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Crystals & How They Work*

Crystals & How They Work*

Crystals & How They WorkCrystals are powerful tools that may help you find peace, happiness or healing. Crystals have been used for thousands of years to balance and align the body’s energy system. In one of several new blog articles on crystals we explore crystals and how they work.  Be sure to see Ways To Use Essential Oils & Crystals, a blog on how crystals and essential oils make a perfect pairing because they combine visual, auditory and tactile senses.

Do Crystals Work?

Healing crystals are one of the most popular natural remedies. They’ve been used by cultures around the world for thousands of years and have a reputation for being effective at treating all sorts of common ailments, from arthritis to depression. Healing crystals work in a variety of ways: some are believed to have an energetic effect on the body and others are thought to stimulate physical changes. One thing we know is that there’s no doubt these stones can help you feel better; it’s just up to you if you want to give them a try!

How Do Crystals Work?

Crystals are made of minerals, which have a specific structure. Crystals have many different properties and can be used for healing, protection, energy and meditation. The main purpose of a crystal is to help people who are sick or in need by sending them energy. This process is called “programming” or “charging”.

To understand how healing crystals work, it’s important to first understand what they are. Although some people refer to them as “healing stones,” they aren’t actually stones–they’re rocks. These rocks have energy that can be used to heal by stimulating the chakras and helping with physical healing as well as emotional healing and spiritual growth.

What Are Crystals Used For?

Crystals are used for many purposes. They can be used to help with physical and emotional issues, spiritual issues, mental issues and more. Crystals are powerful tools that can help you achieve your goals in life if you know how to use them correctly!

Here are some of the things that crystals can help with:

How Do You Activate Crystals?

Before using your crystals, they must be activated. This can be done by placing them under the light of the full moon for at least three days. You can also use a sun lamp or heat source if you don’t have access to a full moon.

How Do You Use Healing Crystals?

You may be wondering how long it will take for crystals to work. As with most things in life, the answer is: it depends on a lot of factors. The crystal itself, your intentions and beliefs about them, and even the specific situation in which you are using them all play a role in determining how quickly or slowly their effects will manifest.

There are many ways to use healing crystals. You can place them on the body, in the home or office, carry them with you and use them during meditation. You can even use them as part of a healing session with a practitioner who specializes in crystal healing.

However, if you’re just starting out with crystals and don’t know how or where to begin using them, here are some suggestions:

  • Place crystals at strategic points around your home (e.g., north or east corners) to enhance their energy field by directing chi flow through all four directions (east-west; north-south).
  • Use larger pieces of rock such as jade as protectors against negative forces while smaller pieces like amethyst help bring calmness into stressful situations by helping us stay focused on what matters most right now rather than worrying about things we have no control over anyway – so it’s best not waste time worrying about things beyond our control when there are more pressing matters at hand!

If you’re working with an energy healer who uses crystals as part of their practice then they can help guide you through this process by making suggestions about what type of crystal might be best suited for what issue(s). If you want to try out crystals but aren’t sure which ones to buy, start with a set of six to ten stones and see what works best for you.

Why Use Crystals With Essential Oils?

Crystals are a beautiful and powerful way to connect with yourself, others and the universe. Crystals can help you feel more in tune with yourself and your environment by increasing your energy, focus and concentration; helping you relax or relieve stress; opening up communication between people; enhancing creativity; facilitating healing from illness or injury.

Crystals can be used on their own or as part of an aromatherapy session with essential oils. Essential oils are concentrated plant essences which contain all the properties of the plants from where they come from, including their energetic vibrations. When combined with crystals, essential oils can assist in restoring balance and harmony to your body by creating a harmonious vibration within yourself when applied topically or inhaled through aromatic diffusion techniques such as “aromatherapy spritzer” sprays or vaporizers.

When using crystals with essential oils they will enhance their effects while also adding their own benefits to the experience.

How Do You Use Crystals With Essential Oils?

  • Choose your crystal.
  • Choose an essential oil that resonates with you, or one that you want to use for its properties (think about this like choosing a medicine).
  • Use your crystal and oil together. Place the crystal on top of your chosen oil bottle, and let it rest there for at least 24 hours before using them together in a diffuser or bathtub!

See our blog article on crystals and the different ways to use them with essential oils.

Can Healing Crystals Have a Real Physical & Emotional Impact On Your Life?

