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The Fish is Here – Zodiac Collection

Our newest Zodiac Bar “Flow into Self” arrives today and represents Pisces. This bar was important to me because I have so many Pisces in my life. I have seen…

Our newest Zodiac Bar “Flow into Self” arrives today and represents Pisces. This bar was important to me because I have so many Pisces in my life. I have seen all of their ups and down and I wanted this bar to be a tool for them to break through any barriers they have so they can shine their brightest.

The fish symbolized two fish swimming in opposite direction, this motion of being pulled in different directions is often felt by a Pisces. A Pisces has pure magic inside them, they can reach for the stars and still go further. Yet, it is so easy to feel like something is holding them back which stops them from reaching the stars.

This bar is a mix of stones that help clear blockages in the Sacral Chakra and an essential oil blend that provide clarity and rational thinking. These combined together capture the beauty of the Pisces soul; creativity, sensitive, inspired, and dreamy.

“From water springs life”

Is my motto for Pisces, the fish and the water sign bring life to everything in this world. The same can be said about Pisces, let them into your world and let their magic transform your world.

Indulged now for a limited time in out newest bar “Flow into Self” on our site now, these bars will be available until Aries comes around in March.

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Crystal of the Month (Carnelian)

Carnelian is our stone of the month in collaboration with our newest Zodiac Bar “Flow into Self” – Carnelian is a very motivating and creative stone and was chosen to…

Carnelian is our stone of the month in collaboration with our newest Zodiac Bar “Flow into Self” – Carnelian is a very motivating and creative stone and was chosen to enhance the best qualities of the Pisces soul.

Carnelian is known as the “Stone of Motivation” and promotes leadership, endurance and courage. The vibration of this bright stone, will accelerate your motivation, and aid you to clarify your goals. It stimulates ambition and drive and allows you to manifest what you require to move forward in life.

Carnelian is associated with the Sacral chakra, this chakra embodies creativity and sensuality. This is an extremely powerful chakra for all occultists as it is the Gate of Astral Energy. When activated enthusiasm and opportunities appear. It also imparts in you limitless optimism. Maybe this is why Pisces are so capable of Magic.

A Piscean soul is very sensitive and it is essential for their ability to thrive that they have the tools needed to shine. A Sacral is blocked by shame and fear, and laziness and loss of willingness to move forward and create is manifested as a result. Keep carnelian on around or on you to clear blockages. Carnelian lets Pisces feel their connection to the energy of Earth when their head is in the clouds.

Let your soul shine and embrace our newest bar “Flow into Self

 

 

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Wild Women V-Day Playlist

My V-day playlist is a mix of modern and classic songs that always make me feel sexy, confident and maybe turned on a bit. These songs always make me wanna…

My V-day playlist is a mix of modern and classic songs that always make me feel sexy, confident and maybe turned on a bit. These songs always make me wanna sway my hips around and have a good time. So, hit play, turn it up, and let your soul run wild and free.

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Sodalite – “Stone of Wisdom”

Sodalite is said to harmonize the inner being or the conscious with the subconscious mind. It is a stone wonderfully beneficial for healing breaches in communication. Sodalite is most helpful…

Sodalite is said to harmonize the inner being or the conscious with the subconscious mind. It is a stone wonderfully beneficial for healing breaches in communication. Sodalite is most helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought, known as the “Stone of Wisdom” as it brings truth to all forms of communications.

  • clear thoughts
  • increased awareness
  • ease of communication

There will be increased awareness and clearer visions, too. Any false illusions will be removed from the picture. This stone can act as a bridge that will help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings. It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning and will unite the logical with the spiritual.It’s a stone that symbolizes knowledge and communication. It stands for efficiency as well.

When you choose to have a sodalite stone in your life, emotional balance and inner peace will follow. You will also benefit from having improved divination. When you have a stone like sodalite, you can expect to have increased intelligence and mental clarity.

Sodalite is embedded in our River of Truth bar available here.

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Embrace this Snow Moon

The end of this month marks the Snow Moon (also a blue moon as we experienced two full moons this month); the snow moon is one of my most favorite…

The end of this month marks the Snow Moon (also a blue moon as we experienced two full moons this month); the snow moon is one of my most favorite moons as it reminds me of one of life’s greatest lessons.

A little history about how this moon got its name: Up North, the earth is experiencing a long cold winter season where hunting is difficult and food is scarce. The snow moon reminds us not to let down our guard. The moon offers us added protection and encourages us to cherish what we find sacred and important to our survival. Although this time of year is harsh, we are reminded that spring is just around the corner, and with that, we can start to plan new intentions.

This new moon is an opportunity to create new opportunities and set new intentions.

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about the spring to come, to reflect on what it is you desire, and how to manifest those desires. Setting these intentions is what helped motivate those in the past who experienced these harsh conditions during the last few weeks of winter.

A new moon ritual is a chance to welcome the moon back and use it’s light and energy to bring about your desires and new beginnings. If you have been feeling uninspired, bored, or lacking motivation to improve your life, the new moon is the perfect time to get clear about what it is you truly want and set an intention to get it!

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Understanding the 7 Chakras

I’ve seen and read a million plus one chakra articles and almost all of them have left me more confused than before, yet despite all of this info I think…

I’ve seen and read a million plus one chakra articles and almost all of them have left me more confused than before, yet despite all of this info I think I have gathered enough understanding to properly explain Chakras to beginners.

So lets begin,

What at the 7 Chakras?

In simplest terms the 7 chakras represent 7 different points of our body. Descending from the top of your head to the base of your spine the 7 chakras are known as;

  • Crown – located at the top of your head
  • Third Eye – located between and slightly above your eyes on your forehead
  • Throat – located at the base of your throat
  • Heart – located in the centre of your chest
  • Solar Plexus – located just below your sternum and above your belly button
  • Sacral  – over the sacrum
  • Root  – located at the base of your spine

Now that we know the 7 chakras let’s get into the fun part. I am sure if you have heard anything about chakra than you have heard the terms, “opened and balanced chakras”. This took me forever to properly understand but I think I have a good idea of what this means.

What do Chakra’s do?

People explain chakras as light forces within our body that filter energy, and the experiences we have effects them. In translation, I like to view them as categories in my life; heart folder, voice folder, creative folder etc. Than the experiences I have daily, gets filed away and if I don’t review what I’m collecting in the folders they become “unbalanced” or messy.

Lets create a scenario using my favourite chakra throat:

Tonight I have to go to a social gathering and in an ideal world my throat chakra will be open and allow me to speak freely, yet the days leading up to this event I start getting nervous talking with others. I find myself afraid to speak up in situations, is difficult for me to express my emotions, my anxiety leading up to this event is increasing etc. These are all signs that my throat chakra is “blocked”. The throat chakra allows one to speak freely, so when you start to see these signs its clear that there is a blockage. 

Studying the 7 chakras has allowed me to gather more knowledge to easily see when my chakras are blocked. They begin to become easier to understand the more you study the them. I want to outline in future posts each of the 7 chakras and what to look for in each one for strong or unbalanced chakras.

This is only the beginning but I hope this post helps understand the terms being used and makes the 7 chakras more relatable to your life. If you have any questions please feel free to email us and I will try and address all questions in future post.

 

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How I learned to see myself as beautiful.

I’ve talked to enough women to know that we all have things we dislike about ourselves; and honestly I think its totally fine. Having small areas in our life where…

I’ve talked to enough women to know that we all have things we dislike about ourselves; and honestly I think its totally fine. Having small areas in our life where we can improve is great, i.e eating healthy or drinking more water to improve skin health BUT a line can easily be crossed when those areas of improvement go above our abilities to change.

Back in 2015, I was traveling down a very materialistic road. My boss at the time told me that in order for me to get promotions at work I had to look and dress a certain way. That’s when I started to “invest into my future” by shopping more and wearing makeup, I looked good, but I was wearing a mask. Through those words I quickly learned that in order to be seen as beautiful I had to wear certain clothes and makeup.

That was until I met my boyfriend. Nothing was harder than staying the night and having to wait until the last moment to wash my face so he wouldn’t see my naked face. This went on forever until my boyfriend confessed to me that he saw me as beautiful even without the makeup on.

This blew up my world.

For the first time, someone saw me as beautiful without all the stuff on my face. I started to care less and less about wearing makeup around him and that eventually trickled into my work, until I decided to quit my job.

Over the next few months, Crystal Bar was born, and natural beauty became a big part of my life. I will not lie and say it happened right away, the truth is that this process of accepting my natural beauty took more than 2 years.

I am still on this path, I have recently started watching my portion sizes when I eat and have started working out regularly. These are my newest goals so I can improve my quality of life for myself. I know everyone is trying to say you are “perfect the way you are” while simultaneously telling you to you to improve, and its a bit confusing. Honestly, I believe everyone should be living their best life while constantly striving for more. Everyone can do better, growth doesn’t have an end point.  I always want to encourage those around me to strive to be their best selves. So set goals, work hard, but also love who you are right now because you have already come so far.

 

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Intentional Living

Many of you may have seen me talk and write about “Everything with Intention” – in the early days of Crystal Bar Soap this quickly became my personal motto. Now,…

Many of you may have seen me talk and write about “Everything with Intention” – in the early days of Crystal Bar Soap this quickly became my personal motto. Now, I know many of you may ask “What is Intentional Living?”, I wanted ot explore this idea with all of you now.

