Ally Sands demystifies herbs and crystals and shows readers how to utilize their healing powers with 40 DIY projects. Increase healthy blood flow and promote relaxation with a Crystal Face Massage, cleanse your home with a homemade Floral Smudge Wand, or chase away nightmares with a Strawflower Dream Catcher. Ally also includes drinks and tonics that incorporate seasonal ingredients, from an Herbal Mojito with Edible Flowers to an immune-boosting Fire Cider.
Ally is the owner of Aquarian Soul and has 15K followers on Instagram. Her products are sold in Urban Outfitters and she has been featured in Nylon, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery 29, ELLE, Allure and many others.
This book has 40 projects and 60 photos.
About the Author
Ally Sands is the owner of Aquarian Soul, “the original gemstone infused apothecary.” She is a certified master herbalist, aromatherapist and reiki healer. Her projects have been featured in Nylon, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery29, ELLE, Allure and many others. Urban Outfitters currently carries her products. She lives in San Diego, California.
"What makes this book so unique is the artful blending of the healing properties of both crystals and herbs and the simple step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate them into one's daily life."
--Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and bestselling author
"Ally has been a pioneer in the modern trend of crystallized herbal skincare."
--Yulia Van Doren, founder of Goldirocks and author of Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing
"This book is chock-full of rituals to keep you grounded and seeing the magic and mystery of everyday life, from a woman with lots of experience."
--Lauren Haynes, herbalist and owner of Wooden Spoon Herbs
Herbalists concoct formulas on several levels. A good herbalist takes into account theproperties of the plant, the constitution of the patient, and her ownmotivations in conjoining plant with person to promote healing. This book helpsus develop ears to hear that which ranges beyond the ordinary. Take heed, and sing.
--Richo Cech, Owner of Strictly Medicinal Seeds and authorof Making Plant Medicine
"Ally has been working with the healing powers ofcrystals long before it was mainstream. She knows her stuff!"
--Leyna Allred, Owner of Urb Apothecary
"Herbs & Crystals DIY is the ultimate guide for the modern, D.I.Y. witch. Whether you're using the recipes to make your own green beauty products, cast spells, or just have a fun craft-ernoon with your friends, there are a million and one ways to use this beautiful and refreshing beauty book."
--Jade Taylor, Beauty Director at House of Intuition
"Ally Sands is a crystal and plant visionary of the 21st century. Her work provides the inspiration for future generations to come. She is the first gem infused apothecary on the scene and along with our natural beauty cooperative Plant Family, her voice speaks modern earth wisdom."
--Jes Morgan, Owner of Plant Makeup and Co-founder of Plant Family