What Do Crystals Do?

Crystals are more than just pretty stones. Holding them or placing them on your body is thought to positively interact with your energy field or chakra, which can promote physical, spiritual, and emotional healing. But what do you do with crystals? And which types of crystals do you need to achieve the results you’re looking for?

Crystals and What They Do

Crystals are minerals that form with repeating crystalline molecular patterns, which set them apart from regular stones. This crystalline structure can be obvious, such as in a pointed quartz crystal, or microscopic, such as found in smooth stones such as lapis lazuli or turquoise.

Different types of crystals have varying properties or healing abilities. For example, rose quartz has long been known as the love crystal. Wearing rose quartz or keeping a tumbled stone in your pocket can promote self-love, open your heart, deepen friendships, and encourage unconditional love.

What Crystals Do You Need?

There are a few basic healing stones and crystals that are perfect for starting your collection. These include:

  • Black tourmaline for protection.
  • Clear quartz for balance and healing.
  • Citrine for self-esteem and success.
  • Amethyst for relaxation and better sleep.
  • Smoky quartz for dispersing negativity.

Chakra Crystals

Another good way to start your collection is to invest in chakra stones. Complete a full set of seven stones based on which ones you feel drawn to.

  • Crown: Amethyst, diamond, clear quartz, or selenite.
  • Third eye: Black obsidian, amethyst, or purple fluorite.
  • Throat: Aquamarine, turquoise, or lapis lazuli.
  • Heart: Rose quartz, green calcite, green tourmaline, or jade.
  • Solar plexus: Calcite, citrine, malachite, or topaz.
  • Sacral: Carnelian, citrine, coral, or moonstone.
  • Root: Tiger’s eye, bloodstone, hematite, black tourmaline, or fire agate.

Choose tumbled stones or small points if you’re on a budget. You can always invest in larger crystals later. Always use your intuition as a guide and work with the stones that feel right to you.

Healing Crystals and Their Meaning

Healing crystals are semiprecious stones with various properties that have been used for centuries. When you open your mind to the possibilities, you can enjoy curative effects like better sleep, positive thinking, clearer thinking, and even reduced pain.

Healing Crystals Guide

Crystals for healing can channel energy and banish negativity, helping to prevent disease and cure ailments such as headaches. Each crystal is associated with its own list of properties, and you’ll need to find a stone that corresponds to your ailment or concern to reap the benefits.

Whether you’re a beginner to healing with crystals or a seasoned intuitive, it’s important to understand these healing crystals and their meanings. Referring to this healing crystals chart can help.


  • Cures hangovers.
  • Alleviates insomnia.
  • Connects you to your spirituality.
  • Calms the mind.
  • Aids meditation.


  • Treats anxiety.
  • Counteracts confusion.
  • Boosts mental organization.
  • Grounds and balances.
  • Clears negative thoughts.

Rose Quartz

  • Heals your heart.
  • Promotes self-love.
  • Protects relationships.
  • Boosts self-confidence.
  • Attracts love.

Tiger’s Eye

  • Brings good luck.
  • Minimizes stress.
  • Creates awareness.
  • Promotes wealth.
  • Enhances confidence.


  • Acts as a protective shield.
  • Promotes imagination and creativity.
  • Cultivates optimistic energy.
  • Purges toxins.


  • Aids in recovery.
  • Clears negativity.
  • Promotes focus.

Quartz Crystal

  • Enhances relaxation.
  • Stimulates your immune system.
  • Promotes awareness.
  • Supports other healing crystals.

How to Use Different Types of Healing Crystals

The above healing crystals list is a good start for gaining a better understanding of crystal properties, but how can you use them? It all depends on the crystal itself.

For example, since amethyst aids in relaxation and promotes better sleep, you might keep an amethyst on your nightstand or under your pillow. Citrine, which is infused with light and acts as a protective stone, is perfect for placing on a windowsill. To benefit from multiple crystals, create a crystal grid.

Crystal healing is an ancient art that reconnects us with nature and our inner selves. Consider adding them to your healing and meditation practice.

The Best Crystals For Protection

Stones and crystals for protection serve many purposes. Protection stones can keep you from feeling overwhelmed or scared. They can even offer protection against other people’s judgments, anger, pain, or harmful intent. Whatever your need, it’s important to invest in the best crystals that offer the right properties.

Protection Crystals for Empaths

If you’re an empath, it’s important to protect yourself from other people’s negative energies. Meditating with crystals can help bolster your overall well-being and plug energy leaks.

Black kyanite is a great stone for empaths because it serves as a blade that cuts those ties to unwanted energies and emotions. This crystal is also full of healing energy, which can help center yourself and bring peace of mind.

