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With the increasing need and desire to improve our mental and physical wellness, people are looking beyond western medicine. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen the internet’s increasing obsession with crystals.

Yes, crystals are undeniably beautiful, but they are more than a pretty rock. their use in Chinese medicine dates back over 5,000 years. However, now that there is an overwhelming amount of content to sift through about the use of different types of crystals, as a seasoned crystal user, I have curated a list of three crystals that are essential in your journey to wellness. 

Clear Quartz

Clear Quarts is the crystal. If you were to pick one crystal to own, you should choose a clear quartz. This clear crystal is often referred to as the “master healer” because it balances out your entire body. Clear Quartz is used to help regulate your energy input and output as well as purifying the energy in and around you. It is said to help stimulate your immune system as well as your memory.

Clear Quartz is considered a “master healer” because it provides protection, clears negativity, and balances your energy as a whole. I recommend you deflect the negative energies attempting to take you out of balance by wearing a necklace or carrying a small quartz crystal around with you.


I have been using crystals since I was 17 and without a doubt, the crystal I find myself gravitating to the most is Amethyst. Amethyst is a calming crystal. Allow its energy to connect to yours and it will aid in lessening your anxiety, especially your body’s response to anxiety.

Amethyst also helps transform your fears and anxieties through its encouragement to let go of the feelings that create anxiety within you. Not only do I think it is the most beautiful crystal with its enticing shades of deep purple and lavender, it’s also a crystal made for peace. I recommend you find a larger amethyst and keep it in your room or office.

Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian is exactly as its name states, an inky black stone that shines beautifully. Although it is categorized with other healing crystals, Black Obsidian is not technically a crystal; it is a volcanic stone. That doesn’t diminish its power though- it has grounding capabilities as well as protection from negativity.  Negative energy is like a parasite- it attempts to attach to whomever it can.

Black Obsidian is the perfect protector against negative energy as well as attracting positive energy to you. My Reiki master swears by black obsidian, and it is her top choice for beginner and experienced crystal users. I recommend to keep small pieces of black obsidian in the four corners of your room or office or wear it as a necklace or beaded bracelet to keep its protection with you wherever you may roam. 

If you buy a crystal and forget about it, it cannot do its job. Crystals are fueled with intention, so strive to use your crystals as healing tools. Let them feel your intention for healing and treat them with respect and mindfulness. Crystals also need to be charged- my favorite way is on a full moon. Leave them in the moonlight overnight and they will be charged and ready for use once more. 

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