Everything you need to know about Desert Rose
A Desert Rose is a Selenite Gypsum that occurs naturally.
It’s most often the combination of Selenite and Barite and forms through a process of moisture condensation. Its chemical composition is CaSO4•2H2O and it is measured as having a hardness of 1.5-2 on the Mohs scale. Most specimens are very fragile and should be held with great caution!
The Selenite clusters together and creates a mass, this mass is then subjected to the elements present around it, like wind erosion and sand. What forms after is the Desert Rose! It is also sometimes called Gypsum Rose, Selenite Rose, Rose Rock, Gypsum Rosette, and Sand Rose.
Desert Rose resembles a cluster of rose petals, and its colours can range from brown, tan, cream, to white. It is found in many desert areas like Algeria, Australia, Spain, Morocco, Mexico, and South Africa.
Desert Rose best combines with:
- Eudialyte: Pairing these together will give you physical vitality and energy to fulfil your roles and achieve your goals.
- Blue Calcite, Blue Kyanite, Labradorite or Muscovite: Combine with either of these crystals to develop your telepathic gifts.
- Clear Apophyllite, Amphibole Quartz or Angel Phantom Quartz: Combine with either of these crystals if you want to contact your guardian angels.
- Clear Quartz, Moldavite or Tiffany Stone: Combine with either of these crystals if you want to enhance your meditative experience.
- Element: Earth, Water, Wind
- Planet: Earth
- Zodiac: Capricorn, Scorpio, Taurus
- Chakras: Base, Third Eye, Crown
A traditional Native American tale stated that Desert Rose Selenite's were carved by warriors who returned home from the spirit world. The roses were said to have been spread across the Earth to protect these spirits’ homeland.
They have traditionally been used as talismans for protection, overcoming phobias and to help boost self confidence.
Desert Rose tend to be formed over a couple of hundred years, rather than like a majority of crystals and minerals which have formed millions, and sometimes billions of years ago. Desert Rose Selenite is commonly found in most deserts around the world. There is a particular type of Desert Rose Selenite found only in Oklahoma that formed around 250 million years ago when a shallow sea covered the current state (it's locally called “Gerber Sandstone”).
Desert Rose Selenite is the perfect meditation tool that helps one stay grounded and balanced. This mineral helps manifestation, self-expression, and unlocking our divine will. It's the perfect stone to place at your bedside, workspace, or meditation room as it helps cleanse one's aura and environment. Due to it mainly being Selenite based, it will charge and cleanse other crystals when placed around them.
The ability to dream will become a very integral part of your life and it will allow you to manifest your dreams into reality by allowing you to work for hand in hand with your guardian angels who are always there for your support.
It will allow you to establish a great connection with the divine realm and your guardian angels so that the divine favour is always with you.
Having it in your possession will always keep your soul clean and enable you to easily unleash all of your chakras so that you’re always energized and rejuvenated.
In healing, Desert Rose is believed to ease issues affecting the bones, balance brain chemistry, detox and purify body and energy bodies, instil calm, and peace and is a stone of protection for individual and environment.
There are plenty of improvements to physical health available through the use of a Desert Rose stone. It's said to bolster your resistance to viral infections, and reduce skin growths, blemishes, and inflammations. It's one of the best crystals for men because it helps with prostate and testicular issues.
Desert Rose also reduces the effects of travel sickness and homesickness which makes it a great support stone if you decide to relocate. It keeps your physical body stable as you adjust to new life situations.
Desert Rose is especially good at helping us to release old emotional beliefs that make us feel sad, anxious, or unworthy. It helps us to recognise that the old programming is neither truthful nor useful. Desert Rose helps us to easily embrace a new way of thinking that is honest and helpful as well as happy and hopeful.
Desert Rose Selenite is particularly good at helping us to focus clearly and finding the correct pathway forward.
Our desert rose is sourced from Mexico and Morocco. We have two supply chains for this material. Both run by family businesses. Our commercial grade is purchased by a supplier in the UK who is very transparent and clear about ethical sourcing. Our other source have had over 20-30 years of exchanging with local miners around the world. The access has been granted to mine, extract and trade this material for fair trade and safe operations.
None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.