Updated: Jul 10, 2021
I bought my first amethyst when I was just 16, since then my collection has grown exponentially - you can never have too many crystals!
My long-term love of crystals led to me studying to become a Crystal Healing Practitioner in 2016, allowing me to integrate my knowledge of crystals with my Reiki work.
I'm sharing a few of my ‘essential crystals’ with you, that I keep either in a pouch in my pocket, next to my bed or under my pillow when I sleep - not to mention on every available surface around the house!
Remember to cleanse and recharge your crystals regularly, either in sunlight or under a Full Moon - crystals work hard to help us, they collect any unwanted energies and regular cleansing returns them to their natural state and enables them to help us effectively once more.
Great for concentration and focus, Amethyst helps ease depression, anxiety and insomnia, relieves headaches, brings peace and reduces stress. Used in meditation, it can help connect us to higher realms.
Clear Quartz is great for relieving general physical pain, and balancing our emotions. It protects us from negativity and amplifies the energy of other crystals around it, and because it holds all colours, it balances all of our Chakras.
The soothing qualities of Rose Quartz will bring you peace and tranquillity, ease frustration, diffuse anger, reduce stress and anxiety, heal emotional pain and help accept love into your life - both for yourself and others.
Malachite - The Great Pain Reliever - either hold it in your hand, or place it on the area of your body that is painful and it will draw the pain out of you. Remember to rinse under running water after each use. Malachite will lose it's shine the more you use it and will need replacing once it loses all its shine.
Found on the riverbed of the sacred river Ganges in India, and part of the Jasper family, Shiva Lingam are a wonderful tool for restoring balance and overall general well-being. They bring strength and clarity and can help develop our intuition.
Smoky Quartz will relieve tension, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, worries or any kind of negative feelings.
A very protective and grounding crystal, it can filter out bad feeling around your house or office.
A soothing influence on our emotions,
Moonstone helps balance our feminine energies, brings a sense of calm and peace and enhances our intuition. Moonstone cleanses and dispels negativity from our Chakras bringing energetic support on all levels.
Labradorite is the most powerful protector of the Crystal kingdom. It creates a shield against all negativity and brings out the best in people. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening our awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities.