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We are a small family run business and together Michelle, Wayne and the Reiju team strive to give you, our valued customers, a customer service that we ourselves can be proud of.
We live in rural South Derbyshire.
We enjoy walking our dog Hugo, holidays (who doesn't!), meals out and family time.
How did it all start?
For as long as I can remember I have always had an interest in crystals and their healing benefits and had a small collection at home. Up until having my children I had always worked in office-based roles which I did enjoy but found quite unfulfilling and really had the urge to have a career change. I wasn’t sure what but I knew that I wanted it to involve helping people. However, I was quite limited as I had three beautiful but incredibly young children at home, all under 18 months. After some research I decided to embark on a Reiki healing course and couldn’t believe my luck when I found a suitable Reiki Master who lived just a few doors away from me! I completed my Reiki training but found it hard to juggle this with childcare - it was hard to offer a relaxing Reiki session in my home with three toddlers running around! I didn’t want to give up on the idea though so Wayne and I had the idea of selling crystals that were filled (charged) with Reiki energy so I could still give the healing benefits of Reiki to people but just in a different way.
This idea seemed to work as it allowed me to look after the children during the day and then when they were sleeping in the evening we dealt with the orders and worked on the business.
In 2017, my husband Wayne was able to leave his job as a Business Development Manager for a large industrial supplies company, and move over on a full time basis rather than working frantically behind the scenes every evening and weekend on our stock management system and website.
How has Covid-19 Impacted Your Business?
Our initial thought was that we needed to keep our team safe as a priority so we told our staff to stay at home while Wayne ran the business alone. I was at home with the children so Wayne kept everything going single-handedly, from sending out the orders, to dealing with the many customer queries, accounts, paperwork etc. He has been working until late at night for seven days a week since the start of lockdown which has been really exhausting for him both physically and mentally.
At first we were really worried that customers would simply not want to shop at all, as it really started to quieten down but luckily it picked up again as people realised that we would still be able to operate safely online, and I’m so glad we were able to because people tend take comfort in crystals during stressful times especially.
Looking back since launching the brand is there anything that you would have done differently?
No, I don’t think so because everything that we have experienced has led us to where we are right now. We have learnt a lot and evolved and grown as people not just as a business.
If there was anything at all, I would say worry a little less and have more faith because what is meant to be will always find a way.
For sceptics, how do you overcome their objections and teach them that Reiki and Crystals are beneficial?
Scientists tell us that basically, every single thing in the universe is made up of energy. This includes you and me, trees, sunlight, radio waves, our thoughts, and emotions - everything. Reiki healing energy and the energy from crystals is no different, it is a gentle, positive healing energy. I would say simply give either Reiki Healing a try and take notice of how you feel or carry a crystal in your pocket and see if you start to feel the benefits. Some crystals offer comfort, some calm the mind, some give us courage, some help us to sleep more soundly so there really is something for everyone. I think Reiki is something that everyone should try, I use it all the time for myself and Wayne, but especially the children, for example when they hurt themselves or feel unwell. Animals intuitively know how to receive Reiki and where to source it and I often find I am giving our pets Reiki healing without at first being aware!
What is your go to quote when you are lacking motivation?
It is actually one that I have on my youngest son’s bedroom wall:
‘You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think’
I think we all need to hear these words sometimes no matter how old we are; it is so easy to forget how much we have achieved in life.
So in a nutshell....
We always aim to give our valuable customers, a positive experience from the moment they purchase one of our Crystals and Gifts through to the moment when they receive them.
All Crystals and Gifts are individually gift wrapped and are presented in an organza bag or gift box with a description card included.
We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and are always here to offer helpful and friendly advice whenever we can.
We sell many different types of Crystals and Gifts and if you can't see what your looking for please ask us.
Our Crystals are of a very high quality and come from all around the world.
Please take a look around our shop and let our crystals choose you!
The easiest way to contact us is via our "Contact us" page where we aim to reply back as soon as we can.
Please also keep a check on our website as we are constantly adding more items, with one such range being our new range of fragranced Reiju candles that recently launched.
Love Light & Angel Blessings!
Michelle, Wayne & Team x