Healing crystals are not a replacement for medical care. If you have a serious injury or illness, it’s important to seek out traditional treatment. However, healing crystals can be helpful in many other situations:

  • Stress and anxiety are common problems that people experience today. Crystals can help reduce stress and anxiety by providing an outlet for you to focus on something other than your problems. This gives your mind space to relax, which allows for better sleep and clearer thinking overall.
  • Healing crystals can also help with depression because they provide comfort during difficult times in life (such as during grief), helping us feel more grounded when we’re struggling emotionally with something negative happening around us or within ourselves (e.g., feeling down about not being able to find meaningful employment).
  • Some types of healing crystals may even be used directly on the body itself–for example, rose quartz has been shown through scientific research studies done by NASA scientists over several decades where they found that rose quartz actually emits low levels radiation waves similar but different from those given off by gamma rays emitted from stars such as our sun.

Healing crystals are an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years. They have been used for centuries as a way to connect with our spirituality and heal ourselves from within. Healing crystals are believed to have special properties that can help us find balance in our lives, whether it’s through meditation or simply carrying them around in our pockets all day long!

See below for table of Crystals, Benefits, Essential Oil & Biosource Product Pairings.  Also available as a DOWNLOAD.

*Statements made on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Crystals, Benefits, Essential Oil & Biosource Product Pairings

