From rose quartz to moldavite, the healing powers of crystals may be the answer to your travel woes.
Jennifer Walsh has one of the more unusual titles in the travel industry: The co-founder of A State of Energy, an NYC-based mineral and crystal mixing company, Walsh also serves as the Crystal Concierge for the Park Terrace Hotel. Her job at the Midtown hotel is to help guests “reconnect with the natural elements” and to “incorporate moments of reflection and recharge during and long after their visit” by blending unique prescriptions of minerals and crystal deposits that “naturally exude energy.”
Walsh and her A State of Energy co-founder, Jimmy Floyd, spent years researching the specific qualities of these locally-sourced stones with geologists and other mineral experts to identify how they can be harnessed to improve overall health and wellness.
Below, Walsh shares just how her unique crystal blends can help travelers, along with the best crystal for your particular travel needs.
What’s your day-to-day like as a Crystal Conceirge?
My day to day is different with each and every day. The crystal process is pretty extensive. When we receive these crystals, they go through a 48 hour cleansing process. At this point the crystals are never touched by us unless we are wearing gloves (this ensures that your energy is the first to merge with these crystals when you purchase them). Then we create unique recipes of these crystals to layer their energies into specific formulations.
How do you make the Crystal Blends?
New York City is built on a very robust concentration of some of the most powerful and naturally occurring crystals, stones and minerals in a way that’s palpable to locals and visitors alike. Through this offering, A State of Energy creates a personalized road-map for guests of Park Terrace that helps them to understand which crystals their own energies are most compelled to, based on their astrological sign.
“Crystals are a travel essential just like a good moisturizer is.”
These formulations represent areas that you want to manifest more of in your life. Then we layer in botanicals and herbs whose energies compliment the recipe. This mixture is then placed into different sizes of tamper proof apothecary bottles and labeled. Before any products leave our offices, they go through an Intention and Energy Ritual. This is our way of joining with you in agreement that our mixes will bring you exactly what you are looking for.
What makes crystals a travel essential?
We think crystals are a travel essential just like a good moisturizer is. It’s a way to keep the good positive energies with you that you have intended for yourself. We created the brand so people could carry their crystals with them in a small discreet way and also a powerful way by building these blends together. It’s our unique vibrational prescription!
How have crystals helped you travel better?
To be totally honest, I carry my crystals with me all of the time. I set intentions each and every morning starting with gratitude. I travel quite extensively and my crystal keychain is always in my purse and I wear my necklace almost daily so I can’t say that I felt an impact on one specific day because of the crystals. I think it is more about how I go into each day with nature, with crystals that set the stage for the rest of the day no matter where I might be.
This beautiful (and scarce) stone was created when an asteroid hit the earth. It is widely used by adventurers to give them energy and embolden their stamina while hiking, climbing and all sorts of outdoor endeavors.
This powerful stone represents business successes and endurance. Perfect for the business traveler.
This is the stone of peace, so it’s great for people who tend to be nervous. It's known for warding off panic attacks and keeping people calm.
Rose Quartz provides energy for protecting and watching over those we love. Carnelian Agate gives added strength and energy.
Purple Amethyst aids detoxification and the effects of compulsive behaviors.