldn’t put this in my mouth or make a Gem Elixir with it or anything like that. And I’m always mindful of washing my hands after I do handle it. Maybe I’m a little too cautious, but it can’t hurt, right?

Always err on the side of caution with any kind of crystal that may have elements in it that could be toxic, like Cinnabar.

Here’s an affirmation that I really like for worthiness in general b/c…you know…you need to know internally that all of us, every single one of us, are worthy and that we deserve to receive good in all forms.  All forms, we all deserve it:

We deserve to receive good in all forms.

Spirit Quartz
It has a slight Lilac-tone to it, or hue.  Some are more vibrant than others.  Look how purty-sparkly it is!

Spirit Quartz is a great 1, again, for boosting self-worth, feelings of worthiness.  It’s also known for purification & protection; freedom from fear. Get yourself some Spirit Quartz if you need to boost that up.  And a cluster would be really good for sending out energy in all different directions, if you’d like to radiate that energy into your sacred space or office perhaps: send out that energy in all different directions!

We all need a self-worth boost sometimes, right? Please tell me & our Crystal Hottie Community if you use these crystals & how you work with them in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings,