Category Archives: Product Reviews

Product Review: Natures Essences Inspiration Blend

I am a fan of the products produced by Charissa’s Cauldron.  The crystal essences I have worked with have been highly effective in helping me deal with health issues.  The few flower essences have been just as wonderful.  For me there really is something magical in these brews.

Today I am going to talk about the Inspiration blend by Charissa’s Cauldron.

Inspiration Blend

This blend is a great blend to work with.  I started to work with it when I was in a funk.  I couldn’t think of any new products or even different sets I could develop for the shop.  I was having difficulty thinking of blog posts.  Nothing was happening creatively for me.

Then I remembered that I had a bottle of this blend.  Once I applied some to my wrists and a few drops to my water I knew that it was what I needed.  I was able to come up with a long list of blog topics, product concepts, and much more.  This stuff if highly effective.  I still have only listed half of the kits and sets I came up with while using this blend and I’ve only touched on one or two of the blog topics I came up with.

If you are in college and working on a paper but can’t seem to get any where this product will help you out.  Its an amazing product.  Its great for creative people.  Its great for those who simply need a little help to get going when it comes to art and creativity.  I’m nearly out of my bottle and will need to get some more.
This product is  going to be involved in future products that I make.  I even have a few ideas on how I could use it.  No hints for you yet, suffice to say that there will be new products over the coming year and one or more of them may have this essence in them.

On a 5 start rating system 5/5.  very powerful and very potent.  A little goes a long ways.

You can get your bottle Here

Product Review: Money Powder by The Astral Bridge

money-draw-powder

Today I am going to be reviewing a magical powder that I have been working with for a few months. I have been working with the Money Draw Powder by the company The Astral Bridge. Working with herbal powders in spells is a central component to my personal magical practice so for me using this powder was a great way to work my magical practice.

On their website the shop describes the powder as such:

Do you need more money! Well use this powder to empower all your money draw workings. Sprinkle it on cash, roll an anointed candle, use some on yourself or in a mojo bag.

The wonderfully smelling powder has a cinnamon powder base mixed with powerful money drawing ingredients.

I have found that description to be fairly accurate. The powder does have a cinnamon base which works as cinnamon is a powerful herb with money drawing aspects. The only issue I have as a customer is that there is no other ingredients listed. While I can understand not wanting to disclose recipes to the public, there are issues of allergies and dangers to animals or small children to consider. So I would advise the business owner to disclose the other herbal components to their Money Draw powder.

As to the effectiveness of this powder I can say that it has worked. I have been using it in a money jar spell, I have used it in packet spells, and I have also simply sprinkled it over my products before events. When I have used these components together I have had more successful sales than other times. I will continue to use this powder until I run out of my supply and even after that I may buy some more.

This product is so effective that a very little bit goes a long ways. You only need a pinch around your candles and in your packets to be effective. Once the powder starts to work you will notice results. As a business owner the next thing I am going to try with this powder is dusting my table with it at an event and my work space at home to ensure continued sales.

To purchase your own visit: Money Draw Powder available here

Other products are available on their home website: The Astral Bridge

Product review: Meadowlark Botanical Pain relief balm, Headache balm, Foot balm, & Hand cream

Product Review:

Holistic Balms from Meadowlark Botanical

Meadowlark full set

 

One of the resources I have been taking advantage of as a member of the Pagan Business Network is the use of trades.  I will trade some of my products with members of the network for some of their products and or services.  The other part of the exchange is that I write a review about my experiences with the products and then share it around.  The products in the above photo are some that I traded for and this is my review.

Customer service

Before I get into how the products worked for me and my experience with the products I want to spend some time talking about the customer service this company provides.   One thing I asked about was if they planned on getting different labels that included the ingredients on them.  They responded happily with a thank you for the suggestion and that it was something they had in fact been thinking of doing.  When I mentioned to keep the information insert as well they were happy to know that the information on the sheet was useful in educating people about the reasons behind why the herbs worked for this product.

The best experience I had with this business was when I asked about a specific product.  I get headaches frequently while I am working.  Its not just from the stress but also from my eyes, anxiety, caffinee and or lack of water.  So I wanted to have the balm with me at work.  When I opened it for the first time this balm was essentially liquid.  It exploded basically everywhere.  I lost a bunch to my clothes and the counter.

