In the last few years, the use of healing crystals has gone through the roof and they have become more mainstream. During the uncertain times we're living in, people are resourcing to alternative therapies as ways to deal with stress and anxiety. Here's a complete guide to healing crystals.
The hashtag #healingcrystal has over 3 million posts on Instagram. The concept of using crystals as a healing tool and alternative therapy isn't something new.
It's been trending over the recent years, but crystals have been around for centuries and used by our ancestors as an ancient form of medicine by several cultures, philosophies, and religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.
There are many different types of crystals, and each of them has its properties and healing abilities. Crystals are said to bring balance to one's mind, body and soul.
If used properly, they might help an individual eliminate negative energy, neutralize with positive ones and harmonize someone's energy field.
The overall benefits of using healing crystals are many. Some of them are:
And the list goes on. Celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Jenna Dewan and Victoria Beckham frequent use and share their love for healing crystals.
Before you get started, you should think about the benefits you want to get from the crystals. For instance, if you wish to increase self-love, you should choose rose quartz to begin with. If you're going to balance your home's energy, you can go for clear quartz or selenite.
Below, we've rounded up the most popular crystals and their benefits so you can decide which one (or ones) to begin with.
Rose quartz has a pinky tone that is all about love. It's the crystal of unconditional love, friendship, fertility, and relationship.
It restores love in relationships and helps individuals to enhance self-love. It's also said to help provide comfort and calm during times of grief.
Often called the abundance and prosperities crystal, this beautiful and smokey yellow stone is also claimed to enhance creativity and concentration.
You can wear a crystal pendant, carry on your pocket or purse and increase motivation levels, optimism and clarity.
This beautiful purple stone is said to purify one's energy, heal and increase protection. It may help you to rid the mind of negative thoughts as well.
For those with sleeping problems, place an amethyst on your bed table or underneath the pillow. Amethyst is claimed to relieve insomnia and relax the body.
This white and often transparent crystal is a strong stone used for healing, as it's considered the "master healer" among crystals.
It's said to absorb, neutralize negative energy, helping to boost one's internal strength. It's recommended to pair the clear quartz with rose quartz to enhance their abilities.