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25th Apr 2024

Everything you need to know about crystals

Anna Martin


Do you use crystals?

Do you want to start using crystals? With so many out there, it can get overwhelming like where do you start, what do you do with them, and what on earth is cleansing?

Well if it’s something you’re interested in but need a little help figuring things out we’re here to help explain some of the most common semi-precious stones and how to cleanse those bad boys.


Amethyst Credit: Unsplash

Gorgeous and versatile, the purple-hued crystal’s strengths include quelling anxiety and securing a good night’s sleep.

Since amethyst targets the crown chakra (located at the very top of your head, and aligned with the mind), the crystal works to bring a sense of physical and emotional calm and clarity.

Many believe that placing an amethyst geode by your bed will calm your mind and bring pleasant dreams your way.

Rose quartz

rose quartz
Rose quartz Credit: Unsplash

Commonly called the “stone of love,” rose quartz is associated with compassion, self-love, and emotional healing.

It is believed to attract love and harmonise the relationships in your life.

This could be a good crystal to keep close to if you need a bit of extra support in the world of friendship or romance.


Citrine Credit: Unsplash

This yellow crystal is associated with abundance, prosperity, and positive energy.

Citrine is believed to enhance motivation, creativity, and self-confidence something that I know I need a boost of every so often.

It could be helpful if you’re manifesting a new opportunity as it might keep you motivated.

Black tourmaline

Black tourmaline
Black tourmaline Credit: Canva

This absorbent crystal is said to be able to soak up all the negative energy that may enter your life that comes.

Associated with the root chakra, believers of its power day that black tourmaline can help to ground you when life feels overwhelming.

Lapis lazuli

Lapis lazuli
Lapis lazuli Credit: Canva

Lapis lazuli is one of the best crystals to keep at your work desk.

The crystal encourages a free flow of ideas among colleagues.

It also encourages clarity and directness, which is especially helpful during Mercury retrograde, something known to cause a breakdown in communication.


Selenite Credit: Canva

Selenite is believed to remove stagnant energy, promote mental clarity, and aid in spiritual connection.

It also soothes nerves and enhances willpower, making it a great option to embrace before getting back out into the dating scene.

How to cleanse your crystals

Though there are so many ways to cleanse your crystals to get them ready for the next time you need them, we have outlined two of the easiest methods.

Running water: This has to be one of the simplest methods out there. All you have to do is run them underwater for one minute at a time, moving your fingers over them to wash away any negative energy.

Saltwater: For those crystals that can be submerged,(remember some can’t as they are permeable to water) take a teaspoon of rock, pink Himalayan, or normal table salt and add to a bowl of water to rest.

Use your intuition on how long you leave them submerged, for example, if it’s a crystal that you use a lot it might need to be soaked overnight.