There are a number of different types of crystals some people believe to be filled with their own healing abilities for the mind, body, and soul. They’re thought to promote the flow of good energy and help rid the body and mind of negative energy for physical and emotional benefits.
Historically speaking, crystals are touted as ancient forms of medicine, with philosophies borrowed from Hinduism and Buddhism.
When you first bring your healing crystal home, you’ll want to cleanse away any negativity it may have picked up. You can hold it under cold, running water from a tap or rinse it in a natural source of water. Either way, be sure the water is cool, not warm or hot.
Add a bit of sea salt to the cleanse or burn sage to really help it get rid of unwanted energies. You can also leave it out to dry in morning sunlight or full moon light to let the light filter through.
It’s not just about their physical care, though. For healing crystals to work their magic, you mentally have to remove the negative energy or skepticism you may have about their capabilities. It’s important to respect what they can do for you.
Healing Crystals and Stones
Whether a crystal catches your eye or you can feel a physical pull toward one, your inner subconscious will help guide you to the crystal that’s right for you. Once it’s picked out, you can create the connection you need.
Amethyst – help with addictions, and ease stress
This purple stone is said to be incredibly protective, healing, and purifying. It’s claimed it can help rid the mind of negative thoughts and bring forth humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom. It’s also said to help promote sobriety. Sleep is another claimed benefit of this stone, from supposedly aiding in insomnia relief to understanding dreams. Physically, it’s said to boost hormone production, cleanse blood, and relieve pain and stress.
Black Tourmaline – “the master” when it comes to removing negativity.
This protective stone purportedly helps to block negative energy from entering your space or impacting your own personal energy. Place this crystal by your front door, on your desk, or in the four corners of a room to protect your environment.
Bloodstone – Circulation/Immune System/Blood
This powerful healing stone lives up to its name. Bloodstone is claimed to help cleanse the blood by drawing off bad environmental energies and improving circulation. Mindfully speaking, it encourages selflessness, creativity, and idealism while helping you live within the current moment. It’s also said it can also help you rid yourself of feelings of irritability, aggressiveness, and impatience.
Aquamarine – Immune System/Inflammation
This white crystal is considered a “master healer.” It’s said to amplify energy by absorbing, storing, releasing, and regulating it. It’s also said to aid concentration and memory. Physically, clear crystals are claimed to help stimulate the immune system and balance out your entire body. This stone is often paired with others like rose quartz to aid and enhance their abilities
Hematite – Pain Relief/Detoxifier
Hematite is one of the three core crystals to have in their crystal kit and a great starter stone too if you’re just getting into working with crystals. (The other two are black tourmaline and rose quartz.) Hematite is the ultimate grounding stone, connecting you with your physical wisdom and what it means to live in a physical world, including your relationship with money. Working diligently with hematite, or any of the core crystals will begin the process of unraveling distortions in your energy that have been preventing you from experiencing deep happiness and fulfillment.
Lepidolite – Stress/Anxiety
Think of lepidolite as a crystal chill pill that’s said to have a calming effect on the mind and body. This stone soothes and relaxes frayed emotions, an overworked mind, and a tense physical body. It can calm the central nervous system and is a wonderful stone for when you feel anxious or overwhelmed, or if you’re coping with panic disorder, insomnia, or PMS.
Shungite – EMF, Free Radical, Negative Energy and Pollution Shielding
- Shungite helps for headaches, stomachaches pain, spots on skin, aches in a back and others.
- Help remove depression and gloom from the heart
- Shungite water helps those who struggle with various illnesses: the general condition improves, nervous pressure is removed, and the inflow of energy is sensed. It is easier to obtain a steady remission of some chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, and metabolic processes.
- Shungite water sprinkling of the head decreases falling out of the hair. Hair is resilient and healthy-looking.
- Face skin rejuvenates, wrinkles smooth down and skin elasticity restores.
- Shungite exhibits a unique shielding effect for harmful electromagnetic radiation of any origin like computers, microwave ovens, TV sets, mobile phones, and others.
Smoky quartz is known for its ability to remove negative energy. Reach for this stone when you’re stressed or your body tenses up.
Sapphire – heal eye issues, blood disorders, easing depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
As for physical health, this stone is claimed to also help heal eye issues, cellular levels, and blood disorders while also easing depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
A red standout, this stone helps restore vitality and energy levels. This can help improve things such as sensuality, sex, and intellect. It’s also said to help bring self-awareness and the realization of truth to one’s mind. Rubies were used in ancient times to help remove toxins from blood and improve the overall circulatory system.
For Energetic and Tool Cleansing you MUST have Selenite
The crystal supposedly clears out the day’s accrued bad vibes and envelops you in a more peaceful flow of energy. For an instant boost, wave the selenite wand around you (or around a friend who’s having a hard day).
For Spiritual protection – Smokey Quartz or Black Tourmaline