Montage image: Quartz Amethyst crystal, Rose Quartz Crystal Essences, Green Calcite Crystal, Making Merlinite crystal Mother Tinctures, Lapis Lazuli Essences with Lapis crystals

All About Gem, Crystal & Mineral Essences

Gem & Crystal Essences are powerful tools to support your inner journey of change and transformation

At Crystal Herbs we offer a very large range of vibrational essences made from gems, crystals & minerals. There are over 200 of these in our repertory and we use both as single Essences and also extensively in the various combination essences that we make, for instance Chakra Essences, Divine Harmony Essences, Wellbeing Essences & Pure Vibrations Spray Collection.

The Importance of the Mineral Kingdom

A piece of Alexandrite Crystal

The mineral kingdom is a living entity in its own right and its consciousness forms a very important anchor point for all souls incarnating onto the Earth. It was the first kingdom of life to be established on Earth and continues to hold important patterns of life force energy that we need for our evolutionary journey during these times of deep personal and collective transformation.

The energetic frequencies of gems, crystals and minerals have been used as a healing force down the ages to help people come back into resonance both within themselves and with the Earth. A growing inability to see ourselves as a part of the whole and to maintain our connection with the Earth as a living entity has led to imbalance at physical, emotional, and mental levels that is currently clearly visible in our world. Using the energies of the mineral kingdom in essence form provides us with a very important way of creating greater balance and harmony within ourselves and eventually also with our environment.

How do Gem, Crystal & Mineral Essences Work

Gem & Crystal essences provide a form of healing that recognizes all the layers of vibrating energies that make up a human being and how they are all interconnected and important in the creation of harmony and wellbeing at a physical level.

Each Gem, Crystal or Mineral holds a unique patterning of life force energy, an intelligent patterning that when taken as an essence is capable of reminding an individual’s complete energetic system – spiritual, mental, emotional & physical – how to work together in balance and harmony. The energetic template held within a gem or crystal essence permeates deeply into our energetic systems and dissolves patterns of crystallised energies, promoting healing at a causal level and bringing the individual into greater alignment with who they truly are. Gem & Crystal essences provide a form of healing that recognizes all the layers of vibrating energies that make up a human being and how they are all interconnected and important in the creation of harmony and wellbeing at a physical level.

Due to their crystalline structure many gem, crystal & mineral essences hold patterns of life force energy that resonant particularly with the energetic blueprint for the organs and glands of the physical body and so can provide a powerful reminder of an optimum state of wellbeing. They are also valuable essences to use to help remind our energetic system how to assimilate and use the high frequency light that is now flowing onto the planet in ever increasing quantities as we move through this current period of intense transformation.

Why would you use Gem, Crystal or Mineral Essences?

Two bottles of Azeztulite Crystal Essence

Part of our current evolutionary journey as spiritual beings having a human experience involves the gradual change of our carbon-based structure into a crystalline one.  As a result, we are becoming more responsive to the crystalline energies held within gem and crystal and mineral essences because our systems instinctively recognise that their vibrational frequency is what we need for the next stage of our evolution. In a similar way to drinking a glass of water when you’re very thirsty and noticing how your entire system feels rehydrated as a result, gem, crystal, and mineral essences offer us a vibrational frequency that our energy systems are thirsty for to stabilise and expand our consciousness during these times of unparalleled change and spiritual evolution.

Gem, crystal, and mineral essences stimulate memory and unlock codes that allow our energetic systems to function more fully. Blocks, and imbalances can accumulate in the subtle energy system for all kinds of reasons which stop vital life force energy from flowing through our energetic system which in turn impacts how we feel. Gem, crystal and mineral essences are very helpful for releasing this accumulation of crystallised energy so that our energetic blueprint, subtle bodies and chakra system can come back into alignment and balance.

Gem, crystal & mineral essences strongly impact the etheric body which contains the blueprint for our physical body’s structure. When there is an imbalance in the physical body there will be a corresponding issue in the subtle energy system at an etheric, emotional, or mental body level. Gem, crystal, and mineral essences are wonderful tools to use to help resolve these issues and to promote greater overall harmony and balance.

You can use essences made from gems, crystals & minerals to dissolve limiting beliefs, and emotional issues, promote greater balance in your etheric blueprint, balance your chakra system, raise your consciousness and expand your connection with spirit and your multidimensional self.