CrystalBenefitsEssential Oil PairingBiosource Naturals Essential Oil Blends, Massage Oils, Body Mind Lotion Pairing
Provides protection, balance, and confidence. Healing stone for both the third eye and crown chakras. Calms the mind, helps to manifest dreams and bring them to reality. It brings about emotional stability, tranquility, peace and inner strength.Clove Bud, Cypress, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Sage, LavenderProtection, Serenity, Frankincense Myrrh Massage Oil, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Courage & Clarity, Energize Me!, Peace
Helps gains insight, truth, wisdom and courage. Calms the mind, nerves, and anxieties. Physically, known to relieve symptoms of fluid retention. Useful for closure, promotes self-expression.Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Helichrysum, Chamomile, Lavender, Ylang Ylang I, Patchouli, Light, (cablin), Vetiver IIAngels, Anointing, Divine, and Saints, Forgiveness
Blue Calcite
Restores balance, stone of trust and communication. Helps to balance your emotions & remove emotional blockages. Opens heals & unblocks all chakras. Aids in memory & learning, helps students retain their lessons. Facilitates physical healing by clearing negative energy & emotions, encouraging rest & relaxation.Lavender, Geranium, Frankincense, Vetiver, Basil, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Ylang Ylang I, Jasmine, Absolute, Myrrh, Orange, Sweet, SpearmintClearing Generational Patterns, Money Magnet, Angel, Forgiveness, Serenity, Calming, Divine, Focus, Memory, Relaxing, Grounding, Courage & Clarity
Enhances concentration, revitalizes the mind, and releases negative traits, depression, fears and phobias. Emotionally balancing. Energizing and recharging, Reverses degenerative disease and helps balance chemical imbalances in the body. Used to assist in manifesting financial abundance, success, creativity, power and opportunities.Sandalwood, Frankincense, Sweet Orange, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Patchouli Light (cablin), Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerine Cedarwood, Himalayan, Grapefruit, PinkForgiveness, Peace, Divine, Saints. Cycle Support, Purification, Open Heart. House Blessing Spray, Protection, SAS! Stress-Anxiety Support, Serenity, Calming, Energize Me! Fatigue, Cool & Calm, Bandits, Money Magnet, Clearing Generational Patterns, Joy, Headache, Precious
Clear Quartz
Enhances mental clarity. Can help with emotional stability, and used in meditation and restorative work. Often used for manifestation and to help create more focus and clarity around a desire. It is a protective stone and can be used to amplify psychic abilities. An ultimate healer, amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed to it.All Frankincense-Myrrh Massage Oil, SAS! Stress-Anxiety Support, Serenity, Calming, Clearing Generational Patterns, Focus, Energize Me! Fatigue, Forgiveness, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Grounding, Angel, Anointing, Divine, Saints , Money Magnet
Stone of love, friendship and unity. Keeps partnerships in balance. Opens you up to your latent clairvoyant abilities and promotes the gathering of wisdom from the mental planes. Has a calming effect brings positive actions.Lavender, Rose, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Jasmine, Cinnamon LeafLove, Money Magnet, Peace, Grounding, Serenity, Calming, Relaxing, Jasmine Rose Petals Massage Oil, Egyptian Sandalwood Massage Oil, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil
Emerald Calcite
Aligns with the heart and upper heart chakras. It balances on every level, and supports the immune system, strengthening the body's ability to fight infection and to heal. A peaceful stone supportive during times of change with a gentle mood-lifting effect. Also believed to increase and amplify energy, energy of healing, learning and awareness. A spiritual cleanser that changes perspective and renews commitment to making change.Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli Light (cablin),
Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Melissa, Rose Distillate, Sandalwood, Orange, Tea Tree, Oregano, Organic, Peppermint, Rosemary
Open Heart, Joy. Calming, Clearing Generational Patterns, Frankincense-Myrrh Massage Oil, Bandits, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, SAS! Stress-Anxiety Support, Energize Me! Fatigue, Serenity, Cool & Calm, Calming, Focus, Grounding, Memory, House Blessing Spray
Very powerful healing crystal, which can have a beneficial effect on many body systems including the heart and blood vessels, digestive system, kidneys and bladder. Brings prosperity & abundance to one’s life by enhancing our feeling of love, joy & prosperity. Helps with insomnia, depression and anxiety.Frankincense, Boswellia carterii, Lemon, Orange, Sweet, Jasmine, Absolute, Ylang Ylang I, Cinnamon Leaf, Lime, Clove Bud, Clary SageFrankincense-Myrrh Massage Oil, Digestion Support, Serenity, Energize Me! Fatigue, Citrus, Calming, Money Magnet, Protection, Anointing, Sweet Dreams, Joy. Forgiveness, Peace, Divine, Saints, Clearing Generational Patterns, Purification, Open Heart, SAS! Stress-Anxiety Support, Cool & Calm, Stress Relief, Courage & Clarity
Herkimer Diamond Known as the 'Stone of Attunement', can purportedly be used to help those looking to experience astral travel or have lucid dreams. Allows appreciation of inner self, healing of all types.Frankincense, Clove Bud, Jasmine, Absolute, Lemon, Tea Tree, Sage, Grapefruit, Pink, Orange, Hyssop
Calming, Money Magnet, Peace, Focus, Angel, Sweet Dreams, Anointing, Serenity,Grounding, Forgiveness, Divine
Labradorite is a unique stone that is often referred to as the "stone of transformation." It's been used by different cultures throughout history, and today it's considered to be one of the most powerful stones available for personal growth. Many people also use labradorite in order to improve their overall health and well-being. Peppermint, Basil, Lemon, Clary SageClearing Generational Patterns, Grounding, Frankincense-Myrrh, Money Magnet, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Relaxing, Precious Essential, Peace,Focus
