**These Gua Sha Stones are hand carved and made custom for Suga Skincare in small batches locally in San Diego. Every stone will be entirely unique in its qualities, no two are the same! Those pictured are for reference but there may be variation in the one(s) you receive. They are sturdy when held, but fragile if dropped, so take extra care to keep yours in a safe place, as they are breakable.
Gua Sha is an ancient TCM (TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE) practice used to move qi (energy) through the body.
It was originally used on the body to relieve symptoms of illness, and items such as coins or tin lids were used to perform the "scraping" before stones became common practice.
Facial Gua Sha is known to relieve stagnation, muscle tension, increase blood flow, oxygen flow, and lymph flow, which helps to nourish the skin cells and can help with acne, rosacea, inflammation, fine lines, etc.
The benefits also extend to the scalp to promote scalp and hair health through the practice of massaging the Gua Sha Comb, either alone or with a scalp oil, to stimulate the hair follicles, bring oxygen and nutrient flow, and support healthy cell turnover.
Not only does this practice relieve stress and feel amazing, but studies have shown that daily scalp massage can actually help with hair regrowth, thickness, and overall scalp health. Pair these results with the healing properties of your stone of choice, a Stimulating Scalp oil, and you have the perfect combination.
Carnelian: Known as an artist's stone, the Carnelian crystal is a warm, fiery stone that boosts courage, confidence, and the power of true expression. It is connected to the lower three chakras, Muladhara (root), Svadhishthana (sacral), and Manipura (solar plexus), helping circulate vital energy to your core, which contains your deepest desires and powerful creativity. It is also said to improve circulation on a cellular level. This is the ideal stone to act as an energetic spark ignting your passion and encouraging you to take action.
7 on Mohs scale.
Aventurine: Known as the gambler’s stone, the Aventurine crystal is a lucky green stone said to bring abundance and prosperity. The name comes from the Italian word 'a ventura,' which means 'by chance.’
The soothing energy of this stone calms the mind, and helps bring harmony between the mind, body, and spirit. This stone can induce a sense of wholeness that will often translate into newfound confidence and is great for leaders. It is connected to the Anahata (heart) chakra and can open up a new sense of compassion and optimism as well, making it an ideal stone for nurturing joy, love, and healing.
6.5-7 on Mohs scale
Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz is one of the most common varieties in the Quartz family and is primarily found in Brazil, Madagascar, and South Dakota (USA). Known as a stone of pure love, it is connected to the Anahata (heart) chakra. It assists in awakening the heart to its purest loving potential, and can also assist with spiritual attunement to the Earth, Universe, and the Divine which allows one to deeply link their own heart to the hearts of others. Rose Quartz carries a feminine energy that encourages compassion, peace, tenderness and healing. This stone’s vibrations cleanse emotions and the entire auric field, healing the heart. It promotes the release of tension and stress, & dissolution of anger and resentment.
7 on Mohs scale
Care: Handwash with lukewarm water and gentle cleanser. Pat dry.