I asked the owner about this.  She was shocked to hear about it.  As soon as she was able to she sent me another batch of the balm.  This time when I opened it I could use it and it was solid.  The fact that she sent me a brand new free batch was great.  I was thrilled.  I tried it later that night and was happy with the results.  So I have to give them two thumbs up on customer service.

 

Pain Free Balm

Meadowlark Pain releif cream

At first I was disappointed in this balm.  It did not have immediate effect which is what I am used to.  A similar holistic product I use has an almost instant relief to it without needing a deep massage.  I decided though that I would give it an extended try.  During this extended trial I applied the cream with a massage to the very specific location rather than the general location.  Once I started applying it with a massage and to specific points rather than general points I was able to get the relief that I was used to.  It lasts for me about 4-5 hours.  After that I need to apply it again.

My issue with this item is that it stains.  Before I used this cream I had no yellow stains on my blanket.  This cream left stains on the blanket.  This was with me rubbing it and massaging the balm into my skin and the effected areas as much as I could.  Even then the little oil left on the top layer of skin still stained my blankets.  It also stained my underwear long the edges where my legs would have touched it.

The other issue I have was the strong menthol scent.  It was overpowering.  One day I applied it to my knees before work so I could be comfortable at work.  My fiance’ commented that the scent was too strong and to not use that again.  I have tried to use less, but the scent is still overpowering.  Yes it is effective but its stronger than the almost pure menthol product I buy for my fiance’ from the store.

You can get your Pain Free cream here

Foot Cream

Meadowlark foot cream

With my day job I am on my feet all day.  I run around the store helping customers find what they are looking for.  When not putting away stock, putting away put-backs /unpurchased items, or helping customers find products I am standing in place at the register.  My feet are sore after a days work.  This product here is a wonderful treat for my feet.

I have found that this helps relax my muscles after a day of working.  It doesn’t relieve the pain persay but it does help my feet to relax.  By rubbing my feet with this balm after a long day of work I also relieve some of my stress from the shift.  A lot of stress is held in the feet.

In order to relieve the pain I am feeling in my arches I typically add a small batch of the pain free balm that was mentioned earlier.  I’d actually like to see the two combined so you have stress and pain relief that can be applied to all muscles not just the feet.  Perhaps they will take that into consideration.

Get your Herbal Foot cream here

Headache Balm

Meadowlark Headache balm

This year I have started to deal with headaches far more often than I ever did before.  One of the main headache issues I have had have been sinus related.  This balm when I tried it in a liquid form was the only thing that has worked for my sinus pressure and pain without congestion. I applied a small drop to the bridge of my nose and felt instant relief.

The menthol and mint oils are high in this mixture so my eyes did water a bit.  My suggestion would be to find a variation on this recipe that uses a little less mint and menthol and maybe add a few congestion or sinus oils.  That way you can have a product for sinus headaches and sinus pressure as well.

The only other thing I have to say is that it works just as well for day to day headaches.  I apply a bit to my temples, the base of the neck, and my third eye.  For me this helps me release all my pressure for my headaches.  Often times they are in the front of the brain which is why I use the third eye chakra as a position to place the balm in.  I only use a little bit though as too much wil make your eyes water from the mint and menthol.

You can get yours Headache balm here

 

Lavender Hand Cream

Meadowlark lavender hand cream

This is an item that was actually a surprise for me.  It was not an item that I had asked for in the trade.  She included it as a free gift sample for which I am very thankful.  I will probably be ordering a batch of this for myself when my sample size is done.  I’ve had this sample for months and I am still working with it.  Its hard for me to find hand or body lotions that I can actually use due to my sensitive skin.  This is one of the ones I can use.  I’m glad I have it.  I will use it for a while longer.  Like I said it is one of the few lotions I have been able to find for myself that works and I enjoy the scent and feel of.

Get your Lavender rich Handcream Here

Conclusion & Remarks

Many of the issues I had are my own for not reading the directions as best as I could.  The owner of this business did send paper work on each of the products given to me.  While it doesn’t mention that the Tumeric in the pain relief cream can stain, it does mention its best applied to specific points rather than a general area.  Had I paid more attention to the entire paperwork I would have had faster results with the Pain Free Cream.  They also warned about the peppermint in the headache balm and not going near the eyes for that reason.

