Choosing a Crystal

Choosing a crystal can be overwhelming. There are so many options! How do you know which one you need at this moment? Healing with crystals is a very individualized experience. You may really connect with a particular crystal, while someone else may gravitate towards a different crystal—even if you’re using the crystal for the same intention. 

Finding the right stone is like any practice of wellness. It requires patience while you quiet the mind and realign the mind/body balance. Hold the stone in your hand and quietly think of your intention. Notice if you feel sensations such as hot or cold, pulsations, or calmness and tranquility. These are all signs that this particular rock is perfect for your healing needs.

Or try our Crystal Test! The purpose of the crystal quiz is to give you a chance to tap into your intuition. Find out exactly which crystals are right for you in this moment when you let go and trust in yourself to choose the best ones.

First Thing to do with Your New Crystals

First you want to cleanse your crystals. Then you want to set your intention for your crystal or jewelry. Once you’ve done both of those things, you can explore the different ways to use crystals.

How to Cleanse Crystals

Once you've picked out your crystal or jewelry, it's important that you cleanse it to clear the energy of the many hands that touched it before you. We recommend running a new crystal under clean water and then placing it outside under the sun or moon for a few hours. Next, light some sage or frankincense resin on a charcoal and infuse the crystal or jewelry in the sacred smoke. Lastly, to clear any lingering or stagnant energy in the crystal, place it in a room with high-vibrational music playing like mantras. We find this simple four-step process of water, sun or moon energy, sacred smoke, and music cleanses the crystals on a multi-vibrational level.

How to Set an Intention

Intentions help us invite a specific energy and goal into our life. Sometimes daily intentions are designed to contribute to a larger, longer-term goal, such as an intention of meditating daily to have better health. Other times intentions are mindsets purely for that specific day or moment, like expressing gratitude for a person or situation. Setting intentions allows you to connect with the energy of your crystal or jewelry to help bring your goals or mental shifts to life.

How to use a Healing Crystal

Using healing crystals is simple. There is no right or wrong ways to use them. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use them.

  • Hold them in your hands and try meditating with crystals
  • Create a crystal grid
  • Design a sacred space for meditation
  • Carry crystals in your pocket or purse
  • Lay crystals on your body
  • Bring crystals with you to yoga class
  • Use crystals as home décor to add positive energy
My Crystals are not working

Crystals work to amplify the energy you are putting out into the universe. In order for the crystal to work, you have to work. Set your intention each morning and connect with its energy. Cleanse your crystal often and put out the energy you wish to receive. Then be patient. The crystals will bring you what you need exactly when you need it. Be open to receiving in a way that is different than you expected. For example, to bring in wealth, you may set the intention of working hard and earning a promotion, however the universe may guide you to a new venture. Keep an open mind and notice what signs the universe is sending your way to guide you.

Also keep in mind that healing and "the work" isn’t always unicorns and rainbows. You may have experience a lot of emotions or be confronted with things you don’t wish to face, which are energetic blocks. By connecting with your crystal to keep you calm, centered and knowing during this time and allowing these things to be addressed, you’ll be able move forward. Once you are able to break through these blocks, you’ll experience a clear message on how to achieve your intention.

Assistance with Crystal Identification

Try our Crystal Identifier Tool! We are still building this tool out - the more people that use it, the more accurate it gets.

If our identifier tool doesn't find a result, please post a photo in our Crystal Lover Facebook Group. Posting it in the group allows for an amazing group of over 5,000 people to help you identify your stone as quickly as possible. When taking the photo please try to use the best natural lighting possible.

Raw, Tumbled, or Touchstone

While the energetic healing properties of your crystal will remain the same regardless of shape, size, color, or texture, each experience you have with these crystals may differ.

Using Multiple Crystals at Once

Before you combine different crystals, start by using one at a time. Set your intention for your first crystal and use it for 10 days. Notice how its energy affects your day, your mind and spirit.

The Energy of an Aura Crystal

These vibrant stones are created in-part by mother nature, and in-part by human craftsmanship. By heat treating quartz with platinum or gold, a radiant shade of colors emerges. The result is a crystal bond that holds the healing properties of both quartz and the precious metal it was bonded with.

Chakra Healing & Crystals

Chakras are energy wheels along your spine. There are seven main chakras, known as the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras. They are tied to physical and emotional problems in the body. Analyzing what is happening with your chakras is a powerful way to tune into your mind, body and spirit. Review the Chakra Stones Chart to see which stones you need and how to practice chakra healing with crystals. You can find more information about specific chakras here:

How to Create a Sacred Space

Creating a sacred space is just about dedicating a specific area to the rejuvenation of your spirit. For some people, that may mean creating a sacred altar, while for others it might just be a meditation pillow in a peaceful area of your home, or a spot outside that feels tranquil to you. Over time, when you go to the same place to do prayers, meditate, or do whatever healing work that speaks to you, there’s an energy that builds up. It triggers your mind to feel soothed the moment you enter that space because it subconsciously recognizes it as a space of relief. Whatever relics, crystals or sacred objects you place in this space will hold that energy for you. It doesn’t have to be ornate.

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