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The one crystal you should always travel with to relieve stress and banish bad vibes


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I’m what you might call a “crystals novice.” Over the past year, though, I’ve become more interested in all things spiritual and woo woo and will admit that there’s something that makes me feel like I’m surrounded by magic when I’m carrying around my quartz and amethyst.

And as I began booking flights for the month ahead, I started to wonder if there were any healing gems that could give me the reassurance that my chaotic holiday travels will run smoother and be more balanced—kind of like the way I take an oil of oregano pill before flying *just in case* I get sick! So, I turned to crystal experts Rashia Bell and Elizabeth Kohn of The Cristallinea New York City based interior design firm that specializes in high-vibe home decor, and asked them about how to harness the power of such stones when you’re on the go.

Traveling with crystals is a wonderful way for you to maintain your self-care practice while on the road.”

“Traveling with crystals is a wonderful way for you to maintain your self-care practice while on the road—whether in a car, in the airport, or simply to make sure your buttons don’t get pushed by relatives,” says Bell. “Protecting your energetic field is of extreme importance, and crystals are a great tool in helping to balance your mood, maintain energy levels, and allow the body to maintain its internal harmony.”

There are a handful of energetically charged minerals that are especially helpful in this pursuit—and one in particular you should always pack in your carry on, according to Bell and Kohn. So, which ones made the cut?

Scroll down to the see the crystals Rashia Bell and Elizabeth Kohn of The Cristalline suggest you bring with you the next time you take a trip.

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Amethyst 

This is the ultimate crystal to travel with, according to Bell. She says, “Amethyst is good for protection, purification, and the good luck that you need to avoid travel delays.” Plus, she says it can help counteract the sleeplessness that comes from jet lag.

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Hematite

“Hematite is a grounding crystal,” Bell explains. “It  can also help create an energetic shield around you, alleviating worry, so that you don’t let the comments of family affect you.” 

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Celestite

“The calming color of celestite is only part of its effect. This sky blue stone helps to balance and soothe one’s energy, while making you feel calm and safe,” says Bell. 

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Smoky quartz 

“This stone is great at helping you transmute negative energy. The stone absorbs [it] so that you don’t carry it around with you,” Kohn explains.

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Selenite 

“Selenite aids in clearing energy due to stressful travel, so that you don’t take on the energy and feelings of others,” says Kohn. 

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Pyrite

“Pyrite helps protect from physical and environmental negative energy,” says Bell. 

Two more things you might want to pack for your next trip: a tennis ball and some marshmallow root. Both surprisingly offer some genius (and cheap) healthy travel benefits.