Image by Cayan Ashley Photography

Image by Cayan Ashley Photography

“Sorry, I Can’t- I Have To Charge My Makeup!"

 

We all have our little self-care routines that make us feel recharged and empowered. For some, weekly face masks and relaxing bubble baths do the trick; others like to make time to curl up with a good book in a cozy spot. I have a rather unconventional way of infusing my self-care routines with positivity- I spiritually charge my cosmetics!

 Image by Cayan Ashley Photography

Image by Cayan Ashley Photography

Makeup is something I wear daily. By charging my cosmetic products, I’m ensuring that I wear good vibes wherever I go. The ritual feels more intimate than, say, simply using sage to cleanse a room. Makeup goes directly onto skin and gets into our very pores, so charging it with good vibes feels particularly intimate. Not only that, but the act of consciously putting spiritual intent into such a ritual is somehow very cathartic for me. 

 

 A bit of my rainbow fluorite!

A bit of my rainbow fluorite!

Step One: Prep Work

I begin by thinking of the week I have ahead of me, and what I could stand to benefit from the ritual. I select specific crystals based on my needs each week. For example, if I have a busy or hectic time ahead, I gather crystals like Tiger's Eye and orange aventurine to bring me focus and followthrough. If I could use a little extra good luck, I prepare to start the ritual with some green aventurine. If I’m dealing with inner conflict or heartache, I bust out the rose quartz to open up my heart chakra and make me more receptive to love and healing. Clear quartz is my staple makeup-cleansing crystal- it fills the cosmetics with general positivity and helps to clear my mind of any negativity.

 

Step Two: Creating A Blank Slate

Burning sage bundles cleanses my cosmetics spiritually, leaving a sort of blank slate for the crystals to fill with positive intent. I start the ritual by laying out my makeup products and burning sage over them.

 

 Image by Cayan Ashley Photography

Image by Cayan Ashley Photography

Step Three: Positive Vibes Only

With the smoke lingering gently in the room, I meditate with the chosen crystals for a few minutes, focusing on the properties they stand to offer me- good luck, healing, focus, etc. Then, when I feel that the crystals are fully charged with my intent, I place them on the makeup products and let them rest there for a while. 

 

Step Four: Embrace The Magical Moment

When the air is ripe with sage and magic, and my crystals are busy enchanting my cosmetics with their positive vibes, I usually do a Tarot spread. When I've finished with the reading, I gather my crystals, tidy up my vanity, glam up with my freshly recharged cosmetics and go out into the world with a renewed sense of magic and optimism. By the end of the weekly ritual, I always feel energized, empowered, and ready to tackle the week ahead!

 My freshly-charged cosmetics, featuring a cameo by my canine familiar, Rumpel!

My freshly-charged cosmetics, featuring a cameo by my canine familiar, Rumpel!

 

Infusing my cosmetics with positive intent helps me be more mindful and puts me in a focused, empowered headspace. It's my way of starting the week refreshed and open to what the universe has in store for me. Feeling inspired? Give my ritual a try! After all, couldn't we all stand to have a little more enchantment in our lives?

 

 Image by Cayan Ashley Photography

Image by Cayan Ashley Photography