A Beginner's Guide to Using Crystals

A Beginner's Guide to Using Crystals

Have you heard crystals can heal you?

Imagine sitting in the lobby of a busy Starbucks. Nearby is a group of coworkers discussing the progress of a project, in the corner a man and woman discuss the latest fashions, and faint in the background you can hear the whir of the espresso machine foaming the milk for the latest latte order. The noise becomes overwhelming so you reach in your bag and put in your AirPods to block out the noise.

Suddenly everything is clear and you can think again. In the world of crystal healing just like AirPods, each crystal serves a purpose. Whether they are blocking out unwanted energies or bringing you closer to the ones you desire. 

If you're curious about how to use crystals for healing, this guide is for you.

What exactly is crystal healing?

“Let me kiss it and make it better.” Sound familiar? Whether you’ve said those words or been on the receiving end, suddenly after that kiss, it doesn't hurt so much. The vibration of love transferred through a kiss, healing your pain. For crystals, each unique stone carries its own vibration readily accessible to help you with your needs. When you carry or wear the stone its energy combines with yours allowing for you to accomplish your intended purpose. Let’s say for example you’re feeling stressed. Amethyst, a stone aligned with the energy center of your mind, can help to calm and restore this center to equilibrium.

The benefits of crystals

Crystals offer a wide range of benefits ranging from mental to physical wellbeing. A boost in confidence, energy, creativity and financial well being are amongst the most common. We like to say, change your energy - change your life and that’s exactly what crystals are here for.  In addition to healing, depending on the color, shape, and clarity of a stone it can influence a certain area of your life. Want more love? Take a rose quartz for a spin and see how it subtly opens the doors to a new romantic partner in your life.

The most popular Crystals

Although crystals have been around for centuries (the egyptians used lapis lazuli for make up and to adorn their royals) recently a few stones have become wildly popular. Each for their own reason and in no particular order, here are the trending crystals of 2024: 
  1. Black Tourmaline: This powerful protective stone is said to absorb negative energies and promote a sense of grounding and stability. It is often used for protection against electromagnetic radiation and psychic attacks.
  2. Amethyst: Known for its calming and protective properties, amethyst is often used to alleviate stress and anxiety. It is also associated with enhancing intuition and spiritual awareness.
  3. Citrine: With its sunny yellow color, citrine is associated with abundance, prosperity, and success. It is believed to bring joy, confidence, and optimism into one's life.
  4. Rose Quartz: This gentle pink crystal is often called the "stone of love" and is associated with compassion, self-love, and emotional healing. It is believed to attract love and deepen relationships.
  5. Clear Quartz: Often referred to as the "master healer," clear quartz is valued for its ability to amplify energy and intentions. It is used for clarity of mind, spiritual growth, and cleansing negative energies.

How to Choose Your Crystals

When choosing crystals for healing, it's essential to trust your intuition and let yourself be drawn to the stones that resonate with you. Here are some tips for selecting the right crystals:
  1. Intuition: Pay attention to how you feel when you hold or look at a particular crystal. Trust your instincts and choose the ones that feel right for you.
  2. Intentions: Set clear intentions for what you want to achieve with your crystal work. Whether it's stress relief, emotional healing, or spiritual growth, choose crystals that align with your goals.
  3. Research: Take the time to learn about the properties and meanings of different crystals. This will help you make informed choices and understand how each crystal can support you.
  4. Personal Connection: Sometimes, you may feel a strong connection to a specific crystal for reasons you can't explain. Follow your heart and choose the crystals that resonate with you on a deep level.

Caring for Your Crystals

To keep your crystals energetically clear and in optimal condition, it's essential to care for them regularly. Here are some simple ways to care for your crystals:
  1. Cleansing: Crystals absorb energy from their environment, so it's essential to cleanse them regularly to remove any accumulated negative energies. You can cleanse your crystals by smudging them with sage or palo santo, or placing them in sunlight or moonlight for a few hours. If you have a selenite plate you can also use that. 
  2. Charging: After cleansing, it's beneficial to charge your crystals with your intentions and positive energy. You can do this by holding the crystals in your hands, visualizing white light surrounding them, and infusing them with your intentions.
  3. Programming: Once your crystals are cleansed and charged, you can program them with specific intentions or purposes. Simply hold the crystal in your hands, focus on your intention, and visualize it being absorbed into the crystal.
  4. Storage: Store your crystals in a safe and sacred space where they won't be disturbed or exposed to negative energies. You can also use special containers or pouches to keep them protected.

Where to Go for Crystal Healing

Looking for a place to explore the healing power of crystals through stylish and functional jewelry? Look no further than Linda & Lilo. Our collection is crafted with genuine crystals and gemstones, designed to be worn every day while enhancing your well-being. We believe that healing should be accessible and stylish for everyone, which is why we offer a range of options to suit your needs. From our ready-to-wear pieces to custom creations tailored to your specific intentions, we're here to help you harness the energy of crystals in a way that resonates with you.

Explore our full collection and discover the perfect Linda & Lilo piece for your journey to wellness: here

Important Disclaimer

Crystal healing is a complementary practice and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider for any health concerns.


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