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Each month we will feature 1 herb, 1 essential oil, and 1 crystal, each with specific healing themes that will be beneficial for the month. There will be teachings and discounts on each for the entire month!
January Healing Themes:
Inner strength, abundance & gratitude
A time of inner strength, abundance, and gratitude. During the month of January we take time to remember the joy and blessings in our lives, whether we are beginning New Year’s Resolutions or deepening our self healing practice. The Sun’s stay begins to lengthen each day again, giving us the extra motivation to stick with the intentions we have set for ourselves. So blessed we are to have the support from our community and the Universe to achieve more than we could ever imagine! Take pause to remember that you are doing enough simply by being you. You are exactly where you are meant to be in your journey!
Citrine is from the quartz family and is sold in its natural form or as heat-treated amethyst. Natural citrine is more rare. It’s colour ranges from pale yellow to brown/grey yellow. It is formed when either amethyst or smoky quartz are heated by the Earth’s mantle. More commonly sold is heat-treated amethyst which is a vibrant yellow/orange. Amethyst is heated in a kiln to mimic the Earth’s high temperature. Whether one prefers natural or heat treated citrine is entirely up to the user! Chemically, they are the same. In Bolivia, citrine and amethyst grow together creating a unique stone called Ametrine!
Said to have the power of the sun, citrine is a stone of abundance. It teaches to manifest and attract wealth, prosperity, success, and all good things. A stone that is warming and energizing, it helps us to boost creativity, impart joy, and encourages sharing. Use it to cleanse the chakras, particularly the solar plexus. Place citrine over the solar plexus prior to meditation to balance and activate the chakra.
It is a protector of auras and environments through the absorption, transmutation, dissipation, and grounding of negative energies. Citrine itself does not require cleansing, but it can be used to help cleanse other crystals. Using it with quartz can help boost its power. Citrine can also be placed in a purse, wallet, workspace, or worn as jewelry to help attract abundance.
Calendula is a bright orange/yellow marigold flower that originates from the mediterranean area of southern Europe and grows year round there. Today, it blooms around the world and it’s vibrant energy radiates in gardens much longer into the colder months than many other plants. Associated with the Sun and solar plexus chakra, calendula brings positivity and light to all situations while also removing negativity.
Placing dried calendula in the bath prior to bed or sprinkling around the bedroom may help bring pleasant and insightful dreams. Calendula can also aid in communication with those who have passed on. Some cultures place this herb on the gravestones of loved ones to bring them comfort, amplify spirit communication, and help keep them present in our Earth side lives.
Historically, calendula has been used to treat many skin ailments, including wound healing. This is because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal/microbial properties. This herb played a big role during the Civil War to aid injured soldiers! It is a great addition to creams, lotions, and salves. These products are easily found in stores or could be made at home.
Orange Essential Oil
The Orange tree blesses us with three different essential oils; Orange from the peel, Neroli from the white flowers, and Petitgrain from the leaves. Native to China and India, the orange tree was brought to Europe in the 17th century and ventured onward from there. It is well known that oranges are high in Vitamin C, which is useful in warding off colds and illnesses. It can be used to calm the stomach, especially a nervous one! Add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage onto the stomach to aid in digestion.
A natural antidepressant as it brings sunshine to gloomy thoughts, dispels tension, and relieves stress. Orange essential oil encourages a positive outlook when it’s citrus scent is in the air. The orange is associated with the Sun as it is reviving, energy boosting, and brings passion. It is great for cleansing and purifying spells.
Orange is a symbol of love, joy, and luck. Dreaming of oranges is a message of incoming abundance. Add the essential oil to a diffuser or add it directly into laundry, dishes, creams. It is also a helpful additive to facial creams for skin conditions such as breakouts or into balms for pain or joint swelling.