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Crystal Healing - The Essential Eight

Updated: Feb 19

Whether you are a new crystal collector or have been enjoying the powerful benefits of crystals for years, there are some essential stones that no collection should be without. With so many crystals to choose from and so many properties that seem to overlap, choosing the best ones can be challenging.


As an Advanced Crystal Therapist, I have worked with a wide variety of crystals, and here I will outline what I believe to be the eight most versatile and reliable crystals for the beginning of your crystal healing journey. Let us begin!

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Crystal Healing Essential 1 - Clear Quartz

Clear quartz candle t-light holder for crystal healing

Clear Quartz is known as the ‘Master Healer’ stone because of its incredible ability to heal a multitude of energetic disorders and to raise vibrational frequency. It can shift distortions in the auric field, repair damage and clear blockages in all the chakras. Clear Quartz is your healing knight in shining armour!

Crystal Healing Essential 2 - Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz sphere for crystal healing

Rose Quartz is the stone of the heart. It inspires love, forgiveness, self-love, compassion, and all things heart chakra. Whether it is romantic love, friendship, family bonds or self-love and acceptance, Rose Quartz can help encourage and strengthen all types of love. If you want to open your heart to giving and receiving more love, Rose Quartz is the stone for you.

Crystal Healing Essential 3 - Smokey Quartz

Smokey Quartz point for crystal healing

Smokey Quartz is renowned for its grounding and protective properties as well as its incredible power to transmute negative energy. It acts like a psychic vacuum, sucking up bad vibes and transforming them into clean positive energy. Smokey Quartz acts like an anchor, helping you to connect back into Earth energy and feel safe, clear and protected. It is your own personal psychic bodyguard!

Crystal Healing Essential 4 - Amethyst

Amethyst cluster for crystal healing

Even though it is found in abundance, Amethyst is such a versatile and highly effective healing stone. Being linked to the Third Eye and Crown chakras, Amethyst helps you tap into your intuition while also deepening your spiritual connection and growth. It can bridge the gap between the dreaming and waking states, allowing you to connect with your subconscious—the place where all the answers you will ever need reside. It is the direct line to your inner wisdom.

Crystal Healing Essential 5 - Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline for crystal healing

Black tourmaline has the remarkable ability to repel negative energy and return you to your natural energetic state of light. When experiencing any type of crisis or challenge, Black Tourmaline’s energy cleansing and protective properties can be super valuable. When you use this crystal, you are gently steered away from any negative thought patterns and unhelpful emotions. Black Tourmaline is your energetic shield of protection.

Crystal Healing Essential 6 - Citrine

Citrine cluster for crystal healing

Citrine is linked to the Solar Plexus chakra, the seat of our personal power and inner fire. It has a powerful capacity to enhance self-worth and confidence, motivation and empowerment. Citrine channels solar energy and so brings warmth, joy, growth and happiness. It is also a stone of abundance, and can boost prosperity, wealth and success. Who wouldn't want more of that?

Crystal Healing Essential 7 - Rainbow Fluorite

Fluorite sphere for crystal healing

Rainbow Fluorite is known as the ‘study stone’ because it aids mental clarity, focus and concentration. It is linked to the Third Eye chakra and can help you access your inner knowing, sharpen your thinking and enhances your mental abilities. This is an excellent crystal to use when starting a tough assignment or beginning a new job, or for anything that needs focus and attention. It is the key to breaking overwhelm and moving forwards towards your goals.

Crystal Healing Essential 8 - Carnelian

Carnelian free form for crystal healing

Carnelian is a beautiful orangey red stone and as such, is associated with your Sacral chakra. It boosts creativity, emotional balance, passion and personal power. Carnelian increases strength and vitality, promotes courage and enthusiasm. With so many benefits, Carnelian should always be in your crystal healing toolkit.

In Conclusion

Although there are countless more properties and uses for our top eight crystals, this summary gives you a great start on your crystal healing journey. As you learn and practice, your personal top eight may end up being different to mine and that is brilliant! There is no right or wrong way to go about the incredible practice of crystal healing! It is all about using your intuition and discovering what works for you personally.


I am here to support you as you venture into the captivating world of crystals and crystal healing, so if you have any questions, please drop a comment in the box below and I’ll get back to you asap! In the meantime, why not take a peek at the beautiful crystals I have for sale, or explore my in-person (Glastonbury, UK) or remote healing services?

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