Despite her affinity for fake nails, over-the-top couture, and rainbow-hued hair, fashion blogger extraordinaire Audrey Kitching has always been drawn to the natural side. The pink-coiffed fashion icon recently launched Crystal Cactus, a new web store specializing in crystal pendant jewelry, holistic spa treatments, reiki-infused jewelry, and — you guessed it — crystal cacti gifts.
Crystal Cactus launched in early 2013 and was born out of a desire to fuse two worlds together: the fashion industry and the new-age movement. “I work in the fashion industry which is insanely materialistic, but at the same time I’m a very health-conscious, holistic healer who uses only natural products,” Kitching said. “I wanted to show people that you can fuse the two together. Just because you love nature, camping, crystals, and yoga doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable and appreciate what the industry has to offer in terms of inspiration.”
When it comes to the Crystal Cactus shop, there certainly is plenty to offer, both in terms of aesthetic and holistic purpose. Kitching has created a line where the fashion has healing properties and the healing products are fashionable.
Her Himalayan Dead Sea Salt Bath Soak, which comes in a brilliant ice blue hue and natural lavender oil scent, is said to provide “cleansing for the body, mind, and soul.” She also sells a colorful Heart Engraved Chakra Healing Stone Set which, when not being used to heal the imbalanced body and spirit with its infusion of DNA-restoring vibrations, makes for a beautiful accent piece on a shelf.
However, the pièce de résistance would have to be Kitching’s reiki-infused rings. Each one-of-a-kind, handmade gold or silver-foiled ring, available in an assortment of vibrant natural crystal designs from hematite to agate, is infused with reiki cleansing properties. “Most diseases and sickness come from negative energy and blocked chakras,” she explains. “Reiki-infused jewelry is not only aesthetically-pleasing, but promotes many healing properties, helps with chakra cleansing, and can ward off anxiety and negative energy.”
Of her long-term goals for Crystal Cactus, Kitching says, “I just want to keep doing what I am. I want to inspire people to look outside the box and begin to awaken to a world that they may not have known existed before.”
Crystal Cactus products are available at www.crystalcactus.com
Words by: Erica Russell / Photos by: Liz Bessanson / Hair by: Lisa Nocera