This business owner is very well educated on their products and services.  The information sheet goes into detail about the herbs chosen for the products and why they work.    In some cases they even mention this history of the herbs use in medicinal practices and from which cultures they were used in.  They know not only their products but their particular service well.  They are very professional and work hard to get their business seen and known.

If you are looking for vegetarian organic homeopathic products then this is the company for you.  Its well made and the containers are perfect for the product.  Packages are neat and professional looking.  Everything works as they say it does, just be sure to read the directions carefully or you may miss information like I did.

Check out the rest of their products here: Meadowlark Botanical

Product Review: Flippin Fibro/ MAGI balm set

Magic Balm and Flippin Fibro set

 

I love homeopathic products.  I love natural healing.  This company had great products that are easy to work with.  They smell nice and they are highly effective.  These two particular items are going on my favorites list and are used in most of my day to day life in some way shape or form.  In many cases lately I would not have been able to sleep through the night without one or both of these!

I got these two items for review.  I was looking for something to help with my bruises (I bruise very easily) and my restless legs.  I was sick of waking up every morning with new bruises on my legs from kicking myself in the night.  I was sick of getting strange looks and stares at my legs when I wore shorts or shorter skirts.    Most of all I was sick of kicking my fiance’ in the night and not knowing it.

Many people posted products and suggestions for me to try.  For some reason these were the two that spoke to me the most and now I know why.  They work!  They work great as a set and quite well individually.  I am really glad that I got to try these two items, and I know I will be buying this set myself.

Flippin FibroI use this for my restless legs and it works great.  When I first got the oil I used one dropper per leg every night for two weeks.  The restless legs basically stopped.  Now I feel like I no longer need to apply it to my legs every night.  I lie down in bed and if after 5 minutes my legs are settled and not restless I know I wont need to apply the oil.  If my legs wont stop moving or can’t seem to get comfortable then I know I need to use the oil.  In the two months I have had this oil I went from needing it every night to now once or twice a week maybe.  I can say that thanks to this I now have restful nights sleep 🙂  You can get yours here: Flippin Fibro Aromatherapy Oil

Magi BalmThe Magic balm is probably the most used out of the set.  As the balm says its great for muscle pain.  I use it on my feet and arches before and after work and it keeps my feet from being incredibly painful after shifts at my day job.  I’ve used it on my fiance’ when his legs were bothering him and it helped him quite a bit.  Which is great as his skin is incredibly sensitive and he has no reactions to this product.  So if you have sensitive skin then this product could work well for you.

What I did like was trying this to help prevent my heat rashes from developing.  Right in the underwire during the summer I tend to get bad heat rashes there.  They itch and they drive me insane.  The only thing I’ve been able to use in the past to help them is baby powder to keep them dry.  Well not any more.  Now I have this Magi balm.  I applied a small bit when the rash started and the next day it was essentially gone.

If you get rashes, have sore muscles, or have arthritis I suggest you get yourself some of this balm and try it our yourself!  You will not regret it!  Get yours today: Magi Balm

 

Product Review: August Box from Lady Chandra’s Witchy Subscription Box

 

Lady Chandra's Witchy box for August

One of the things that I love to do for other businesses is to review their products and services.  I get to try new things and they get exposure out there.  Its a great win for everyone.   I thought for once instead\ of reviewing a single or set of products from a company I would try something different this time around.  This time I asked if I could review one of these monthly themed boxes from Lady Chandra.  So I am.

One of the things I like about this subscription box is that the owner gives the profits back to charities that benefit children in need and families dealing with abuse and other situations.  There are many charities out there that help children and families dealing with all sorts of abuse.  This subscription box puts the profits from the box towards the charities. Sometimes its a direct donation and other times they buy items from the charity to put into the box for information.  Either way I am impressed with the fact that the creator of these unique boxes is not out to get money for themselves but to help charities and organizations in need of help.

The Charity of the Month of August was the Mama Bear Effect: Mama Bear Effect .  One of the reasons I appreciate the effort to support charities like the Mama Bear effect comes from my own personal history as a survivor of child sexual abuse.  So for this reason I am proud to be a vendor that has for the month of August sent some products to Lady Chandra and I will be sending in things again for future boxes.

