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Product Review: Crystal Essences from Charissa’s Cauldron

Set of 4 Crystal Essences

Today I am talking to you about the first set of Crystal Essences I am reviewing for Charissa’s Cauldron. This is one of the first trades I have done with The Pagan Business Network I was sent a set of twelve Crystal Essences. Since I do work with crystal magic I though that these essences might be another way for me to work with crystals and I was right. This review is going to focus on a set of 4 Crystal Essences. Since there were so many in the trade I have decided to try and work with them in sets of 4. This will give me time to really experience the essences.

So to start with I’m going to post an excerpt about what essences are from her website: Lady Charissa: About Essences

Essences are infusions that carry the energetic properties of plants or crystals. They address the emotional and mental aspects of health and well being. The most well known essences are Dr. Bach’s Flower Remedies. He discovered the first 38 remedies in the 1930’s. There are many more available now.

These essences interact with our life energy on an emotional and mental level. They work best on the deeper emotional issues we have rather than the resulting feelings. In choosing essences look for the deep causes or roots of these emotions. These issues keep you from reaching a state of mental and emotional well being. This can cause you to put up roadblocks and keep you from reaching dreams and goals in life.

Essences do not create euphoria or banish conflict or pain. They actually will help you bring buried feelings to the surface and deal with them so you can move towards a state of health and wellness.

Essences can be taken orally or used in a mist sprayer, a cream base or in a bath. The standard dosage is 4 drops 4 times daily. Essences do not contain toxic substances and only contain such minute traces of the physical substances of the plants that there is no concern for an allergic reaction. They work on an energetic vibrational level. The main ingredients of essence bottles are water and the alcohol that is used as a preservative. You would have to drink large quantities of essences to be affected by the alcohol content.

Crystal Essences are crystals that have their energetic properties charges into the alcohol (in this case Vodka). The 4 Crystal essences I am working with and reviewing right now are: Carnelian. Blue Onyx, Citrine, and Jade. Alone I’m sure they are each very effective. Together I have found a powerful get me to be myself set.

I started working with the essences by mixing 4 drops of them in my water. After a day or two I did the first two doses right on the tongue and the other two in the water. Before each drop was added to the drink or to my tongue I said a prayer and an affirmation about the crystal essences in order to strengthen their work and my work with them.

I use all four at a time as I felt that the balance of the energetic forces with these four would help me start making some changes in my life, and let me tell you they have. These essences are powerful and effective. I have been using them only as directed and found this internal magic to be very effective. For me the first changes we make should be internal magic and these essences allow for that practice.

The first essence up is Carnelian.

Carnellian Essence Carnelian Crystal Essence

There are aspects of my life that I have had difficulty expressing in any way. Over the last four days as I have been playing with the essences and working with them that has changed. I’ve been ale to express my needs and just go after them. I’ve also been highly motivated and found a renewed sense of passion. These are all aspects that the Carnelian essence can help you with. Carnelian Crystal essence

The next essence is Blue Onyx

Blue Onyx Essence Blue Onyx

I’ve been using the Blue Onyx Crystal to be an enhancement for the spiritual work I am doing within the Feri tradition. The work in the Feri tradition is about claiming our spiritual selves and our spiritual strengths. What stood out for me with this crystal is its spiritual strength attribute.

When you combine that with the stress relief and the increase of self control you get an essence that helps us find balance within ourselves and can claim our own power. It also grounds us which allows us to find that power and strength. This essence is all about inner strength and peace.I’ve had a lot of stress the last week because of the short notice for the event this Saturday. This crystal essence has been a huge help in grounding me and using my spiritual strengths to find ways to deal with the stress. Blue Onyx Crystal Essence

The third Crystal Essence is Jade:

Jade Essence Jade

The Jade essences effects were the first that I really noticed. While I have always had dreams I had not always remembered them. With the Jade essence I was able to start remembering aspects of my dreams. I’ve also started to feel more connected as a person. This is another essence that has been an effective addition in the Feri tradition alignment work I do as its also about uniting the mind and body and mind and spirit as one. To me this has been happening through the dreams which is why I have been able to remember them more clearly and why they have had more of an impact on me.Jade Crystal Essence

Finally and last but not least is the Citrine Essence

Citrine essence Citrine

Citrine has has been keeping me very optimistic about the event and a few other things happening in my life. I have also been using it to break through my blocks and to bring me success and abundance. I had a sale since I started to use this essence which for me is a sign that the success and abundance is coming. I’m feeling good despite the various stresses in my life and I feel that everything will be fine which also shows that one of my blocks to success and abundance is being overcome (over worrying). Citrine Crystal Essence

The best thing about these essences is that everyone ordered has a paper that comes with it explaining the different attributes of the crystals that the essence works towards. This will allow you as an individual to be able to pick out which essences you feel will work best for your health and your situation.

I can’t wait to try the other 8

Product Review: Sampler from The Sacred Oak

Sacred Oak sampler group

This is the first time I am doing a product review on this blog. However part of this blogs goal is to serve as a resource for supplies as well as information on various spiritual practices. This blog is focusing on a few small products from a small business that has a variety of products for Pagan Rituals, Meditations, Spells, and other ritual work. That business is called
The Sacred Oak.

In exchange from some products from Mystic Echoes I received a small sample package from This business. My package included a Goddess Doll, a wood burned altar tile, a mini goddess candle, and a healing sachet. I found this to be a perfect little sampling of the products offered from the Sacred Oak.

The first item up is: Goddess Dolls.

By itself

By itself

Feri Tradition altar 2-1

These Goddess dolls are perfect altar supplies. They are stuffed so they don’t break if they are knocked down. They are handmade so they are full of Goddess power and blessing from the process of being made. I have mine on my Star Goddess Altar. Its a great Addition to my All Mother, God Herself altar.

The next item up are thesatchet pillows

This one: The Moon faced pillow:Healing Satchet is a healing packet. I have to say that I’m much calmer and relaxed when sitting at my computer with it next to me. I’ve had a lot come up in my life that has been difficult to deal with. Handling this sachet has been helpful in keeping depression symptoms at bay and helping me remember better times with a loved one who has recently passed.

My one suggestion would be to have a list of the herbs that was in the packet. I was simply told it was a healing packet and I can feel that sort of energy in the packet. I would suggest that in the future the owner make sure that all of the packets have information on the contents provided. After all someone could be buying it for another person, and I personally would like to know what was in any sort of packet I got.

The item I was most excited about in my packet was the: Mini Goddess Candle Mini Goddess candle. Now this item is not currently listed on their website. I still have to say its one of my favorite products. It actually came to me at the perfect time as I was thinking about needing a green candle and a goddess candle for a working I had in mind. Now I can do that working.

The final item I have to review is Wood Burned Altar Tiles

Wood Burned Altar Tile

As I am starting to explore Germanic witchcraft the altar tile I received is a perfect tile for me. It is a Germanic sigil that is for protection. Its a perfect addition to my altar to Odin and Frigga. I simply need to perform a ritual of consecration on it to dedicate it to them.

In general I would have to say that this site has quality handcrafted products. Check them out and support small businesses.

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