At Friends NYC, we believe in self-care for the mind, body and soul all year round, not just in the new year. People have used healing crystals in their self-reflection and self-care routines since ancient times. It’s not just a fad. There are so many ways harnessing their energy and properties can have positive impacts on your life. We’ve made a guide for you to get the basics of some of our fave crystals and point you toward some useful products.
Maybe you’re a seasoned crystal user or maybe you’re just dipping your toes into the metaphysical realm for the first time. We’ve got you no matter where you are on your crystal journey. It's a lifestyle, babe.
This dazzling purple beauty is one of the most powerful crystals around. Struggle with anxiety? Experiencing grief? This gem works on your emotional balance, centering your emotions. It can relieve stress and stimulate new ideas. It can also be used for enhancing your psychic abilities. During sleep, amethyst can bring intuitive dreams. It is protective while calming the mind and spirit. This is but a sprinkle of its powers. Click here for our full amethyst collection.
The root of the word Fluorite in Latin means “to flow.” This dynamic material can be found in more than seven colors (choose one to fit your personality!) and is often called the “Genius Stone.” Use fluorite to transform negative energy into positive. It can promote mental clarity and promote peace of mind. It is known for its spiritual detoxing power. Get yours as a tumbled crystal or in a pyramid shape and get ready to cleanse your aura.
This powerful pyramid composed of layering crystals with metal and resin, and is a universal life force. It is closely associated with sexuality (orgasm shares a root word). Use this pyramid to rid your body and soul of negative energy.
Rake it in with citrine, the crystal known for promoting business prosperity, building connections, abundance, and nixing toxicity. Place a small piece of citrine in a wallet, purse or pocket when you know you will be conducting business to promote clear, quick and easy transfers.
Clear Quartz is the bringer of light. Whatever you pour into it, you will receive back tenfold. It can spark memory, hone concentration, and bring balance. It's also often used for manifestation and can help create more focus and clarity around a desire. It is a protective stone and can be used to amplify psychic abilities.
Think soft rose petals with this powerful but gentle-vibed crystal. It is a heart healer that will go deep into your past hurts and stitch them up. It’s all about compassion and positive energy and loving yourself. Great for love and relationship work, not just of the romantic type. Get the raw crystals or a gemstone heart. You can also pick up a Rose Quartz Facial Roller and roll all your worries away.
Your intuition is just as useful of a guide with crystal work as anything. Close your eyes. Soak up their vibes. They are literally buzzing for you. 💎💎💎
Want to learn even more? Check out our new Witchy Ways blog series! You will learn even more in depth about each healing crystal and their properties. Start off with labradorite!