This box was full of awesome goodies from shell candles and a charm to carry with you to oils and incense.  This box had a bit of everything.  I even got some soap and body wash to try and work with! As someone who loves to get samples or full sized products to try and work with this box is perfect for me.  There are all sorts of samples and goodies to work with.  many of the businesses will get some sort of review from me about their product they sent into the box.

As a business owner I am happy to see that these boxes are full of a large variety of products from many different types of businesses.  I am also happy to see that the owner puts in effort to make sure that there is something for everyone in the boxes.  My favorite item from this box is either the small broom (which needs a home now) or the Essence sent my Charissa’s Cauldron.

The last thing I would like to say about these boxes is that there are now three sizes.  You have your Mega Box which has several different items and is more expensive, your regular box which is the regular themed box, and you have the mini box which has an assortment of goodies but not necessarily a theme.

If you want to get your own box: Lady Chandra’s Subscription Boxes All of the September Boxes are sold so keep looking for October, November, and December

Product Review: Nasal Decongestant By Sages Aromatherapy

Nasal DecongestantToday I am going to be talking to you about one of my favorite products.  This is a holistic and natural herbal remedy that works great.  I’ve tried many different products to help with my congestion and other issues.  None of them have worked as well as this one balm.  Sages Aromatherapy knew what they were doing when they started to create this blend.

This year has been terrible for allergies for everyone.  Its been worse for people like me who suffer from asthma as well.  So I’m always a bit wheezy and stuffy from my asthma and general environmental allergies.  My allergies and congestion are so bad at times that I end up feeling like I am going to puke in the morning in order to get rid of everything that slipped down in the night.
To be honest the only thing that ever actually helped me get rid of phlegm and congestion before was the max dose of Mucinex.  And I’d have to take it everyday when they even recommend not taking it more than 7 days without seeing doctors. I would mention it to my Doctors and nothing would help and they continued to say if the mucinex works just keep working with it.  Not only is the stuff expensive but it can also taste terrible if it gets stuck on the tongue while you try and swallow the large pills.  I grew really tiered of taking it twice a day to just be able to breathe and live without feeling physically ill every morning.

Hot shower before bed were one thing I tried but with post nasal drip it just seemed to give the nasal passages more phlem for the following morning.  In the middle of the winter I started to try working with Eucalyptus oil alone and that helped quite a bit but it still felt like there had to be something better out there that was natural like Eucalyptus oil that I could use and have it be more effective.  The Eucalyptus oil helped me be able to breathe at night but there was still phlem in the morning, breathable and non ill feeling phlem but it was still there.

Now a few months ago I was gathering raffle items for the Maine Pagan Unity Day in Portland Maine.  Many members of the Pagan Business Network sent items to be sold at the raffle for a fundraiser for Maine Pagan Unity Day.   As I was gathering several items together I personally snagged a few items from various providers that I personally was attracted to and wanted to give a chance.  This Nasal Decongestant was one of the few small items I grabbed for myself.  And I am so glad that I did.

I applied I little to my chest only at night for a week and the results were amazing.  Not only could I breathe but I didn’t feel like there was any phlem there.  I coughed a little in the morning but there was no phlem.  No sounds of gurgling and not sounds of hacking.  I actually felt healthy and like I was normal.  A week later I added the balm to my feet as the jar suggested and I couldn’t believe how much it helped me.  I felt like I was a different person.  It seemed as it there were no barriers to my breathing at all.

The more I used this item the less I seemed to need my controller inhaler and my rescue inhaler.  In fact most days now unless its extremely humid I really only seem to need my controller just in the morning.  Even my use of the rescue/exercise inhaler has dropped substantially.  Unless I am going to be doing a lot of physical work (exercise or vacuuming the CVS I work at) I really dont need either of them in my day to day life.  I am not advocating to stop using inhalers if you use them.  Far from it.  Mine are still essential to my life, I just relay on them maybe once a day instead of 4-5 times a day.

The last few weeks allergies have been dull and down so I have not used them as much as I have in the past.  However in the next few weeks fall allergies will be all over.  So I know I will be using this balm for myself again.  I don’t leave home without it.  Its in my daily meds and first aid I carry with me everywhere.  Just knowing that I can use the balm if and when I need it is an amazing relief.  And it feels relaxing when you put it on too!

If you would like to own your own decongestant balm you can order it here:Decongestant Salve

Product Review: Formula 4T3 by Doctor Hawks Cures and Conjure

Product Review:
Formula 4T3 by Doctor Hawks Cures and Conjure

4T3

Today I am going to be reviewing a phenomenal product by Doctor Hawk.  I’ve already spoken about his Achilles Balm which for me works better than Neosporin on any of my wounds and has also helped my rashes and issues with ingrown toenails.  This product is event better than that. THis is one that I wish more people knew about. This is one I am actually going to be keeping in stock on a regular basis.

I have a few chronic issues for my health that run in my family.  Sinus pressure and pain (with out obvious congestion) is a big one and personally I have had issues with my ears in various forms since I was less than 3 months old.  My ear problems have run from chronic ear infections to both excessive earwax and too little earwax.  Though I would have to say my most annoying problem from my ears would be the constant ringing when there is silence.

I also tend to get any and all versions of the cold and flu that go around.  As an asthmatic (its mild but colds and flus make it worse) I am open to these issues more than other people (at least that is how it seems to me).  For myself because of the asthma I often get a large build up of phlegm and it can be difficult to deal with without the use of Mucinex or other over the counter medicines.  Not so much any more.

This medicine the Formula 4T3 has created a major change in my life. I can appreciate the silence of the night.  I can site outside and listen to the wind, water, and crickets without any issue.  I can actually be at peace with the true music of the night.  For once I can enjoy true natural silent meditation in nature and really get something out of it.

I no longer have a constant state of ringing in my ears.  I can sleep every night easily.  If I wake up and there is no music going I can fall asleep without dreading the return of ringing ears.   I’ll put it this way.  The ringing in my ears was so bad that if there was silence it would make itself louder and louder until it was almost deafening.  Now the only time this seems to happen at all is if I missed a dose.

I do not have the phlem build up that I used to.  I actually seem to hardly ever need to use either of my inhalers anymore.  They seem to only be required once a day for the controller (instead of twice) and the as needed only when its unbearably humid or I have been much more physically active than my norm.  I dont need to use it when I vacuum at work anymore.  This is a good thing.

I was getting two sinus headaches a week with pain.  Since I have started this treatment there are no sinus pressure headaches.  The sinus pressure and pain were actually a new thing for me.  They were bad.  It was so painful that I only felt that sleeping and lying down could cure it.  Again it seems that the only time I get these issues anymore is if I happen to miss a dose.  This past weekend I was away and forgot to take it with me.  Monday I had the onset of a sinus pressure headache.  To fix that I took a dose of this and it went away almost instantly.

These are some of the main physical ailment ways that this product has helped me heal and be more aware of myself and my life.  There are several mental health issues that I deal with on a daily basis as well.  Some of these issues were the inspiration for several of my aromatherapy baths.  However I have found that this has done the job very well.

Since taking this I am starting to remember my dreams more often and dream more vividly.  My emotions are much stronger than they have been in a while. I feel my power as a witch flowing much freer than it has in a long time.  I feel like I am returning to myself.  Which may be one of the unknown spiritual effects of this product.

I can’t comment on the spiritual aspects of this product myself as I have not used it for that purpose yet.  Doctor Hawk’s products all come with a practical aspect as well as a spiritual aspect to them.  For him it is essential to treat the whole person.  This is one of the reasons I recommend you talk to him and ask about his products yourself.  He really is a true Root Doctor who treats the body and spirit as if they are one for they really are one.

To see more of his products and to order them for yourself contact him through his Facebook pages

Doctor Hawk’s cures and Conjure: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doctor-Hawks-Cures-and-Conjure/1428801757335612

Or talk to the man himself on his personal page

Ray Hess: https://www.facebook.com/ray.hess.9066

Product Review: Cauldron Craft Odditys

Many months ago I traded a leather pouch made by us for several herbal products from Cauldron Craft Odditys. There are still many more products from them that I need to use and play with before I can review them. There are two products that I am happy to have a chance to review. These are two products that I use frequently and am nearly out of one of them. One product is an oil which I have not found on their Etsy page any more, but I know she still makes it and the other is a ritual bath which is very nice.

First up: The ritual bath
Lavender Bliss Bath salt

This is a very soothing and very relaxing bath. Stress and anxiety were very high for me last year. I was going through a very tight financial time and dealing with several other stresses in my life. One of the few things I could do to relax and forget my troubles if only for a moment was take a bath. When I got this ritual bath I knew that I would be using it and I would be enjoying it very much.

This bath has been one of the most enjoyable bath salts I have ever used. One of the things I like the best about this bath salt is that the scent comes directly from the natural materials used in the crafting of the bath salt. There are no synthetic materials involved. This bath is made with high grade herbs and pure essential oils. For this reason alone I can keep this bath in my house. Both my fiance’ and myself have highly sensitive skin, so most synthetic materials are out of our day to day use. This bath was actually the inspiration for my own stress relief bath. There are similarities in the materials but they are different baths.

You can find this bath at https://www.etsy.com/shop/CauldronCraftOdditys

The other item I have used is their Sweet Success Perfume oil
Sweet succsess oil

This perfume oil is great. I used it for a job interview I had last year and I got the job. I use a bit in my washes before events and I wear some on the days I have events. I’ve used this oil alone and with my financial success tincture and money oils. While I have had more fantastic results when using it with my own blends, on its own this oil has helped me have several successful days at my day job and has helped me remain calm during a job interview.

As a perfume I like this oil because it is not overpowering. It has a subtle scent but works just as effective as if it were a strong scent. Like the bath salt this product is also made with only natural ingredients. For me this is the other reason I use it so often. Its a great scent and natural. I have no reaction so if you have sensitive skin you can probably wear this too!

Now I need to play with the other products I have from her! Check out Cauldron Craft Oddities.

Product Review: Achilles Balm by Doctor Hawk’s Cures and Conjure

One of the things I am trying to do as part of my spiritual work is to use more holistic methods of healing injuries and in my day to day health workings. I’ve used herbal supplements before to help treat my ADHD and to help treat depression amongst other things. One of my favorite things to use for cuts and other small open wounds is a Plantain Salve that my Step-Father in law makes from time to time. For me as a witch there is a connection between the magical uses and the medicinal uses of plants just as their is a connection between the mind, body, and spirit. So for me to use the medicinal aspects of herbs, even when I dont make it myself is important.

Recently I was gifted a healing and spiritual use balm by Doctor Hawk after buying his two books

    Backwoods Shamanism

and

    Pictish Orthodox Druidism: Reconstructing the Traditions, Priesthood and Mysteries of the Elusive Painted People

. This gift was a very small amount, but it works wonderfully. I’m very glad I was given the chance to use this balm. It has been a wonderful healing addition to my health kit.

Achilles Balm

What you have there is the Achilles Balm in its small portion. I have used this on a rash that was forming, on my ingrown toe nails, a mole that got infected and an ingrown hair, and a small cut on my finger that I got opening a package. Its completely herbal with vitamin e oil and a beeswax base. The combination Doctor Hawk used was new to me but it works! My cuts typically take a 3-4 days to heal completely. The cut on my thumb was healed and left no mark after 2 days with this balm!

Its also very soothing. Unlike Neosporin I dont feel like I’m using something artificial on my wounds. I feel comfortable with the knowledge that this is an all herbal product. It also physically felt better. There was no pain and no itching as my wounds healed. I’d use this over neosporin any day, and it has more applications than just Neosporin!

If you would like to buy some for yourself contact the creator at his Business page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doctor-Hawks-Cures-and-Conjure/1428801757335612?fref=nf

Or his personal page:

https://www.facebook.com/ray.hess.9066

Product Review: Crystal Essences Charissa’s Cauldron

Crystal Essence Healing:

A review of four Crystal Essences

Today I am going to to continue to review the crystal essences that I have been working with.  Today we have a new set of four.  This set includes Smoky Quartz, Tigers Eye, Hematite, and Unakite.  Out of the four crystals the only one I had never worked with before is Unakite so it was interesting to start working with the crystals in this way.  I’ve been working with these four essences for two weeks now and I have to say they are remarkably effective.

Second set of Crystal Essences

I take four drops first thing in the morning and before bed.  The other two dosages are spread out throughout the day.  I added them to my water bottles so I am slowly adding the energetic forces of the crystal essences to my body all day.  If you have a hard time with the taste of vodka I suggest mixing the dosages into a drink for a more pleasant experience.

