10 Ways To Use Healing Crystals

Since ancient times, crystals have been used as a beautiful way to heal, protect, and enhance the mind, body, and soul.

Even if you don’t happen to believe in these magical healing powers, it’s hard to deny their beauty. I recently found a shop near me that sells all different kinds, and I’ve now started quite the collection.

quartz crystals

There are so many ways to surround yourself with these beautiful rocks.

crystals in garden

1. Place them in your garden. I’ve always loved the idea of incorporating hand-picked rocks into an outdoor garden, and using crystals is such a beautiful way to do it. I love the way the purple hues of this hydrangea go so perfectly with the amethyst, clear quartz, and pyrite.

hanging crystals

2.Hang them by a window. I love how it looks to have a cluster of crystals on different lengths of string hanging right next to a window. I was lucky enough to get a bunch of crystals that came with holes in them, but you can always wrap yours in thread or wire so that they’re able to be hung.

crystal dreamcatcher

3. Make a dreamcatcher. In my opinion, the perfect dreamcatcher always includes a crystal in some way, whether it’s woven into the netting or hanging down at the bottom. I love how this lemon quartz goes with the beachy color scheme of this dreamcatcher.

crystals in a bowl

 4. Place them in a bowl. This is such a simple idea, but it makes such an impact. I love the way it looks to arrange crystals of all different sizes in a raw wooden bowl. This makes a great centerpiece for a coffee table!

crystals in bowl

5. Make a zen garden. If you want to take the bowl idea in a different direction, make your own zen garden! Fill a bowl with sand, and carefully arrange some smaller crystals, mixing them with anything else you desire — dried flowers, feathers, and tealight candles are some of my favorites.

crystal choker

crystal necklace

6. Make a crystal necklace. I love the idea of wearing a single crystal around the neck. This one is smoky quartz to help keep me centered and grounded throughout the day.

crystal design

7. Create a display masterpiece. There is something so meditative about mindfully arranging crystals and other stones in your own beautiful designs. Do this on a dresser or table and change the design whenever the mood hits.

crystal paperweight

8. Use them as paperweights. I hope that this summer you find yourself creating a handwritten note or painting, either outside in the grass or inside with the windows open and a gentle breeze flowing in. Crystals are the perfect paperweights in a situation like these – especially because, if you use the right ones, they might just help enhance your creativity.

picnic setup

9. Take them on a picnic. Small and beautiful, crystals make the perfect decorations for a summer picnic. Besides, you’ll certainly need something to help hold down that picnic blanket, right? ;)

crystals in change purse

10. Put them in your purse. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with carrying a crystal or two around with you wherever you go. You never know when you might need it for protection or inspiration. Place one in your favorite coin purse and never let it leave your side.

How else are you bringing crystals into your life?

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  1. What a lovely post, with beautiful pictures. I don’t own any crystals (yet) but i do really want to buy some, and I am trying to decide what to but for my first crystal. x

  2. Love this post! You should check out my crystal collection and crystal collection on my instagram @kaceyroyer or my etsy shop FoundWanderer. :) xoxo

  3. Soon as I started reading this and seeing the picture, I just knew it had to be you writing it! Love Every Single Thing!! Super Excited to be getting my bowl from your Etsy shop!

  4. I put a crystal in my change purse, where I keep my cash, and my piggy bank. It works. Every time I take money out, money goes right back in. I read that clear quartz crystal or green crystals like emerald are great for drawing money to you. If you put it with money, it will know exactly what you want more of. I’d put it anywhere you need more of. :)

  5. If this isn’t the Universe speaking to me, I don’t know what is. I just picked up my crystals from my apartment (I’m in the process of moving) this morning and was wondering how I could use/arrange/heal with them in new ways. And wouldn’t you know it, this was the first website I went to when I turned on my computer just now, and this beautiful post was waiting for me. Thank you!

  6. I love this post! I love all these tips. With my crystals I always place some under my pillow along with my dream cards to help enhance my dreams. I love taking them to different places. One place in particular is music festivals. I was at the Flaming lips during hangout fest and I held my little citrine up and was dancing with it: pure bliss. Another great tip is placing them by your bathtub, with a nice candle and some bubbles mmmm so relaxing!

  7. Lovely post. Some information that could be helpful to readers- amethyst will lighten and fade in sunlight, so keep it in the shade unless you want to lighten your stone. Creating sacred grids with crystals is a wonderful way to heal- yourself, the planet, whatever you desire. This is an informative Spreecast with Sage Goddess and Pixie Campbell where they discuss sacred grids. http://www.spreecast.com/events/april-full-moon-ritual-for-the-soul-path

  8. Where to get them?? Etsy, Amazon, eBay and also check out some fun little stores in your area! My first crystal I got a bunch, in the past I always gift them to people who resemble that stone’s energy. But your first one I recommend a quartz! Then add on more that you feel resemble you! My go to crystal’s are ammonite, amethyst, and citrine :)) blessings y’all!

  9. I use crystals in fairie water. I get a pitcher of water, place clear quartz inside, as well as flowers and sliced fruit. I let it sit in the fridge for a day, then pour in a glass and drink. You feel great drinking quartz/flower infused water

  10. People say that wearing pretty accessories and clothing makes them feel better. Add a little crystal, and you will feel exponentially better!

  11. What gorgeous photos. You really care about your blog and readers with the effort and beauty you infuse into your work. Just wanted to comment on that. x

  12. Nowadays people are turning more and more to everything natural and there is a solution to healing that is almost as old as time itself – Natural Baltic Amber.

  13. A lovely blog full of beautiful ideas & great to read all the comments with more tips on how to use crystals, thankyou!!! X

  14. Beautiful post! For any ladies interested I sell healing crystals on my etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/LaLunaMuse) some like these and some even more magificinet! And I always accept custom requests!
    Love & Light

  15. I would suggest an amethyst as your first buy! I enjoyed your post, but a few of the ones in pictures aren’t crystals, and are man-made material. But, if they work for you continue on!!!

  16. Anyone searching for crystals in the Metro Phoenix area should check out Black Market Minerals at Arizona Mills. They have a huge selection and great prices. Or head to the mecca of crystals and positive energy- Sedona! There are little shops selling crystals all over town. On the East Coast, I love finding crystals in Woodstock, NY- another cute town with fun, off-beat shops.

  17. I love the suggestion at the end of carrying crystals in your purse. I almost always have a rock or stone in my bag and I give them away when I meet someone who needs one!

  18. So many beautiful suggestions! I love healing crystals, thats how we came up with the idea of our company, if you have a moment check it out. Sending good vibes :)

  19. Love this post, so beautiful, it’s also how I use my crystals, except I haven’t made a dream catcher yet, I was also thinking of making a wind chime with crystals. I started making Orgonite in New Zealand in 2010, now I live in the Caribbean and I’ve added crystals such as Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine, Shungite and Turquoise, all of my Orgonite has a Quartz Crystal as well. My newest Orgonite has a beach and ocean theme, and small teddy bear ones for children as knowledge of crystals can be so good for little ones…take a look on my website http://www.pocketorgonite.com or my Facebook Pocket Orgonite page…and have fun with crystals!

  20. Hi! Thank you for your post – it is very inspirational! I love the idea of hanging crystals by the window-do you think hanging them by the door is good as well?
    I also wanted to add to your post – I myself am a crystals healer and a crystal collector, having hundreds of various crystals in my collection. Some of the crystals I use for crystal healing, and I place others around the house, which, I think, improved the atmosphere in the house. However, I found out (through my own experience and later through the experience of others) that crystals do not work as well after some time. I was wondering why until I went to do crystal healing course, where I learnt about the importance of regular cleansing of crystals. The result of regular crystal cleansing was felt by me and my family- they definitely seemed to ‘work’ stronger for me, even the atmosphere in the house has changed (even though I didn’t add or move my crystals)! So, as a result, I wanted to share my experience in hope that it might help others. I made a series of videos where I discuss how to cleanse and take care of crystals. All the cleansing techniques there come form my crystal healing teacher and directly from my own experience. All cleansing methods I used in the videos were used by me – some occasionally, others on the regular basis, and, from my experience, they were the most effective methods for cleansing my crystals. I also talk about the science and the history behind cleansing crystals. If you are interested, here is the link to my intro video where I talk about the origins, history and science behind cleansing and taking care of crystals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deOPtENZJ58
    You are welcome to use or check the references I have shared in my videos. I cleanse my crystals using water, air (incense), fire and earth (salt), I also found cleansing with essences and sound works very well, this is also a faster method.

    If you are interested, I can also share the links to my other Youtube clips covering how to cleanse crystals with the four elements of fire, water, earth and air. I would be happy to hear your thoughts or those of others. If anyone uses different methods to cleanse crystals, please let me know, I’m always interested in other peoples opinions and experience! I wish everyone the best with their crystal cleansing and crystal healing!

  21. Also keep in mind that collecting crystals aren’t necessary “green”. They have to be mined and processed for you to go out and get some. Before jumping on the crystal bandwagon do research don’t be a sheep. There’s nothing proven about crystal healing or energy. It’s all intention, will and getting in the mindset. That can be done without materials such as crystals. If you want to be green go out and pick up a twig that has already fallen or a rock that you’re drawn to and put your intention into that.

  22. As far as the beauty and power of crystals is known, it is not new to the world and has been long recognised. Even the earliest civilisation used them, not only for their beauty but also for their healing and spiritual power. Even today, healers, shamans and priests use varying crystals due to their unique and special properties. These stones are said to combat the vibration of the illness and on the other hand amplifies good health.

  23. Thanks for letting us know how we can keep these beautiful magical crystals with us wherever we go. It will really help to bring positive outlook anywhere in our life.

  24. It’s really a nice and helpful post about healing crystals!! Thanks for sharing. Though I love crystals, many of the ways mentioned here never was the part of my knowledge. I have in my collections many effective crystals that I bought from Ayana Wellness. I am excited to use them in the ways suggested here. I am really happy that people like you are creating awareness about chakras, meditation, crystals and all. We need to target the root cause of our problems and it can only be accomplished if we will have a right knowledge. I really liked the idea of placing crystals in the garden and tying with dream catchers. Thanks for updating us with amazing ideas.

  25. Thank you for suggesting that you make your crystal into a necklace. I’ve always wanted to get healing crystals and I think necklace form would be the easiest. I’ll have to look into differnt shops that I can get these from.

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