Intentional living in simplest terms is just that, living with intention. 

Intentional living works by selecting your actions based on your personal morals; my goals are to live a cruelty free and sustainable lifestyle and I attempt to make sure my actions and my purchases reflect this goal.

I think that we often hear these words and create a our own definitions that seem to exceed our own expectations but in simplest terms living with intention is just that, living with intention.

I’ve been listening to a new audio book lately and in it he teaches you to write your goals, to create intentions and push them into the world but the interesting thing is not to focus the who, what, where, when and how. Simply what do you want, write it down and move on. Then, do it again, do it in the morning, do it at night, but do it constantly. Overtime what he noticed is some goals would come in go but others were consent, I believe those consent goals are his true intentions.

They should and will be different for everyone but just stop and ask yourself a few questions to start but try and think of this daily; its a very good practice to adapt into your life and as your age these goals will change your individual growth will excel compared to not setting these intentions.

  1. What goals do you have for your life?
  2. Is your current life helping your work towards your goals.
  3. What changes do you need to make in order to live the life you want?
  4. Do you have people in your life that support you and your goals? 
  5. What are you currently doing that is helping you achieve your goals?

Answering these questions will allow you to expand your mind and ignite your passion to life your life with intention.

 

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Self Care for Business Owners

This may be one of my most personal post – nothing has been harder for me than running a “self care holistic” business while struggling personally with my own self-care…

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This may be one of my most personal post – nothing has been harder for me than running a “self care holistic” business while struggling personally with my own self-care practices. My work/life balance has been a roller coaster ride over the years, in the beginning I found it easy to adapt self care practices but as the business grew those practices seems to slip away.

Than the worst came,

the endless guilt from not feeling authentic enough to run a self-care business. I mean, how could I sell a spiritual tool while not practicing self-care myself? I’ve had to spend a lot of time finding a balance that works for me while also growing my business. So here is a few tips I have for anyone needed to find a little more balance in their life.

1.Breath and Reflect

When life starts to get overwhelmed, take a breathe and a step back, look for what seems out of balance. It should be clear in some way where you are spending to much time and lacking in others. Take a moment to refocus your attention and make some changes to help your mental state and juggle your business. Remember its ok to ask for help too.

2. Take a break

Lets be honest business owners, do we ever take breaks? Even if we are not physically working our minds seem to never rest. Yet, from my personal experience taking a break can be the most healing form of self-care. Now, I don’t mean a little 10 minute break – get out of the house! Call some friends, plan a date, think about a gathering or event for a day rather than work. I promise you will find new forms of inspiration for this little bit of reality and be able to come back to work and thrive with new ideas.

3. TRIBE is Important

Surround yourself with those and things that empower you, when self doubt creeps into our minds our TRIBE is an essential tool for keeping our minds focused on the good rather than the bad. Even if you just need a good self help audio book or a note from your past self, anything is a tool to remind yourself how amazing you truly are.

4. Create your own Zen space.

Create a space in your world that has nothing to do with your business, a space that allows you to relax your mind, relax and unwind, and replenish your mind, body and soul. Fill your space with everything that increases your frequency, photos, crystals, candles, fluffy pillows – all things that make you feel good and inspired.

I hope these tips will help you replenish yourself and empower you to maintain your hustle and grow yourself and your brand. Self-care is much more than a hot bath and a green juice – its an entire mental state and I hope these tips will help you in all the ways that matter.

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Crystal of the Month (Garnet)

Garnet is our stone of the month in collaboration with our newest Zodiac Bar ‘Water Bearer” – Garnet is often associated with the January birth stone but their is much…

Garnet is our stone of the month in collaboration with our newest Zodiac Bar ‘Water Bearer” – Garnet is often associated with the January birth stone but their is much more to this stone than just that.

Garnet is known as the “Stone of Happiness,” enhances your internal energies to bring forth an intense level of inner joy while increasing your presence. This allows you to bring out your best qualities and aids with making new friends or companions.Garnet is also known for its utilization of creative energy.

The energies of garnet are associated with success, strength, security, personal vitality and endurance. This is also a stone of psychic protection, releasing panic, worry, fear and anxiety. Wear this to be grounded and secure. It will up lift and protection you.

Yet Garnet is a sensual stone. It represents primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification and love. It is a stone of strong, intense feelings. It supposedly aids in sexual potency and fertility, brings out sexual attraction and frees ones sensual side to release passion and love. Garnet moves a couple deeper into a passionate and sensual exploration of sexual magic. The stone inspires commitment, monogamous and stable marriage, and promises one’s love, devotion, and fidelity with surety. It can also aid in finding true lovers.

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