My first one is a Jade Roller. I bought it last 2016 when I stumbled upon an online store in Instagram who was selling hers for an affordable price. Sadly, this said account is no longer active hence I couldn't recommend buying from her anymore. Anyway, I was happy that mine is really made from genuine jade as fakes have been circulating around! One of the reasons why I bought this was because at that time, I was pregnant and I have read that using a jade roller helps in lessening the swelling and puffiness of the face.
Today, I'll be discussing the history of crystal facial rollers, their benefits in the body, and the crystals' metaphysical properties. Read on!
Jadeite may be a white-gray green, leafy green, blue or blue-green, emerald green, lavender, pink, red, orange, greenish-black or black. It is hard and lustrous, rarer than Nephrite, and usually more expensive. Translucent, emerald green Jadeite, colored by traces of chromium, is called Imperial Jade and is the rarest and most valuable." - www.crystalvaults.com
In the old times, Jade Rollers were reserved for the royalty, the nobles, and the elite. The Mayans and African Egyptians used them too thousands of years ago and I have also read that jade rollers have been around for as early as the 7th century! Wow! So apparently, the practice of using jade rollers is not new but thanks to the internet and the social media, they are making a comeback and looks like the trend is gonna stay for a long time, possibly and hopefully forever! 😆
First, convenience. If you're tired from working all day, your eyes are tired shut, your facial muscles can't smile anymore, the first thing that you want is a facial massage. However, not everyone can go to a spa or call a masseuse instantly so having a jade roller nearby for instance, can give you a quick fix! Second, it can be used on the neck, arms, legs, and other parts of the body too so if something is aching, just roll it! 😂
The coolness of the gemstone helps minimize the size of the pores while the rolling action of the tool promotes lymphatic drainage which in turn reduces the puffiness of the face and tired eyes. Regular facial massage tightens, sculpts, and firms the skin so it prevents the premature signs of aging such as the appearance of wrinkles, large pores, and sagging skin. Aside from reducing puffiness, bloatedness, and stress from muscle pain, it also helps the skin absorb skincare products such as oils, serums, and moisturizers making them more effective!
Roll over your skin, always in an upward motion, massaging the face, neck, and eyes gently to help prevent wrinkles and decrease puffiness. Use daily for 5 to 10 minutes (or whenever you feel like using it: while watching the TV, reading a book, countinf the stars before you fall asleep, etc).
How to Take Care of Crystal Facial Rollers:
Wash with mild soap and water (if it got in contact with dirt and sweat) when needed, and wipe it dry afterwards.
But if the lymph system is not in motion, this fluid can hold onto toxins and tension held in our face by jaw clenching and everyday facial expressions from stressors, causing blockages. Jade rolling gets things moving again, opening these blockages and aligning the system to boost circulation, cell turnover and promote healing, holistically. By allowing the facial tissue to deeply relax, we can move this fluid out and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
By flushing the toxins out of the body via the lymphatic drainage and releasing the blockages in the tissues, it also allows the flow of lymph and energy (chi) in the meridian system, achieving harmony and balance. Many clients describe their jade rolling experience as “uplifting” for their cheekbones and jawline and “brightening” for their complexion." -www.dermstore.com
The second type of roller that I got is made of Rose Quartz which is popularly known as the "Stone of Love". If you have been following my blog and Instagram, you know that this is my favorite crystal ever!
If you are curious why Rose Quartz is good for energy use, it is because Silica (or Silicon Dioxide) is responsible for cross-linking collagen strands which contributes to the strength, integrity, and flexibility of connective tissues such as those found in skin, bones, nails, and arteries. Silicon (not silicone) is also important for the growth of hair, skin and fingernails. However, exposure to crystalline silica (silicon dioxide) dust is a potent respiratory hazard when inhaled so yes, just avoid Rose Quartz, or any type of crystals, except salt which is safe for consumption, in powder form.
At the Crystal Healing Seminar that I attended, we were told that when our body senses the presence of a certain mineral nearby, it inspires the body to produce that kind of mineral within. So for example, when a person uses Rose Quartz, which contains silicon, on a daily basis, our body produces more silicon, therefore affecting our physique in a way that we can look blooming and young. Remember, collagen is usually used in anti-aging products?
Associated with the element of water, rose quartz healing properties are naturally fluid. They wash out toxic energies and emotions that you have trapped inside of you." - www.energymuse.com
At the price of Php 1,800, the tool comes with a manual (instructions, benefits, illustration, etc) all encased in a simple yet chic marble-printed box.
Did you know, "amethyst’s most common ancient application was to prevent drunkenness. The word amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos, meaning “non-intoxicating.” Wise men in the Greek and Roman era were known to drop a piece of Amethyst into their wine to neutralize the alcohol." -www.shimmerlings.com
Some amethyst, when exposed under the sunlight for a very long period of time, loses its color so it is best to avoid that. Some amethysts are being baked to achieve a deep yellow coloring that resembles Citrine. However, amethyst can also be naturally developed underground along with Citrine which makes them "Ametrine".
Displaying an amethyst cluster at home or the workplace is good because it affects the energy of those around it. It relieves too much tension so everybody won't be so stressed out and just calm down. Remember, a still and focused mind can produce better performance in work and at home.
This is being sold for Php 2,750 and it comes with a sleek dark-colored box with a manual/product description inside.
Jade, Rose Quartz, or Amethyst?
First, all these crystal facial massage rollers function just the same in a beauty tool sense. They fulfill the very same purpose of massaging your fave (and body), of tightening, sculpting, and firming the skin, and of improving your blood circulation.
If you need improvement on your overall health and wealth, choose jade.
If you crave improvement on self-love, platonic love, romantic love, or marital love, etc, choose rose quartz.
If you want to control your temper, anger issues, anxiety, stress, and mental problems, choose amethyst.
Also, crystals only affect one's energy at most but it is not to be used as a total substitute of medicine to cure one's diseases and physical/mental problems. Crystals are not instant magic. For its energy to work on you, you have to use it daily so you get exposed to its metaphysical healing properties. It's like a vitamin that you have to regularly take before you see its effect. Crystals can help you only to a certain extent. You are the only one who can make decisions and take actions to see positive changes in your life. Good luck!
If interested to buy, check out these sites:
- Jade Roller Manila (for many variety of crystal rollers)
- Faith Hope Love Skin Food (for organic skin care and rose quartz roller)
Both of these online stores are based in the Philippines but maybe they can ship worldwide too, kindly send them an email if necessary.