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How to Use Tumbled Stones

Tumbled stones, otherwise known as polished crystals, are tiny rocks and mineral fragments that are formed by a rock tumbler to smooth them out. These powerful crystals have a healing vibrancy that provides plenty of benefits to the user.

Besides being used in the jewelry and decoration industry for their beautiful appearance, they can enhance your spiritual journey by balancing your inner strength.

Let's discover their benefits and the ways you can use them to improve your life...

What Are Tumbled Stones & What Are the Benefits of Using Them?

In terms of healing properties, tumbled stones are no different from raw crystals, which are untouched and untreated rocks that you would find in nature. Tumbled stones simply go through a process that makes them smooth and shiny.

This intervention makes them more appealing to jewelers and other people, highlighting characteristics that would be impossible to see in their raw form.

The benefits of polished crystals are countless. Besides looking beautiful, they work into the deeper levels of the aura to enhance our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Here are some the many benefits of tumbled stones...

They Are Convenient:

Raw crystals have all kinds of forms and sizes, making most of them difficult to wear and use. However, tumbled stones are small and smooth.

That's why they are portable and can be used in jewelry, including bracelets and earrings.

They Are Smooth:

Raw crystals are more fragile and have a rough texture and shape. On the other hand, tumbled stones are smooth and don't have jagged edges, which feels good in your hand and makes them more aesthetically appealing.

Because of this, they are wonderful accessories to hold while meditating or as worry stones. You can also place them in your pockets to bring their healing energy with you wherever you go.

They Are Stunning:

The process that smooths crystals highlights the colors and characteristics of the stone that are difficult to appreciate when they are in their raw state.

Their shiny appearance is beautiful, even to the point of appearing fake to some people. But they are the same crystals, energetically and vibrationally! They just look much more appealing to the eye.

There are plenty of creative ways ways you can use tumbled crystals and benefit from their healing properties. You can use them for spirituality, health, decoration, jewelry, crafts, and much more! Some people use them in their artwork, others in their backpacks for protection, or even in their room to relax and use for inspiration.

Everyday uses:

Give Some as Gifts

Since tumbled stones are affordable, they make wonderful gifts! Many of us can probably remember picking out tumbled crystals when we were younger. It's a great way to help others get started on their own journey of crystal healing and crystal collecting.

Use Them in Mojo Bags

Mojo bags are personal bags that are used to draw positive energy to you. They are sometimes used in modern magick and historically they were used in religions like Hoodoo. Crystals can help add the energy you are looking for and are a must in any mojo bag. If you're looking for wealth use green crystals like Green Aventurine, a green bag, a piece of money, and spices like cinnamon. For a mojo bag seeking love, you could use a pink bag with a pink crystal such as Rose Quartz. Then you could add rose petals and catnip.

Use Them for Jewelry

When looking to make any type of crystal jewelry, tumbled stones are almost always the best choice. They are easy to wire wrap and comfortable to wear since they are smooth. Some people like to drill pieces into them to string necklaces or even drill holes through them to string beads. Smaller tumbled stones, often called crystal chips, can even be put in floating lockets or small jar necklaces.

Put Them in Plotted Plants or Gardens

Crystals are a great addition to any garden and that includes potted plants! Not only can they add a nice look to the surrounding soil but there are several crystals you can use to help plants grow such as Moss Agate or Garden Quartz. You can also check out our Grow Strong Crystal Energy Plant Spray.

Put One in Your Pocket Each Day

Tumbled stones are small, practical, and portable, so one of the best ways to take advantage of their healing properties is to put them in your pocket before going out and facing your day. Choose a different stone depending on your mood and current challenges, and let it inspire you throughout the day!

In addition, putting them in your pocket assists in healing the root chakra, allowing you to feel more stable and grounded in this world.

When the root chakra is balanced, we feel more vital, experience financial security, and our relationships become more stable.

Place Them on Your Desk While You Work

If you are a go-getter at work, then bring some healing crystals to your workplace and ask them to help you climb the career ladder.

Placing tumbled stones for anxiety on your desk is a great way to release the stress related to your work challenges.

Stress can interfere with your appetite, sleep habits, relationships, and even your job performance. Try placing an Amethyst or Selenite crystal in your office, and you'll soon start feeling their soothing effects while you work.

Get Them in Keychain Form to Protect You While Driving

The healing properties of tumbled stones go beyond enhancing your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. They have a protective vibrancy that can keep you safe during your car rides, so using crystal keychains while driving is not a bad idea.

Clear Quartz and Black Tourmaline are excellent protection crystals that can keep aggressive or harmful situations away.

Place a Bowl of Tumbled Stones on Your Kitchen Table

You can also use tumbled stones as decoration in your home. Placing a bowl of these crystals on your kitchen table won't only make the room look amazing, but it will also bring positive energy to your environment.

Plus, these beautiful stones will surely become an exciting topic of conversation for the guests who come to your house for dinner.

Healing Benefits:

Hold Them While Meditating

Holding a tumbled stone while meditating can help you enter into a more profound state of consciousness. You can even set a specific intention on the crystal before starting the session to help you manifest it faster. In addition, it can help you leave your daily stress behind and relax in less time than expected.

Hold One in Your Hand While Journaling

Journaling is the practice of writing your thoughts and feelings on paper without any kind of restriction. If you struggle with mental conditions related to anxiety, depression, or stress, keeping a journal can also help you gain control of your emotions.

Holding your favorite tumbled stone while journaling can help you pinpoint those things that are buried down deep so you can release them and find relief.

Place One Under Your Pillow

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? You're certainly not alone as the hectic pace of our modern lifestyle is causing more and more people to have trouble sleeping.

Putting tumbled gemstones under your pillow can help you sleep more soundly while putting negative thoughts aside. Try using Lepidolite or Angelite to help you transition from your daily activities to a peaceful slumber.

For Meditation and Chakra Balancing

Tumbled crystals are perfect for meditation as well as any chakra balancing and healing. They are much easier to hold, use, and place along the body, especially for chakra balancing. You can lay down and place corresponding crystals along the chakras. You can also hold tumbled stones in your hands while you meditate.

Place Them on Crystal Grids

Though you can put any crystal you would like on a crystal grid, tumbled stones are the easiest and most practical to use. Most of our crystal grids come with the tumbled crystals they need already but you can also get more to switch them out for different needs and energy!

Place Them Around Your Home for Protection

You'll find many different recommendations out there for protecting your home including setting up a crystal grid or perimeter around your home. This is usually done with Black Tourmaline with other crystals sometimes mixed in such as Selenite. As you can imagine, gridding your home with individual crystals can get expensive quickly. With tumbled crystals, you can get sets of Black Tourmaline and grid your house for protection much more easily and affordably.

Use to Reduce Stress and Fidgeting

If you like to fidget or you find yourself to be an anxious person, simply holding and playing with some tumbled stones can help reduce stress. Not only that, they are fun to clank together and roll around your hands. You can use them at home, work, on commutes, or wherever you need some fun, distraction, and stress relief.

Create Your Own Crystal Essence

Most crystal essences are made with tumbled stones. That is because polished stones are safer to use in water. They won't dissolve, released any harmful minerals into the water, or get damaged.

Even though tumbled stones go through a process to make their angles and edges more clean and refined, they still have the same power and healing properties as raw crystals.

You can use them as decorative items in your home or to help you release stress at work. In addition to looking fabulous and attracting positive energy to your environment, they can also help improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


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