Do you use herbs and/or crystals in your personal practice? If so, which are your favourites? And why?
I’m not into herbs (yet) but I do like crystals. I use crystals a little in my practice, mainly as crystal grids which I do very occasionally, but they’re not a big part of my practice and I could happily witch without them.
That said, I do carry them with me or have certain ones on my altar depending on what I need at the time. I’ve been going out (only for essentials) with red jasper, howlite and unakite a lot lately. I’ve found howlite to be a super calming stone for me; I took it to some of my more recent agility competitions and would slide my hand into my pocket to hold it while queuing to go in the ring. It is such a chill stone with such lovely vibes.
I’m also a basic bitch witch because I love me some amethyst. It’s my birth stone and I’ve always been in love with it.
I have hematite and black onyx tumble stones on my altar to Hecate but they’re more just offering/decoration, I don’t use them for anything.
While we’re on the topic of crystals; zebra jasper…what?! Too much POW POW POW for me, it’s like my anxiety issues but in a crystal!
I’m honestly a bit of an impulse crystal buyer but I’m trying to avoid it now since learning about the many ethical issues with crystal mining. I’d love to find an ethically sourced crystal shop though so if you have recommendations, please let me know!