Do you know what the best crystals for beginners are? If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the different crystals out there, you’re not alone—it can be intense. But, read below and take our crystal quiz to find the best crystal for you.
Used by alternative medicine practitioners for years to alleviate everything from bad vibes to inflammation, crystal therapy is making a resurgence thanks to its popularity with A-listers and on social media.
Crystals and gemstones are widely available for purchase as jewelry, tumbled meditation stones and crystal power packs, or home décor. Use crystals as a reminder of your intentions or goals (which is how our bracelets work), as focus stones during daily meditation practice, to create a “power grid,” or as part of a ritual bath. For those with the budget, larger statement piece-sized crystals can bring a burst of color and positive energy to any room.
What are healing crystals and how do they work?
Do healing crystals work—really?
While there are no peer-reviewed studies proving the medical efficacy of healing crystals, crystal believers swear by the practice. The psychology behind how they work is also very important to note. When you have a meaning behind an object, every time you see that object you associate it with that meaning. If a gemstone, say Rose Quartz, reminds you of self-love and to treat yourself lovingly, you will automatically think and begin to behave in that way every time you see your Rose Quartz.
In short—crystals are derived from the earth and therefore emit a vibrational energy that, when used as a conduit for positive intent, can promote beneficial health properties. Holding, viewing, and “charging” various crystals can create an ameliorating effect, calming frayed nerves and bringing mental clarity to murky situations.
Here are the 7 best crystals for beginners, their properties, and how to choose the right one for your positive intention.
The Best Crystals for Beginners