New to Hip & Healthy’s wellness offering is Luminosity Crystals! To celebrate the new brand on our site, we sat down with founder, Juliette Thornbury, on why she advocates introducing the healing power of crystals into your life.
How have crystals played a role in your life?
From a very young age, I have had a growing interest in any sort of crystal or stone I could find. I come from a family of jewellers too so this definitely had an impact. As an adult, it became more than a hobby as I began researching and expanding my collection further. It eventually became such an important part of my life that I decided to turn it into an actual job that I love to do.
Was there a particular moment or event that inspired you to create Luminosity Crystals?
Luminosity Crystals was first created a little over two years ago and it was an idea based around the hope to share these beautiful pieces of nature with others all around the world. I feel like there wasn’t a particular moment that inspired me – It was more of a built-in idea that just took a little time to develop into something bigger. I am so fascinated by the thought of each stone having its own story, and I love that I can now provide others with a little treasure that will assist them on their own path.
Why and how do you incorporate crystals into your daily health and beauty routine?
I am drawn to crystals for all kinds of reasons, especially for their countless benefits to our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. I try to incorporate them in my everyday life, even when I’m not working. I keep them all around my home, in order to remain centered and grounded throughout the day. I also like to wear them in jewellery to carry this positivity throughout my daily routine. I have started working on a range of room sprays and scents containing essential oils and crystals – These will be launched later in the year and are the perfect combination of aromatherapy and crystal healing for you and your home.
How do you pick the crystals? And where do you source them?
Our stones are sourced from all around the world. I have multiple suppliers throughout India, Nepal, China and Brazil that hand pick each and every crystal carefully for their beauty, quality and healing properties. I also source many pieces myself within Australia too – I am always passionate about stocking not only the highest quality specimens, but also the most beautiful and unique.
We will be stocking Amethyst, White Apophyllite, Raw Rose Quartz, Moonstone and Candle Quartz. Could you tell us a bit more about each crystal and how they are used to enhance wellness and healing?
This beautiful collection that you will be stocking revolves around positivity, light and wellness. Each of these lovely pieces contain their own unique healing properties.
Apophyllite is known to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, fear and worry. Placing an Apophyllite in a room will allow it to send its spiritual energies out to anyone nearby. They are great for filling a room with high vibrations of peace and love.
Rose Quartz is a stone of the heart, a crystal of unconditional love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion, peace and healing. Opening the heart on all levels, it dissolves emotional wounds, fears and resentments.
Candle Quartz is a mysterious crystal with a gentle but strong energy. It is a crystal for bringing in hope and comfort where there was unhappiness or pain. Candle Quartz is also another heart stone that can open, balance and soothe the heart chakra.
Rainbow moonstone has a gentle, calming energy. It helps to strengthen intuition, enhance creativity, compassion, and inner confidence. It is a stone of protection that brings balance, harmony and hope. Moonstone is also said to bring abundance to one’s life, as well as love of all kinds.
Amethyst is one of the most powerful stones to protect and guard against negative energies. It enhances spiritual awareness and psychic consciousness while containing strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst is extremely beneficial to the mind, encouraging deeper understanding and focus while reducing anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Of all the crystals is there one that means the most to you? Why?
It’s always hard for me to pick a favourite, however, I have always loved natural, unpolished crystals the most – especially Clear Quartz, Amethyst & Citrine. These three are staples to any collection whether you are an expert in crystal healing or just have an interest in them. They are definitely among some of my greatest favourites as they are found in so many beautiful and unique formations. Their colours, shapes and of course positive vibes are just a few reasons I have fallen in love with them. Placing these around your home or workspace will not only help to remove any negativity from the room, but also generate a positive and grounding environment.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working on Luminosity Crystals? How do you make sure you have a healthy work-life balance?
Working from home has so many benefits, but one downside is that it can be difficult to shut off from your work. I think it’s important to spend time with family and pursue other interests that aren’t work-related. For me this can be difficult since I also live in my workspace. To ensure I have a healthy work-life balance, I make sure that on most days I stop working by 5pm and I also try to reserve the weekends for my own time, usually spent with friends and family.
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