As a set these four harmonize really well and provide a great balance. They provide healing, balance, emotional security, and focus all at once. These four make a great set and I would highly advise people to think about working with these four essences together.

The first Crystal essence is Hematite.
Hematite Crystal Essence Crystal Essence Bottle Hematite_PhotoHematite stones

Hematite is a stone that I have worked with for a long time when it comes to grounding and dealing with anxiety.  Over the last two weeks I have had a few personal issues come up that were slightly anxiety inducing.  Due to working with this crystal essence though I was able to stay grounded and focused at those moments.  I was also able to find focus and purpose in my work this week. The paper Charissa’s Cauldron sent with the essences gives the following as the associations with the crystal: Grounding, Balancing Mood Swings, adding focus and purpose, and protecting/deflecting unwanted energy from other sources.

It has been my experience that the crystal essence does a great job of working with those properties. There were a few stressful days where the energy of others may have otherwise effected my mood. With the aid of this crystal essence I felt I was able to keep my emotional shields in place and have them be a bit stronger than they were before. I have felt more focus and purpose when working this week and I have also felt grounded. This crystal essence really works.

You can but the Crystal essence Here

The next crystal up is Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz EssenceCrystal Essence Smoky_Quartz_Photo Smoky Quartz Crystal

Smoky Quartz is a crystal that while I was familiar with it I have not done much work with. I’ve been drawn much more to Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Citrine, and Clear Quartz. For some reason it just never really appealed to me as a crystal or stone. After working with the crystal essence for the last two weeks that attitude has changed now. Now I see it as a very useful crystal like its brothers in the quartz family.

If you deal with PTSD and even in therapy have a hard time letting go of emotions and events this stone will really help. It has been the ability for smoky quartz to help us remove that which does not serve our highest good and that no longer helps me I have found most helpful. The anxiety events I mentioned earlier were somewhat connected to my PTSD. So again this crystal essence has proven to be useful.

Other uses and associations with Smoky Quartz are focusing on the positive, dissolving negative energy, releasing stress, relieving anger and depression, and lifting fatigue. This stone is definitely a good healers stone. I’d recommend it for anyone who has issues with depression, anxiety, and stress. I am actually going to start looking for some to add to my crystal collection and start my own journey with this crystal.

You can buy the crystal essence Smoky Quartz Crystal Essence

The third essence up is actually the one I had no experience with whatsoever Unakite.
Unakite Crystal EssenceUnakite Crystal Essence
Unakite_PhotoUnakite Crystals

I started to work with this crystal essence completly out of curiosity. I had not seen or heard of that crystal before. Since I was working with crystals both familiar and new in a different way, I thought that Unakite would be a wonderful addition. Now I want to try and find this crystal and start working with it hands on as a healer.

This is the one crystal I think has been the most helpful for me over the past two weeks. This is a crystal for slow and steady healing. The type of healing I do for myself because of my past needs to be slow and steady. If I release too much at once or move to fast I can actually end up doing myself harm. The primary healing property of this crystal I relied on these past two weeks has been its source of slow, steady, healing and renewal.

This crystal it seems is one of release. Charissa lists the other properties as being able to bring repressed feelings like anger to the surface but deal with them and release them and behaviors related with them so we can heal. I believe that this and smoky quartz together would make a powerful crystal essence therapy for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

You can buy the Unakite Crystal Essence Here

The final crystal essence is one of my favorite crystals. That crystal is Tigers Eye

Tigers Eye Crystal Essence Crystal Essence
Tiger_s_Eye_PhotoTigers Eye Crystals

For me Tigers eye crystals have always been a crystal of strength and power. I feel reminded of the powerful felines that the stone was named after. I may have been connecting to an aspect of this crystal that I didn’t realize before. I felt that working with it in a crystal essence would help me understand it more and it has.

What I used to feel as strength I believe is the property of a strong sense of self coming through. According to Charissa the crystal is great for strengthening the boundaries between our true selves and the emotions we feel strongly (like anger, fear and jealousy). This is essential as it is easy to loose ourselves in those emotions and forget who we really are.

I’d recommend this crystal to anyone who has issues with strong emotions. This essence will help keep you in check and in balance.

You can buy this Crystal essence Here

Once again the products of Charissa’s Cauldron have proven to be highly effective and very useful. I will continue to work with these crystal essences for a while.

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