Lapiz Lazuli
Stone of truth, wisdom, good judgement and a desire for knowledge. Helps boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing to areas of inflammation. Helps alleviate insomnia, vertigo, and aid in overcoming depression.Jasmine, Frankincense, Lime, Basil, Ylang Ylang I, Cedarwood, Himalayan Serenity, Grounding, Energize Me! Fatigue, Focus, Sweet Dreams, Peace, Bandits, Stress Relief, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Joy, Forgiveness, Divine, Saints, Saints, Clearing Generational Patterns, Purification, Open Heart
Offers many benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety levels and improving overall skin health. It also helps improve sleep patterns and relieving symptoms of depression. Helps harness your feminine intuition in new beginnings.Geranium, Rose, Myrrh, Frankincense, Clary SageSAS! Stress-Anxiety Support, Serenity, Relaxing, Citrus, Energize Me! Fatigue, Cool & Calm, Calming, Money Magnet, Clearing Generational Patterns, Precious, Joy, Forgiveness, Peace, Divine, Saints, Ultimate Diva Skin Care Serum, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Purification, Stress Relief, Open Heart
Healing properties include help improves mental clarity and brain function, helps to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, helps to detoxify the body by eliminating heavy metals from the liver, reduces inflammation in joints and muscles. Also helps overcome fear resentment helps move forward, manifest abundance in life.
Cinnamon, Cypress, Patchouli Light (cablin), Jasmine, Bergamot, Orange, Sweet, Peppermint, Mentha x Piperita, JuniperSAS! Stress-Anxiety Support, Serenity, Calming, Clearing Generational Patterns, Forgiveness, Joy, Peace, Divine, Saints, Arthritis Comfort, Money Magnet, Love, Protection, Anointing, Sore Muscle Rub, Pain Away Spray, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Frankincense-Myrrh Massage Oil, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Stress Relief. Purification, Open Heart
Pink Opal
Used by healers for centuries to help with sleep disorders and stress-related illnesses such as high blood pressure, anxiety and depression. Said to be good for balancing emotions, especially those that are overly sensitive. It helps one learn the art of letting go, moving on, and forgiving oneself or another person. Associated with the heart chakra and all of its qualities: love, compassion, forgiveness and generosity. Brings hope to those who have lost their way and helps one find their true calling in life.Frankincense, Sandalwood, Juniper, Lavender, Sweet Orange, Rose Distillate, GeraniumSweet Dreams, Calming, SAS! Stress-Anxiety Support, Peace, Clearing Generational Patterns, Anointing, Protection, Money Magnet, Cool & Calm, Citrus, Serenity, Joy, Love, Forgiveness, Divine, Saints. Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Courage & Clarity, Open Heart, Stress Relief
Rainbow Moonstone This crystal is a calming stone and a great choice for those who are going through difficult times in their lives or need some guidance on how to deal with difficult situations or people. It is a stone that focuses on the heart chakra, but it also has benefits for the throat, third eye, and crown chakras. It can also help balance emotions such as anger or depression, which often cause problems in our lives when they go unchecked for too long. It is also said to help with insomnia, stress, and anxiety. It’s believed that this crystal can help you release negative feelings and emotions so that you can move forward in your life with a clear mind. Some people believe that this stone can also help with confidence issues or even addictions such as smoking or alcohol.
Rose, Cypress, Lavender, Vetiver, Bergamot Ylang Ylang I, Rosemary, Verbenone CT – Morocco,Calming, Serenity, Relaxing, House Blessing Essential Oil Blend Spray, Cool & Calm, Joy, Forgiveness, Peace, Divine, Saints, Clearing Generational Patterns, Sweet Dreams, Anointing, Protection, Money Magnet, Citrus, Egyptian Sandalwood Massage Oil, All Body-Mind Lotions
(a variety of Garnet)
A warm and trusting stone stimulates contemplation, inspiration and intuition. Stone of self-love, compassion and love of others. Associated with the heart chakra and any heart chakra imbalances can be regulate by using this stone as talisman. Abandon self-destructive tendencies and replace with the power of love.Rosemary, Tangerine, Cedarwood, Coriander Ylang Ylang I, Geranium, Patchouli, Light (cablin)Angel, Anointing, Divine, Saints, Serenity,Grounding, Love, SAS! Stress-Anxiety Support, Forgiveness, Joy. Emo-Fibro, Calming, Clearing Generational Patterns, Money Magnet, Jasmine Rose Petals Massage Oil,Hawaiian Sandalwood Massage Oil, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Frankincense-Myrrh Massage Oil,Open Heart
Rose Quartz
Known to be the stone of unconditional love, trust and acceptance as it encourages self-love and attracts love from others. Has strong emotional healing properties that help release negative emotions, grief, anger, stress and depression. Also believed to help heal physical wounds, strengthen bones and teeth, improve circulation, balance hormone levels in women who suffer from menstrual disorders or menopause, and helps reduce swelling caused by arthritis pain. The ultimate love & relationship stone as it can help stimulate hormones needed for conception, and also boosts libido.Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, BergamotLove, Money Magnet, Angel, Anointing, Divine, Saints, Clearing Generational Patterns, Serenity, Relaxing, Calming, Joy, Cool & Calm (Menopause Support), Cycle Support (PMS Support), House Blessing Essential Oil Blend Spray, Peace, Sexual Energy, Arthritis Comfort, Jasmine Rose Petals Massage Oil, Hawaiian Sandalwood Massage Oil, Open Heart, Purification Forgiveness
