By far one of the most common questions we get here at our little crystal shop is: “What are the best healing crystals for stress and anxiety?” In fact, it was for this very reason we created Rainstorm, which very quickly came to be one of the most popular healing crystal collections in the store.
Turning to healing crystals can be an amazing way to tune in and alleviate unsettling feelings, especially when used alongside other wellness practices such as prayer and meditation. Thankfully there are hundreds of crystals that can act as tools for helping with our stress – but as you can imagine, we have a few favorites. These gems are a must for anyone wanting to stay anchored in that sacred place of serenity.
Often referred to as “the Stone of Peace," Sodalite is said to help calm the mind and ease panic attacks. If you've been feeling anxious in any way, tuck this royal blue beauty in your purse or pocket, as it carries a comforting energy that is helpful in preventing us from becoming overly wound up and emotional. Having trouble expressing yourself? Sodalite is also believed to stimulate self-confidence and aid in self-expression, so keep it close any time you're feeling nervous about sharing your thoughts and ideas with others.
When it comes to true spiritual wellness, there aren’t many quick fixes. But the Kyanite blade comes close. An excellent stone for use in meditation, this powdery blue gem is believed to instantly align the body’s chakras. It’s grounding spiritual vibrations can help us to release unwanted feelings such as anger, fear and frustration, and help us to connect with our own higher wisdom. What’s more is that it doesn’t hold on to negative energy, and therefore is one of the few crystals that doesn’t need to be cleansed. One less thing in life that needs cleaning… Clearly we had to get on board with that!
Lack of sleep is one of the largest contributing factors to feeling stressed. If you’re experiencing problems falling asleep at night, try tucking a white Howlite under your pillow, as it’s calming energy is believed to help with insomnia especially when the root cause is an overactive mind. Howlite teaches patience, wisdom, and helps to resolve feelings of anger. Tuck it in your pocket and it is said to absorb your own feelings of anger, while shielding you from the negative energy of others.
Are you a busy, stressed out mom by chance? You’ll have to your hands on a creamy Moonstone, an amazing stone for fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and all things related to motherhood. (In fact, it’s often referred to as “the stone of motherhood.”) This creamy gem is believed to balance female hormones and is an incredibly powerful crystal for relieving stress, heightening intuition, and stabilizing the emotions. Furthermore, if you’ve ever wanted to develop your psychic abilities, this is the stone to keep on hand. Meditate with this incredibly powerful gem any time you’re feeling off kilter in any way.
At this little crystal shop we feel that self-love is a superpower and the real foundation of all true personal power. Widely known as the stone of unconditional love, the pink Rose Quartz is said to attract and inspire love in all forms. It’s especially good for promoting self-love and emotional harmony. When we’re stressed, it can be hard to simply remember to care for ourselves. Keeping a piece of Rose Quartz out where we can see it, like on a nightstand or next to the bathtub, can act as a powerful visual reminder to take a little bit of “me time” every day – even if it’s just two quiet minutes spent alone, breathing deeply and not staring at a phone.
Speaking of phones, in today’s world Shungite is an absolute must. Known to invoke miracles, this gem can also act as a shield from the electrical magnetic fields (EMFs) emitted by computers, phones and other electronic devices. Shungite is particularly useful in stressful environments such as the workplace. Keep a Shungite on your desk, in your car, or in your handbag to guard against harmful energy.
The cleansing pink Himalayan Salt Rock is said to detox the body while removing negative energy. This is the same stone that’s used to make the Himalayan Salt Lamps that simulate the electromagnetic charge of a rainstorm. When used as salt it has so many amazing benefits. It’s filled with minerals that our bodies need and can help to ease sore, tense muscles. Sprinkle a bit of salt into a warm bath and allow its high vibrations to release emotional stress, bring healthier sleep patterns, and keep you feeling grounded. Skip the wine, as this is a great, natural de-stresser – and bonus, it always leaves skin feeling amazing!
Ready to unwind and find your zen? Find our favorite healing crystals for stress and anxiety in our Crystal Collector's Box.