The act of using crystals and stones for healing has been around since the beginning of time and although many ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Mayans, utilized various crystals for their healing powers, modern society has mostly ignored the practice. But with the rising popularity of alternative and holistic medicines, that is slowly changing and crystal healing is once again becoming a mainstream technique.
You can use crystals in a variety of ways, including placing them on your body during meditation, creating grids for Feng Shui purposes, wearing them as jewelry, or even just by placing them around your home to bring additional beauty into your space. You can also carry one that resonates with you to use as a designated healing stone or purchase a jade facial roller for your nightly at-home spa treatments.
No matter how you use them, all crystals are known for the various energies and properties that they are infused with and it’s recommended that you use the ones that feel best to you. However, if you’re looking to find a crystal to help you with a specific situation, below is a quick guide to get you started.
- Addiction/Detox: amethyst, ammonite, blue topaz, garnet, shungite
- Balance: apache tears, black tourmaline, crazy lace agate, moonstone, rainbow fluorite
- Calm/Peace: angelate, blue lace agate, lepidolite, moonstone, rose quartz
- Courage: carnelian, goldstone, malachite, pyrite, tiger’s eye
- Energy: amber, fluorite, quartz crystal, ruby, seraphinite
- Gratitude: amethyst, green apatite, green aventurine, hiddenite, rose quartz
- Grounding: black tourmaline, dragon stone, hematite, green/red jasper, rainbow fluorite
- Health/Healing: amber, bloodstone, jade, lapis, onyx, topaz
- Hope: amazonite, boulder opal, candle quartz, sardonyx, tourmaline
- Inspiration/Motivation: ametrine, apatite, auralite 23, bumble bee jasper, mookaite jasper
- Intuition: charoite, chevron amethyst, dumortierite, Herkimer diamond, sodalite
- Joy/Happiness/Laughter: chalcopyrite, chrysoprase, citrine, crazy lace agate, green tourmaline
- Letting go: amethyst, aquamarine blue topaz, citrine, muscovite, smoky quartz
- Love: moonstone, rhodocrosite, rhodonite, rose quartz, rhodonite, sapphire
- Manifestation: amber, citrine, fire agate, iolite, peridot
- Protection/Removing Negative Energy: black tourmaline, kyanite, labradorite, obsidian, selenite
- Sleep/Relaxation: amethyst, celestite, moonstone, rose quartz, selenite
- Strength: chrysoprase, garnet, red amethyst, red jasper, smoky quartz
- Success/Wealth: amazonite, citrine, emerald, green aventurine, pyrite, labradorite
- Truth: aquamarine, black obsidian, jasper, ruby, turquoise