Known as the love stone because it promotes love and friendship, and is associated with the heart chakra. Said to help you find your soulmate, spark passion between you and your partner, deepen sexual intimacy, strengthen family bonds and promote healthy relationships in general. A powerful stone that can help you to increase energy levels, concentration and motivation. It helps you to feel more confident and happier, as well as more connected with others. The stone also has the ability to connect you with nature and your higher self.Cinnamon, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Ginger Root, Peppermint, Geranium, Jasmine, AbsoluteJoy, Love, Clearing Generational Patterns, Calming, Anointing, Relaxing, Sexual Energy, Energize Me! Fatigue, Precious, Clearing Generational Patterns, Forgiveness, Angel, Money Magnet, Peace, Divine, Citrus, Focus, Emo-Fibro Roll On, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Frankincense-Myrrh Massage Oil, Open Heart, Courage & Clarity
Known for their healing properties. Can help you focus, sleep better and relieve pain. They can also boost your immunity. Will help you to find joy in the little things and feel gratitude for what you have, instead of focusing on what is missing or could be better. Promotes optimism about the future, allowing you to look forward to each day with excitement rather than dreading what may come next.Lavender, Ylang Ylang,,Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Vetiver, Peppermint, Rosemary, Verbenone CT – Morocco, Eucalyptus, Globulus, Geranium, Cinnamon Leaf, Clary SageCool & Calm, Focus, Serenity, Sweet Dreams, Pain Away Essential Oil Blend Spray, Arthritis Comfort, Sore Muscle Rub, Headache, Bandits, Money Magnet, Energize Me! Fatigue
A joyful stone for self-nurturing and self-care. It helps us create a beautiful life by nurturing our own needs, feelings and desires. It is also a stone of leadership because it brings out the best in those who wear or carry it. Amplifies personal power and brings clarity to intentions, ideas, goals and projects. A wonderful tool for self care.Orange, Sweet, Frankincense, Boswellia carterii, Clove Bud, Myrrh, Eucalyptus, Citriodora, Patchouli, Light (cablin), TurmericSerenity, Clearing Generational Patterns, Focus, Joy, SAS! Stress-Anxiety Support, Calming, Pain Away Essential Oil Blend Spray, Hawaiian Sandalwood Massage Oil, Frankincense-Myrrh Massage Oil, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Egyptian Sandalwood Massage Oil, Purification, Courage & Clarity
A powerful tool for meditation, connecting mind and heart, helping you to communicate your innermost thoughts. The crystal carries the vibration of love and wisdom. This vibration can be transferred to essential oils when you combine the two together in an aromatherapy blend. Aromatherapists have found that combining essential oils with these crystals can result in an even greater effect on the mind, body, and spirit.Sandalwood, Frankincense, Chamomile, Geranium, Rose, Lavender Eucalyptus, GlobulusSAS! Stress-Anxiety Support,Calming, Grounding, Angel, Anointing, Divine, Saints, Serenity, Citrus, Energize Me! Fatigue, Clearing Generational Patterns, Precious, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil
Tiger's Eye
A stone of protection, courage and stability. It helps you to see your goals clearly and to take the actions necessary to achieve them. It also encourages you to be honest with yourself about your true feelings.The tiger's eye crystal is a very effective tool for helping to transform anxiety and self-doubt into confidence and assertiveness. It is a wonderful companion for anyone who needs help with decision-making, as it will help you make decisions based on facts rather than emotions. Its grounding energy can also be used by those experiencing confusion or indecision in their lives.
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Petitgrain, Patchouli, Clove Bud, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, HimalayanProtection, Money Magnet, Joy, Angel, Anointing, Divine, Saints, Precious, House Blessing Essential Oil Blend Spray, SAS! Stress-Anxiety Support, Serenity, Energize Me! Fatigue, Forgiveness, Calming, Sweet Dreams, Clearing Generational Patterns, Cool & Calm, Citrus, Focus, Peace, Grounding, Pain Away Essential Oil Blend Spray, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Courage & Clarity
Stone that has been used for centuries to promote love and good fortune, confidence, goals, and joyful feelings. It's also a great stone to add to the aromatherapy collection because it can help to clear the mind, making it easier to relax. It's also known to increase your creativity and intuition.Jasmine, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Rosemary, Bergamot Cinnamon Leaf, Peppermint, Mentha x Piperita, Eucalyptus, GlobulusLove, Serenity, Calming, Joy, Peace, Clearing Generational Patterns, Precious, Money Magnet, Angel, Anointing, Divine, Saints, Lavender Rose Massage Oil, Frankincense-Myrrh Massage Oil, Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Jasmine Rose Petals Massage Oil, Open Heart, Courage & Clarity
A crystal that promotes understanding of self, attracts inspiration, and evokes compassion. It's often used in aromatherapy for its ability to help with communication, as well as its calming effects on the mind. Very powerful stone with a strong energy that can help one to find strength and courage in difficult situations. It can also help one to find new ways of looking at problems, so that solutions can be found more easily.Fir Needle, Geranium, Bergamot, Hyssop, Myrrh, Sweet Orange, Sandalwood. Lemon, Clove Bud, Jasmine, Absolute, Patchouli, Light (cablin)Forgiveness, Angel, Anointing, Divine, Saints, Focus, SAS! Stress-Anxiety Support, Money Magnet, Serenity, Calming, Relaxing, Lavender Rose Massage Oil, Stress Relief, Courage & Clarity
A crystal is a highly protective stone, promoting calming and creative problem solving. It helps to release mental tension and helps you to be more open to ideas.Clove Bud, Cypress, Fennel (Sweet), Frankincense, Boswellia carterii, Rosemary, Verbenone CT – Morocco, Marjoram, Sweet, ValerianProtection, Money Magnet, Precious, Joy, Divine, Anointing, House Blessing Essential Oil Blend Spray, Calming. Cedarwood Amber Massage Oil, Frankincense-Myrrh Massage Oil, Courage & Clarity