Healing Crystals 101: All You Need to Know & Why You Need Them

Healing crystals generally get a bad rep from those who don’t exactly know what they are and what they do but in this post I’ll explain everything from the origin, how to use them, where you buy them from, and which ones are most helpful!

The Origin
I honestly cannot remember how I even came across them and I’ve been searching for clues. I’ve looked in my email to see when I made my first purchase and according to that, It was in March of 2014 but I definitely remember buying them much earlier. But for this sake of this post, we’ll go with 2014. Either way I was late to the healing crystal party because they’ve been around for centuries! So the very first people to use these stones (that we know of) are the Ancient Sumerians. The second people to use them are the Ancient Egyptians. They mainly used crystals as jewelry, to balance your energy, and for protection/health. They’ve been used in many more cultures but I figured I’d used the Egyptians since everyone admires them 😂 (lets be real, its true).

The crystals themselves come from mines all around the world, basically in the same areas you can find other gemstones such as diamonds, emeralds, etc. They can also be found in family owned mines and public mines such as the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine in Arizona.


How They Work

My explanation is fairly simple, everything carries an energy (some more than others). I believe everything that comes out of the earth does something whether it has a good effect on the body or a bad one. I like to compare healing crystals to herbs because they both are meant to heal, except one is ingested and one isn’t.

The more complex explanation includes that fact that Nikola Tesla declared the concept of energy as the key to understanding the universe. It proves how certain forms of energy can alter other forms of energy and that these crystals have their own vibrations that heal and alter the vibration of bodily cells and chakras. I’m not gonna lie, that was a handful to type so I know it’s gonna be a mouthful to read…so lets just go with my explanation 🙃

Different Types
First I’ll share the most popular and then I’ll give you guys a few of my faves.

Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is known as the stone of unconditional love. I think this is a favorite of everyone who’s into healing crystals, including myself. It has a high energy but gives off calming/soothing vibes. It opens your heart to all forms of love by removing negative energy and replacing it with love energy. It also raises your self esteem, compassion for others, and brings harmony during times of intense stress. I feel like this crystal is best worn on the body as a piece of jewelry or put somewhere in a room where a lot of interaction takes place. I usually see this crystal in its natural state or polished super smoothly.  Read more here

The amethyst stone is mainly known to be a protective crystal that reduces insomnia, nightmares, and stress. It does tons of other things as well that I would recommend looking up or reading here. Keep in mind this stone ranges in size, color, and form. It’s most popular form is the cluster (pictured below), but you can also get the polished stone or tumbled chips.

This is one of my favorite stones! Citrine been called the merchants stone because it has the ability to attract abundance as well as attracting professional success and wealth. Citrine is also good for enhancing creativity and self discipline, so this stone is good for creatives especially when going through a block. I love keeping this crystal on my makeup desk to help me come up with bomb ideas to bring to you guys. For more of the healing benefits especially the physical ones, read more here.

Be aware that a lot of places sell fake citrine by altering the color of amethyst stones. A real citrine stone is translucent with a tint of yellow, tan or brown.

Clear Quartz
This stone simply enhances and amplifies any energy so I like to combine this with another crystal. It can also help with clearing your thoughts and meditation. Like all of the crystals, it does much more but this is what I mainly know it for. If you’re interested in all of the benefits, check them out here.


Great for balancing the male and female energies and helping with dysfunctional relationships. It also helps to bring the recognition and gratitude of the blessings that already exist in one’s life. Jade is often used in dream work, to help with lucid dreaming, and with remembering dreams.

Read more here.



Smokey Quartz
Great for soothing emotional and physical pain. Also helps to get rid of negative thoughts along with worry and doubt. Read more here.

Black Obsidian

The Black Obsidian stone is probably the most powerful crystal for protection and negative energy. It cleanses your energy of negative attachments, old patterns, negative emotions, and helps get rid of anything standing in your way of personal growth. It has a tendency to move truths to the surface to be resolved.

As you can see, the crystal may not be for you if you aren’t ready for some serious growth and development. I would honestly only use this stone if you’re ready to be a tiny bit uncomfortable with any truths you may face. You can read more here.


I could honestly go on and on with a long list of different healing crystals because there are probably hundreds of different types. I’ll definitely make some posts in the future to include stones for various purposes but below are some of my favorites 🤗



Tangerine Aura
This stone promotes higher self-worth and helps remove creative blocks so you can work more freely. It also promotes drive and enthusiasm while directing energy to where it is most beneficial to stimulate, heal, and motivate. In my opinion this stone is perfect for creatives because it takes a lot of work and effort to continuously come up with different ideas and sometimes those ideas don’t always come as quickly. Sometimes you may lose motivation or you just don’t care about what you’re creating anymore to please your audience but this stone can help because it helps bring that motivation back while keeping you interested in what you’re doing.  This is my top favorite because I feel like it combines the benefits of rose quartz and citrine together.

Read more here.

Peacock Ore
Peacock Ore is a stone of the intellect. It is used to enhance clarity of thought, concentration, and focus.  It enhances understanding of difficult concepts. It also brings you the ability to see and appreciate the joy available in every moment. For me, this is a favorite because I feel like I have hundreds of thoughts a minute which is exactly what this crystal works against! It’s also super pretty 😂 Read more here.

Dalmatian Stone (or Dalmation Jasper)
Dalmatian Jasper helps to harmonize the emotions and assists in maintaining composure, even under the most difficult circumstances. Dalmatian Jasper is the perfect piece to use when you want to review and reflect on past actions and decisions, so if a similar situation has presented itself, you will be prepared to make a more informed choice! Read more here.


How to Charge Them
There are multiple different ways to charge your crystals and for those of you who have no clue what this means, crystals that are still inside the earth do not need to be charged because they draw energy naturally from the earth. Once they’re removed, they lose the ability to charge themselves which is why they must be refreshed and cleanses regularly, especially when you buy one.

You can
– Leave the stones outside in the sunlight for a few hours.
– Leave them under the light of a full moon for a few hours.
– Put them back in the ground for a few hours.
– Put them in water with tons of sea salt for about 6 hours (use a ceramic or glass container)
– Put them sea salt overnight, make sure the stones are completely covered (use a ceramic or glass container; throw the salt away after you’re done)

How to Use Them
You know how some people wear a rosary or wear a cross necklace and after they pray, they kiss it and say amen? Or how some people seal their prayers with the sign of the cross? This is very similar to that. Every intention sets energy into motion, whether you are conscious of it or not so to use your crystals effectively, you’ll have to “seal” it with your intention or what you’d like to happen/gain from this.

To do this, you just hold the crystal in your dominant hand, make sure you arent thinking anything negative, and state what you want. Make sure it’s realistic. For example saying “I want to win a milion dollars”, isn’t going to work. It isn’t a genie that grants endless wishes 😂A more realistic intention would be “I want to bring new financial opportunities into my life along with the courage to follow them”.


Where To Buy
When I first got into healing crystals, I bought my first three sets from Emily’s Gems which is now Enchanted Auras.
Another reputable site is HealingCrystals.com.

You can also find them near you by typing in ‘healing crystals’ on Yelp. There are other ways to get these crystals but they’ll almost always pop up on you when you least expect it. The last time I bought some, I went to a Renaissance Festival and they had a few shops inside that sold them.

Luckily for me, I’m going to that same festival today so I’m definitely gonna buy some! Be sure to follow my instagram for updates! But I think thats enough about healing crystals for now. Hopefully I covered everything and answered all of your questions and if I didn’t, leave a comment below or shoot me a comment somewhere on one of my social media accounts. If you buy some crystals, come back and let me know which ones! ♥


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