How do Flower Essences and Gem, Crystal and Mineral Essences Compare?

If you compare a flower with a crystal, that gives you a useful indication of how the energies encapsulated in flower essences and crystal essences vary. Flowers are short-lived and beautiful, blossoming under the light of the sun. They hold the most potent spiritual energy of a plant, and their beauty opens our hearts and uplifts our spirits, stimulating change. In contrast, gems, crystals, and minerals form deep within the earth, embodying the structure and stability of the mineral realm while holding light deep within them.  While flower essences raise our consciousness and bring more light and spiritual energy into our systems, essences made from the mineral kingdom contain patterns of life force energy that becomes an evolutionary force that stimulates change on all levels of our being, expanding our consciousness and moving us up towards spirit.  

Combining Gem, Crystal & Mineral Essences with Flower Essences

Bottles of Chakra Essences

Over the years we have found that the most potent and deeply transformational essences that we make are those that contain a combination of both gem, crystal & mineral essences, and flower essences. Our Chakra Essences, Divine Harmony Essences, Wellbeing Essences & Pure Vibrations Spray Collection all contain a focused mix of both types of essence and have proved to be some of our most effective and popular essences over the years.

Using both types of essence together allows for the broadest focus on a particular issue to be taken and stimulating change and transformation on all levels, to the greatest degree possible.  

How Are Gem, Crystal & Mineral Essences Made

Black Tourmaline in a bowl in the sun making an Essence  Mother Tincture

Most of our gem, crystal & mineral essences are made by the sun method of potentisation which involves placing the gem, crystal or mineral into a clear glass bowl containing pure water and leaving it on the earth in the sun for a number of hours. For those minerals that contain harmful components or whose structures are too soft to be allowed to come into direct contact with water we make essences by an indirect method which involves placing the mineral inside a small glass container which is then placed into a larger glass bowl filled with water. These are then left in the sun on the earth in the same way as the others. In our experience both methods make beautifully potent essences. At the end of the process, we are left with a mother essence that is infused with the energetic patterning of the mineral that has been used.

We make all our mother essences by hand in a sacred and intentional way calling in the support of the elementals, nature spirits and spiritual guides to create the most energetically pure and potent essence possible.

Some of our favourite Gem & Crystal essences....

Learn More About Individual Essences

It's fascinating to explore what each essence can help with - this is when you really get to know the essences and the huge range of different vibrational frequencies that the crystals, gems & minerals of nature carry. As well as reading the individual crystal & gem essence descriptions in the shop, you can also explore the following resources:

Our Essence Reviews

You can learn more about many of our Essences in our in-depth Essence Reviews. Here we take a look at a particular Essence or Essence combination and how it can help you. On the Flower Essence Blog, you can find all of the Essence reviews that we have done over the last few years; together they make a fascinating resource of information about our Essences.

Books on Gem & Crystal Essences

We would highly recommend the Gurudas books on Gem and Crystal Essences: 'Gem Elixirs & Vibrational Healing Vol 1' and 'Gem Elixirs & Vibrational Healing Vol 2'. These are are both wonderful books for detailed and in-depth information about Gem, Crystal & Mineral Essences, and cover information about individual essences as well as much deeper background information about essences.

Help & Advice

You can also learn more by contacting us for help and advice on Essences - we're always happy to help.

Catherine Keattch

Catherine Keattch

Catherine is co-owner at Crystal Herbs and has been with us since the early 1990’s. She is a trained essence practitioner, energy healer, teacher and workshop leader. She loves creating vibrational essences and greatly enjoys making the mother tinctures that allow us to provide our wide range of flower, gem & crystal essences. Her passion is to provide the knowledge, wisdom and tools that will support others to find greater harmony, well-being and spiritual fulfilment in their lives. More on Catherine Keattch

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Our Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences

Here at Crystal Herbs we have been making and developing our range of Essences for nearly 30 years. Crystal Herbs is run by Catherine Keattch and Sam Cremnitz, along with a dedicated team who are all trained practitioners and healers in their own right. We are a specialist Flower Essence producer based in the U.K. and we're passionate about all aspects of Vibrational Essences.

You can find our full range of Essences in the Flower Essence Shop, or an overview of the different essences we make here and you can find out more about us here: Crystal Herbs