The history and practice of waist beads began in Africa centuries ago.  In West Africa, waist beads have several names such as Jel-Jelli, Jigeda, Giri-Giri, Dialey, or Yomba.  Waist beads have been known to be worn for rites of passage, healing, and even for enticing your significant other.  The beads have also been worn for weight loss and body shaping.  Wearing strings of waist beads forces the wearer to be aware of their size. If you gain two pounds, the beads will be the first to tell you. Since they don’t stretch, like clothes do, they simply roll up the waist until they find a place to sit comfortably. Beads higher up the body equal weight gain and beads lower the body mean weight loss. This means that waist beads are a simple method of monitoring weight without the scales.  In ancient Egypt waist beads were called “girdles”.  In Ghana and other parts of West Africa, women wear waist beads with bells on them and dipped in sweet smelling oils to sexually stimulate their partner.  Many years ago, it was believed that the waist beads would help protect pregnant women or even provide birth control, some believe this folklore till this day.  Yoruban women consider their waist beads to be “of the earth”, even the source of life.  African women still wear them today to protect themselves from negative energy.  Waist beads are traditionally to be worn under the clothing, below the belly button, for your personal beauty and adornment.  There are many tales steeped in tradition, mostly tales of the beads remaining hidden.  Now that modern culture has adopted the wearing of them, some prefer to wear them under their clothing, and some prefer to flaunt them on their beautiful bare bellies.  Traditionally, many women receive their waist beads as young girls and they add to their waist beads and wear them throughout their lives, until death. Once you are connected to your healing waist beads, they become a part of you. 

The healing waist beads that are created by Soulistic Wellness contain healing qualities.  Depending on needs (i.e. emotional healing, intuition, creativity, fertility, love, balance, etc.)  various semi-precious stones (i.e. carnelian, quartz crystal, lapis lazuli, green aventurine, etc.) are included in the design of your waist beads.  All waist beads created by Soulistic Wellness are custom designs based on the personal healing need of each customer. Healing waist beads are for women of all ages and sizes. 


How to Measure Yourself:



  • Please use measuring tape for a more precise size.  Please do not use manufacturer clothing sizes to measure your waist size. Each brand varies in sizes and is not an accurate measurement.


  • Measure yourself on bare skin with measuring tape; where you would like your beads to fall. Make sure the measuring tape is snug, not too tight or too loose. Measure yourself sitting down, and do not suck in your stomach.  Sit comfortably when measuring yourself.


  • If you’ve never worn waist beads before, measure right below your belly button. If you have a tummy, measure underneath it. Measure lower if you would like your beads to fall lower.



Order Directions:


Please fill out the form below to order your custom healing waist beads.  You will receive a phone call within 48 hours after you have fully completed the waist bead online request form.  When you receive a phone call from Soulistic Wellness, you will discuss the details of your healing needs, crystal/gemstone preference, and color preference.  You will also be able to choose from various charms (Om symbols, Ankh, chakra symbols, etc.)  Please measure yourself correctly. Orders placed that need a larger adjustment are subject to a fee depending on size difference and style, and will be charged for labor and material, as well as an additional shipping charge of $6.  Adjustments to be made smaller are free of charge. Customer pays $6 for domestic return shipping.  Please allow 3 weeks for completion of your order. 

Sacred Crystal Healing Waist Beads

Awaken the Divine Feminine within. You are a powerful creative force. Our Sacred Waist Beads are made with your intent and desire in mind. Order your Sacred set today!


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