Crystals for Protection From Spirits

If you’re plagued by ghosts or spirits, peridot is a lovely stone associated with protection, emotional balance, and purity. Many mediums use peridot during paranormal investigations to shift the mood in haunted rooms.

Smoky quartz and jet stones are ideal for protecting against negative spirits and curses. Amethyst is also one of the best crystals for sleep protection. 

Crystals for Home Protection

While you can use just about any protection stone around the home, selenite is a favorite. This powerful crystal brings a calming, angelic energy to the space. It also magnifies the energy of any stone placed upon it.

Black tourmaline is thought to be one of the most powerful crystals for protection from negative energy. Place chunks of black tourmaline around your house and property, particularly at the four corners.

Wearing Crystals for Protection

If you’re wondering how to use crystals for protection, the easiest way is to wear them. Some of the best options that are readily available in jewelry are:

Choose whichever crystal speaks to you and review its properties. When you use your stones with the intent to repel negativity and protect yourself, you’ll reap all the benefits.

Spiritual Cleansing Ritual With Crystals

Spiritual Cleansing Ritual With Crystals

The healing power present when working with crystals is one of the best ways to maximize your cleansing ritual. Working with crystals is a special, personal experience. Just like how we don’t all decorate our spaces the same, no one person uses crystals in the same way. Feel free to adapt this spiritual cleansing ritual with crystals to what suits you best.

Crystals are amplifiers of your intentions, and so are rituals. Both crystals and rituals are magnified when done along with a naturally occurring event that honors the qualities of the crystal and intention of the ritual. For example, a cleansing ritual, which is for removing something, can be done during a natural ending event, such as the sunset, low tide, waning moon, the last day of a given season, etc. This natural ending event is seen as a Goddess-ordained state of outflow, which is when things are flowing out and ending.  That said, you are welcome to do this ritual at any time, regardless of whether there is or is not a natural state of outflow.

Ritual Prep:

  1. Pick a time of outflow and set aside uninterrupted time.
  2. Intuitively choose three crystals for this ritual, or use a crystal dictionary to find crystals that help with cleansing. Some suggestions are citrine, smokey quartz, black tourmaline, labradorite and bloodstone.
  3. Set an intention of what you would like to purify and cleansed in your life.
  4. Optional. Light a candle or take a shower before.


  1. During the natural outflow event or whenever is right for you, hold the crystal in your hands, place one on the floor next to you and place one on your head. If you are lying down, place one under a pillow, one on the floor or bed you are lying on and one in your hands.
  2. Add up the numbers of your birthday. For example, January 13th, 1991 when added up is 25.
  3. For the following mantra, say it at your own pace either for the length of time your birthdate adds up to or say the mantra the number of times your birthdate adds up to. You might also opt to write it out for the same number of times your birthday adds up to. For example, for the same birthdate previously mentioned you can meditate on the mantra for 25mins or say it 25 times or write it 25 times
  4. Invite the healing properties and amplifying nature of the crystals to lend their power to you and use the following mantra in the best way that suits you.

I give myself permission to have ______ cleansed from my mind, body and soul.

I choose to now to be fully healed from _____ and be whole.

I invoke this within and without, above and below, throughout shadow and light

I am ready for love, goodness and what is right

After the ritual is complete, give thanks and have gratitude as you surrender to the truth that as this mantra is said, it is so and so will forever be.

Crystal Gridding With Nature

The spring and summer months are the best times to make and use nature crystal grids. I would suggest taking a short walk in a park or your backyard. Ask to be divinely guided by your own intuition on what grid to create and what items to collect for it. As you do so, observe any natural geometric patterns in nature that stand out to you. What stands out to you does so because it is in resonance with the beauty of your soul. Like attracts like. You wouldn’t be able to recognize beauty if you weren’t also a beautiful creation of Mother Nature. You can think of your beauty being reflected back to you in the patterns of rocks or in the intricate of flowers.

Pick up certain things from nature that stand out to you or ask a plant if it is okay with you picking things off from its branches. Then, place them in a pattern that feels right to you and also place crystals in it or around it. Ask for the hand of Mother Nature to bless your creation and to honor any intentions you have. You can leave the nature crystal grid out overnight if you want, or place near the entry and exit points -windows and doors- of your home so that your home is blessed by Mother Nature and the crystalline grid.

Healing with Crystals

Since the time of ancient civilizations, people have used crystals to release physical, spiritual, and mental blockages. Crystals boost the free flow of energy through your body. Here are six crystals that can help you heal.


If you’re searching for a natural way to relieve stress, look to the amethyst crystal. This crystal encourages your inner strength. In the process of working with this crystal you can also develop a strong business sense and even wealth. Amethyst is great for fostering clarity of mind, which helps you tune in to your feelings. It repels negative energy while attracting positive energy. Continue reading “Healing with Crystals”