The BEST Crystals to use for Stress Relief

It’s no secret that for thousands of years, humans have been harnessing the power of crystals. Not only have precious gemstones and crystals traditionally been seen as symbols of wealth and power for the elite, they were also used by ancient healers for their energetic healing qualities. Today, many alternative healing practices and modalities incorporate crystals into their client sessions for additional energy healing.

If you’re new to crystals, you may be thinking “Sure they look pretty, but do they really make a difference?” The answer is a resounding YES! All crystals carry energy, whether or not you can feel that energy, it’s still there flowing through. After completing my Reiki Master Certification last year, I began working more with crystals – almost by accident. Once I had my Reiki Attunement Ceremony, I noticed my sensitivity to energies around me was majorly increased. Prior to that, whenever I would hold a crystal, I wouldn’t really feel anything noticeably different.

All of a sudden, I felt compelled to started using them as a way to mellow out my energy if I started feeling anxious – and it worked. On a recent Instagram post, I wrote about my most recent personal healing experience using a Selenite crystal to calm down a panic attack.

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Prior to that, I had decided to take the same crystal with me to a celebration of life ceremony that I was feeling quite anxious about. Not knowing if the crystal was actually going to do anything or not, I thought I would take it anyway as a test. To my surprise, as I held the stone during the ceremony, I felt calm and aligned. Although i’ve been selling crystals for months at my Etsy shop, I never had such a profound personal energy healing experience with them until recently.

Empaths are hyper sensitive, hyper aware individuals and as such are more prone to stress, anxiety and insomnia as a result of those high emotions. Many Empathic individuals will benefit greatly by carrying certain crystals with them, holding them during meditation or even wearing them as jewelry as they go about their day. Whether or not you consider yourself as “Empathic”, you can still benefit from the energy that crystals hold. The carrier of any of these crystals will feel more grounded, calm and relaxed.

In this article, I want to share the best crystals to use for stress and anxiety relief. You can wear them, carry them or even have some of them by your bedside or in your home for decoration (yes, they still work, even if they are just for “decoration”).

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline Generator Point TowerThis stone is sooo good for a multitude of reasons. First off, it has been proven to protect our personal energy fields from harmful Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF’s) that are emitted from electronic devices. If you’re sitting at a computer all day, this is a good stone to have to put at your workstation. Second, it’s one of the most powerful and effective crystals for anxiety.

Tourmaline is a very grounding stone. Being a stone of purification, cleansing the emotional body of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger or feelings of unworthiness. It is the ultimate protection stone as it repels negativity and sends it right back to the source. This legendary crystal is known for bringing protection on all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual. This crystal will also ward off fear and hate as it helps to increase self-esteem, returns evil eye to its source, gives vitality, energy and combats sluggishness.

At home, place this tower anywhere you feel like extra energy protection may be needed such as at the front door or in your home office if you have frequent client visitors. This stone offers excellent protection to those who have or work in energy healing practices such as psychic readers, hypnotherapists, reiki practitioners, massage therapists, psychologists, councillors, doctors, etc.

This Black tourmaline generator/tower is also ideal for meditation, reiki, reflexology, home decor and for use as an alter tool.

Chakra: Root


Sodalite Crystal BraceletHolding a deep, royal blue color, Sodalite is known for it’s harmonizing effect. It helps to strengthen confidence, self-worth and self-esteem. Carrying this sodalite bracelet will help you in your awakening as you will begin to see beyond the material world and to that which you know is true. A very intuitive stone, it will help you tap into your intuition. Use it to also help replace radical emotions with logic and to calm panic and stress.

You can try wearing a sodalite bracelet daily to promote emotional balance and to calm panic or anxiety attacks. Check these ones out here. 

Chakras: Throat, Third Eye

Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian Double Terminated Point

Black Obsidian is a highly powerful, protective and grounding stone made of volcanic glass. Repels and protects against and repels negative energy. Black Obsidian stone has powerful metaphysical properties that will help to shield you against negativity. This stone is known for its psychic protection qualities. Empathic individuals will thrive with this stone by their side on a daily basis as it repels negativity and aids with energy grounding.

Keep in your bedroom to protect from negative entities while you sleep or carry with you to repel negative energies from those around you or the environment around you. Find affordable Obsidian stones here.

Chakra: Root


20200124_154054Use Howlite stone to help focus and calm the mind. Howlite is an excellent stone to help alleviate insomnia caused by an anxious mind. As it is such a calming stone, Howlite has the power to heal stress and anxieties. Try keeping it by your bedside to help with insomnia.

Howlite also strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge white teaching patience. This is a great stone to use to calm heated communication as it facilitates awareness and encourages healthy emotional expression.

Wear white Howlite anxiety stone bracelets during meditation, to inspire calm and relieve stress on a daily basis.

Chakra: Third Eye

Consider yourself to be a little bit more of a crystal expert after reading this! I hope I inspired you to check out some of these crystals so that you can try them out for yourself. Follow me on Instagram @colleen4coaching / @moonstonesalts or comment below to share your own crystal healing success stories. Wishing you the best!


New Age Life Coach, Intuitive Reader, Spiritual Author

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