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A student of Kundalini Yoga will be no stranger to the powerful effects of both healing crystals and incense sticks. But did you know that some combinations of the two can create a match that is more powerful than the sum of its parts?
In the same way that certain foods are famously known to complement each other, the same goes when using incense for healing crystals. When used in conjunction, either during meditation, around the home, or on altars, their effects seem to act as a magnifying glass to focus the power of its partner.
Here are just a few of these classic healing crystal incense pairings, and how they are used:
Rose Quartz and Rosemary
Rosemary incense has been used for thousands of years for treating pain, but it comes into its own when soothing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
This pairs perfectly with rose quartz, known for encouraging compassion both towards the self and others. This is also an effective combination for supporting those experiencing grief.
Tiger’s Eye and Sandalwood
The combination of tiger’s eye healing crystals and beautiful sandalwood incense is perfect for bringing focus and positive energy into your life.
Sandalwood helps to boost alertness, whilst also banishing negative feelings, while tiger’s eye keeps the mind from becoming distracted and energizes the body. This is a great pair to keep around your workspace for maximum productivity.
Amethyst and Sage
Amethyst is a very calming crystal, used as a natural tranquilizer to soothe tension during difficult times. The light, aromatic fragrance of sage brings a similar energy, helping people to relax into a deep, restorative sleep.
Used together as part of a bedtime routine they can be effective in combating insomnia and boosting quality of rest.
Amber and Rose Incense
Amber is known to stir passion in people, spurring on the shy among us to take romantic steps with bright optimism.
It opens us up to the joy of life, and, combined with the relaxing, confidence bringing benefits of rose incense, they are a perfect pair to keep around the bedroom.
Clear Quartz and Cedarwood
Cedarwood incense is known to improve mental well-being, bringing prosperity and happiness, but it is also considered to be effective in bringing clarity to those who are facing difficult or unwanted decisions.
When used alongside the beautiful clear quartz, a newfound understanding and perspective can be found. Clear quartz acts as a lens, bringing focus on situations, while cedarwood works to anchor these into reality, making them a perfect duo.
Jade and Lemongrass
Lemongrass has been used by ancient people for thousands of years to create tranquility. Its bright, gentle scent is perfect for helping you to unwind after a long day, or relieving frazzled nerves during a tense time.
When used alongside jade, you are able to create the perfect cool, soothing environment to unwind in. Both are powerful stabilizers, encouraging us to promote self-care and compassion when the going gets tough.
When you use incense and healing crystals in partnership you can create something spectacular, with complimentary energies working together to bring you strength, love, and soothe the soul. Why not try some of your own pairings, and see what works for you?