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What are the 10 best crystals for healing?

Updated: May 18, 2022

If you’re new to crystal healing, it can be confusing (not to mention expensive) trying to figure out the best healing crystals to begin your collection. There are hundreds of different types of crystals­­––some are common and inexpensive while others are extremely rare and difficult to obtain. Some crystals are perfect for the beginner and others are best left to experienced healing practitioners.

At Crystal & Co, we’re always here to lend a hand as you choose your new crystal friends and allies and get started on your crystal healing journey!

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the best healing crystals to get you started and to help you navigate the wonderful world of online crystal shopping!

Our top 10 best crystals for healing

We’ve chosen these crystals because they’re easy to find, easy to use and budget-friendly as well. And to save you time, we’ve curated these gorgeous crystal healing sets that are perfect for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.

1. Clear quartz

Clear quartz is the most versatile crystal out there. Due to its piezoelectric properties, it can be programmed with any positive intention and used in many different healing situations. It also has the ability to direct and amplify the energy of other crystals, depending on the type of point or shape you choose.

2. Amethyst

Amethyst is a calming and spiritual stone and has an affinity with the 3rd Eye and crown chakras. It’s traditionally used to help access your intuition and Higher Self, making it a wonderful stone for meditation. It’s also excellent for insomnia, anxious feelings, and stress headaches.

3. Citrine

Citrine is a stone of positivity, bringing feelings of joy and confidence. It can lift the mood and bring sunshine into your life. Citrine has also been used traditionally to manifest wealth and abundance and help you access your creative spark. It resonates with your power centre––the solar plexus chakra.

4. Rose Quartz

The soft pink of rose quartz immediately makes you think of romance and love! It’s a wonderfully healing stone for the heart chakra, allowing you to give and receive love and heal past hurts. Rose quartz is also one of the best healing crystals for children to soothe upsets and calm strong emotions.

5. Red Jasper

Red Jasper works on the root chakra and has a stable, grounding energy. It promotes feelings of security and belonging, helping you feel strong and supported. It’s also said to aid dream-recall if you place it under your pillow.

6. Carnelian

Carnelian is a stone of vitality and motivation, helping you move forward when you feel stuck. It works on the level of the sacral chakra so can be supportive to the reproductive system and lower back area. Carnelian allows you to access your creativity with confidence.

7. Green Aventurine

With its affinity to the heart chakra, green aventurine is a soothing stone, bringing comfort to a troubled heart. It calms strong emotions and brings a feeling of contentment to the body. It can also be used as a stone of prosperity in abundance grids or to carry around in your wallet.

8. Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz is one of the best crystals for protection. It can be used in protective grids and worn to protect against electromagnetic smog and negative energy. Smoky quartz is also very useful for grounding if you’re feeling scattered.

9. Lapis Lazuli

Highly prized by the ancient Egyptians, lapis lazuli is a stone of communication, helping you speak your truth. It supports both the throat chakra and the 3rd Eye, so allows you to access your intuition and communicate what it’s telling you. Lapis lazuli also helps protect against psychic attacks and aids meditation.

10. Selenite

Selenite is a spiritual stone, with a high vibration and pure energy. It allows you to access your Higher Self and receive its wisdom. Selenite is one of the best crystals for spiritual healing and growth, encouraging insight and kind self-awareness. It resonates with the crown chakra.

Now you know the best healing crystals to get started, you can have fun getting to know your new crystal friends and how to work with them. Use your intuition, experiment, and enjoy expanding your collection as you grow in skill and confidence.

Need your crystals now? Browse the Crystal & Co online shop to find the best crystal healing set for you!


Kate Mantello is a Master Crystal & Energy Healing Practitioner, Founder & CEO of Evolve Healing Institute and the author of 'Rock On - The crystal healing handbook for spiritual rebels'. If you would like to learn more about crystal healing or how to become a crystal healing practitioner, then please check out Kate's world-class, internationally accredited online crystal healing courses. Alternatively, for a deeply personal healing experience, you may like to book a 1-1 online intuitive crystal healing session with Kate, which also includes your very own crystal prescription.

Mel Shieldhouse is a freelance copywriter and content creator, specialising in helping busy, heart-centred entrepreneurs attract their dream client. If you’d like to work with Mel, you can contact her at Teacup Copy.

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